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President Dwight D. Eisenhower

- ... Being honest isn’t just about leadership but, it is also about having a moral-ethical system. Honesty is not always easy but if you have the courage to be honest, a person will start building better communication with everyone involved. With the story mentioned about the grandmother’s banking statements, it wasn’t easy for the daughter to tell her mother or even the mother’s aunt to let her know that her daughter was speaking the truth, but the mother knew that they were only looking out for the grandmother’s best interest as well as her own....   [tags: Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton]

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower

- ... Genuineness for some is not generally simple, but rather on the off chance the leader shows fearlessness to be completely forthright, it will enable the construction to building better communication with everyone involved. With the story specified about the grandmother’s banking statements, it was difficult for the daughter to advise her mother or even the mother’s close relative to let her realize that her daughter was talking reality, yet the mother realized that they were just paying special mind for the grandmother’s best interest and in addition to her own....   [tags: Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton, Family]

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Biography of Dwight David Eisenhower

- Biography of Dwight David Eisenhower On October 14, 1890, Mrs. Ida Elizabeth Eisenhower gave birth to her third son, Dwight David. He was a younger brother to Arthur B. and Edgar A. Eisenhower. Dwight was born in Denison, Texas, where his family was living at the time. After his father’s general store went out of business in Abilene, Kansas, they were forced to move to Texas, where Mr. David Eisenhower landed a forty-dollar a month job at a small railroad there. Back in Abilene, a new creamery plant was built and an old friend of Mr....   [tags: American Presidents Eisenhower Essays]

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Review of Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman

- Review of Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman is a document then gives an inside look at the man who has always been a natural born leader. The book breaks down the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower from the time when he wasn't just a young boy throughout his military career, presidency, and his life up to his death....   [tags: Eisenhower Biography President]

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Dwight Eisenhower

- What it takes to make a man great is his foundation, training, and drive for the dreams that his mind ponders. Greatness is a term not often used with a name of one human being. Dwight Eisenhower was a great man, and I use that term in the most noble way. He was a man formed by his country like an artist forms a piece of clay. He was molded and fired for strength, but his inner soul has more meaning, such as a piece of Greek Sculpture that has been around for centuries. Most know him by the name of “Ike”, but very few know the man in the comforts of the White House, as he paces back and forth, or the long nights in the tent down in Africa fighting for his country in one of the most...   [tags: Dwight Eisenhower Biography]

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The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower

- ... He received an agreement between opposing forces to stop war at that time. He worked diligently during his terms to soothe the tensions caused by the Cold War. He went after the policies of “Modern Republicanism” when he left office. He said, “America is today the strongest, most influential and most productive nation in the world.” Shortly after Pearl Harbor, General George C Marshall wanted Eisenhower to come to Washington for a war plans task. He was over the Allied Forces of North America in November of 1942....   [tags: war, election, policies]

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President Eisenhower in the Cold War

- The Cold War was a time of fear for the American people in the aftermath of the second World War, but also was a key period in which different presidents began and led various programs to fight Communism, both at home and abroad. President Eisenhower was elected in 1952, and various actions he took throughout his two term administration both assuaged and increased American fears related to Cold War problems. Eisenhower’s policies and programs of the Cold War included MAD and McCarthyism, which caused domestic fears, Brinksmanship and the creation of highways to carry military equipment through the Federal Highway of 1956 in case of foreign war, and his creation of NASA and the National Def...   [tags: fight communism, policies]

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Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower

- 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....   [tags: US presidents, world war I, operation torch]

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Eisenhower Administration

- President Eisenhower’s response to McCarthyism, Civil Rights Movement and Social Welfare programs Dwight David Eisenhower served as the President of the United States of America for eight years between the periods of 1953 and 1961. These were amazing eight years that gave birth to a New World. The era of Eisenhower’s Presidency is identified by many Americans as the period of quietness. Americans were content and seasons were good as they no longer worried about the great crash or depression. Families bought their homes in suburbs....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Lifetime of Service

- ... Looking for a man to lead, the senior officers selected Eisenhower for the job. All of Eisenhowers training and education was about to be tested. He was named Supreme Commander of the allied forces in the European Theater. He immediately had to face important decisions regarding the allied plans. Eisenhower was a strong supporter of an allied invasion of France, but Great Britain had other objectives. Eisenhower reluctantly organized an invasion of Africa, before heading to Sicily and Italy....   [tags: military, war, president]

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Dwight D Eisenhower

- As quoted from an article posted on History.net dated 6/12/2006, describing the contentious relationship between Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D Eisenhower, the author states: “When it came to manipulating and taking advantage of the bureaucracy, Eisenhower had no peer”. Although this statement is probably a bit harsh, the truth is Eisenhower knew his strengths and weaknesses and endured undesirable jobs under less than desirable supervisors protecting his career and positioning him for greatness....   [tags: Biography]

