Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atom For Peace

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Abstract Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States who was born on October 14 1890 in Texas. He went West Point a prestigious Army school and then during WWI he trained in people in tanks. During WWII he commanded the Normandy invention or D-Day. After that he became the supreme commander of the Allies .Then he retired from the military and ran for president and won, he served two terms as president in which he managed Cold War era tensions and ended the war with Korea. After that he retired to Gettysburg in 1961 and died on March 16 1969 at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C.

Early Life Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, to David Jacob Eisenhower and
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Dwight picked up were Roosevelt left off, with the New Deal and Fair Deal. He also reduced tension between U.S. and Russia or what is known as the Cold War because no fighting was done. He helped North Korea and South Korea become at peace, 38th parallel is established which was a boundary between the two countries. In December of 1953 he gave his “Atom for Peace” speech at the UN proposing atomic energy for peace and not for weapons. This came after the U.S. and Russia both invented atomic weapons over the past few years. In 1955 he met with major county leaders such as Russia, Britain, and French leaders to talk about nuclear weapons. One year later Eisenhower was reelected for a second term winning bigger than his previous election after he had recovered from a heart attack. During his second term he promoted nuclear weapons used for peace not war, as well as creating the U.S. Information agency and having Alaska and Hawaii become states. In 1957 he signed the Civil Rights Act and a Civil Rights Commission. He also signed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In January 1961 he gave a farewell address and was going to leave office. Before he left he said "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world” (Dwight D. Eisenhower. (n.d.). Retrieved September 27, 2015). After his two terms were up JFK became the new president and…show more content…
Conclusion In conclusion Eisenhower did a lot of important things in his life that affected the world we live in. He started out just as a poor kid that put himself through West point. After that he worked his way up to a five star general and commanded the attack on Normandy. He then became the 34th president of the United States. During that time he wrote his “Atom for Peace” speech, helped Korea become at peace with each other, and signed a bill that started NASA. These are some great feats that he accomplished in his lifetime.

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Biography.com Editors (N/A) Dwight D. Eisenhower Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/dwight-d-eisenhower-9285482#related-video-gallery

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