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President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961.
Eisenhower was of Pennsylvania Dutch and a lesser amount of Irish ancestry and was raised in a large family in Kansas by parents with a strong religious background. He graduated from West Point in 1915 and later married Mamie Doud and had two sons. A five-star general and commanded the Allied Forces in Europe during WW2, he was responsible for the invasion of North Africa in 1942–43, the invasion of France, and Germany in 1944–45. After World War II, Eisenhower served as Army Chief of Staff under President Harry S. Truman and then accepted the post of President at Columbia University. In 1951, he became the first Supreme Commander of NATO.
He entered the 1952 presidential race as a Republican to counter the non-interventionism of Senator Robert A. Taft and won in a landslide, defeating Democratic candidate Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower was the first U.S. president to be constitutionally term-limited under the 22nd Amendment.
n the first year of his presidency, he threatened the use of nuclear weapons in an effort to conclude the Korean War; his policy prioritized inexpensive nuclear weapons while reducing conventional military.
After the Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite in 1957, Eisenhower authorized the establishment of NASA, which led to the space race. During the Suez Crisis of 1956, Eisenhower condemned the Israeli, British and French invasion of Egypt, and forced them to withdraw. He also condemned the Soviet invasion during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 but took no action. He promoted the creation of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the establishment of strong science education via the National Defense Education Act, and encouraged peaceful use of nuclear power via amendments to the Atomic Energy Act. President Dwight Eisenhower famously warned the U.S. about the "military–industrial complex" in his farewell address.
Eisenhower was a moderate conservative who continued New Deal agencies and expanded Social Security. He also launched the Interstate Highway System. His two terms were years of economic prosperity except for a sharp recession in 1958–59.
"Happily, I can say that war has been avoided. Steady progress toward our ultimate goal has been made. But, so much remains to be done."
[President Dwight D. Eisenhower standing in automobile, waving to crowds during a ticker tape parade during his visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
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The Mercury 7

On April 9, 1959, NASA introduced its first astronaut class, the Mercury 7. Front row, left to right: Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter; back... more

Dwight David Eisenhower Kicks a Football at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York

Original caption: Dwight Eisenhower kicks the football during a practice session at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Photographs Received from the Gettysburg Farm

General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the day, "Full victory--nothing else" to paratroopers somewhere in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe

Photo shows General Eisenhower talking with American paratroopers on the evening of June 5, 1944, as they prepared for the Battle of Normandy. The men are part of Company E, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, a... more

Chart of D-Day Beaches

This item is a hydrographic chart of the Normandy coast with an overprint indicating the beach sectors chosen for the pending amphibious assault. Plans and Operations Maps

Photograph of General Dwight D. Eisenhower Giving the Order of the Day

Original caption: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the day, "Full victory, nothing less" to paratroopers somewhere in England just before they board their planes to take part in the first assault of... more

General Eisenhower in ruined Warsaw

Photograph showing General Dwight D. Eisenhower with other military and civilians gathered in the ruble of Warsaw, behind them area bombed out shells of buildings.

Portrait: General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Uncovered). (Exact date shot UNKNOWN)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

[General D. D. Eisenhower at Press Conference]

[General D. D. Eisenhower at Press Conference] - [PAR-3926]

[General Eisenhower's Farewell Luncheon]

[General Eisenhower's Farewell Luncheon] - [PAR-3967 through PAR-3968]

[General Eisenhower's Farewell Luncheon]

[General Eisenhower's Farewell Luncheon] - [PAR-3967 through PAR-3968]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)]

[French National Honors Eisenhower (Military Model)] - [PAR-3995 through PAR-4006]

[Eisenhower During World War II in Paris]

[Eisenhower During World War II in Paris] - [PAR-5423]

[Bicyclette Presented to Eisenhower]

[Bicyclette Presented to Eisenhower] - [PAR-9258 through PAR-9265]

[Bicyclette Presented to Eisenhower]

[Bicyclette Presented to Eisenhower] - [PAR-9258 through PAR-9265]

[Bicyclette Presented to Eisenhower]

[Bicyclette Presented to Eisenhower] - [PAR-9258 through PAR-9265]

[SHAPE and General Eisenhower]

[SHAPE and General Eisenhower] - [FRA-3536 through FRA-3542]

[SHAPE and General Eisenhower]

[SHAPE and General Eisenhower] - [FRA-3536 through FRA-3542]

