Thirty-fourth President (1953–61) Dwight Eisenhower was a war hero, a grandfatherly figure, and a natural leader for a decade of rest and recovery from two turbulent decades of depression and war. His administration was one of unparalleled prosperity and peace. Crime was defined broadly, although traditional crime rates were at record lows. Order was the word of the day.

The Cold War and Organized Crime

With political and social conservatism came paranoia and suspicion during the cold war. Joe McCarthy was allowed free rein during the early Eisenhower years in a ...

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