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Assessment of Eisenhower as Supreme Allied Commander

- Question #1 The purpose of this essay is to present a brief statement of Eisenhower’s critical thinking as the commander of the Mediterranean Theater in 1942-43 using the Critical Thinking Model proposed by Dr. Steve Gerras. Two of Eisenhower’s decisions or actions will be assessed using components of the Critical Thinking Model to determine if he did or did not demonstrate critical thinking. The model used in this discussion is a derivative of the Paul and Elder model. The elements of the model discussed throughout this analysis are clarify concern, assumptions and, inferences ....   [tags: Critical Thinking, Model]

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USS Eisenhower Collision

- On the morning of August 29, 1988, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower was returning to her homeport in Norfolk after conducting a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea. She had performed extremely well in exercises and was set to receive the Battle “E.” The carrier had recently taken on approximately 500 Tigers in Bermuda, joining their parents for the final leg of the voyage. Also, the Secretary of the Navy was aboard that morning, and had been present on the bridge prior to his departure at 0807....   [tags: U.S. Military]

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The Great Leader: Dwight D. Eisenhower

- ... From there they advanced eastward, pursuing the Afrika Korps led by General Erwin Rommel, commonly known as the Desert Fox. After months of heavy fighting, they surrendered in May 1943. Although he helped American troops in North Africa, Eisenhower’s biggest feat was the invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe, better known as D-Day. As the Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War II at the time, Eisenhower gave permission for a massive invasion called Operation Overlord....   [tags: goal, victory, courageous, communication]

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The Speech Delivered By Dwight David Eisenhower

- ... Eisenhower only mentioned two vital elements to the nation’s balance: military establishment and time. He said “A vital element in keeping the peace is our military establishment ”, (Eisenhower,1961, p.2) and he later on added “Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time” (p.3) These vital elements are basically are the best course of action, meaning to say the answer to the question of policy. While listening and looking at the speech, I noticed the way he delivered the speech was boring....   [tags: Public speaking, Public speaker]

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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Interstate System

- Today's society relies heavily on roads, and today just about all roads are paved, and we have the convenience of Interstates and US Highways to travel on. Before Dwight Eisenhower's Interstate System, and before the United States Numbered Highway system, there were no standards to which roads were built, most were not even paved, there were no required numbering systems, and ones that did exist were not organized in efficient ways. The US Route System, and later The Interstate System, have promoted massive growth, easier travel, greater tourism, and easier logistics in the United States....   [tags: Urban Development ]

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Highway Revolt: The Eisenhower Interstate system

- The Eisenhower Interstate system had many long term effects, negative and positive. It positively affected the country in that many americans began migrating from the North Eastern states to more rural states such as Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. This shift in population patterns spread out Americans and increased the variety of lifestyles in the United States. Other consequences of the interstate system were seen on the ecological aspects of the country. Forman & Alexander state in a journal article that, “Sometime during the last three decades, roads with vehicles probably overtook hunting as the leading direct human cause of vertebrate mortality on land…an estimated one million ve...   [tags: anti-highway movement, federal highway act]

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: The 34th American President

- ... 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....   [tags: republicna, general, education, ceremony]

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Dwight D. Eisenhower in World War II

- Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II, was close to not achieving commander status. If this had happened, a different person would have taken control over Operations Torch, Avalanche, and Overlord. Eisenhower, in fact, was the key component in the victory for the Allies. Had he not been assigned by George Marshall to a planning officer in Washington D.C., President Harry Truman might not have saw Eisenhower’s potential. Eisenhower’s past 30 years of military experience, his strong mental and social stature, and his ideas and tactics were all key factors for his triumphant victory in World War II....   [tags: operations torch, overlod, avalanche]

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Historical Leader Synthesis: dwight D. Eisenhower

- HISTORICAL LEADER SYNTHESIS ESSAY – DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER If you analyze historical battles and observe everything that was done to gain an advantage, it is unlikely that a conservative and effective strategy was always implemented. There are many instances where success meant excessive sacrifice of resources, or even worse--human lives. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was not wasteful in his planning, and he embodied the characteristics of a visionary leader. In this essay, I will provide a brief history of General Eisenhower’s life....   [tags: election, thinking, planning, officer]

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Supreme-Commander, Dwight David Ike Eisenhower

- ... The two brothers made a deal. After two years they would switch places and Edgar would be paying for Ike’s education. In the end, Edgar didn’t live up to his deal. In 1911, Dwight got an appointment at the USMA (United States Military Academy) in West Point, New York, where attendance was free. Once again he was the football star of USMA, but after a series of knee injuries he was forced to stop playing football. In 1915, Eisenhower proudly graduated in the top of his class, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the army (Dwight D....   [tags: world war I, battle, victory, germans]

