Eisenhower: Soldier and President - Chapter 10-12 Summary & Analysis

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In chapter ten, now that Eisenhower has finally made the decision to run for president, he is preparing to win. Eisenhower picks Richard Nixon as his vice president. The Eisenhower/Nixon ticket has many obstacles to overcome during the campaign, one of which Nixon is accused of taking campaign contributions. Many of Eisenhower's Republican supporters want Eisenhower to take Nixon off the ticket. However, in normal Eisenhower fashion, he is patient and fair almost to a fault, and allows Nixon to explain himself not just to Eisenhower but to the American public. After Nixon's speech, Eisenhower decides to keep him on the ticket.

On November 1, 1952 Eisenhower is elected the President of the United States.

In chapter eleven, Eisenhower has assembled his cabinet of "eight millionaires and one plumber", and now is busy making plans for the inaugural ceremony. President Truman makes arrangements for...

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