How Did Eisenhower Contribute To Peace

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Eisenhower was a man with many accomplishments. He intensely campaigned for world peace after conducting the D-Day invasion in Normandy. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas to Davis Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower as their third son. He was stellar in sports, playing baseball and football at Abilene High School. After graduating in 1909, Eisenhower worked at the Belle Springs Creamery with his uncle and father, as well as moonlighting as a fireman. He even paid for two years of his brother Edgar’s tuition at the University of Michigan, then hoping that Edgar would do the same after getting a higher-paying job. However, Edgar never needed to pay his brother’s tuition because Dwight entered…show more content…
Persuaded by Republican emissaries, Eisenhower decided to run for the United States presidency. Dwight Eisenhower campaigned for world peace and equality, stating that “there must be no second class citizens in this country” after winning the presidency by a landslide (“I like Ike” was one of the best slogans in American history) Having experience as a military general, Eisenhower fought fiercely for world peace, delaying clashes with the Soviet Union in the Cold War. In part because the United States and Russia developed hydrogen bombs, Eisenhower relentlessly campaigned to halt the Cold War and tensions between democracy and communism. He signed a treaty that gave peace to the South Korean border, and participated in the Geneva meeting with the leaders of Great Britain, France, and Russia to quiet down the danger of nuclear weapons. Eisenhower proposed ideals in which the USSR and the U.S. would share blueprints of their military establishments, also an attempt to quell the Cold War. However, Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in the September of 1955 in Denver, Colorado (where his wife, Mamie, was
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