For the United States, 1945–1964 was a time of high economic growth and general prosperity.It was also a time of confrontation as the capitalist United States and its allies politically opposed the Soviet Union and other communist countries; the Cold War had begun.
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December 5 – President Harry Truman establishes the President's Committee on Civil Rights to investigate the status of civil rights in the United States and propose measures to strengthen and protect the civil rights of American citizens. December 7 – A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119.
History of the United States (1945–1964) History of the United States (1964–1980) Timeline of 1960s counterculture; References. Kutler, Stanley L., ed. Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century (4 vol, 1996) Morris, Richard, ed. Encyclopedia of American History (7th ed. 1996) Schlesinger Jr., Arthur M.
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In the United States, the Ford Mustang is officially unveiled to the public. Shea Stadium opens in Flushing, New York . April 20 – U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in New York, and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow, simultaneously announce plans to cut back production of materials for making nuclear weapons .
May 14 – The United States recognizes Israel as a country. May 19 – Mundt–Nixon Bill of 1948 passes the House (but soon after fails to reach a Senate vote. In 1950, the Mundt–Ferguson Communist Registration Bill also fails to pass both chambers–but many parts go into the McCarran Internal Security Act , which passed in 1950)
October 14 – The United States Air Force test pilot Captain Chuck Yeager flies a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than the speed of sound, the first time that this has been accomplished in level flight, or climbing. October 20 – Pakistan establishes diplomatic relations with the United States. November 1 – U.S. Caribbean Command designated.
The president of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States, indirectly elected to a 4-year term by the people through the Electoral College. The officeholder leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces.