The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, from 1953 to 1961, followed double defeats of Democrat Adlai Stevenson in the 1952 and 1956 elections. Ike, as he was popularly known, ended the Korean war and presided over eight years of relative peace and moderate economic growth, during which no inflation occurred and the debt kept to a minimum. His main legacy is the Interstate Highway System.
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“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”
—Dwight D. Eisenhower (18901969)
“Some of the offers that have come to me would never have come if I had not been President. That means these people are trying to hire not Calvin Coolidge, but a former President of the United States. I cant make that kind of use of the office.... I cant do anything that might take away from the Presidency any of its dignity, or any of the faith people have in it.”
—Calvin Coolidge (18721933)