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Local Student, Teacher Explore New Cultures with 'People to People'


August 29, 2019

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Saxton Smith of Williamsburg holds a koala bear during a recent trip to Australia with the student travel group People to People.

When Dwight D. Eisenhower became President of the United States in 1953, America was less than a decade removed from the end of World War II.

In the aftermath of the war, the United States became a global superpower both economically and in its influence over the rest of the world. While the 1950s were a time of great prosperity in America, the growing threat of communism and the cold war it brought ushered in a period of suspicion that threatened to isolate different parts of the world from each other. Seeing a need to bring people together on a personal level, President Eisenhower created...

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