Bundle of 4 - US Presidents Defining Events - #34 - Eisenhower

Bundle of 4 - US Presidents Defining Events - #34 - Eisenhower
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This is a bundle of 4 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the defining events of his presidency. All four presentations together number 113 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). While weathering criticism from both left and right, Eisenhower enjoyed high approval ratings throughout his administration.

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
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
Against “the Bomb”
End of Presentation

The roots of World War II can be found in the unfinished business of World War I, which left legacies of anger and hardship. The Treaty of Versailles imposed large reparations on Germany which caused severe economic problems in postwar Germany. Other European nations grappled with war debts, hunger, homelessness, and fear of economic collapse. Under these circumstances, totalitarianism spread.

From 1922 to 1953 dictator Joseph Stalin controlled the USSR, which was formed after the Russian Revolution of 1917. The USSR became a police state that suppressed opponents and deprived citizens of rights. In the 1930s the Japanese military won influence, and Japan began to expand its territory. In 1931 Japan attacked the Chinese province of Manchuria. Condemned by the League of Nations for its attack, Japan quit the league. Benito Mussolini seized power in Italy in 1922 and Italy turned to fascism, a strong centralized government headed by a powerful dictator.

In Germany, the Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, came to power. Hitler preached that Aryans were a master race destined for world rule. He sought to form a great German empire—one that gave the German people, in his words, "the land and the soil to which they are entitled on this earth."

In 1933, just as Roosevelt took office, Hitler became the German prime minister. Germany soon revealed its expansionist goals. In 1933 Hitler began to build up the German military, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. In 1936 he sent troops into the Rhineland, a demilitarized region in western Germany. The same year, Hitler and Mussolini signed an alliance, the Rome-Berlin Axis Pact.
In 1940 the alliance was extended to include Japan. The three nations—Germany, Italy, and Japan—became the Axis Powers. The start of World War II was near.

Most Americans of the 1930s recoiled from involvement in the European conflict; they favored U.S. isolationism, and many supported pacifism. Some believed that "merchants of death" (bankers and arms dealers) had lured the United States into World War I. No state, the United States said, had the right to intervene in the affairs of another. That all changed when Japan attacked the United States and Hitler declared war on the United states.

Power point #2 is entitled, The United States & WW II and contains 44 slides and covers the following:

Roots of WW II
Spread of Totalitarianism
Rome-Berlin Axis Pact
Isolationism V. Internationalism
Neutrality Acts
Neutrality is Short Lived
Neutrality Act of 1939
The Draft
The Atlantic Charter
Fair Employment Practices Commission
Quality of Life Changes
Pearl Harbor Attack (2)
Mobilizing for War
Organizing for War
Industry Prepares for War
Americans Go To Work
Women Go To Work
African Americans Found Work
A. Philip Randolph
War Refugee Board
War Relocation Authority
Korematsu v. United States
Concluding Plans for the War
D-Day Invasion
June 6, 1944
Germany Defeated
War in The Pacific
The Battle of Midway
The Atomic Bomb
The Manhattan Project
Should the Bomb Be Dropped?
Bombing of Hiroshima
Bombing of Nagasaki
Effects of the Bomb Drop
Nuclear Arms Race
Effects of the War
Results of the War (2)
End of Presentation

Eisenhower oversaw a productive and prosperous era. Government spending plus consumer demand boosted the gross national product (GNP). With 6 percent of the world's population, the United States produced half the world's goods. Technological advances, many achieved with federal aid, ushered in new industries and sped up the pace of production in old ones.

Power point #3 is entitled, World Wars Era - The Prosperous Fifties and contains 14 slides and covers the following:

The Prosperous Fifties
The Big Five
The Auto Industry
The Oil Industry
The Aircraft Industry
The Chemical Industry
The Computer Industry
The Market Changes
Business Changes
International Market
The Middle East & Europe
End of Presentation

During the D-day invasion the allies got bogged down in an endless sea of hedgerows that made it difficult to move men and equipment overland to support the invasion plan. Coupled with an insufficient transportation system in Europe, the invasion was almost halted in some areas to the inability to move troops, equipment and supplies quickly and efficiently. This did not go unnoticed to Supreme Commander General Eisenhower nor did the network of high-speed roads known as the Reichsautobahnen developed by the Germans.

When Eisenhower became president, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 on June 29. The bill created a 41,000-mile “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways” that would, according to Eisenhower, eliminate unsafe roads, inefficient routes, traffic jams and all of the other things that got in the way of “speedy, safe transcontinental travel.”

Transportation was much different at the end of the 19th century from what it is today. At that time, there was just one motorized vehicle on the road for every 18,000 Americans. Most of those roads were made not of asphalt or concrete but of packed dirt (on good days) or mud. Under these circumstances, driving a motorcar was not simply a way to get from one place to another: It was an adventure.

Today, there are more than 250 million cars and trucks in the United States, or almost one per person.

Power point #4 is entitled, National Construction Projects - Building the Interstate Highway System and contains 30 slides and covers the following:

Federal Highway Act (2)
19th Century Travel (2)
The Model-T
Need for Good Roads
Funding the Construction
Interstate Highway System
Funding Breakdown
New Design
Construction Chaos
People Revolt Interstate is Built
Interstate Facts: #1
Interstate Facts: #2
Interstate Facts: #3
Interstate Facts: #4
Interstate Facts: #5
Interstate Facts: #6
Interstate Facts: #7
Interstate Facts: #8
Interstate Facts: #9
Interstate Facts: #10
Interstate Facts: #11
Interstate Facts: #12
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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