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For months, an internal political struggle had made Lebanon unstable. Arbenz also believed that Guatemala, because of its low level of economic development, required significant reform before it would be ready for Communism. xref x[#}WBV A ugvl > YQSO j.N9*/CiP]xo~.UIpu$]~kk{Go/y Ohio University, Copyright 2022. During his last years in office, Eisenhower hoped to achieve a dtente with the Soviet Union that could produce a treaty banning the testing of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere and oceans. Nixon was nominated and his running mate was patrician Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. You just finished Chapter 38: The Eisenhower Era, 1952-1960. endobj In August 1953, the CIA helped overthrow Mossadegh's government and restore the shah's power. a woman of the streets and whether her dress was new, or just the old one patched, there was the same whore underneath." Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, Scroll left to right to view a selection of exhibits, Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity. Nasser bought weapons from Communist Czechoslovakia, and he sought economic aid from the United States to build the Aswan High Dam on the Nile. A year later, the President authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin top-secret intelligence flights over the Soviet Union by using the brand-new high altitude U-2 reconnaissance planes. The British retaliated with economic pressure that created havoc with Iran's finances, but Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh refused to yield. Eisenhower privately deplored Jiangs stubbornness, but his own actions contributed to a crisis that seemed increasingly dangerous. The three nations did not consultor even informEisenhower before the Israelis launched the first attacks into the Sinai Peninsula on October 29, 1956. The Israelis, who faced constant border skirmishing because of Egypt's refusal to recognize the right of their nation to exist, had powerful reasons to join the conspiracy. Eisenhower was so distraught that he even talked about resigning. 0000003214 00000 n )GZqx\mm^T c:} H";OQ[H}KHu ]:a#8"D^L^DFPZiyYN^:VZA[D7az_VNGs"s,c\llMVA Eisenhower was not prepared to risk American security or credibility in an area where the United States had long been the dominant power. The troops stayed only three months and suffered only one fatality. 0000002060 00000 n k&&--}&5@-GCanSPn @=Fc(=4SOzj[ &c c 4`%L\$H 3"y7YTKgI\4

119 0 obj <>stream . 0000003508 00000 n But Eisenhower authorized those actions, even as he maintained plausible deniability, that is, carefully concealing all evidence of U.S. involvement so that he could deny any responsibility for what had happened. 0000002496 00000 n startxref Aboukhadijeh, Feross. x[YS ]7=8()-==$c{"w /3.7=/n?{a{_oFp2coM1of8/$g\)~~rf SZB]1-nl>2b:gYg\3Vt~o'9`(lG4\U.`[ MkfA!hHiL`!U4\2:-%bQ*:gvGs)nEI? 0000067796 00000 n HSn0+1qa*X@C]P6H>cdB>x23yeCH <> stream In 1954-1955, U.S. aid and support helped Ngo Dinh Diem establish a non-Communist government in what became South Vietnam. The British, especially, considered the canal a vital waterway, a lifeline to their colonies in Asia. The President insisted on deeds that matched words, and in 1955, the Soviets changed their position and ended a prolonged deadlock in negotiations over a peace treaty with Austria. -`8'^@9bh03p?

