Dwight D. Eisenhower

Questions about Dwight D. Eisenhower ("Ike"), the thirty-fourth President of the United States.

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Who was the US President after Dwight D. Eisenhower?

jfk?

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Who was the predecessor of Eisenhower?

Harry Truman was the President just before Eisenhower.

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What position in government did Eisenhower have before he was president?

Supreme aillied comander europe

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What labor problems became evident during Eisenhower's second term?

Labor problems were not severe at this time. There are always some strikes and the unions always want to repeal Taft-Hartley, but labor problems were not a focus in the 1960 campaign.

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Who was Eisenhower's opponent in 1956?

Adlai Stevenson (Democratic Party) and Walter B. Jones (Independent)

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How many stars did Dwight Eisenhower earn in the us army?

He was a 5-star general, the supreme commander of allied forces at the end of WW II.

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What is the value of a 1972 U.S. Silver Dollar?

Not silver, copper-nickel.

Please see the Related Question for more information. Circulating dollars dated 1972 are not silver. Look at the edge - it's made of the same copper/nickel "sandwich" metal used in dimes, quarters, and halves. They're worth anywhere from face value to $1.10

However, if it has an "S" mintmark and is mint-sealed in Mylar with a blue envelope, it is an uncirculated 40% silver coin worth about $6. If it is a proof coin sealed in a hard plastic case and packaged in a brown box (also with an "S" mintmark) it lists at $6.50.

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Are Eisenhower dollars increasing in value and if they are how much are they worth and should you hold on to them?

I have not seen any significant increase in the value of Eisenhower Dollars lately. In fact, the rarest date (the 1973-S silver proof) has been more on a decline in value.

As far as holding on to Ike dollars, you would probably be a lot better off selling them and buying key date coins in other series'.

Common coins will always be common coins.

Dan Moore The Working Man's Rare Coins http://www.workingmancoins.com

About 5 years ago I attended an auction where a large number of solid-date rolls of uncirculated Ikes were offered. They brought $22 a roll, or $1.10 per coin. After the auction house took a 20% commission, the seller received 88 cents for every dollar that was sold!

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How long was Dwight D. Eisenhower the President of the United States?

Dwight D. Eisenhower served two 4-terms for a total of 8 years as President of the United States of America, from 1953 January 20 to 1961 January 20. This was the only political office that Eisenhower held in his lifetime, as he came from a military background, famously acting as the Supreme Allied Commander of Allied Forces in Europe after WWII. Before becoming the 34th president, Eisenhower was a five-star general who served during World War 2.

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Who was Dwight D. Eisenhower?

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Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and military leader, scholar, and author.

Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower was the Thirty-Fourth (34th) President of the United States. He served from 1953 to 1961.

He was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas, and died March 28, 1969.

Here is the short biography from WhiteHouse.gov:

Bringing to the Presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the Cold War. He pursued the moderate policies of "Modern Republicanism," pointing out as he left office, "America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world."

Born in Texas in 1890, brought up in Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower was the third of seven sons. He excelled in sports in high school, and received an appointment to West Point. Stationed in Texas as a second lieutenant, he met Mamie Geneva Doud, whom he married in 1916.

In his early Army career, he excelled in staff assignments, serving under Generals John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur, and Walter Krueger. After Pearl Harbor, General George C. Marshall called him to Washington for a war plans assignment. He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa in November 1942; on D-Day, 1944, he was Supreme Commander of the troops invading France.

After the war, he became President of Columbia University, then took leave to assume supreme command over the new NATO forces being assembled in 1951. Republican emissaries to his headquarters near Paris persuaded him to run for President in 1952.

"I like Ike" was an irresistible slogan; Eisenhower won a sweeping victory.

Negotiating from military strength, he tried to reduce the strains of the Cold War. In 1953, the signing of a truce brought an armed peace along the border of South Korea. The death of Stalin the same year caused shifts in relations with Russia.

New Russian leaders consented to a peace treaty neutralizing Austria. Meanwhile, both Russia and the United States had developed hydrogen bombs. With the threat of such destructive force hanging over the world, Eisenhower, with the leaders of the British, French, and Russian governments, met at Geneva in July 1955.

The President proposed that the United States and Russia exchange blueprints of each other's military establishments and "provide within our countries facilities for aerial photography to the other country." The Russians greeted the proposal with silence, but were so cordial throughout the meetings that tensions relaxed.

Suddenly, in September 1955, Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in Denver, Colorado. After seven weeks he left the hospital, and in February 1956 doctors reported his recovery. In November he was elected for his second term.

In domestic policy the President pursued a middle course, continuing most of the New Deal and Fair Deal programs, emphasizing a balanced budget. As desegregation of schools began, he sent troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to assure compliance with the orders of a Federal court; he also ordered the complete desegregation of the Armed Forces. "There must be no second class citizens in this country," he wrote.

Eisenhower concentrated on maintaining world peace. He watched with pleasure the development of his "atoms for peace" program--the loan of American uranium to "have not" nations for peaceful purposes.

