U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower was a five-star general and supreme commander of Allied Forces in Europe during WWII. After the war, Ike was Army chief of staff under Truman and president of Columbia University. In the 1952 presidential election, Ike defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson, ending two decades of the New Deal Coalition. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a moderate conservative who expanded Social Security and continued New Deal agencies. He launched the Interstate Highway System, and sent troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, for the first time since Reconstruction to desegregate public schools. In his 1961 farewell address, he expressed concerns about future massive military spending and coined the term “military-industrial complex.”
There are three separate branches of government in the United States; the legislative, executive, and judicial. The president is the head of the executive branch, the elected head of state, and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. The executive branch is responsible for executing and enforcing federal law and appointing heads of all executive agencies and federal commissions. The president is responsible for promoting diplomacy with other nations, issuing executive orders, and signing pardons and international treaties. When legislation is passed in Congress, the president has the power to sign or veto bills. The Constitution states that the president must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S., at least 35 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years. Elections are held every four years and the president is limited to two, four-year terms.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower biographical history mug is part of our Presidential series. The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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