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American Background 1940s-1960s Essay

AmericanВ HistoryВ 1940sВ­1960sВ TheВ primaryВ economic, В social, В diplomatic, В andВ politicalВ challengesВ thatВ confrontedВ AmericansВ duringВ theВ 1940sВ­1960sВ cannotВ beВ attributedВ toВ oneВ singleВ underlyingВ factorВ orВ politicalВ party, В butВ ratherВ severalВ differentВ factorsВ andВ politicalВ parties. В В ForВ instance, В liberalismВ cannotВ beВ blamedВ forВ allВ issuesВ duringВ thisВ periodВ sinceВ McCarthy, В aВ Republican, В hadВ furtherВ perpetuatedВ theВ alreadyВ prominentВ fearВ ofВ communismВ inВ society. В В MostВ ofВ theseВ issuesВ originatedВ withВ theВ ColdВ WarВ consensusВ andВ generalВ fearВ inВ communismВ duringВ thisВ period. В TheВ unstableВ diplomacyВ betweenВ theВ UnitedВ StatesВ andВ SovietВ UnionВ andВ theВ rootsВ ofВ theВ ColdВ WarВ beganВ withВ mutualВ distrustВ andВ fearВ betweenВ theВ UnitedВ StatesВ andВ SovietВ Union. В В TrumanВ viewedВ allВ stepsВ takenВ byВ StalinВ asВ aВ threatВ toВ democracy. В В StalinВ madeВ itВ hisВ primaryВ focusВ toВ secureВ hisВ bordersВ andВ maintainВ hisВ sphereВ ofВ influenceВ inВ EasternВ Europe. В TheВ democraticВ ideasВ ofВ theВ UnitedВ StatesВ andВ theВ communistВ ideasВ ofВ theВ SovietВ UnionВ wereВ completelyВ opposed, В andВ " eachВ stepВ takenВ byВ oneВ sideВ toВ enhanceВ itsВ securityВ appearedВ anВ actВ ofВ provocationВ toВ theВ other. ”1 В В Truman'sВ policyВ withВ theВ SovietВ UnionВ wasВ notВ favoredВ byВ manyВ Americans…...