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Harry S Truman
33rd pres of the US; "the average man's average man"; president at the time of the cold war
senator from Wisconsin; questioned the patriotism of hundreds of government employees; there was a mass hysteria over communism; led to trials on tv
Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th president of the US; supreme allied commander in Europe during WWII; planned the DDay invasion; first commander of the NATO forces;
refused to give up her bus seat to a white person; her actions led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56)
Martin Luther King Jr.
founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; "the prophet of nonviolent protests"; organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington
John F. Kennedy
35th president of the US; young and bright; youngest elected president; dealt with the Cuban Missile Crisis; assassinated in 1963
African American air force veteran; wanted to attend college through benefits provided by the GI Bill
Lyndon B. Johnson
36th President of the US; southern democrat; his strategy in Vietnam was escalation; great ability to work with congress; his domestic policy was "The Great Society"
Robert F. Kennedy
attorney general under his brother; senator from NY; assassinated in 1968 while on the campaign trail
37th president of the United States; republican conservative; his foreign strategy was to promote world peace; Kent State Issue
"the great communicator"; 40th president of the US; returned to a policy of "New Federalism"; promoted "trickle down" economics
George H.W. Bush
41st president of the US; continued reagan politics; saw an end to the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union
42nd President of the US; enjoyed an improved economy; centered his domestic policies on healthcare and social reform; impeached on charges of perjury and instruction of justice
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