Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President

Introduction to Dwight Eisenhower

  • Political Party: Republican
  • 34th President
  • Served Two Terms from (1953-1961)
  • Born: October 14th, 1890, Denison Texas
  • Died: March 28th 1969

Early Life

  • Born in Denison Texas
  • Won an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York
  • Graduated in the middle of his class in 1915
  • General George C. Marshall was so impressed by Eisenhower , that he quickly got important command assignments
  • Mamie Geneva Doud was his wife who he married in 1916
  • Two Sons

Eisenhowers Presidency

Ending the War with Korea
  • Six months after he became President, Eisenhower agreed to an armistice that ended three years of fighting in Korea.
  • He strengthened the Social Security program, increased minimum wage and created the Department of Health, Education and Welfare
  • He proposed an “open skies” policy, in which the United States and Soviet Union would conduct air inspections of each other’s military programs
News Article about his Proposal

Facts about Eisenhower

  • He was once president of Columbia University
  • While president, he spent nearly two months in the hospital because of a heart attack
  • He was the fist president with a pilots licence

Eisenhower Quote

"For every obstacle there is a solution. Persistence is the key. The greatest mistake is giving up!"

Sources

https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/dwightdeisenhower

http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents

http://us-presidents.insidegov.com/

http://www.presidentsusa.net/

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