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Eisenhower

- The Early Years Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight met Mary (Mamie) Geneva Doud, and they were married on July 1, 1916....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy and the Vietnam War

- The leadership styles, experience, personality, and temperament of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy played a role in deepening the U.S. involvement and commitment to Vietnam. Both presidents vowed to stop the spread of communism, which was viewed as a direct assault to democracy, human rights, and capitalism. (Tucker, 1999) Both presidents also subscribed to the domino theory, or the belief that if one key country should fall to communism, then it would have a cascading effect on other countries turning to communism....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Economic Policies of President Eisenhower

- In November of 1952 General Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected to the office of President of the United States. It was the first time a Republican was elected since Herbert Hoover in 1928. The Eisenhower administration started at a rather awkward time, both politically and economically. First of all there was a war on. The Korean War had begun in June of 1950 and was still waging. As was usual for wartime the country was economically prosperous. However, the war had caused President Truman to abandon his former restraints on government spending....   [tags: Economics Essays]

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The Paradox of Professionalism: Eisenhower, Ridgway, and the Challenge to Civilian Control

- ARTICLE REVIEW: The Paradox of Professionalism: Eisenhower, Ridgway, and the Challenge to Civilian Control, 1953-1955, by A.J. Bacevich The Author’s Thesis In A.J. Bacevich’s 20 December, 2007 essay, The Paradox of Professionalism: Eisenhower, Ridgway, and the Challenge to Civilian Control, 1953-1955, he postured it with three direct and interrelated questions of civil-military relations, genuine civilian control, and civil-military relations to achieve national security. Then, he positioned his next several paragraphs that identified overarching issues associated with his questions, such as: Americans take civil-military relations for granted and display the perception that if there is "no...   [tags: A.J. Bacevich]

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Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy's Varying Cold War Policies

- Influenced by the fear of communism by American society and containment beliefs of people like George Kennan, who advocated that the US should use diplomatic, economic, and military action to contain communism, Truman established the Truman Doctrine, which stated that the US would protect democracies throughout the world, pledging the US would fight it around the world. This doctrine was an extension to both the Monroe Doctrine and the Roosevelt Corollary. In dealing with foreign policy, Truman did everything to protect nations of being consumed by communism, such as the Berlin Airlift, in which Truman decided to avoid the Soviet blockade of West Berlin and flew supplies directly over to the...   [tags: communism, military, nuclear]

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Realism and Freedom in Literature of Dwight D. Eisenhower

- Realism and Freedom Dwight D. Eisenhower once stated, "Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed-else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die" (Rather 1). The meaning of the term freedom is often open to interpretation, and can represent different meanings to different groups of people. Up until the Realistic time period, many Americans viewed freedom as being able to enjoy the rights given to them under the U.S....   [tags: american dream, romantic period, ]

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Dwight Eisenhower

- Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas. His parents, David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower, were a deeply religious couple who belonged to a Protestant sect called the River Brethren. Dwight had two older brothers, Arthur and Edgar, and three younger ones, Roy, Earl, and Milton. As a baby, his family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight’s father worked in a creamery. During that time, the sons raised and sold vegetables and found a variety of other jobs to contribute to household expenses (2, Ambrose)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dwight Eisenhower

- Dwight Eisenhower When you hear the words Dwight Eisenhower, you automatically picture him in uniform telling troops what to do. He was one of the best generals the United States has ever had. Not to mention he was a great president, also. He made sure he kept the United States safe and help out other countries also. He said he was going to go to Korea to fight if he had to, and that's what he did. Dwight Eisenhower was born October 14, 1890 in Denison Texas to Ida and David Eisenhower. He was born the third child of a very large family....   [tags: Biography President History]

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Dwight D Eisenhower

- Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14 1890 in Denison Texas. His parents were David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower. He had two older brothers Arthur and Edgar and three youger ones Roy,Earl and Milton. Predictions made in his highschool year book saw Dwight as becoming a history professor and strangly enough his older brother Edgar becoming President of the United States. Many happenings in Dwight’s life show leadership ability. In 1941 Eisenhower was appointed by the army to plan the stradegy for the Third Army in war games in Louisianna....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Dwight D Eisenhower

- He was born in a small town called Deniso in western Texas in the year 1890 (Hargrove 22).Then he and his family moved to a railroad town called Abilene in the state of Kansas. Here Dwight Eisenhower grew upwith his 13 other family members. (Hargrove 19). Dwight David Eisenhower is one of Americas greatest heroes with his military career to his two terms as President of the United States. 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dwight D Eisenhower

- Dwight’s Early Life Dwight D. Eisenhower was the third son of David and Ida Stover Eisenhower. He was born in 1890 in Denison, Texas, and named David Dwight Eisenhower, although he was known as Dwight David by many. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where Eisenhower was brought up. He was the third of seven sons. He and his older brothers were all called “Ike” by their family, Eisenhower was known as “Little Ike”. In his high school years, he was known to excel in sports due to his active nature....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

