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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Executive branch project for History

Stephen Dietrich

on 4 May 2010

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Dwight D. Eisenhower (34) Time Line of Significant Events January 1922 – September 1924: Assigned as executive officer to General Fox Conner, Panama Canal Zone.
January - August 1927: Served in Washington, D.C. office, writing a guidebook to World War I battlefields for American Battle Monuments Commission
November 29, 1929 – February 1933: Served as executive officer to General George V. Moseley

December 1941 – June 1942: Assigned to General Staff, Washington, D.C.

May 1942: Conducted mission to increase cooperation among World War II allies, London, England.
December 20, 1944: Promoted to General of the Army (5 stars)

January 1922 December 20, 1944 Essential Knowledge Important Issues during 1952 Korean War
New immigration quotas
New Polio Vaccine is invented
Just got over the Berlin Blockade crisis in May 1949 1952 Presidential Election DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER(Republican) vs. ADLAI E. STEVENSON(Democrat) Vp: Richard M. Nixon Vp: John Sparkman Electoral college results 442 - 89 Popular Vote Results 33,777,945 - 27,314,992 1956 Presidential Election DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER(Republican) vs. ADLAI E. STEVENSON(Democrat) Vp: Richard M. Nixon Vp: Estes Kefauver Electoral college results 457 - 73 Popular Vote Results 35,590,472 - 26,022,752 January20, 1953 - January 20, 1961 Success as President Brought armistice to Korean War
Signed the 1957 Civil Rights Act (first civil rights legislation since end of civil war)
sent fedreal troops to enforce court-ordered integration of Little Rock Central High School
Signed the bill creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Failures as President Failed to defuse the Cold War (He tried but when Soviets shot down the U-2 spy plane, all hope failed)
He Failed to Provide Leadership in Civil Rights He did not actively support the 1954 Brown decision abolishing segregation in public schools http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/Research/Digital_Documents/Civil_Rights_Civil_Rights_Act/New%20PDFs/Fact_Paper_279.pdf
Primary Source Document
Civil Rights act of 1957
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