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Cold War: American Leaders
Cold War: American Leaders(13 Photos)
From 1945 until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, U.S. presidents and politicians developed strategies to limit the spread of communism.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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See pictures from the life and presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Communist Leaders(12 Photos)
During the 20th century, the worldwide spread of communism took many different forms under the direction of each country's leadership.
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The Cold War is over, but what it left behind may surprise you.
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The 1950s were about more than just poodle skirts and rock and roll.
Eisenhower in War and Peace
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United States Information Service Presents newsreel footage of General Dwight D. Eisenhower on the run up to D-Day. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
Eisenhower Leads America
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This five-star general and 34th U.S. president launched the Space Race and created the federal interstate highway system.
Speeches & Audio (5)
The Eisenhower Doctrine
The Eisenhower DoctrineAudio Clip (1:01)
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In order to suppress growing Soviet influence in the Middle East following the Suez Crisis of 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appears before a joint session of Congress on January 5, 1957, to present a policy that will become known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. It holds that the United States would be authorized to provide military assistance "to secure and protect the territorial integrity" of any nations threatened by international communism.
Reagan Addresses British Parliament
Reagan Addresses British ParliamentAudio Clip (0:17)
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On June 8, 1982, in the first speech by an American president to a meeting of both houses of the British Parliament, President Ronald Reagan presents his hope for a future that would "leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history."
Eisenhower's Inaugural Address
Eisenhower's Inaugural AddressAudio Clip (5:51)
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When Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th president of the United States on January 20, 1953, his inaugural address lays out a nine-point plan for achieving world peace.
Eisenhower on the Second Berlin Crisis
Eisenhower on the Second Berlin CrisisAudio Clip (1:11)
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In November 1958, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev demanded that Western forces pull out of West Berlin in six months. On March 16, 1959, in a radio and television report to the American people, President Eisenhower speaks of the escalating Cold War tensions over Berlin, stressing that the United States will not give in to pressure from the USSR.
Reagan on Historic Visit to Berlin Wall
Reagan on Historic Visit to Berlin WallAudio Clip (1:57)
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In June of 1987, President Ronald Reagan stopped in West Berlin on the 750th anniversary of the city and delivered one of his most famous lines when he demanded that Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the Berlin Wall. In an address to the nation following his return from that trip, President Reagan recalls standing next to the imposing structure.
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On January 5, 1957, in response to the increasingly tense situation in the Middle East, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a proposal to Congress that called for a new and more proactive U.S. policy in the region.Go
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