- Dwight D. Eisenhower These two documents are similar in the ways that they are both pleading for peace Dwight D. Eisenhower states in his farewell address that as a private citizen he would never stop trying to help America advance along the road to peace. Allen Ginsberg states in his poem ³America², ³America you don¹t really want to go to war. America it¹s them damn Russians.² Alan Ginsberg also states in his poem ³There must be some other way to settle this argument² meaning some way other than war....   [tags: Papers]

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Dwight D Eisenhower

- Dwight D Eisenhower was our thirty-fourth president, serving from 1953 to 1961. He was born in Texas in 1890, and brought up in Abilene, Kansas. He was very good in sports in High school and recieved an appointment to West Point. He was stationed in Texas as second lieutenant where he met Mamie Geneva Doud, whom he married in 1916. He excelled at many staff assignments and served under the guidance of many great generals. After Pearl Harbor he was called to Washington for a war plans assignment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower 's Speech, Atom And Nuclear Weapons

- ... 4 Initially, Eisenhower did not fully reveal the intentions of his speech which were to encourage those of political involvement to address worldly affairs by seeking out peaceful actions of decorum and amity rather than hostile advancements of discord. The first indication of Eisenhower’s intent was when he stated in his introduction, “This we shall do in the conviction that you will provide a great share of the wisdom, of the courage, and the faith which can bring to this world lasting peace for all nations, and happiness and well-being for all men.” 5 It was by those words, that this speech was made memorable....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II, Cold War]

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Eisenhower 's President Of The Allied Forces During World War II

- ... An armistice that remains in effect today. Along with the armistice, relations between China and the U.S. remained hostile as they did before Eisenhower, as he too, recognized the government in Taiwan as the true government of China. Two years following the end of the Korean war, and death of Stalin, the U.S and Soviets appeared to be heading toward a “peaceful coexistence”. This peaceful coexistence was highlighted by the meetings between Eisenhower and the new Soviet Premier Khrushchev in Switzerland....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War]

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The Leader of World Peace

- 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....   [tags: Dwight Eisenhower, US history]

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An Incumbent President with Many Tricks Up His Sleeve

- ... He also uses Appeal to Emotion by fear and self-interest. The advertisement uses these techniques to suggest that without Dwight, war will certainly come, and disrupt the country’s peace. Though these techniques are used very effectively, and the few facts stated are true, the promises and claims made cannot be guaranteed. The advertisement goes on to transition to a few citizens speaking in favor of Eisenhower, and that he will construct a peaceful and secure nation, followed by a few uneasy warnings from the narrator....   [tags: Eisenhower's use of propaganda devices]

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Operation Overlord and the Joint Warfighting Function Sustainment

- Introduction War finds success and failure inescapably linked to how well the combined, joint, and multinational commander ensures the Joint War Fighting Function “Sustainment” links to strategic, operational, and tactical objectives. General Eisenhower’s Operation OVERLORD, the Allied cross channel, air, and seaborne invasion of France during World War II, provides an excellent case study to show successful integration of the principles and the spirit of the Joint War Fighting Function “Sustainment.” OVERLORD required synchronizing, coordinating, and integrating the logistics capabilities of coalition forces and their equipment, as well as civilian manufacturing capabilities to meet the po...   [tags: Eisenhower, political/government strategies]

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A Foreign Policy for the 1960s

- In two weeks, President Eisenhower will make way for the youngest elected president in our nation’s history. As a president taking office right at the height of the Cold War, incoming President Kennedy would do well to immediately pay attention to his foreign policy. Succeeding not only requires constant attention and dedication to improving and maintaining America’s global standing, but also looking to our past and learning from where the United States has triumphed and flopped. President Truman and President Eisenhower’s policies have left us with what I believe are four crucial lessons for President Kennedy: to resist – contain – the Soviets; to nevertheless exercise restraint with foreig...   [tags: cold war, intervention, eisenhower]

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The Road Far From Heaven: Richard Yates’s Book Revolutionary Road

- From the founding and settling of the United States, the deeply rooted American ideology of individualism has compeled the nation to strive for self-reliance and nondependence. This ideology is captured in Walt Whitman’s words “A man is not a whole and complete man unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on” (Jackson 50). However, the early 20th century’s threat of dependency and socialism, resulted in the conformity of a nation after WWII, reaching an ultimate height during the Eisenhower Era in the 1950’s....   [tags: eisenhower era, socialism, dependency]

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Commotions in Postwar America

- ... The influence of the huge postwar generation will remain to undulate through United States’ society well into the next century, when its members pass eventually into retirement, placing massive strains on the Social Security system. Heading over the opening of the postwar period was the democratic viewpoints in the presidential election of 1952, where Republicans headed off a strong-minded attempt by the isolationist wing of their party to nominate “Mr. Republican,” Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft....   [tags: baby boom, television, Eisenhower]

