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EISENHOWER’S POLITICS Eisenhower’s Politics Charlotte Adams March 2, 2011 HIS 135 Paul Sunderman
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EISENHOWER’S POLITICS According to our text, consensus is “a general agreement in American culture, based on values of the broad middle class” ( Nation of nations: A concise narrative of the American republic , 4 th ed. pg. 827, para. 3). Consensus played a large role within politics. By styling their campaigns towards issues that were most important to the highest number of people in the country, candidates had a stronger chance of winning an election, or reelection into their current position. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, for instance, increased minimum wage, and social security and unemployment benefits, and implemented public housing and medical insurance programs (Davidson, et al., 2005). The programs gave people more money to spend, and helped those who were less fortunate; both were favorable ideas to the American people. When suburbs became a big interest and compelled people to live away from the cities,
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Unformatted text preview: President Eisenhower instituted the Interstate Highway act of 1956 (Davidson, et al., 2005). This document included the Highway Trust Fund, which would pay for the huge highway system that had a completion date twenty years in the future. Money for the Highway Trust Fund came from tolls, gasoline and vehicle sales, and other road and automobile related taxes. Another topic of relevance was religion. While Christianity was the most common religion, Eisenhower realized that involvement with any faith (Judaism, Protestantism, etc.) made people happier and better off (Davidson, et al., 2005). President Eisenhower made public his belief that all people should believe in some form of religion or another, no matter what religion people chose. EISENHOWERS POLITICS REFERENCES Davidson, et al. (2005). Nation of nations: A concise narrative of the American republic (4 th ed). Upper Saddle River, N.J. McGraw-Hill....
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