Category Archives: Korean War & the Conformist Era

Recognition of the State of Israel (1948) Primary Source Analysis Activity

    Primary Source Documents: Recognition of the State of Israel (1948) Document A – Press Release with President Truman’s signature recognizing the State of Israel & Document B – U.S. State Department release to all U.S. Consulates and Diplomats. Click … Continue reading

Posted in Cold War, Korean War & the Conformist Era, U.S. History | Leave a comment

“Have you no sense of decency, sir?” McCarthy – Army Hearings, June 9, 1954

   Senator Joseph McCarthy and his legal counsel Roy Cohn After five years of using his position on the Committee of Un-American Activities to elevate his career by tearing down others, Senator Joseph McCarthy’s tactics came to an abrupt end when … Continue reading

Posted in Cold War, Korean War & the Conformist Era, U.S. History | Leave a comment

Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the Korean Armistice – July 26, 1953

  Three years of bitter war in Korea ended in a stalemate. On July 26, 1953, an armistice was signed ending hostilities and setting a demilitarized zone along the 38th parallel. Having handily won the 1952 election, Eisenhower helped forge … Continue reading

Posted in Korean War & the Conformist Era, U.S. History | Leave a comment

Adlai Stevenson “True Patriotism” Speech, Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1952

Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson ran as the Democratic candidate for President against Eisenhower in 1952. The Democrats were on the defensive, having been charged by McCarthy and other Republicans with having allowed Communists to infiltrate the government and for overseeing … Continue reading

Posted in Cold War, Korean War & the Conformist Era, U.S. History | Leave a comment

General Douglas MacArthur Farewell Address to Congress (1951)

 Douglas MacArthur is one of the commanding figures of twentieth-century American history. Having served in the Philippines at the start of the century, and distinguished himself in the trenches of World War I, MacArthur rose to great prominence in the … Continue reading

Posted in Cold War, Korean War & the Conformist Era, U.S. History, WWII Era | Leave a comment

Truman orders U.S. troops into Korea, June 27, 1950

The United   States’ containment policy against Communism resulted in potential conflicts all over the world. Iran, Greece and all of Eastern Europe became potential flash points in the efforts to hold back the tide of Soviet communism. In 1949, … Continue reading

Posted in Cold War, Korean War & the Conformist Era, U.S. History | Leave a comment

Executive Order 9981 – Truman Ends Segregation in the U.S. Military – July 26, 1948 (primary source activity)

Executive Order 9981: The End of U.S. Military Segregation After former slaves fought on the Union side in the Civil War, the government abolished slavery and enfranchised black men to vote. When black regiments fought heroically in World War II, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights Era, Cold War, Korean War & the Conformist Era, U.S. History, WWII Era | Leave a comment