Obama Essay

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Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of The United States, with his vice president Richard Nixon. Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected into office on January 20, 1953 until January 20, 1961. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a republican president; He was also a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Texas on October 14, 1890; he was raised in Abilene, Kansas, being the 3rd of 7 other sons.
His educational background consists of U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York which he graduated in 1915. As a child he was involved in an accident that caused his brother to lose an eye, he later said that that gave him the understanding to be protective over those under him. Dwight also developed a keen interest in exploring outdoor. Eisenhower’s mother, Ida was completely against war but Eisenhower grew to see a liking for it reading his collection of history books first parked his interest in military history.
His background is growing up his parent set aside special times for reading the bible daily during breakfast, and dinner. As a freshman he enrolled into Abilene High School. He had a leg infection that extended to his groin and the doctor pronounced it life threatening. The doctor was to amputate his leg but it miraculously recovered. It is that after graduation he was assigned to be the 2nd lieutenant in the infantry.
In world war one he was in charge of the training center. In 1935 he traveled to the Philippines to serve in various positions before World War 2. After the war was over he resigned and became president of Columbia University.
Dwight D. Eisenhower spent 2 terms in office. Eisenhower won a big victory with 55 percent of the popular vote and a landslide in the Electoral College, with 442 votes to Stevenson's 89. “I saw at close hand the faces of millions” Dwight Eisenhower stated in his homecoming speech. (The Presidency: Man of the Year, 1960) He was a very trustworthy president when being elected. “We can trust him” Time Magazine representative stated in an article. (The Presidency: Man of the Year, 1960)
Dwight D. Eisenhower won both terms by plenty of votes there were no doubt that he was going to become the president. Eisenhower had 2 major policies that he accomplished, Domestic Policy and Foreign. The domestic policy that Eisenhower he helped to add on to the New Deal and Fair Deal that were made by Roosevelt, and Truman. He added on by strengthening the social security program, increased the minimum wage and created the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional...

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