Week II CP Eisenhower�s Politics Daniel Bryant Feb 25 Friday

Week II CP Eisenhower�s Politics Daniel Bryant Feb 25 Friday

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Week 2 Checkpoint Eisenhower’s Politics Daniel C. Bryant HIS/235 Feb 25, 2011 Submit a 150- to 200-word response in which you address the following points: Explain the pragmatic, political measures Eisenhower used to manage the economy. Eisenhower considered him a conservative when it came to money and liberal when it came to people. He stood against other conservatives that wanted to dismantle the New Deal programs. He increases programs like social Security, unemployment Insurance, and minimum wages. He also supported a small housing programs and medical programs for needy Americans. He however opposed liberal housing programs and Universal health care. He used less federal spending and less government influence to help simulate the economy. Eisenhower’s two terms as president gave the United States increase in growth and prosperity. During this growth economy was further boosted with his plans to build massive
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Unformatted text preview: interstate highway systems connecting America with eh idea this could help in evacuating cities in case of nuclear attacks support was not hard to get. So in 1956 the Interstate Highway Act was passed thus increasing jobs and stimulating the economy. Explain the politics of consensus. Eisenhower with his public popularity and high approval rating gave him increased political consensus. The fear of communist threats following WWII and throughout the cold war also contributed to the political consensus. This power did not last long with the 60’s bringing the Vietnam War and other Civil Right Movements. References: Davidson, J., Gienapp, W., Heyrman, C., Lytle, M., & Stoff, M. (2006). Nation of nations: A concise narrative of the American Republic (4 th ed. Vols. 1, 2, and Combined). Boston: McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-07-297087-1....
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