What Are Eisenhower's Major Achievements

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Dwight Eisenhower was not your ordinary president. He had many other achievements in his life also. He was an athlete and he loved his family. He brought the U.S. through tough times. Most importantly he knew what was right for his country. Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He had 6 brothers and two very religious parents. When he was very young his family moved to Abilene, Kansas. His family didn't have very much money when he was young. He had to work hard to support his large family. He was usually called Dwight David by his family. He got his middle name David from his father, David Eisenhower. Dwight's mother's name was Ida Eisenhower. He got the nickname Liittle Ike when he was a child because his …show more content…

He was going to play football there but a knee injury ended his chances. he originally had no interest in college. His friend persuaded him to go to Military School because tuition was free. He was interested in learning and being disciplined. Dwight enrolled as a soldier even though his parents were against war. Dwight graduated from West Point in 1915.After college he became Second Lieutenant of Fort Sam Houston. Soon after he graduated from college he married Mamie Doud. In that same year he was promoted to First Lieutenant of Fort Sam Houston. he had a son named Doud Eisenhower who died of Scarlet Fever at the age of 3. He did have one son that survived to adulthood. His name was John Eisenhower and he grew up and joined the military. John married Richard Nixon's daughter, which is funny because Nixon was Eisenhower’s Vice President. Before he got involved in politics he was a great military commander. He planned the strategy for the Third Army in War games in Louisiana. He was in command of the training of 420000 American soldiers in Louisiana. In the 1930’s he became an aid to General Douglas macarthur. When he did all of these things he was drawing attention to himself as a great military figure. The best was yet to

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