Before he left office in January 1961, for his farm in Gettysburg, he urged the necessity of maintaining an adequate military strength, but cautioned that vast, long-continued military expenditures could breed potential dangers to our way of life. He concluded with a prayer for peace "in the goodness of time." Both themes remained timely and urgent when he died, after a long illness, on March 28, 1969.



Dwight D. Eisenhower was a general for ww2 and thanks for his popularity he won the title for presidency

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What was Eisenhower's appeal to Americans in the 1950s?

He was admired for leading the allied invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. He battled the Germans and defeated Hitler by April of 1945.

He was the overall commander of Allied troops in the European Theater. He was considered a superior tactition, but his main quality was the ability to work with and get production from many various factions.

In the early 1950s the United States and other UN partners were engaged in the Korean Conflict against other UN member states. Many Americans were tired of war and felt the need for change. Eisenhower was very popular because of his war record and considered to be the best person to lead in the time of need. He was not considered by the public as a professional politcian but as a man of integrity with the ability to get things accomplished with all the various factions of the day.

And he certainly had a catchy slogan: I Like Ike.Absolutely unforgettable.

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What is the value of an uncanceled 8 cent Eisenhower stamp?

What is the green Eisenhower stamp worth

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What was Dwight Eisenhower's nickname?

Ike was Eisenhower's nickname. A campaign slogan in the 1952 election was "I like Ike."

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What would be the value of 1776-1976 silver dollar?

The 1776-1976 Eisenhower Dollar is just worth a dollar.

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Who was Dwight Eisenhower's wife?

Pres. Eisenhower's first lady was his wife, Mamie Eisenhower.

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What is dynamic conservatism?

"Dynamic Conservation" was Eisenhower's economic philosophy which favored a continuation of the chief New Deal programs combined with an attempt to move the federal government out of some areas. Some people explained it as "conservative when it comes to money and liberal when it comes to human beings" Budget cutting was a high priority for new administration --> set out after domestic programs and national defense Although he chipped away at the New Deal programs, his presidency in the end served to legitimize the New Deal. ~Casey

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Why did Americans vote for Eisenhower?

Eisenhower was a proven military leader and very well-known. He had a great smile and people really did tend to "like Ike". He promised to end the Korean War and people believed that he could.

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What is value of 1972 Liberty Eisenhower silver dollar?

If your 1972 coin is a uncirculated example it may be worth about $5.00-$7.00 because the 1971 & 1972 issue coins were not included in the Uncirculated Mint sets sold from the Mint in those years. For the Eisenhower series, some of the coins struck at the San Francisco Mint (S Mintmark) were 40% silver. None of the Eisenhower dollars regardless of date or mintmark struck for general circulation have any silver or are worth more than face value. Only proof and uncirculated collectors coins sold from the Mint have premiums.

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What is the full form of the name of AJAY?

mujanba unden madiam sinopit

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What party did Dwight Eisenhower belong to?

Eisenhower was a Republican when he was elected President. He stayed out of politics until he left the army. Both parties approached him about running for President and he decided to join the Republicans.

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What is the value of a 1986 liberty silver dollar proof?

Depending on its exact grade, a proof 1986 "dollar" (actually a bullion piece sold for its silver content) is worth about $35.

If it's an uncirculated coin but not a proof it's basically worth its silver value of around $13.

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How long did General Henry Miller the general relieved by Eisenhower live after being fired just before the Normandy invasion?

Died: Fort Sam Houston, TX, 7 January 1949; Age: 58

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What was Dwight Eisenhower's role in World War 2?

He was the Supreme Commander of all Allied military forces in Europe.

AnswerDwight Eisenhower was an important general in WWII. He was the Supreme Commander of Allied (anti-German) forces in the lead up to D-Day and in the actual landings in Normandy. He was also in Command of Allied forces at the Battle of the Bulge.
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Was Dwight D. Eisenhower a cheerleader?

Yes. Dwight Eisenhower was a cheerleader in high school. Lots of US Presidents were Cheerleaders. A long time ago, women were not allowed to be cheerleaders and men were instead. Things have changed a lot these days.

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Which republican president balanced a budget?

Dwight Eisenhower was last Republican President to preside over a balanced budget. He had a balanced budget in 1956 and 1957. Since then, there have been two presidents to preside over balanced budgets, LBJ in 1969 and Clinton in 1998 through 2001. During the last 40 years there have been five budget surpluses, all five were under Democratic Presidents: 1969, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.

To clarify, congress authorizes the budget. Between 1955 and 1981 Democrats held majorities in both chambers of Congress. From 1981 - 1987 republicans controlled the Senate, while Democrats held onto the House and then regained the Senate while holding controlling the House as well from 1987 -1995.

So the question is misleading in that the president alone cannot balance a budget. Congress has authority over financial and budgetary matters.

One point that is often misunderstood is that the budget for a President's first year in office is set by the prior President. Thus the balanced budget of 1969 was due to LBJ's budget even though Nixon was president for most of the year.

Eisenhower actually also balanced it in 1960. Before him there were three years after WWII b/c the war spending had stopped but the taxes and war controls were still in place. Before that it was Hoover in 1930 and before that it was Coolidge 1924-1929 (last president to balance it every year) and Harding 1921-1923.

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