President Dwight Eisenhower
About the President Dwight Eisenhower Lesson
A lesson of President Dwight Eisenhower. Students read about his life and accomplishments. The reading is accompanied by multiple choice and short answer questions.
• To present the major historical facts pertaining to Dwight Eisenhower.
• To present the major achievements of the Eisenhower Presidency.
• To assess the student?s comprehension of Eisenhower history.
In 1952, Eisenhower remarked, ?I have found out in later years we were very poor. But the glory of America is that we didn?t know it then. All we knew was that our parents ? of great courage ? could say to us, ?Opportunity is all about you. Reach out and take it.?? That doesn?t mean that Eisenhower had instant success; he needed to work hard for his achievements. He graduated from high school in 1909 and was accepted at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1911. While at West Point, Eisenhower did well in his studies and also played on the football team.