Bringing to the presidency his prestige of commanding general of the Allied Forces in Europe and obtaining a truce during the Korean War to ease tensions during the Cold War. He did this all within two terms . (1953- 1961) Born in Texas in 1890, brought up in Abilene, Kansas, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the third child of SEVEN sons, SEVEN! He was excellent at sports in high school, and received an appointment to West Point. Stationed in Texas as a Second lieutenant he met his future wife Mamie Geneva Doud.
In 1900s, he served in the U.S Force flying C-130, and he left the U.S Force and came back to Texas. First, he was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1998. His career started to growing strongly at that time which he became served two terms as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. At the same time, with responsibilities as the Texas House of Representatives for three terms. In 2002, he became the 47th governor of Texas and Perry won two more elections.
The Cold War was a time when the world powers, the US and the USSR, made many technological advancements from weapons to space travel. Ronald Reagan was the US president that ended the tensions between the US and the USSR. On June 11, 2004, the former prime minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, presented Reagan’s eulogy at his funeral. In her eulogy viewed by thousands worldwide, she depicts Reagan as a great man whose accomplishments united a torn nation and pulled the nation out of the Cold War. Within Thatcher’s eulogy for Reagan, she portrays his success and greatness.
On March 5th 1946, not even one year after the overwhelming victory of the Alliance over the Nazis in World War II, Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time (1940 – 1945), was invited to deliver a speech at Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri. It is commonly known as “The iron curtain speech”, but Churchill refers to it as “The Sinews of Peace” at the end of the same. This speech reflected his own personal opinion, and was aimed at the people of the United States of America, his countrymen across the Atlantic ocean and other nations. The nature of it is political, taking into consideration the historical context within it occurred: tensions between the Western Bloc (composed of the United States of America,
Apollo 11 Nearly 600 million people heard Neil Armstrong say, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” as he made history on July 24, 1969. (NASA.gov) The Apollo 11 Mission is recognized all over the world and is remembered as one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It required meticulous planning, hard training, and extreme precision. Even the rocket was innovative and brought humanity to greater heights than ever before. The Apollo 11 Mission 's effects will never be forgotten.. PLANNING The Apollo 11 Mission required meticulous planning that began the second John F. Kennedy presented the challenge putting a man on the moon in 1961.
Dr. James Killian, originally president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was appointed the nation’s first national science advisor, and later convinced Eisenhower to establish a national rocket and space agency, which would be the predecessor of today’s NASA (Kuhn 24). With its establishment on October 1, 1958, the American masses put much attention on NASA; Hillary Clinton, 11 at the time, eagerly wrote to volunteer for astronaut training but was rejected due to her gender. There were quarrels within the US government regarding the development of certain warheads, most notably the ICBM. Even as president, Eisenhower was forced to accelerate missile programs to appease the public as well as politicians who were in a state of panic and frenzy. Amid the process of delivering new policies, politicians took stances and Eisenhower faced much resistance.
In 1846, Dr. William Morton was wrongly credited of being the first person to have used sulfuric-ether as a sedative for surgery. A few minutes after delivering a child, Long died of a stroke in Athens, Georgia. Sadly, one year after he died he was officially declared the discoverer of anesthesia by the National Eclectic Medical Association. There are numerous memorials, statues, and paintings honoring Dr. Crawford Long, and there is The Crawford Long museum in Jefferson, Georgia. Also, in 1931, he had a hospital named after him called Emory Crawford Long Hospital, which later was renamed Emory University Hospital Midtown in 2009.
Fifty-three years, ten months and eighteen days ago, Eisenhower gave what is now known as one of the most memorable farewell addresses in presidential history, excluding George Washington and his departing speech, to the nation. In this amazing address, Eisenhower expresses fears and warns of deficit spending, the corrupting influence of the military, and the possible corruption of science. In quick overview, this speech seems like a simple farewell to the nation he had served for so many years, but if you dive a little deeper, the meaning is much more multifaceted. After briefly thanking Congress, Ike then delves into the problems he foresees, identifying two main points and sub-points. He first speaks about concerns for the growth and budget of the military.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” This simple phrase by American astronaut Neil Armstrong will forever earn him the title of hero. A hero is someone who is “willing to take a personal sacrifice for the benefit of others” (Lickerman). Neil Aiden Armstrong was born on August 5”1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio and by the age of sixteen, he was a licensed pilot. He went on th join the Navy, serve In the Korean War and eventually became a research pilot for NASA. However, some may feel that Armstrong was just a pawn in the US/USSR space race.
Almost four years after Pearl Harbor, on August 6, 1945 there were nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima because the U.S. had a great deal of tension with Japan for decades. President Harry S. Truman had a plan called the Potsdam Declaration that agreed to peace terms and more importantly to end the war. I believe this was the right thing to do because we were giving Japan a chance to surrender unlike what they did to Pearl Harbor. This was announced less than two weeks before the “Little Boy”was dropped on Hiroshima, so all of these deaths could have been avoided. Little Boy was a codename for the uranium atomic bomb.
In 1948 he married Elizabeth Bloomer Warren. In that same year president Ford entered republicans. He won every election but then he lost in 1976 to a Georgia governor and peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. When Gerald ford was president he announced “I assume the Presidency under extraordinary circumstances...This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts our hearts." President Gerald Ford was born July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska.
In 1952 John Kennedy ran for US senate against Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Kennedy won by 70,000 votes. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he won by less than 120,000 votes. A famous statement that John Kennedy once stated was, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Russian leader, Khrushchev, the British Prime Minister and John Kennedy all signed the nuclear test ban treaty; therefore Kennedy won his greatest foreign affairs victory. Many people to this day remember the shocking moment when they first heard of President Kennedy 's assassination. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963 by a communist sympathizer named Lee Oswald.