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By: Will Brown. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Early Life. He was born in Texas in 1890 He was very good at sports He went to West Point Met his future wife in Texas. Education. Eisenhower attended West Point and graduated in the top half of his class. Army Career.

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early life
Early Life
  • He was born in Texas in 1890
  • He was very good at sports
  • He went to West Point
  • Met his future wife in Texas
  • Eisenhower attended West Point and graduated in the top half of his class
army career
Army Career
  • Started as a 2nd Lt. in Texas after graduating from West Point
  • Was made the overall leader in the assault on Normandy
  • Later became the Supreme Allied Commander in the European Theater
before the presidency
Before the presidency
  • After the war he took a job as the president of Columbia University
  • He was later granted command of the NATO forces
  • Some Republicans in Paris convinced him to run for president in the early 50’s on their ticket
job training
Job Training
  • His job training mainly came from his being a general in the military.
  • He took this and applied it to his presidency by using the threat of force to make enemies back down
suez canal crisis
Suez Canal Crisis
  • When the Suez Canal crisis occurred Eisenhower threatened to use nuclear weapons on all involved if hostilities did not cease.
the u 2 incident
The U-2 Incident
  • In 1960 a US pilot in a U-2 plane was shot down while taking pictures of the Soviet Union
  • This led to the Soviet leader Khrushchev to not attend a scheduled peace summit out of anger
i like ike
I Like Ike
  • The motto for his campaign was “I Like Ike”
the interstates
The Interstates
  • Eisenhower saw the autobahn system in Germany and realized the US needed one too for military transportation
  • A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both
  • From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.
  • Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
  • Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy
works cited
Works Cited
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  • “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2011. <‌about/‌presidents/‌dwightdeisenhower>.
  • Eisenhower. N.d.N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <‌media/‌view/‌37>.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. Quotes. Brainy Quote. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <‌quotes/‌authors/‌d/‌dwight_d_eisenhower.html>.
  • I Like Ike Button. N.d.I write about love and such...N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <‌?p=1451>.
  • Interstate. N.d.City of Berkeley. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <‌ContentDisplay.aspx?id=4220>.
  • Poster of Eisenhower. N.d.Suspended Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2011. <‌blog/‌page/‌6/>.