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Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Commander in Chief!
Use of force:
- Sent troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to break up riots caused by integration.
- Sent troops to Lebanon to aid their government. (Sent due to the Eisenhower Doctrine's policy.)
- Sent troops to China to help resist communist Chinese Invasion. (Also sent due to the Eisenhower Doctrine's policy.)
- All uses of force were justified under the policy of containment.
Eisenhower didn't really lead a reorganization of the military, but he did run into some budget issued discussed earlier.
Because of his former military experience ad being general in the US Army, President Eisenhower worked VERY well with the miliary.
Overall Grading!
Chief Legislature:
A
Commander-in-Cheif:
B
Chief Executive:
B+
Head of State:
A
Chief of Party:
B+
Guardian of the Economy:
A
Chief Diplomat:
C

Final Grade Overall: B+
The main indicators during Eisenhower's presidency were certain budgeting issues that could cause inflation.
In order to combat the predicted inflation, Eisenhower cut the military budget by $5 billion, cutting the nearly $10 billion national deficit IN HALF!
Not only did he save the national deficit by $5 billion, but he increased housing supply by 27% by transitioning people into the suburbs.
Gen. Dwwight D. Eisenhower.
"Ike"

By: Christian Sommerville and Tiffany Johnson
Background!
Born- October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas
Graduated in the class of 1915 at the US Military Academy in West Point, NY.
Married Mary Doud on July 1, 1916.
He had a career as a general in the US Army before being elected as president.
Chief Legislator!
Eisenhower was perceived as an outstanding legislator by his audience in congress.
President Eisenhower's legislative agenda very much dealt with issues of his time. (Ex: Integration, exploration, etc.)
Eisenhower did not work in a time period of divided government. He did encounter a slight amount of gridlock, as just about all Presidents have, but not a sufficient amount.
Using his legislative abilities, Eisenhower passed/started: Civil Rights Act of 1957, NASA, Social Security, etc.
Because of all the legislation he had to deal with, Eisenhower easily vetoed 181 times during his presidency.
Guardian of the Economy!
Chief Diplomat!
Because of his military experience, President Eisenhower's foreign policy was well versed from his own knowledge and experience.
Eisenhower's main policy goal was the containment of communism. In order to do so, he met with Soviet and other western leaders in various conferences (Geneva, 1955 and US, 1959) to help ease tensions and discuss various international matters, such as arms control.
Eisenhower Doctrine
-Stated that countries under the attack of communist nations could ask the United States for military assistance.
As head of state, it is the president’s job the represent the United States and what our country stands for. This is done through ceremonies, welcoming foreign officials to our country, and awarding famous americans.
Throughout Eisenhower's two terms, he acted as head of state, portraying America in a positive way.
President Eisenhower had a very positive image in the public eye during his presidency. He usually had high approval ratings, and the general public and media tended to like him.
He performed many ceremonies such as,
- Eisenhower awarded the Medal of Honor to Korean War veteran Army Staff Sgt. Hiroshi H. Miyamura in 1953
-On, August3, 1956, Eisenhower signed a bill to pay tribune to the Unknown soldiers of World war 2 and the Korean War.
-Eisenhower threw the first pitch on April 18, 1960 at the Senators v. Red Sox game
Head of State!
Chief of Party!
Republicans won Congress by only a few votes in1952 and were ousted from control in1954.
For about three-quarters of his administration Eisenhower faced a Democratic Congress.
Economic problems damaged confidence in the Republican party but didn’t really damage the president's own popularity.
An important aspect of this jb is choosing which party officials to appoint. Eisenhower was always careful to appoint federal judges to the southern districts who were very committed to equal rights. For instant, Frank Johnson and Elbert Tuttle were two judges who maintained civil rights laws, and this was something that was very important in Eisenhower’s eyes
Cheif Executive!
As president of the United States, it was Eisenhower’s job to use his authority to enforce laws, policies, and to run the functioning of the White House. Eisenhower presided over the White House by increseing the size of the white house staff.
Although Eisenhower did not have a lot of political experience, his military strength and knowledge helped him a great deal while in office.
He worked very cooperatively with his secretary of state to create new policy, and he also took it upon himself to make appointments in the Supreme Court.
He created the new positions of national security adviser and white house chief of staff. He also met with the cabinet and National Security Council on a weekly basis.
Sources!
http://presidentdeisenhower.wordpress.com/legislative-leader/
http://millercenter.org/president/eisenhower
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/dwightdeisenhower/p/peisenhower.htm
http://historycentral.com/Bio/presidents/eisenhower.html
http://www.classroomhelp.com/lessons/Presidents/eisenhower.html
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/seven-roles-one-president
Questions!
Where was Eisenhower born?
What act did Eisenhower pass in 1957?
Eisenhower had a career in which branch of the military before running as president?
How many times did Eisenhower veto during his presidency?
Fun Facts!
Eisenhower loved golf.
He had one Weimaraner named Heidi.
He carried three coins in his pocket for good luck.
He was the first president to appear on colored T.V.
He was the only president to serve in both World Wars.
He installed a putting green at the White House and played more than 800 rounds while in office.
He played football in college and was injured trying to tackle Jim Thorpe. He was on West Point's team but was forced to quit the team due to a knee injury. After he hurt his knee he became a cheer leader for the football team.
He seldom wore a suit more than twice.
Eisenhower was the only bald president in the 21st century.
He enjoyed cooking. You can view his family cookbook online.
Eisenhower was named Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1944 and 1959.
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