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How Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower Tried to Stop Communism

- As president, both Harry S. Truman (Democrat) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican) made it a top priority to contain the spread of communism. Both served for two terms in office. President Truman served as Vice-President for Roosevelt a mere eighty-two days when Roosevelt died making him the 33rd president. Truman demonstrated an aggressive and expensive methodology of dealing with Stalin and the Soviet Union. Eisenhower, conversely, concentrated his foreign policy more on promoting superior United States nuclear weapon technologies to deter Soviet expansion and the spread of communism....   [tags: communism, policy, nuclear weapon]

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Robert R. Bowie, and Richard H. Immerman's "Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy"

- The history of the Cold War was one of suspense and countermoves by the U.S. and the USSR to prevent the domination of spheres of influence. Although it was not a war in the scientific sense, the clash over ideologies (Marxism and Capitalistic Democracy), placed the balance of power in limbo, and the prospect of an unintentional third World War. Waging Peace by Robert Bowie and Richard Immerman, offers a superb account on the true events behind the development, and implementation of the strategy of containment of the USSR....   [tags: Robert R. Bowie, Richard H. Immerman, Waging Peace]

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America: The Military-Industrial Complex

- America holds the dream of liberty and freedom and protects the attainment and success of democracy across the world. As President Eisenhower emphasized in his “Farewell Address,” our goal as a nation has always been to “foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity, and integrity among people and among nations” (par. 7). However, since the early fifties, American society has become a nation of self-servers with ulterior motives that surface well after our nation has initiated conflicts with others....   [tags: patriotism, American society, President Eisenhower]

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Cold War Presidents

- ... Johnson's administration did the most to improve the lives for African Americans, a significant improvement for African Americans Civil Rights being the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which abolished white racial discrimination that had previously restricted their right to vote. His determination to improve the lives of African Americans included beneficial improvements in unemployment and poverty decreased by nearly a quarter. He played a vital role in ending discrimination and segregation, particularly in the South....   [tags: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan]

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The Great Depression And World War II

- ... When families are being started, it is natural for parents to want their children to have good morals as well as a religious foundation. As the baby booming generation grew up, birth rates fell along with church attendance across America. With the rate of families increasing starting in the late 1940s and beginning to decline in the mid-1960s, church attendance rose and fell along with the patterns of birth rates. As men were returning home from war, the country and the rest of the world began the process of returning to normalcy....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Dwight D. Eisenhower]

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The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways

- Highway Revolt In the past seventy years the United States has evolved to become a nation of intricate roads and major superhighways. With 6,586,610 km of public roads the United States holds the leading position for the largest road network in the world. Creating such a monstrous change in a nation over a short period of time generated some disagreements between locals and politicians. In addition to disagreements, the undertaking of building an enormous network of highways held a vast number of unintended consequences....   [tags: construction of roads, superhighways]

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McCarthy and Modern Republicanism, An Outline

- ... nuclear submarine within atomic tipped Polaris missile within 1960 • Eisenhower then had MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction of annihilating the enemy no matter whether the country is destroyed • May 5 of 1960 was Soviets shot the U.S. U-2 spy plane over territory • Eisenhower saw then of the Soviets had the pilot of Francis Gary Powers but then said he had allowed for secret flights over the Soviets Containment in the Post-Colonial World • Cold War then was of Third World that had the anticolonist movements that were from WWII • 1947 to 1962 of British and French and Dutch and Belgian empires within the Middle East and Africa or Asia all but were gone • Dulles then had the Southeast A...   [tags: communism, soviet union]

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"Why We Fight"

- Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1961 President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address to the nation. He talked about the dangers of deficit spending and of future planning. But, the main point that Eisenhower made that caused his farewell address to become famous was his valid concern and warning of the military-industry complex and it’s ability to destroy our security and liberty. Based on research and past events Eisenhower was correct in doing so because of America’s need for success and their ability to pay any cost to do so....   [tags: U.S. Government ]

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Unique Paths to the Supreme Court

- ... He was able to improve public goods like roads and hospitals, while still cutting taxes (Newton 209). Over his life, Warren served in the army, as a district attorney, as Attorney General, and as Governor. One of his first and only political upsets occurred in 1948 when he ran for Vice President against the incumbent President Truman (Schwartz 2). After another defeat by President-elect Eisenhower, Warren decided not to run for a fourth term as Governor. Unless he garnered a new position in Eisenhower’s administration, his political career would be over (Schwartz 2)....   [tags: elected, politics, attorney]

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D-Day The Invasion Of Normandy

