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Running head: EISENHOWER'S POLICIES 1 Eisenhower's Policies Frank Telles Axia College at University of Phoenix The American Experience Since 1945 HIS/135 David Glauber May 16, 2010
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Eisenhower's Policies After the Republicans took over the White House they wanted to throw out the Democratic policies, they even wanted to throw out Social Security. They viewed Social Security as a liberal evil. Eisenhower liked the program of Social Security, and other measures created by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Truman. Eisenhower approved of blacks serving in the military. This cost him some votes in 1956. The Highway Act and the St. Lawrence Seaway Act created jobs and added it to this country's economy and Eisenhower approved this. Most of the funding came from taxes instead of general revenue. Eisenhower was willing to work with Democrats. He awarded a defense contract to
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Unformatted text preview: companies in the Democratic districts. He helped minorities such as the civil rights which was the Democrat party initiative. The Republicans wanted to take credit for freeing the slaves, although the south was mostly Democratic. Eisenhower would take suggestions and solutions from the Democrats. The president believed that he should take responsibility for all mistakes and give credit for success subordinates. Eisenhower made the new deal programs more effective. Social Security, unemployment insurance and minimum wage were increased by Eisenhower. Public housing programs, medical insurance were also accepted by Eisenhower. These were supported by federal programs. Eisenhower was against big government and did not accept liberal proposals on housing. He did not accept universal healthcare through the Social Security system....
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