The Leader of World Peace Essay

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Peace has always been America’s most important business and its citizens invariably obligated to lend a helping hand for their country and the free world. Americans felt this way especially after World War II, when everyone was “riding a wave of post war confidence” (Edelstein). Led by the 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, America was inspired to bring the concept to life. President Eisenhower kept America from World War III and also inspired a long lasting effort to be created, known as the People to People program, to carry on his legacy and ideas of a harmonious world. Though some may argue that Eisenhower was mostly a “hands-off” President; there is no denying that he was a great military leader who strongly envisioned the bigger …show more content…
He had decided that the priority in being able to repair the adversities of World War II was to address the pressing global predicaments first. Eisenhower got/gets criticized because he was a peace-seeking leader at the detriment of dealing with international relations rather than the budding controversial issues within America.
While critics in the 1950s labeled Eisenhower as a "do-nothing" President, some historians in the twenty-first century praise him for not taking action (“American President”).
Eisenhower did not lead the country into war, although he might have chosen to do so. The way in which he navigated the post-war times greatly affected America and the world. Eisenhower came into office during the time in which the Cold War was building up. Therefore, it was up to him to determine the future and to protect the free world. After World War II, tension between Russia and America increased to the point where another World War was becoming terrifyingly more possible. Thankfully, he was qualified for the task; besides, it was through his great success in the military that led to his popularity in running for President in the first place (Bernhard). His past experience included being Commander of the Allied Forces in North Africa during World War II, Supreme Commander of the Army including D-Day, and Supreme Commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO forces (“Eisenhower’s Legacy”). Eisenhower was an expert in foreign relations and military

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