By Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman
U.S. military common Dwight D. Eisenhower first entered into the general public eye in the course of international warfare II because the best Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1952, he was once elected because the thirty fourth President of the U.S. and served phrases. in the course of these phrases he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean warfare, saved up the strain at the Soviet Union throughout the chilly battle, made nuclear guns a better safeguard precedence, introduced the gap Race, enlarged the Social safety software, and started the Interstate street procedure. The A to Z of the Eisenhower period examines major members, enterprises, and occasions in American political, fiscal, social, and cultural background in this period in American heritage. as well as the loads of cross-referenced dictionary entries on politics, economics, international relations, literature, technological know-how, activities, and pop culture, a chronology, introductory essay, and a number of other appendixes also are incorporated during this worthwhile reference.
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Soon after his inauguration, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a special message to Congress concerning farm subsidies. In his view, the practice was outdated. The money for subsidies should be redirected to more timely needs, including school lunches and disaster relief as well as aid to famine-stricken countries. In 1954, Congress passed the Agricultural Act and the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act. S. agri- AILEY, ALVIN • 15 cultural exports, benefiting both the United States and the recipients in other countries.
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION (AEC). In 1946, the Atomic Energy Act created a commission whose primary goal was to oversee the production of nuclear energy in the United States. In 1953, Lewis Strauss succeeded David Lilienthal as head of the AEC. He was followed by John McCone. In 1954, the commission included private industries in the production of nuclear technologies, which led to more work for the group. In 1974, Congress dissolved the commission and separated its duties into two new governmental agencies: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Energy Research and Development Administration.
Secretary of agriculture 1953– 61. Ezra Taft Benson served as secretary of agriculture in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration during both terms. In order to accept the position, Benson, a Mormon, had to receive the permission of the president of the Mormon Church. Both an ardent anticommunist and antisocialist, Benson fit into the Cold War era perfectly. As a farmer, he had spoken out against federal mismanagement of farmlands when he was appointed the executive secretary of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and he gained prominence as an outspoken critic of federal policies.
The A to Z of the Eisenhower Era (A to Z Guides) by Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman