Eisenhower: Soldier and President - Study Guide Chapter 13-15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter thirteen shows that when Eisenhower agreed to run for president in 1951, he promised the Americans as soon as elected he would visit Korea to see if peace could be achieved. Six months after being in office, Eisenhower has made good on this promise; the United States signs an armistice with Korea. The Republicans would have preferred a victory in Korea, but Eisenhower felt that peace was in fact a victory. The lost lives of the American troops in the five weeks before the end of the war were more than Eisenhower wanted to see, so the peace in Korea was counted as one of his proudest achievements as president, even years later.

Eisenhower found a way around "Congress, the parties, and the public" when it came to the Iranian Prime Minister, Mossadegh. With the help of the CIA, Eisenhower was able to...

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