Dwight D. Eisenhower

By Kennedy Walton

About Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States. He was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. When Dwight was a year and a half old, him and his family moved back to Abilene so his father could work with his brother-in-law's creamery. At four years old Dwight's 10 month old brother named Paul died of diphtheria. Dwight formed happiness by playing baseball and football at Abilene High School. Dwight was a lieutenant in Texas when he met his wife Mamie Geneva Doud. After Pearl Harbor, he was called by General George C. Marshall to meet in Washington to talk about a war plan assignment, he became the Supreme Commander of the troops invading France on D-day.
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After the War

Dwight D. Eisenhower became President of Columbia University but left to assume supreme command over the new NATO forces being assembled in 1951. In the NATO forces, republican emissaries persuaded him to run for President in 1952.

Eisenhower's Political Stance

Eisenhower was a moderate republican. He tried to reduce the strains of the Cold War by strengthening the military. Eisenhower also sided with Democrats when it came to racial segregation.
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Contribution

During Eisenhower's time he kept America at Peace while the United States was dealing with the Cold War crisis. He also ended the Korean War, gave birth to America's interstate highway system, and strengthened the social security system.

Vs. Today

Since the 19th century presidents have been assisted by a "gatekeeper" or a President's Private Secretary which was introduced by Eisenhower which he made from the United States Army. President Eisenhower also initiated the "up and out" policy in the U.S. military that is still being used today.

My Opinion

I feel as if President Eisenhower was a great president because he improved the military, made peace with many countries, and believed in desegregation.

The Dislikes of President Eisenhower

Many opponents did not agree with him because he was open to racial segregation.
I've learned that President Eisenhower was a very religious man and kept his religion first before everything in the White House. I believe that was the main reason he was a good president.

Quotes

"I Like Ike." was his slogan used during campaigns because his nickname was Ike.

"We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it."

"May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."