dwightd eisnehower

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Dwight d. Eisenhower, General of the Army and the 34th President of the United States, wasn’t only an outstanding soldier but also a substantial leader. Coming into office his character as a commanding general of the successful troops in Europe during World War II, Eisenhower captured a truce in Korea and worked tirelessly during his two terms to calm the tension of the cold war. His modern republicanism brought a sense of protection and honor to a shaken America. Eisenhower was one of the greatest leaders and did a lot of good for the American people. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14th, 1890, in a home in Denison, Texas. The Family moved out of Texas to Abilene, Kansas, His father, David worked as a mechanic in a local creamery. His mother Ida was a pacifist who didn’t believe in violence or war. Eisenhower was a very nice kid who did all his errands around the house; he was passionate about hunting and fishing but also liked to lay baseball and football. Eisenhower had little to no interest in school classes but anxious to read about military history. Dwight David Eisenhower attended Abilene High School and graduated in 1909. In the course of two years Eisenhower has worked in a several of odd jobs until finally appointed to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, but he was not eligible for admittance. Nonetheless in 1910 he received an appointment to west point; he entered west point, New York in 1911 even though his mother is a pacifist she did not try to stop him from becoming a military officer. After graduating from west point Eisenhower went through many years of professional failures. World war I ended a week prior to his scheduled departure date to go to Europe. When peacetime came his career looked to be going nowh... ... middle of paper ... ...tes, which allowed the highways to fund themselves, which meant no debt. Eisenhower was a big influence on the civil rights movement, he supported the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka U.S. Supreme Court decision, in which segregated schools were ruled to be unconstitutional. The very next day he told District of Columbia officials to make Washington a model for the rest of the country in integrating black and white public school children. September 9, 1957, president Eisenhower signed into law the civil rights act of 1957. The act denied both the federal government and the state powers to deprive U.S. citizens of the right to vote on account of race, color or previous conditions of servitude. It further banned all discrimination against individuals and organizations. In the process, it led to the banning of slavery and thus reducing racial discrimination.

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