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1952 "We Didn't Start The Fire"

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FC: 1952 | Alessandra Costantini

1: Eisenhower: Dwight D. Eisenhower was the supreme commander in Europe during WWII, after the war he became president of Columbia University, then he became the supreme commander again but for the new NATO forces, and then he decided to throw himself candidate of the United States, and was against Aldali E. Stevenson of Illinois. Eisenhower had been the Supreme Commander in World War II against the Nazis

2: He won by 34 million votes and Stevenson won 27 million votes. Many Americans relayed on Eisenhower so he could protect them from the threat of communism. After Eisenhower came to power, he worked hard to contain communism in Asia and Africa, he then also used diplomacy, military power, and secret activities to achieve his goals.

3: Eisenhower also expanded the nations network of alliances in order to get communism. Some achievements or goals he accomplished were, taking lead role in NATO for the U.S, and helped South East Asia to create it a Treaty Organization. Eisenhower was born in 1890; he was the third of seven siblings and married Mamie Geneva Doud in 1916.

4: Vaccine: In the 1950’s but especially in 1952 a dangerous disease was spreading around called Poliomyelitis, and Jonas Stalk introduced a way to prevent this disease. On July 2nd 1952 Salk tried a vaccine he had created in people who had already recovered from the disease.

5: To come up with this invention, he had to investigate the disease first and, after the vaccination the anti-bodies of the people who were tested increased which meant that the vaccine had actually worked. Before Jonas tested his vaccine, he used a mixture of three types of viruses, born in monkey kidney culture, and then he used a chemical that inactivated the whole disease. It was then when he tried it again on people who volunteered and later to his family and himself to be prevented. After all his vaccine was a total blow out and since then no one got Polio again, and was spread around the world.

6: England's Got a New Queen: England, King George VI died on February 6th 1952, so her oldest daughter Elizabeth came to power and was coroneted on June 2nd 1953 with the name of Elizabeth II. She was born in London April 21st 1926 and since she was fourteen years old she participated in public life activities.

7: The news of the new coronation in the United Kingdom was spread mostly around the United States. She got married with a distant cousin, in 1947 called Philip Mountbatten and had four children. Elizabeth the II has been in power for over forty-six years, and is willing on staying for quite more.

9: Marciano: Rocky Marciano was born in Brockton Massachusetts on September 1st 1923 and died on August 31st 1969. Marciano came from a really poor family and had three different jobs a day. Marciano was an Italian- American famous Boxer that everyone looked up to. What got him into boxing were his friends since every time he had a discussion with them or insulted he would fight. He received the Hickok Belt for top professional athlete of the year in 1952 in the night he knocked out Walcott. He won 43 fights out of 49, and he is the only heavy weight champion to never loose a professional bout. He later retired undefeated.

11: Liberace: Liberace was a pianist and entertainer on his own TV show in the 1950s. He was mostly known for wearing tuxedos and having candelabrum on his piano. He was credited for advising Elvis Presley to wear “fancy clothes”. Many women loved Liberace for his sweet smile and his wavy hair. His show was so successful that it went national in 1953 that continued through 1956.

13: Santayana Goodbye: George Santayana was born in December 16, 1863 in Madrid Spain, and died in September 26, 1952. He was a publisher, philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist, which only wrote in English. A very important quote he used was, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to reap it.” Many of his books were famous and his last book that was the eighth one was last done from1948- 1952. Santayana was homosexual that remained a bachelor for the rest of his life. Since his homosexual secret was very personal he decided to write about it in one of his autobiographies called PERSONS AND PLACES, which was so famous, it was selected as Book- of – the – Month – Selection. His best novels were THE SENSE OF BEAUTY and REASON IN ART, which express the art in the natural beauty of living.

14: Questions: Dwight D. Eisenhower: 1) Before Eisenhower became candidate of the United States what where his main occupations? Vaccine: 2) How was the disease called? England's Got New Queen: 3) When was Queen Elizabeth the II coronated? Marciano 4) How many fights did Marciano win out of 49? Liberace: 5) Why did women love Liberace? Santayana Goodbye: 6) What language did he use when writing?

15: Paragraph Bibliographies: Websites: 3 " ." Rocky Marciano. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr 2010 4"" bob liberace. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr 2010. 5"" George Santayana. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr 2010 Book: 1Sharman, Margaret. Take ten Years 1950s. 1993. Print. 2"World Book." World Book inc., Print. 3Millenium Children's of the History. DK Publishing inc, 1999. Print. 4American History . 634-651. Print

16: Picture Bibliography Dwight D. Eisenhower Vaccine: Marciano:

17: Liberace: Santayana Goodbye: England’s Got New Queen:

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