Week 2 Checkpoint -- Eisenhowers Politics

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Week 2 Checkpoint: Eisenhower’s Politics President Dwight D. Eisenhower was what many would call unorthodox when it came to his views on the economy. Eisenhower didn’t believe that cutting taxes and reducing deficit spending were the way to fix things permanently; he believed these were only short term or quick fixes. He wanted to create jobs for the American and help build up the American infrastructure and he started the interstate highway construction. Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 on June 29, 1956. This act provided funding for the 46,876 miles or interstate highways to be built. This helped to create thousands of jobs and didn’t create more debt to the government, because Eisenhower set up the financing for
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Unformatted text preview: the interstate to be self-liquidating so that it couldnt add to the national debt. This construction followed Eisenhowers belief that as long as people have jobs they will have money to spend will be the best economic stimulus. Eisenhower also kept the Social Security program in place and that program was extended to over 10 million American workers. Eisenhower also didnt want the government to be mixed up in business so he kept the government out of the health care and credit markets. Eisenhower by many standards and opinions was the best president America has ever had....
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2011 for the course HIS 135 taught by Professor Runyon during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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