[Oldenbroek and Eisenhower]

[Oldenbroek and Eisenhower] - [FRA-3535]

[SHAPE and General Eisenhower]

[SHAPE and General Eisenhower] - [FRA-3536 through FRA-3542]

[SHAPE and General Eisenhower]

[SHAPE and General Eisenhower] - [FRA-3536 through FRA-3542]

[Gen. Eisenhower and Lord de Lisle and Dudley]

[Gen. Eisenhower and Lord de Lisle and Dudley] - [FRA-3889]

[General Eisenhower Hands Over Command to General Ridgway]

[General Eisenhower Hands Over Command to General Ridgway] - [FRA-4619 through FRA-4621]

[General Eisenhower Hands Over Command to General Ridgway]

[General Eisenhower Hands Over Command to General Ridgway] - [FRA-4619 through FRA-4621]

[Eisenhower Opens SHAPE Village]

[Eisenhower Opens SHAPE Village] - [FRA-3452 through FRA-3457]

[Eisenhower Opens SHAPE Village]

[Eisenhower Opens SHAPE Village] - [FRA-3452 through FRA-3457]

[Oldenbroek and Eisenhower]

[Oldenbroek and Eisenhower] - [FRA-3535]

[Oldenbroek and Eisenhower]

[Oldenbroek and Eisenhower] - [FRA-3535]

[ECA Records Eisenhower's Speech at Bayeux]

[ECA Records Eisenhower's Speech at Bayeux] - [FRA-2965]

[Lord Ismay and General Eisenhower]

[Lord Ismay and General Eisenhower] - [FRA-4433]

[SHAPE Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Eisenhower's Speech]

[SHAPE Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Eisenhower's Speech] - [FRA-3953 through FRA-3957]

[SHAPE Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Eisenhower's Speech]

[SHAPE Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Eisenhower's Speech] - [FRA-3953 through FRA-3957]

[SHAPE Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Eisenhower's Speech]

[SHAPE Celebrates 2nd Anniversary Eisenhower's Speech] - [FRA-3953 through FRA-3957]

[Anti- Eisenhower Poster]

[Anti- Eisenhower Poster] - [PAR-2117]

[General Eisenhower Inspects the SHAPE Flag]

[General Eisenhower Inspects the SHAPE Flag] - [FRA-3622]

[Dwight D. Eisenhower]

[Dwight D. Eisenhower] - [PAR-3133]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris]

[General D. D. Eisenhower's Arrival in Paris] - [PAR-1851 through PAR-1871]

Photograph of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower

President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower posed for this portrait on their 39th wedding anniversary at their farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Photographs of Official Activities of President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower Listens from a Box in the House Gallery as President Dwight D. Eisenhower Delivers the State of the Union Address

Original caption: Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower listens from a box in the House gallery as President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the State of the Union address. Mrs. Eisenhower received a standing ovation when she to... more

X-2 After Drop from B-50 Mothership

(1955) The Bell Aircraft Company X-2 (46-674) drops away from its Boeing B-50 mothership in this photo. Lt. Col. Frank "Pete" Everest piloted 674 on its first unpowered flight on August 5 1954. He mad... more

President Dwight D. Eisenhower Greets the Crowd on the South Lawn of the White House who are there for the Annual Easter Egg Rolling Contest

Original caption: President Dwight D. Eisenhower greets the crowd on the South Lawn of the White House who are there for the annual Easter Egg Rolling Contest. President Eisenhower handed out a basket of Easter... more

President Dwight D. Eisenhower Greets the Crowd on the South Lawn of the White House who are there for the Annual Easter Egg Rolling Contest

Original caption: President Dwight D. Eisenhower greets the crowd on the South Lawn of the White House who are there for the annual Easter Egg Rolling Contest. President Eisenhower handed out a basket of Easter... more

Birthday Party for Granddaughter Anne Eisenhower

Original caption: Birthday Party for granddaughter Anne Eisenhower. From L to R round the table: John Eisenhower, Dwight Eisenhower, Mamie Eisenhower, Barbara Eisenhower, unidentified clown, unidentified gue... more

President Eisenhower with his Son John and his Family at the White House

Original caption: President Eisenhower is shown with son John and his family at the White House. From L to R: Dwight Eisenhower, Mamie Eisenhower, Anne Eisenhower, David Eisenhower, Barbara Eisenhower and John... more