Dwight David Eisenhower By: Kevin Pastrana
Introduction • “Ike” was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890.His family moved to Abilene, Kansas when he was two. He was born third out of his seven brothers. Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower 25 years old, married Mamie Doud, aged 19, on July 1, 1916. He died in Washington, DC, on March 28, 1969.
Childhood “Ike” was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890.His family moved to Abilene, Kansas when he was two.He had seven brothers including himself, he was the third one born. He grew up in a poor family living on the poor side of the tracks. He was often barefoot. He loved to fight. He got into a lot trouble as a boy. He was also an excellent ball player. He never got over being considered a country “hick”.
What does hick mean? Hick is a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture.
Teen years Dwight went to Abilene High School. He graduated high school when he was 19. He’d been doing two jobs for almost two years. After that he won an appointment to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, but he was too old to attend. He then got an appointment in 1910 to West Point Academy from which he graduated as a second lieutenant in 1915.
WWI He didn’t go to WWI, he stayed at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. There he met Mamie Geneva Doud, he married her in Denver on July 1, 1916, and he had two sons: Doud Dwight (died after birth) and John Sheldon Doud.
WWII Eisenhower served in the Philippines from 1935 to 1939 with Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Afterward, Gen. George C. Marshall, the army chief of staff, brought him into the War Department's General Staff and in 1942 placed him in command of the invasion of North Africa. In 1944, he was made Supreme Allied Commander for the invasion of Europe.
President years After the war, Eisenhower served as army chief of staff from Nov. 1945 until Feb. 1948, when he was appointed president of Columbia University.
War years In Dec. 1950, President Truman recalled Eisenhower to active duty to command the North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces in Europe. He held his post until the end of May 1952.
President years (cont.) At the Republican convention of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In the election, he defeated Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois.
President years (cont.) At the Republican convention (HQ) of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In the election, he defeated Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois.
President years (cont.) Through two terms, Eisenhower pushed for moderate domestic policies. His speeches were all about peace through Free World strength in an era of new nationalisms, nuclear missiles, and space exploration. He fostered alliances pledging the United States to resist “Red” aggression in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Eisenhower Doctrine of 1957 extended commitments to the Middle East.
President years (cont.) At home, the popular president lacked Republican Congress majorities after 1954, but he was reelected in 1956 by 457 electoral votes to 73 for Stevenson. While retaining most Fair Deal programs, he stressed “responsibility” in domestic affairs. A moderate in civil rights, he sent troops to Little Rock, Ark., to enforce court-ordered school integration. He was President from January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961 eight years.
Aftermath Following his years as President, Eisenhower returned to private life and the role of elder statesman. Eight years later, he had a heart attack followed by a mild stroke.
Interview How did it feel to be the general of the Marine Raiders? How did it feel to be the 34th president of the United States? What was the exact reason to be recalled by a Marine to post?
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