Dwight D. Eisenhower

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower's birth

    Born in Denison, Texas. His nickname was Ike. An abbreviation of his last name. He was the third of seven boys. As a teenager he was responsible for an accident in which his younger brother lost an eye. This caused Dwight to develope a protective nature and always be safe around people.
  • Enrolled at United States Military Academy at Westpoint.

    He played football at Westpoint and Scored a touchdown in 1912. However he suffered a very serious knee injury that ended his entire sports carreer. He wasn't the greatest student and didn't get great grades.
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    World War 1

    Dwight enlisted but was denied. However in 1918 he was sent to France to command and train a unit of soldiers with tanks. Although they never saw battle, he displayed excellent leadership.
  • Graduated from United States Military Academy

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    Military carreer

    Dwight started as the lowest ranking: a private and ended his Military carreer as a Five Star General. The highest ranking you can get.
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    World War 2

    Eisenhower was assigned to the General Staff in Washington. He designed military plans and tactics to defeat Germany and Japan. He was also in charge of Operation Torch and Avalanche. He became Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
  • Takes office

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    Ends Korean war, Sponsered and signed the Civil Rights Bill in 1957, he kept peace in America
  • Alaska becomes 49th state

  • Hawaii becomes 50th state

    Eisenhower is the first president to be in control of all fifty states.
  • Leaves office

    Retires to his home in Pennsylvania with his wife.
  • Eisenhower dies

    His heart fails him. He dies in Washington, D.C. and boards a train to Kansas and is buried in Abilene, Kansas