- The Battle of Normandy was a turning point in World War II. Canada, America, and Great Britain arrived at the beaches of Normandy and their main objective was to push the Nazi’s out of France. The Invasion at Normandy by the Allied Powers winning this battle lead to the liberation of France and Western Europe. Most importantly Hitler was being attacked from both the eastern and western front, and caused him to lose power. If the Allied Powers did not succeed On D-Day, Hitler would’ve taken over all of Europe....   [tags: Operation Overlord]

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White House Spiritual Consultant

- For more than half a century, Billy Graham has been a fiery, outspoken, charismatic, evangelical preacher who has shared the gospel, reaching out to more than 210 million people in various countries. Billy Graham, during his more than sixty year ministry, has had exclusive access to the White House and has had a unique relationship with eleven US Presidents. From Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush, Graham has made a substantial impact on many of these American Leader’s lives and has been an openly accessible spiritual consultant for them....   [tags: Religion]

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The Vietnam War, the Korean War, and Governmental Power

- The power of the United States government has fluctuated drastically over the past four decades. The President found loopholes in the system of Congress for military based mission. This shows that the power of the president is too much. “Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson urged President Dwight D. Eisenhower to leave Vietnam "completely and as soon as possible." He warned that he could "see nothing but grief in store for us if we remained in that area."” (Boyhood Home 2013) this brief conversation foreshadows that staying in Vietnam would only cause more problems for America and the world itself....   [tags: Pentagon Papers, Domino Theory]

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World War II : The Government Of The United States

- ... (Shi and Tindall 884-885). Even though America fought World War II to maintain freedom and democracy, that same war entailed one of the largest demonstrations of the crushing of civil liberties in American history. President Roosevelt was encouraged by numerous officials from all levels of the federal government to authorize the internment of tens of thousands of Japanese Americans and illegal aliens from Japan. On March 18, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt appointed Milton Eisenhower, a New Deal bureaucrat in the Department of Agriculture and a brother of General Dwight D....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II]

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The United States and the Suez Crisis of 1956

- A: Plan of Investigation Research Question: To what extent was the goal of U.S. actions surrounding the Suez Crisis of 1956 to preserve neutrality to protect U.S. interests. Background: In the midst of the Cold War and the Arab-Israeli conflict, conflict arose over Gamal Abdel Nasser’s nationalization of the Suez Canal. This was of particular concern due to Nasser’s increased connection with the Soviet Union, through the Czech Arms agreement and the Aswan Dam. Following Nasser’s nationalization of the Suez Canal, Great Britain, France, and Israel invaded Egypt....   [tags: soviet union, gamal nasser, suez crisis]

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English and History Analysis

- What was Harry S. Truman’s, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s, and John F. Kennedy’s approach to communism; were they all similar or were they all different. Both, Truman’s and Eisenhower’s speeches encouraged the United States involvement increasing in global relation with financial backing and military support to combat communism, while Kennedy’s suggested a more moderate solution when possible. According to Edward Ayers, the Policy of Containment is when the United States should stay away Soviet attempts to expand its power and influence wherever the attempts are occurred (Ayers 819)....   [tags: Flexible response,policy of containment]

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Moral Blame For The Armaments Race

- ... Each draft created by the writing team became less and less conformational, which was good for the United States because it made them to be perceived as a good guy. The drafts began as much more confrontational almost being bold straight up threats. But, as each draft was developed the threats became more and more hidden in the language instead of being bold threats. If a person were to compare the rhetoric from the first draft to the final speech many people would not be able to believe, that was the same speech....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, United Nations]

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US Actions in World War I

- US Actions in World War I A point that has been studied by many is for what reason were the U-2s flown over Russian territory in the first place. Eisenhower claimed to want to “get a better handle on Soviet capabilities.” (Judge and Langdon, 135)....   [tags: Soviet Union WWI missiles]

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The Battle of Normandy

- The Battle of Normandy was a turning point in World War II. Canada, America, and Great Britain arrived at the beaches of Normandy and their main objective was to push the Nazi’s out of France. The Invasion at Normandy by the Allied Powers winning this battle lead to the liberation of France and Western Europe. Most importantly Hitler’s was being attacked from both the eastern and western front, and caused him to lose power. If the Allied Powers did not succeed in D-Day Hitler would’ve taken over all of Europe.In a document written by General Dwight Eisenhower he persuades the allied powers to invade Normandy....   [tags: turning points in World War II]

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Role Of The President Of The United States

- ... Alexander Hamilton under the alias of Pacificus, and James Madison under the alias of Helividus, would write opposing letters to newspapers defending their views on Washington’s actions. Hamilton would argue that the President was simply utilizing his executive ability to craft foreign policy, and he in fact is the only linkage between the United States and other foreign nations. Madison would argue that the declaration was unconstitutional because the Senate who has the ability to approve treaties did not authorize it, and it broke an already ratified treaty with France....   [tags: World War II, Cold War]

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Joint Function "Sustainment" and Operation Overload

