Doctrine of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War, according to which the fall of a noncommunist state to communism would precipitate the fall of other neighbouring noncommunist states. The theory was first enunciated by Pres. Harry Truman, who used it to justify sending U.S. military aid to Greece and Turkey in the late 1940s. Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson invoked it to justify U.S. military involvement in Southeast Asia, especially the prosecution of the Vietnam War.
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There were 19 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 26.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the town the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 42.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $37,083 versus $21,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,795. There were 11.8% of families and 16.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including 16.7% of under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.