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Eisenhower President Project

  • Eisenhower inaugurated

    Eisenhower inaugurated
    Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated as the 34th president of the United
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    Eisenhower's years as president

  • Stalin Dies

    The Soviet Union announces the death of Josef Stalin
  • Price controls lifed

    All price controls officially ended by the Office of Price Stabilization
  • Departments of Health, Education, and Welfare created

    The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare is created by a joint congressional action
  • Eisenhow delivers "Chance for Peace" speech

    Eisenhower delivers his "Chance for Peace" speech, also known as the "Cross of Iron" of Newspaper Editors, speaking against the increase of military spending
  • McCarthy hearings begin

    The Army-McCarthy hearings begin to resolve the conflict between the U.S. Army and Senator Joseph McCarthy concerning McCarthy’s pressuring of the Army to make certain appointments and McCarthy’s aggressive anticommunism; these continue for two months.
  • Submerged Lands Act

    Eisenhower signs the Submerged Lands, Act allowing states to submerge navigable land waterways such as rivers.
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed... see more information on the doc.
  • Eisenhower announces Korean armistice

    Eisenhower addresses the American public and announces an armistice in Korea.
  • Eisenhower proposes Social Security coverage increase

    Eisenhower proposes broadening the provisions of the Social Security Act to cover Americans
  • Refugee Relief Act of 1953

    Eisenhower signs the Refugee Relief Act of 1953, admitting 214,00 more immigrants that permitting under existence immigration quotas.
  • Iranians overthrow Mossadegh

    Iranians, with the backing of the CA, overthrow the government of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, ensuring Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi's hold on Power.
  • Secretary of Labor resigns

    Secretary of Labor Martin Durkin resigns, in large part to protest the failure of the Eisenhower administration to propose amendments to the Taft-Harley Act.
  • Eisenhowe appoints Earl Warren

    Eisenhower appoints Earl Warren Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Soviets test H-bomb

    Eisenhower announces that the Soviet Union has tested a hydrogen bomb.
  • Eisenhowe gives "Atoms for Peace" speech

    Eisenhower gives his "Atoms for Peace" speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, addressing the international awareness of and potential peaceful uses for atomic energy.
  • Eisenhower Sends a special message

    Eisenhower sends a special message to congress asking for changes in the Taft-Hartley labor laws
  • United States and Japan agree on rearmament

    The United States and Japan sign a mutual defense agreement that provides for the gradual and partial rearmament of Japan
  • France Surrenders at Dien Bien Phu

    France Surrenders its garrison at Dien Bien Phu to the Vietminh.
  • Brown V. Topeka Board of Education

    Brown v. Topeka Board of Education The Supreme Court announces a decision in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education, ruling that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
  • U.S Signs SEATO

    The United States and seven other nations sign the SEATO(South East Asian organization) pact aimed at preventing communism in South East Asia.
  • First White Citizen's council is organized

    The first “White Citizens Council” is organized in Indianola, Mississippi to oppose the integration of schools and other public spaces and to promote white supremacy.
  • Parks takes a seat to take a stand

    Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, at 42, is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger in compliance with segregation laws. Her actions and subsequent arrest spark a bus boycott in Montgomery which lasts for more than a year.
  • Social Securitty Act of 1956

    Eisenhower signs the Social Security Act 1956, permitting women to retire at age sixty-two and disabled workers at age fifty.
  • Geneva Conference Opens

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  • Emmet Till Lynched in MIssissippi

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  • Browder vs. Gayle

    After a successful year of bus boycotts against segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, a three-judge district court rules in Browder v. Gayle that bus segregation in Montgomery is unconstitutional.
  • Eisenhower gets re-elected

    Eisenhower defeats Stevenson by nine million votes to win a second term. Congress remains in the hands of the Democratic Party.
  • Eisenhoer meets with Civil Rights Leaders

    Eisenhower finally meets with civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, and Lester Granger, who have been critical of Eisenhower’s slow pace of progress and lack of strong support for Civil Rights legislation.
  • Hawaii becomes a state

    Hawaii becomes the 50th US state
  • Soviets shoot down u-2

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