Cold War U.S. Presidents

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FDR

1. The New Deal

Truman

1. Truman Doctrine
2. Marshall Plan (European Recovery Program)

Eisenhower

1. Massive Retaliation
2. "Roll Back" Policy
3. U-2 Spy Plane

Kennedy

1. Cuban Missle Crisis (Bay of Pigs, Cuban Blockade, etc.)

Johnson

1. Great Society (form of New Deal)
2. Passed the Civil Rights Act (1964)

Nixon

1. Recognized Red China
2. SALT I and the ABM Treaty
3. Watergate

Ford

1."Lame Duck"
2. Helsinki Accords
3.Withdrew U.S. troops from the Vietnam War

Carter

1. Withdrew from SALT II
2. Did nothing to solve the Iranian Hostage Crisis
3. Boycotted the Summer Olympics in Moscow

Regan

1. Rhetoric: Evil Empire Speech
2. Militarized the U.S. causing the Soviet Union follow suit and go bankrupt
3. SDI's: "Star Wars"

Bush I

1. Unable to deal with the U.S. deficit problem and economic downturn

Clinton

1. "New Democrat"
2. Succeeded in fixing the U.S. economy

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