Topic: Lesson 11 Coexistence and Crisis: The Eisenhower Years,
This assignment is a written response for 311 History of United States
Format: 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced, one inch margins. Do NOT
use the bibliography tool in MS word. Place the text in the
bibliography even it is neither used nor available to you. The text for
the class are :
Herring, G. (2008). From Colony to Superpower: United States foreign
relations since 1776. New York, NY: Oxford Press. ISBN
Merrill, D. and Paterson, T. (2005) Major problems in American foreign
relations: Documents and essays, Concise edition. Boston, MA: Wadsworth
Publishing. ISBN 0-618-37639-9
Coexistence and Crisis: The Eisenhower Years, 1953-1961, Herring,
651-701; Merrill and Paterson, 324-363, Kissinger Chap 6.
Discussion: President Dwight Eisenhower took the reins of power in 1953
in the United States. In tandem with his pugnacious secretary of state,
John Foster Dulles, the president made changes in the direction of U.S.
foreign policy such as a more aggressive rhetoric, the reliance on the
threat of massive retaliation, and the use of covert operations.
Question to be addressed:
What was the state of the world when Eisenhower left office in 1961?