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6XUR k)WqN%b9CTm81';@6hRw6J'-.2zDawyWsc^10UL*73V2;te^W_d&i*+6g, aK>&j6gUHC6% i{*W"{mphKvZ@M/A`^+Qjz 1)Q5:3$FXR.^;Am9z/-3afL0FLn^iVs=ECA&Jko}Y3(ekJKWjbg!1m*E1g9@rr2\'Ut}c qWU| C1U9HXr%8bKKNl{/,- V="^c[/]=C9TjXyEXUzi_;Wdpy+ EmU%qVm#UF8R15Ss'xj9~[Wb5]j(mi=Yf%swtYli3Tz4wYMzFxo58Y&W]G:VL {t@g)4#X$DsD-7,noe=c$6.~oFa@WBc!+F16RUiz/dk>e){S7iv>dk(-oWGJ%T?h9 t,;p_JJL`bVNAAS1W+,Mo%{d4{} pS* ]FZ]scm?0{R0)HUKT){Q)? Eisenhower at times had difficulty balancing means and ends in protecting national security. Despite his embarrassment, Eisenhower took responsibility for the failed U-2 mission and asserted that the flights were necessary to protect national security. <> stream After PRC guns began shelling the Nationalist Chinese islands of Jinmen (Quemoy) and Mazu (Matsu) in September 1954, Congress granted Eisenhower the authority to use U.S. military power in the Taiwan Strait. His Farewell Address summarized principles that had guided a lifetime of service to his country. wO80N'jf!~40K|S.WNAMF[gfhAYCfNX>qDLi*e):UvKg6"js5o| *s W%WXIsLd-"P2-Wue"K"DaJPtT esj7&y8,}S\ "r,omF7U?VBf 3 0 obj 0000007790 00000 n He believed that the CIA, created in 1947, was an effective instrument to counter Communist expansion and to assist friendly governments. Yet the French were unable to defeat the Vietminh, a nationalist force under the leadership of the Communist Ho Chi Minh. The president was hardly surprised by Khrushchevs decision; Eisenhower had made the Soviet leader an offer that would be difficult to accept while knowing that the proposal, whatever the Soviet reaction, would make a favorable impression on international public opinion. >(~UJoo'lx*"" Nikita Khrushchev, who established himself as the main leader in the Kremlin in 1955, called his policy "peaceful coexistence," yet Eisenhower remained skeptical of Soviet rhetoric. 9y2. Eisenhower refused, Khrushchev stormed out of the meeting, and the emerging dtente became instead an intensified Cold War. Eisenhower's defense policies, which aimed at providing "more bang for the buck," cut spending on conventional forces while increasing the budget for the Air Force and for nuclear weapons. Eisenhower then agreed to a summit of Soviet and Western leaders in Geneva, Switzerland, in July 1955, the first such meeting since the Potsdam Conference in 1945. In the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Hungary, the administration toned down its rhetoric about liberation and instead emphasized hopes for gradualand peacefulprogress toward freedom. Eisenhower hoped to salvage a partial victory by preventing Ho Chi Minh from establishing a Communist government over all of Vietnam. 8 0 obj "Peaceful coexistence" did not extend to eastern Europe. 0000005250 00000 n The main elements of the New Look were: (1) maintaining the vitality of the U.S. economy while still building sufficient strength to prosecute the Cold War; (2) relying on nuclear weapons to deter Communist aggression or, if necessary, to fight a war; (3) using the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to carry out secret or covert actions against governments or leaders "directly or indirectly responsive to Soviet control"; and (4) strengthening allies and winning the friendship of nonaligned governments. The CIA hoped for a success similar to the Guatemalan intervention of 1954. @ He spent half or more of the federal budget on the armed services, even as he proclaimed that "every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired" was "a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed." !DV+SC];Q;d`F**~ ?)W"+EKY(EZ:`=V#;j<=s%0{KV|/dyF"(c`Js}Q \ United States prestige in the Middle East rose. Web. Og@  gh?=xK^?$[Ze!jh)JhU trailer Eisenhower and his top advisers worried that President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmn was too willing to cooperate with local Communists, even though they had only a limited role in his government. X~}P*6j: ,KB48]`_Q;~}{'!ok*19H6a58vc`F&i\S`mV=e,c@603*rcfI^aRMu-^a 1 pg^6 2O(#^Oky3[NxOG$Lc&mIy/E5|;OZB/fT:8uPeR8E]x,\wC"=scJQx;&hsl_+f^'?-x+pNSp8JC8P7zi0aV Eisenhower and Khrushchev agreed to meet again, along with the leaders of France and Britain, in Paris in May 1960.

