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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What political party was Truman a member of?

2. What did President Truman ask Eisenhower to do in Chapter 9?

3. What was Eisenhower's running mate accused of?

4. What was Eisenhower's first assignment after entering the Army?

5. Where did the Allies land in France?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened in September 1955 and what did Eisenhower reconsider?

2. Who was with Eisenhower when he passed away?

3. In Chapter 14, what did Eisenhower refuse to allow?

4. After another heart attack, what did Eisenhower do?

5. What happened for Eisenhower after the war, according to Chapter 8?

6. What did Eisenhower do after he retired from the army?

7. What did Eisenhower ask of Nixon in Chapter 10?

8. What did Eisenhower spend a lot of time doing?

9. Who were Dwight Eisenhower's parents?

10. What program did Eisenhower design, in Chapter 19?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Eisenhower was suspicious of the military's demand for increasing it's spending budget. Why do you think Eisenhower refused to give the military financing to grow? Do you think Eisenhower's decision to not give the military as much money as they asked for put the U.S. at risk during his presidency? Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

The Suez Canal was considered the last attempt of France and England to assert their power over the U.S and Russia. Why do you think Eisenhower chose to support Egypt when most of the money Egypt spent on modernization was from Russia? Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think Eisenhower agreed to finance their war in Indochina (Vietnam)? Make sure to explore the paradox of Eisenhower's fight in Nazi Germany and later helping France impose their domination over a foreign country. Use the text to support your discussion.

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