Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower’s strong and experienced leadership in the United States military was the main contribution of him becoming one of the greatest and mot successful presidents. Born on October 14, 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower had a role of leadership. During his high school career he was a leader on the baseball and football field. Once he graduated high school he took off from school for to years to go work with his uncle and father at the Bell Springs Creamery and worked as a fire fighter. He acted as a leader by using his money to help pay for his brothers tuition for college.
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Dwight Eisenhower had many accomplishments to and from West Point through World War One. Ike Eisenhower wanted to serve his country in any way he could. He found the idea of being a sailor in the U.S Navy intriguing, but when he later applied for entering he found that he was too old at the age of 20. Then after studying hard Eisenhower was accepted atthe West Point Military Academy with the help of a U.S senator (Hargrove33). At college Ike showed himself as a hero on the Army Football team asan end (Hargrove 34).
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After a battle, he was quoted by some soldiers as saying “You are not bea... ... middle of paper ... ... of solace, and the basis of practically every thing he did. Patton’s nephew wrote “The Bible was his companion and the church his refuge.”11 It was not uncommon to see General Patton weeping at the side of a dead or dying solider during his Army career. General George Smith Patton was a great American leader. His victories for America in Mexico, in World War One, and in World War Two proved his amazing leadership skills to the world. His bold, new tactics in France during World War Two are the basis of the modern military.
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Peace has always been America’s most important business and its citizens invariably obligated to lend a helping hand for their country and the free world. Americans felt this way especially after World War II, when everyone was “riding a wave of post war confidence” (Edelstein). Led by the 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, America was inspired to bring the concept to life. President Eisenhower kept America from World War III and also inspired a long lasting effort to be created, known as the People to People program, to carry on his legacy and ideas of a harmonious world. Though some may argue that Eisenhower was mostly a “hands-off” President; there is no denying that he was a great military leader who strongly envisioned the bigger picture, world peace.
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