The Eisenhower administration was prepared to provide the assistance, but during the negotiations, Nasser extended diplomatic recognition to the People's Republic of China. 0000000016 00000 n The trip provided him with no clear solution for ending the war. cu % As promised, Eisenhower went to Korea after he was elected but before he was inaugurated. Eisenhower considered the possibility of military action; indeed, he seemed prepared to authorize it under the right circumstances. Not knowing that the Soviets had captured the pilot, the State Department and the White House issued a series of cover stories that the Kremlin exposed as lies. >]%k+e1kpSYEYL^&xu8Dpy#U4FAF $A@TRcbP Q`I|.jd>R eX|w3,adepIq;cglexq! Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom. !#+MD9_@{` 0000089745 00000 n Both sides made concessions on the question of the repatriation of prisoners of war, and the armistice went into effect in July 1953. Yet Eisenhower knew that real security meant preserving fundamental values. The "Spirit of Geneva" eased tensions between the Soviets and the United States, even though the conference failed to produce agreements on arms control or other major international issues. Chapter 2: The Planting of English America, 1500-1733, Chapter 3: Settling the Northern Colonies, 1619-1700, Chapter 4: American Life in the Seventeenth Century, 1607-1692, Chapter 5: Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution, 1700-1775, Chapter 7: The Road to Revolution, 1763-1775, Chapter 8: America Secedes from the Empire, 1775-1783, Chapter 9: The Confederation and the Constitution, 1776-1790, Chapter 10: Launching the New Ship of State, 1789-1800, Chapter 12: The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism, 1812-1824, Chapter 13: The Rise of a Mass Democracy, 1824-1840, Chapter 14: Forging the National Economy, 1790-1860, Chapter 15: The Ferment of Reform and Culture, 1790-1860, Chapter 16: The South and the Slavery Controversy, 1793-1860, Chapter 17: Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy, 1841-1848, Chapter 18: Renewing the Sectional Struggle, 1848-1854, Chapter 19: Drifting Toward Disunion, 1854-1861, Chapter 20: Girding for War - The North and the South, 1861-1865, Chapter 21: The Furnace of Civil War, 1861-1865, Chapter 22: The Ordeal of Reconstruction, 1865-1877, Chapter 23: Paralysis of Politics in the Gilded Age, 1869-1896, Chapter 24: Industry Comes of Age, 1865-1900, Chapter 25: America Moves to the City, 1865-1900, Chapter 26: The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution, 1865-1896, Chapter 27: The Path of Empire, 1890-1899, Chapter 28: America on the World Stage, 1899-1909, Chapter 29: Progressivism and the Republican Roosevelt, 1901-1912, Chapter 30: Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad, 1912-1916, Chapter 31: The War to End War, 1917-1918, Chapter 32: American Life in the Roaring Twenties, 1919-1929, Chapter 33: The Politics of Boom and Bust, 1920-1932, Chapter 34: The Great Depression and the New Deal, 1933-1939, Chapter 35: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Shadow of War, 1933-1941, Chapter 36: America in World War II: 1941-1945, Chapter 37: The Cold War Begins, 1945-1952, Chapter 38: The Eisenhower Era, 1952-1960, Chapter 39: The Stormy Sixties, 1960-1968, Chapter 40: The Stalemated Seventies, 1968-1980, Chapter 41: The Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-2000, American people found themselves in the 1950s dug into the Cold War abroad and dangerously divided at home over the explosive issues of communist subversion and civil rights, Democratic prospects in the president election of 1952 were blighted by the military deadlock in Korea, Trumans clash with MacArthur, war-bred inflation, and whiffs of scandal, Democrats nominated Adlai E. Stevenson (governor of Illinois) while the Republicans enthusiastically chose General Dwight D. Eisenhower (and paired him with Richard Nixon), Eisenhower was already the most popular American of his time (television politics, credentials), Eisenhower left the rough campaigning to Nixon, but reports surfaced of a secret slush fund that Nixon had tapped while in Senate and he made a Checkers speech that saved him, Nixon and Eisenhower both embraced the new technology of the black-and-white television, This new medium was a threat to the historic role of political parties (political