- Introduction War finds success and failure inescapably linked to how well the Combined, Joint, and Multinational Commander ensures the Joint War Fighting Function “Sustainment” planning is linked to strategic, operational and tactical objectives. General Eisenhower’s Operation OVERLORD, the Allied cross channel, air, and seaborne invasion of France during World War II provides an excellent case study to show successful integration of the principles and the spirit of the Joint War Fighting Function “Sustainment.” OVERLORD required synchronizing, coordinating, and integrating the logistics capabilities of coalition forces, their equipment as well as civilian manufacturing capabilities to meet...   [tags: logistics, invasion of france]

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Political Games of Vietnam

- Political games of Vietnam The Vietnam War was a pivotal changing point in the American foreign policy. Through the span of three presidents and the Cold War, Vietnam changed the outlook of America in the world wide arena. After the end of the Indochina war and oppression of Vietnam by the French, the country was split into the north and the south along the 17th parallel. Following the declaration of the Geneva Accord there was to be a demilitarized zone along the north and the south of the 17th parallel and each side of the nation would have 300 days to remove their personnel from the opposing side of the country....   [tags: changing points in US history]

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Containment Was The Approach Of America Following The End Of World War II

- ... The Marshall Plan was put in place to keep American influence in the region, help ward off Communism, and rebuild a war torn Europe. Truman also established the National Security Act in 1947, which became the forefront of modern American policy as it dealt with the world as a whole. The National Security Act established the DOD, quick dissemination of intelligence and set up the CIA. All of which were crucial in the containment of Communism. The last thing that was established by Truman was NATO, a collection of Western minded nations that came together to suppress the spread of Communism....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Containment]

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The Removal of An Obstruction of Justice

- The framework of the United States Constitution created a government in which the powers were intentionally divided into three branches of government: Legislature, Executive, and Judicial. It was thought that each branch would check the power of the other institutions. By separating the power, the framers wanted to improve the effectiveness of the government. Each of the three branches has its designated responsibilities. The executive branch is responsible for faithfully executing the law and the president is the head of the division....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Perceptions Of Others Attending The Miss Columbia

- ... Eisenhower `s approach as described by him was of dynamic conservatism which literary meant that he was more mindful of the money usage but liberal to the human beings. Eisenhower availed to reinforce such established programs as Convivial Security and launch consequential incipient ones. For example, in 1956 the Interstate Highway System. It became the single most immensely colossal public works program in the United States of America history. The policy of domestic Eisenhower followed a middle course, perpetuating most of the Incipient Deal and Fair Deal programs, and accentuating a balanced budget....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama]

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The Cost of a Losing War

- The Cold War loomed, creating a red scare that dominated the United States culture. Communism had a large effect on the United States and many other countries. The Communism form of government expanded across much of Southeast Asia. This devastated America economy and generated a upset faithless nation. Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Nixon all felt the need to end communism in South Vietnam to bring peace upon the nation. The Vietnam War did not begin until 1965, which was after Truman and Eisenhower’s years in office they still had a significant role in this War....   [tags: Cold War, communism, Vietnam War, United States]

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Cold War And The Soviet Union

- ... The developments of programs were initially made to keep confidence with people. Intensification of affirmative and timely measures and operations by convert means were also deemed necessary. Creation of internal security and civilian defense programs was a must at this time. Improvement and intensification of intelligence activities was next to important. Lastly, the reduction of Federal expenditures for purposes other than defense and foreign assistance. For one, Russians lacked trust. It started when the Russians didn’t have hope for peaceful agricultural people that portrayed to stay in a plain neighborhood of fierce Nomadic people....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II]

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So Far From God

- Eisenhower, John S. D. So Far From God: The U. S. War with Mexico 1846 – 1848. New York: Random House, 1989, xxvi, 436. Mr. John Eisenhower is a retired Army General from Westchester, Pennsylvania. He is also the son of retired General and later President, Dwight D. Eisehower. He is an author as well as a military historian. Mr. Eisenhower’s other works include, The Bitter Woods, published in 1987 and critically acclaimed by Life magazine author, S. L. A. Marshall as being “written with power by a true military historian.” Reviews of his work from The New Yorker and New York Times Book Review describe his accounts as “Exceptionally interesting” and “Written with enthusiasm that is hard to...   [tags: essays research papers]

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SPACE: THE UNCLAIMED FRONTIER

- The Cold War, a time of political opposition, was the key cause that generated the race to space. For years the US and the USSR competed to be number one in rocketry and spaceflight. Although they battled mainly for land, space became a precarious area to dominate. It was serious to get ahead, and in October of 1957, Russia launched Sputnik 1 into space. To America, it was a time of fear. The Space Race had started and Russia was in the lead. Immediately, America began to launch missiles and fire rockets, not only to catch up, but to stay in the lead....   [tags: Apollo, Sputnik, URSS, USA]

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The Deficiencies Associated With The Joint Functions During Operation Husky

