Eisenhower: Soldier and President Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Eisenhower order the National Guard to do at Little Rock?

2. What would the Republicans have preferred instead of an armistice?

3. What did Eisenhower do during Nixon's campaign for President?

4. What did Eisenhower think the U.S. had enough of?

5. What did Eisenhower fear would happen because of an increase in military spending?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The arms race between Russia and the U.S started in the years following World War II. Why do you think both sides decided to produce both nuclear and conventional weapons? Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Why was Eisenhower's first cabinet called "eight millionaires and one plumber"? In an essay, discuss who made up his cabinet and what influence they had on American politics. Use the text to support your response.

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