communication), Eisenhower cracked the solid South wide open and ensured GOP control of the new Congress, Eisenhower visited Korea in December 1952 but could not budge the peace negotiations; only after Eisenhower threatened to use atomic weapons seven months later was an armistice finally signed but was repeatedly violated in the succeeding decades, The fighting lasted three years and about fifty-four thousand Americans died and more than a million Asians were dead but only Korea remained divided at the thirty-eighth parallel, Eisenhower had a leadership style that projected sincerity, fairness, and optimism; his greatest asset was his enjoyment of the affection and respect of the citizenry, His immense popularity was used for a good cause (social harmony and civil rights), One of the first problems Eisenhower faced was the swelling popularity and swaggering power of anticommunist crusader Senator Joseph R. McCarthy who crashed into the limelight with the charge that scores of known communists worked in the State Department (failed to prove), McCarthys Republican colleagues realized the usefulness of this kind of attack on the Democratic administration; McCarthy saw the red hand of Moscow everywhere, McCarthy flourished in the Cold War atmosphere of suspicion and fear; he was surely the most ruthless red-hunter and damaged the American traditions of fair play and free speech, The careers of countless officials, writers, and actors were ruined after he named them, Opinion polls showed that a majority of the American people approved of McCarthys crusade, Eisenhower, in effect, allowed him to control personnel policy at the State Department, McCarthy crossed the line by attacking the US army; soldiers fought back in televised hearings and the Senate formally condemned him for conduct unbecoming a member (McCarthyism), General Eisenhower entered White House in 1953 pledging his administration to a philosophy of dynamic conservatismbalance the federal budget and guard the Republic from socialism, Eisenhower supported the transfer of control over offshore oil fields from the federal govt to the states; he tired to curb the TVA by encouraging private companies to compete, In Operation Wetback, as many as 1 million Mexicans were apprehended and returned to Mexico due to pressure from Mexican govt over illegal Mexican immigration (, Eisenhower sought to cancel the tribal preservation policies of Indian New Dealproposed to terminate the tribes as legal entities and revert to assimilationist goals of the Dawes Act of 1887, Eisenhower pragmatically accepted and legitimated many New Deal-like programs, Ike backed the Interstate Highway Act of 1956, a $27 billion plan to build 42,000 miles of highways; benefits to industries, exacerbated air quality, and proved disastrous to cities, Eisenhower balanced the budget only three times in his eight years in office and in 1959 he incurred the biggest peacetime deficit in American history (sharp downturn of 1957-1958 that left more than 5 million workers, economic troubles helped the revive the Democrats), Secretary of state John Foster Dulles promised not merely to stem the red tide but to roll back its gains and liberate captive peoples (balance budget by cutting military spending), Dulles and the policy of boldness in 1954Eisenhower would relegate army and navy to back seat and built up an air fleet of superbombers (massive retaliation), Advantages thought to be paralyzing nuclear impact and its cheaper price tag (Chinese), After Stalins death in 1953, the new Soviet premier, Khrushchev rejected Ikes proposals for peace at the Geneva summit conference in 1955 (open skies proposal shot down), The new look in foreign policy proved illusory; in 1956 the Hungarians rose up against their Soviet masters and appealed in vain to the US for aid, but Moscow reasserted its domination, Europe thanks to the Marshall Plan and NATO seemed reasonably secure by the early 1950s but not East Asia; nationalists in Indochina; Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh wanted independence, Cold War events caused many of the Asian leaders to become increasingly communist while US became increasingly anticommunist (American financing French colonial war with Indochina), French garrison stuck in Dienbienphu in March 1954 and after the US held back, Dienbienphu fell to the nationalists and conference at Geneva