Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969) was elected to the White House in 1952. He had served as the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and was a hugely popular figure in the United States. He was able to carry 83% of the electoral vote. Ironically, he never saw active combat despite his many years in the military.
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October 14, 1890
March 28, 1969
Term of Office:
January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961
Number of Terms Elected:
Marie "Mamie" Geneva Doud
Dwight Eisenhower Quote:
"No people can live to itself alone. The unity of all who dwell in freedom is their own sure." ~Second Inaugural Address
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Major Events While in Office:
- End of the Korean War (1953)
- Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
- Interstate Highway System Created (1956)
- Eisenhower ordered Federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce integration (1957)
- Eisenhower Doctrine (1957)
States Entering Union While in Office:
- Alaska (1959)
- Hawaii (1959)
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Dwight Eisenhower Biography
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Overview of World War II
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Brown v. Board of Education
This court case overturned the doctrine of Separate but Equal that had been allowed with the Plessy v. Ferguson decision in 1896.
The war in Korea lasted from 1950-1953. It has been called the forgotten war because of its placement between the glory of World War II and the agony caused by the Vietnam War.
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