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Course of Our Times, The; Eisenhower And Kennedy Years, The

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Course of Our Times, The
Eisenhower And Kennedy Years, The
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Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

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“The election of Dwight Eisenhower ended twenty years of Democratic control in American government. He attempted to slow the intercession of government in domestic affairs. In foreign policy he relied greatly upon his Secretary of State, Dulles, who practiced ‘brinkmanship’, facing up to foreign adversaries right up to the edge of war, and then backing away. In the election of 1960, in spite of Eisenhower’s enormous popularity, John Kennedy was elected, along with a Democratic Congress. His ambitious programs went unrealized, for he was assassinated in 1963 before he finished his first term. But his youthful, exciting, dramatic, vigorous style gave the brief Kennedy period a romantic glow.”



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Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Eisenhower And Kennedy Years, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_61D5A2248C1E4DB7B3A902F72C58A634.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Eisenhower And Kennedy Years, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_61D5A2248C1E4DB7B3A902F72C58A634>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Eisenhower And Kennedy Years, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_61D5A2248C1E4DB7B3A902F72C58A634
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