Who was the 34th President of the United States of America?

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the U.S. He was a highly decorated General in the U.S. army and was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. He contested the elections in 1952 under the banner of the Republicans and won a sweeping victory.

As president, Eisenhower was a moderate conservative and continued the New Deal policies. On the external front, he secured a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the Cold War; the signing of the truce brought peace along the border of South Korea.

Eisenhower continued Truman’s legacy and tried to improve the social and economic conditions in the country. In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation between blacks and whites in schools was illegal. This verdict was indeed a landmark in the history of America.

During his second term, Eisenhower even sent police to offer protection to the African-American children entering the schools. With popular support, he was elected for the second term in 1956.

Though he was a military man and recognized the necessity of maintaining adequate military strength, Eisenhower also warned that huge military expenditure could be detrimental to the economy.

After his retirement, he was sick for a prolonged period of time. He eventually succumbed to the illness and died on March 28, 1969.

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