halved Vietnam at the seventeenth parallel, Victorious Ho Chi Minh in the North; pro-Western government under Ngo Dinh Diem, Eisenhower promised economic and military aid to the autocratic Diem regime; aid slowed, The US had backed the French in Indochina to win French approval of a plan to rearm West Germany; Germans were welcomed into the NATO fold in 1955; in the same year, the Eastern European countries and the Soviets signed the Warsaw Pactthe red military counterweight, Eisenhower negotiated arms-control agreements with Moscow; Soviets left Austria, Khrushchev denounced the bloody excesses of Joseph Stalinhope for the future, Events late in 1956 ended the post-Geneva lull with the Hungarian rebellion (US admit refugees), Increasing fears of Soviet penetration into the oil-rich Middle East prompted act in Washington, The American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) engineered a coup in 1953 that installed the shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlevi (because he embraced the West, no nationalization), In the Suez crisis, President Nasser of Egypt was seeking funds to build an immense dam on the upper Nile with America and Britain giving money but Nasser floated toward communists, Dulles withdrew the dam offer and Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal (Western oil supply), Secretary Dulles labored to ward off armed intervention but the US, France, and Britain staged a joint assault on Egypt late in October 1956Eisenhower refused to give allies any oil, Domestic American reserves had been rapidly depleted since 1940 (oil powers in Middle East), The Eisenhower Doctrine in 1957 pledged US military and economic aid to Middle Eastern nations threatened by communist aggressionreal threat was nationalism (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and stranglehold on Western economies), The election of 1956 was a replay of the 1952 contest with President Eisenhower pitted once more against Adlai Stevenson; Eisenhower won a victory but still lost both houses of Congress, A drastic labor-reform bill in 1959 grew out of recurrent strikes in critical industries and scandalous revelations of gangsterism in unionist high echelons (Teamsters Union), Teamster chief Dave Beck was sentenced to prison for embezzlement and James R. Hoffa was elected to be his successor; the Senate discovered $10 million stolen and Hoffa disappeared, Eisenhower using a dramatic television appeal convinced Congress in 1959 to pass the Landrum-Griffin Act that was designed to bring labor leaders to book for financial shenanigans and to prevent bullying tacticsantilaborites also forced into bill to be against secondary boycotts, Soviet scientists astounded the world on October 4, 1957, by lofting into orbit around the globe a spaceship (, This amazing scientific breakthrough shattered American self-confidence and America had seemingly taken a back seat in scientific achievement; fear of Soviet missile superiority, Eisenhower regarded the Soviets as not a threat while the Republicans blamed the Truman administration for not supporting a missile program but still the US was well advanced on a broad scientific front, including color television while the Soviets had gone all out for rocketry, Rocket fever swept the nation and Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and directed billions of dollars to missile development, After humiliating failures, in February 1958 the US managed to put into orbit a satellite (2.5 lbs), The Sputnik success led to a critical comparison of the American education system with that of the Soviet Union; a strong move now developed in the US to replace unnecessary subjects, In 1958 the National Defense and Education Act (NDEA) authorized $887 million in loans to needy college students and in grants for the improvement of teaching the sciences and languages, Race toward nuclear annihilation continued unabated; The Soviets, after completing an intensive series of exceptionally dirty tests, proclaimed a suspension in March 1958 and urged the Western world to follow; In October 1958, the US halted underground and atmospheric testing, In July 1958 Egyptian and communist plottings threatened to engulf Lebanon and after the president called for aid under the Eisenhower Doctrine, the US restored order with troops, Khrushchev was eager to meet with Eisenhower to pave the way