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Why did eisenhower use the Arkansas National Guard?

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Wiki User
05/31/2009

He did not. Governor Faubus used the Arkansas National Guard to resist the racial integration of Arkansas schools. President Eisenhower used the 101st Airborne Division to enforce the racial integration of Arkansas schools. The schools were integrated, and they did not fight, but if they had the smart money would have been on the One-Oh-One.