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 John F. Kennedy: The First Catholic President

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Like Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy attended church regularly while president and used religious rhetoric extensively in his speeches, especially in discussing his campaign for world peace. Eisenhower, ... More


From Moratorium to Test Ban

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates how President John F. Kennedy largely continued Eisenhower's Plowshare policy. Eager to see the test ban negotiations at Geneva achieve fruition, Kennedy did not want to ... More


Rational Superiority, Crises, and Arms Control, 1961–1963

James Cameron

in The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190459925
eISBN:
9780190459956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459925.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 describes how John F. Kennedy rose to power by articulating his own new nuclear strategy, which would use the latest advances in social and organizational sciences, combined with US ... More


Plowshare Goes Down Under

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details how Project Plowshare, and the hope of atomic construction of an isthmian canal, faltered. In the years following Plowshare's inception, officials from France, the United ... More


The Debate over Nuclear Power and Radiation

J. Samuel Walker

in Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation Protection in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223288
eISBN:
9780520924840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223288.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fallout controversy with respect to nuclear power and radiation of the 1950s and early 1960s largely disappeared as a prominent public policy issue after the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963. But ... More


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