Dwight D. Eisenhower Essay, Research Paper
Life Before A President
Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas. He
was the third of seven sons. His parents where David Jacob Eisenhower, and Ida
Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. In 1892, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas,
there he began his schooling until he graduated from Abilene High School in 1909. In
1911, Dwight took the Annapolis and West Point Entrance Exams. He scored first
on the Annapolis exam and second on the West Point exam. Since he was to
old for Annapolis he had to disqualify himself, and he went to West Point. On June
14, 1911, he entered the United States Military Academy in West Point New York.
When he was in the academy he was a very good student. In his last year, he was
57th out of a class of 212. His best grades was in English and in history where he was
10th in his class for English and 39th for history. He was also a very good football player
as well. In one game he played against one of the greatest football players of all time,
Jim Thorpe. In this game, he badly sprained his knee, which forced him to quit.
He then met his future wife, Mamie Geneva Doud while he was visiting some
friends in San Antonio. They were married on July 1, 1916. Then had there first son,
Doud Dwight, born September 24, 1917, but died January 2, 1921 of scarlet fever. Their
second son, John Sheldon Doud was born August 3, 1922. He went on to follow his
fathers Footsteps by serving in the U.S. Army.
Life as a president
Dwight David Eisenhower?s presidency was good he was a Republican candidate
for President on June 4, 1952. ?I like Ike? was his slogan; Eisenhower won a sweeping
victory and was Elected President on November 4, 1952. During his 2-year term he tried
to reduce the strains of the Cold War. In 1953, a signing of a truce made peace along the
border of South Korea. That same year the death of Stalin a Russian Leader caused a bad
relationship with Russia. Meanwhile, both Russia and the United States had developed
hydrogen bombs. So in July 1955 Eisenhower met with the British, French, and Russian
governments and the United States and Russia exchange blueprints of each other’s
military establishments, witch caused the conflict to end.
In September 1955, in Denver, Colorado Eisenhower suffered from a heart attack
and left the hospital seven weeks later. In November he was elected for his second term.
In his second term continued most of the New Deal and Fair Deal programs,
emphasizing a balanced budget. As ?desegregation of schools? began, orders of a
Federal Court allowed Ike to send troops into Little Rock, Arkansas and he also ordered
the Complete desegregation of the Armed Forces.
In conclusion, president Eisenhower concentrated on maintaining world peace
and do what ever he could to make the United States of America a better place. Dwight
David Eisenhower?s life as a president was good because of all his good deeds and
Accomplishments through out his presidency years.
What I Think About President
Dwight D. Eisenhower.
I think president Dwight D. Eisenhower was a great president, although this is
the only president I have researched and I have just started researching this president
just a week ago. I have found the more research I did, the more I liked this president.
There are two mean reasons I like this president. The first reason is all of the interesting
events that had happened through out his presidency such as the one in 1955 witch is
the one when he met with the British, French, and Russian governments and the United
States and Russia exchange blueprints of each other’s military establishments, and
Eisenhower ended the conflict. The second reason I like this president is his past history
as a soldier.
Some main events that had happened through out Eisenhower?s presidency
that I find interesting, besides the one listed above is when, Eisenhower delivers his
“Atoms for Peace” speech on Dec. 8, 1953 at the United Nations proposing an
international atomic energy agency and peaceful development of nuclear energy. Another
one is Eisenhower attends the Geneva Four Power Conference in July 1955 and submits
his “Open Skies” proposal allowing mutual air reconnaissance over military installations.
I find these two events interesting not just because there interesting events, but the way
Eisenhower handled them because he was a soldier in his early age and he new what it
was like to be in a war and fight for his country, witch other presidents didn?t