Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States of America. He was born October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He grew up on the railroad. Then he was offered a job by his brother at the Belle Springs Creamery. He gladly accepted. Him and all siblings graduated from high school which was considered a luxury. Then even dared to think about college. A his friend Swede Hazlett came home he told Eisenhower he should apply for an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. He took the advice and also applied to West Point (the United States Army Academy). He passed both tests but was past the age of addmittance for the Naval Academy, so he chose West Point. He was a star football player until a series of knee injuries took him out. He let his academics slide but still managed to finish in the top half of his class. Eisenhower applied and reapplied and continually asked his superiors to be set out for France, even to the point of reprimand.

While his request were still denied he volunteered for the slowest and more tedious details. One required him to be part of a convoy not moving any faster than six miles per hour with trucks frequently stalling or getting stuck in the mud. He then served as assistant to one of the most respected generals in the Army, General Fox Conner. With Gen. conner's tutoring 2LT Eisenhower was accepted to the Command and General Staff School at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He graduated first in his class of 245. This alone may have been as big an acheivment as finishing first at West Point (which he did not), because these were all current officers while at West Point you are training to be an officer.

After Eisenhower completed his tour of Europe as a writer for Gen. John Pershing he reported to the War Dept. to develop a plan of action if there should be another war. He was assigned to Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur in 1933. They traveled to the Philippeans in 1935. His primary mission was to build a viable Filipino Army. This tast was very difficult to the point of impossible. Europe was once again at war. This was what he had been waiting for. MacArthur encouraged Eisenhower to stay as did the blank contract sent to him from President Quezon. He didn't give it a second thought.

By 1942 he was named the Commander-in Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa, and carried out Operation Torch. In 1945 he was selected to be Chief of Staff. Until the end of 1950 he was named the president of Columbia University. He was also named the first Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

There began a slogan in the United States of "Draft Eisenhower." He got out of the military and went home to formally announce his campaign to be the 34th president of the United States of America for the Republican Party.
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"Biography: Dwight D. Eisenhower." Dwight D. Eisenhower: What's New at the Eisenhower Foundation. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <http://www.dwightdeisenhower.com/biodde.html>.
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"Dwight D. Eisenhower." The White House. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/dwightdeisenhower>.
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