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1950-1959 - Cold War Politics

Date Event
January 1, 1950

Internal Security Act enacted over Truman's veto

February 9, 1950

Sen. McCarthy begins anti-Comunist accusations

February 20, 1950

McCarthy details '81 loyalty risks'

January 1, 1951

Bricker on campaign for amendment allowing Congressional treaty regulation

July 14, 1951

McCarthy accuses Gen. Marshall of 'whimpering appeasement'

September 1, 1951

Senator Taft announces intentions to run for President

January 1, 1952

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteDwight D. Eisenhower (Republican) 55.1 442
Adlai E. Stevenson (Democratic) 44.4 89

July 2, 1952

Republican convention at Chicago

January 1, 1953

Bricker obtains sixty-two Senate cosponsors

July 31, 1953

Taft dies; Knowland becomes majority leader

January 1, 1954

Averell Harriman elected governor of New York

February 1, 1954

Johnson substitute for Bricker amendment fails by one vote

March 1, 1954

Puerto Rican Nationalists open fire on the House of Representatives

April 1, 1954

televised hearings of McCarthy trials air

December 2, 1954

Senate censures McCarthy

January 1, 1955

Howard Smith becomes the House Rules Committee chair

January 1, 1955

House resolution to aid Formosa

July 1, 1955

President goes to Big Four summit,popularity booms

January 1, 1956

Presedential Elections: Popular Vote Electoral VoteDwight D. Eisenhower (Republican) 57.6 457
Adlai E. Stevenson (Democratic) 42.1 73

January 1, 1956

Senate kills Eisenhower's Dixon-Yates contract

August 13, 1956

Democratic convention held in Chicago

August 20, 1956

Republican national convention at San Fransisco's Cow Palace

January 1, 1957

passage of civil rights act forwarded by Johnson

January 1, 1957

Kennedy writes Profiles in Courage

January 1, 1957

Eisenhower uses troops to enforce segregation by Governor Faubus

January 1, 1958

Democrats gain majority in House of Representatives

January 1, 1959

Senate rejects Lewis Strauss as Secretary of Commerce

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