Eisenhower Atoms For Peace Speech Analysis

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Even though Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up in a small town in Kansas, he ended the war in Korea, was elected as the 34th US President serving two terms, then worked around the clock to ease the Cold War. Eisenhower and The Korean War Eisenhower was a man of many quotes and my favorite quote of his is "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it." Eisenhower was President during the Korean war which lasted from 1950-1953, he then said during his campaign "I shall go to Korea" which is pretty brave if you ask me. He went to Korea on December 2, 1952 and visted the US troops and the South Korean leaders. He was very confident that he was going to end the war in Korea. The war then ended on July 27, 1953 which was 7 months after he visted. Eisenhower was a very religious man and for example he…show more content…
He concentrated on maintaining world peace and watched with pleasure the development of his "atoms for peace" program. Eisenhower made his "atoms for peace" speech on December 8, 1953. The speech talked about the nuclear bomb race between the United States and the Soviet Union, the United States already dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945, ending war between the US and Japan, and also in the after years of World War II the US tested even stronger bombs. In 1949 the Soviet Union achieved its own nuclear capacity, then both nations raced to create a more powerful bomb. The United States did so in 1952 making a very powerful "hydrogen bomb," a fews days after Eisenhower was elected. The 10-megaton blast of the bomb had destroyed the test island of Elugelab, creating an underwater crater 1,500 yards in diameter. With the hydrogen bomb the United States and the world had entered the thermonuclear age. Thermonuclear means relating to or using nuclear reactions that occur only at very high temperatures, or involving weapons in which explosive force in produced by nuclear
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