Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #34 - Eisenhower & His Election

Bundle of 2 - US Presidents - #34 - Eisenhower & His Election
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Dwight D Eisenhower and a summary of issues which led up to his election. Both presentations together number 42 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

As supreme commander of Allied forces in Western Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower led the massive invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe that began on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

In 1952, leading Republicans convinced Eisenhower (then in command of NATO forces in Europe) to run for president; he won a convincing victory over Democrat Adlai Stevenson and would serve 2 terms in the White House. During his presidency, Eisenhower managed Cold War-era tensions with the Soviet Union under the looming threat of nuclear weapons, ended the war in Korea in 1953, and authorized a number of covert anti-communist operations by the CIA around the world.

On the home front, where America was enjoying a period of relative prosperity, Eisenhower strengthened Social Security, created the massive new Interstate Highway System and maneuvered behind the scenes to discredit the rabid anti-Communist Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Though popular throughout his administration, he faltered in the protection of civil rights for African Americans by failing to fully enforce the Supreme Court’s mandate for the desegregation of schools in Brown v. Board of Education (1954).

After leaving office in January 1961, he retired to his farm in Gettysburg, PA. He worked largely on his memoirs, and would publish several books over the following years. He died on March 28, 1969, after a long illness.

Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - #34 - Dwight D Eisenhower and contains 25 slides and covers the following:

Background Summaries (2)
Early Life
West Point
Marriage & Family
As A Military Aid
Meeting Patton
World War II
Supreme Commander
Diplomacy
Road to the White House
Republican Nomination
President “Ike”
Domestic Policy
McCarthy’s Crusade
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
The Cold War
Post Presidential Life
Final Years & Death
Legacy
Against “the Bomb”
End of Presentation

In 1956, despite suffering a heart attack and abdominal surgery during his first term, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was nominated by the Republicans for a 2nd term without opposition. Although Richard M. Nixon had been a controversial vice president and many Republicans felt he was a liability, he was also re-nominated. For the 2nd time. The Democrats chose former governor Adlai E. Stevenson of IL; his running mate was Estes Kefauver of TN.

Television allowed Eisenhower to reach people across the country without enduring the strain of repeated coast-to-coast travel, making a national campaign more feasible.

Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1948, 1952 & 1956 - Truman-IKE and contains 17 slides and covers the following:

Presidential Elections
ELECTION OF 1948
Major Party Candidates
Third Party Candidates
Major Party Candidates
Truman Wins
ELECTION OF 1952
Candidates
Election Issues
Largest Win So Far
ELECTION OF 1956
Candidates
Campaign Issues
Eisenhower Wins
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.
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