for a summit conference with Western leaders and the president invited him to America in 1959 to speak before the UN, After a meeting at Camp David the spirit evaporated when the Paris summit conference in May 1960 was a fiasco because an American U-2 spy plane was shot down in Russia, The concord of Camp David was replaced with the grapes of wrath (Eisenhower took blame), Latin Americans resented the Marshall Plan and was annoyed at US habit of intervening in Latin American affairsCIA-directed coup that ousted a leftist govt in Guatemala in 1954, Washington had supported Fulgencio Batista in Cuba but when Fidel Castro engineered a revolution early in 1959, he began to take American property for a land-distribution program, The US cut off heavy imports of Cuban sugar while Castro made Cuba a satellite of Moscow, Americans talked seriously of invoking the Monroe Doctrine and Khrushchev threatened US, The Cuban revolution, which Castro sought to export to his neighbors, brought other significant responses; in Costa Rica in 1960 the US induced the Organization of American States to condemn communist infiltration into the Americans and President Eisenhower proposed a Marshall Plan for Latin America with an initial authorization of $500 million (too late), As Republicans approached the presidential campaign of 1960, Vice President Nixon was their heir apparent; he had defended American democracy in a kitchen debate with Khrushchev. hb```e``~"@(qCAaWrL/iF ]^y\ -Mm)AW W20]$P"UJy>e"OEY*LzvzvMUoU|}X1h/4x#Mu@U-1R+OaWa}(zo?#(68rkE&p"x6:Xw_PKQ_,1|Pj2F$ Y]sGIi:YH+&*Jh &(`xm`Bzu{,]T`8 &\c:.^SV69s>5ME$nKy50CG}b9zg GJ&|KY6E8C`[{^G11ZD^a$c}U.\wfahrpRn+?hr"rU"iIR[B}@ nwr | hd|)DNW>2rowI"o10vw$L|uWH)j[Z`D16~Qak#: *))Rk"DcbnGp=)k_]~iV`LU9x0F z#4=+XA-`l`D~. Eisenhower worried about Mossadegh's willingness to cooperate with Iranian Communists; he also feared that Mossadegh would eventually undermine the power of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, a staunch anti-Communist partner. 7 0 obj 0000004345 00000 n The land reform, however, produced strong opposition, as it involved confiscating large tracts from the United Fruit Company and redistributing them to landless peasants, who made up a majority of the Guatemalan population. Associate Professor of History Nasser retaliated by nationalizing the Suez Canal. Eisenhower decided that Fidel Castro, who came to power in Cuba in 1959, was a "madman" who had to be deposed. The British, French, and Israelis decided to take military action. Some historians think that these veiled threats may have encouraged the Chinese to reach a settlement. Study Notes, LLC., 17 Nov. 2012. American fears reached new heights when Arbenz bought weapons from Communist Czechoslovakia after the administration cut off Guatemala's access to U.S. military supplies. 0000003760 00000 n ]O27n#K3)1 W 9\>B!oI,)vV%6K-U^ !!VazX&.T2*TC\ 0000099952 00000 n 0000095574 00000 n Always 100% free. :hDBb5b . Difficulties with Nasser also influenced Eisenhower's decision two years later to send Marines to Lebanon. <> stream 0000001763 00000 n Hopes rose after Khrushchev visited the United States in September 1959 and met with Eisenhower at the presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains. He used a sexist metaphor to explain his thinking to Prime Minister Winston Churchill: "Russia was . Khrushchev rejected Eisenhower's proposal for an "Open Skies" program that would have allowed both sides to use aerial air surveillance to gather information about each other's military capabilities. endobj Congressional leaders, however, would not provide their support unless any U.S. military action was part of a multilateral effort. 0 6 0 obj 12 0 obj CIA tactics were sometimes unsavory, as they included bribes, subversion, and even assassination attempts. 0000007337 00000 n Already tired of the Egyptian leader's playing off of "East against West by blackmailing both," the Eisenhower administration halted the negotiations over aid. The CIA helped counterrevolutionaries drive Arbenz from power in June 1954. 6J;*@>ywquHwoHd%N_~V1+lzpYt2"|jlB1ez)B2K2O|U#33^b5(KYQ+Mxj$_3>Y~ ,,9:M#AHNrf(mS\2Re{LiIz?R.0^ #'>= gvuN66^|Hm;m"Qb& SNNJBS (- 2022. Guatemala was the base for another covert action that the Eisenhower administration planned but did not carry out before leaving office.

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