- ... Top leadership attempted to follow Eisenhower’s overall intent; however, the planning, coordinating and execution of the operation was crippled from inception. The lack of devoted time, physical separation, and the lack of focus and unity of effort by the functional leaders before and during operations limited greater successes that could have easily been achieved. Without a solid overall joint organization created, Eisenhower was limited in his capability to form an overall functional intent that would be agreed by both sides....   [tags: World War II, Allies of World War II, Axis powers]

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Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

- The “Presidents Club” is not written in an orderly way. The reason why the “Presidents Club” is written this w is because the authors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy only write about recent presidencies that they have witnessed throughout their lifetimes. By witnessing these presidencies the authors have watched the presidents from Truman to Obama make lifetime relationships. Life relationships take decades to form. To write this book, memoirs and presidential correspondences were used rather more than actual interviews....   [tags: kennedy, recent presidencies]

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Leadership and management

- Leaders manage and managers lead but they are not one and the same (Bass 1990). In years past the concepts of leadership and management have often been meshed into one. Is the manager of a business able to lead. Is the leader able to manage his followers. Management is defined by certain functions which can possibly lead to leadership and leadership is characterised by certain activities which could play a role in management. However, a number of managers do not lead and some leaders do not manage (Zaleznik, 1977)....   [tags: Transactional Theory, Scientific Method]

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The Vietnam War Deeply Impacted Domestic Life

- ... Although Eisenhower knew the expansion of the military was a necessity, he was quick to caution that the undue influence should be closely monitored to avoid unnecessary entanglements. The new military expansion would affect every aspect of American lives; it would have political, social, and economic ramifications. The amount of money poured into these projects would become the livelihood of many hardworking Americans. Expertise in the fields of research and science became commonplace for the military industry; and lucrative military contracts narrowed the field of scientific discoveries....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War, United States]

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Miss Columbia 's School House

- ... The two documents showed how Americans treated the foreigners more differently. Majority of the people were the white population and the minority of the country were treated unfairly. 2) President Eisenhower explains the problem going on in Little Rock, mobs were formed because the desegregation in the schools. Yesterday, the former president issued a Proclamations among the mobs, but that didn’t work. So, now Eisenhower needs to send federal troops to protect the fellow African Americans student to go to school safety and not be attacked....   [tags: Barack Obama, United States, Democratic Party]

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U-2 Incident

- On May 1, 1960, two weeks prior to the United States-Soviet Summit in Paris, a U-2 high altitude reconnaissance airplane was shot down while flying a spy mission over the Soviet Union. The Eisenhower administration was forced to own up to the mission, and Khrushchev canceled the Paris Summit. As a result, The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union continued for over 30 years. Shortly after the end of World War II, United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the two superpowers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Causes and Effects of Anticommunist Sentiment in the Cold War

- Since the Russian Revolution in 1905, the world housed suspicions regarding communism. These suspicions grew through both World War I, blossoming into a direct confrontation between Communist Russia and Capitalist America. Following the acts of World War II, the Cold War erupted. During the Cold War, United States foreign policy grew gradually aggressive, reflecting the public sentiment. The American anticommunist attitude began in 1919, with the Red Scare. In 1917, Russia experienced the culmination of multiple social revolutions as the Bolsheviks seized control of the government....   [tags: cold war, anticommunism, communist russia]

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The Cold War On The World War II

- ... He thought more along the lines of “quality not quantity” and by spending less money training an entire army, he would build W.M.D.s and use them as leverage in conflict. He cut the budget in half and as a result the economy grew 2.4% a year. These fiscal policies were greatly influenced by the global events at the time, which chiefly concerns the Cold War and combating communism. In the case of both presidents, they tried to use America’s large economy to their advantage by gaining leverage communist states such as China and Russia could not obtain....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Harry S. Truman]

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The Perfect Failure by Trumbull Higgins

- The Perfect Failure Kennedy, Eisenhouwer and the CIA at the Bay of Pigs by Trumbull Higgins I have always wondered about the history and surrounding factors of the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. I lived in Miami for seven years and have always wondered why Cubans had an air of entitlement, that United States owes them something. The explanation that I was given, when I felt comfortable asking about this, was that the United States failed them. That for the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba the United States led the Cuban exiles into a battle they could not win....   [tags: US History Policy Government Politics]

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American Public Policy in the Fifties: The Development of Dilemmas

- American Public Policy in the Fifties: The Development of Dilemmas During the 1950s, Eisenhower simultaneously developed public policy through control of military commitments abroad; for the individual, the ironic combination of consumer freedom, repressive social structures, and civil rights expansion; a protectionist stance on the economy coupled with a cautionary rejection of increased domestic spending; and the suffocation of political dissent with the blanket of patriotism. The 1950s serves as a point of restrictive reference, justifying its significance for past and future public policy....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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