Dwight Eisenhower Biography

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Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th US president was faced with many difficult challenges in his two term presidency, and carried the nation on his shoulders. Dwight used his power to serve and protect his citizens with his powerful leadership, accompanied by his strong, but peaceful demeanor. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in the town of Denison, Texas. He was one of seven boys in his large family. Although young Dwight was born in Texas, soon after his birth his family packed things up and moved to Abilene, Kansas, which he considers his home town. Dwight’s mother Ida, had a staggering amount of history books which got Dwight hooked on war. This motivated him to try to get into the US Military Academy at West Point.…show more content…
This will further help him when running for president later in his life. In 1944, Ike was the commander of allied troops in Europe. Before they embarked on their journey of the Normandy Invasion, a.k.a “D-Day”, Ike spoke these famous inspirational words, "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you." (Dwight Eisenhower,…show more content…
Ike was loved by many as he served two terms in his presidency. Dwight also had a sense of humor, saying, “Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy.” (Dwight, brainyquote.com). In 1952, both parties tried to recruit him as president, because of his great impact and leadership at war. Ike decided that he would lead the charge in the Republican party. Dwight didn’t believe in coming in and changing everything the past democratic presidents had done, rather he expanded social security and other social welfare programs. Ike really pushed for expansion of the interstate systems which has revolutionized the way we travel today. Some of the highways we drive on today our named after him. For the most part, America was at peace after he ended the Korean conflicts. Dwight was said to be a quiet president because he claimed he liked to work secret and in peace. Dwight made the country more stable with a growing economy. There were rumors at the time of the space race that the Soviet Union would invade us and spread communism throughout. So, Ike created surveillance satellites to detect the incoming missiles, and safe the
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