Dwight D. Eisenhower's Presidency

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Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 19th, 1890, in Denison Texas. When he was a year and half old his family moved to Abilene, Texas and from there he grew up playing baseball and football at Abilene high school (bio.com) After Graduating he started two jobs and with the money he earned he payed for his brother’s tuition at the University of Michigan and after two years his brother and him would switch places and he would pay for Eisenhower 's education, but Eisenhower ended up going the United States Military academy in 1911 for free (bio.com). After Eisenhower graduated, he was stationed in Texas, where he would eventually meet his future wife Mamie Geneva Doud. A few years into their marriage he moved from post to post and in 1917…show more content…
Dwight D. Eisenhower impacted the Office of the American Presidency by using his executive power to deal with the little rock crisis. The little rock crisis occurred in the fall of 1957 when armed troops were sent to block nine African-American children from going to an all white school. Eisenhower responded to this by first going and discussing this issue with the governor where he would eventually get him to remove the army from the school, but that did not help the situation as the violence would continue and the children were still not able to enter the school because the governor would not do anything about it (little rock 9). So Eisenhower stepped in and used his executive power which is found in Article 2, Section 2 and states “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several states”. He used this power to place the Arkansas National Guard under federal control and sent 1,000 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division to assist them in restoring order in Little Rock (little rock). This tactic worked and the students were finally allowed in the school (little rock). Even though Eisenhower restored the peace he was still criticized for not doing enough and for doing too much (little rock). Eisenhower backed up this decision to bring in the army by saying “The very basis of our individual rights and freedoms, is the certainty that the President and the Executive Branch of…show more content…
Eisenhower was the 34th president and the first one to actually use the term “The executive power” to justify his decisions even though many presidents before him used this power but without a name, and thanks to Eisenhower he changed the Office of the American Presidency in his own way even if it was not in a big way. During his presidency Eisenhower had to deal with many things ranging from one person causing panic to having to step in and use his executive power, even though things got rough once in awhile he was able to keep peace between everyone even if some people did not agree with his decisions and even when there was a wide amount of panic. After he left office in 1961 he passed away eight years later on March 28, 1969. While President Dwight D. Eisenhower had a profound impact on the Office of The American Presidency by shutting down McCarthy using his executive privilege, how his want to maintain peace and have a strong military followed his presidential oath, and how he used his executive power to deal with the little
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