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Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Truman and Eisenhower
Truman and EisenhowerVideo Clip (2:36)
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Democrat Harry Truman and Republican Dwight Eisenhower had a warm and amicable relationship. Truman even offered to run as Ike's VP.
Presidential Fun Facts
Presidential Fun FactsVideo Clip (1:21)
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The Oval Office has been filled with extraordinary presidents, but did you know about these not-so-famous firsts?
Deconstructing History: White House
Deconstructing History: White HouseVideo Clip (1:35)
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It may not have been home to the president until 1800 or even called the White House until 1901, but it remains a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world.
D-Day InvasionVideo Clip (3:07)
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On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and turned the tides of World War II.
1950sVideo Clip (2:42)
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The 1950s were about more than just poodle skirts and rock and roll.
D-Day Invasion of Normandy
D-Day Invasion of NormandyVideo Clip (3:19)
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On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invade German-occupied France and face near certain death on the beaches of Normandy.
D-Day DeceptionVideo Clip (3:24)
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During WWII, a shrewd deception dubbed "Operation Fortitude" convinces the German military command that Allied forces will land at Pas de Calais rather than Normandy.
Inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Inauguration of Dwight D. EisenhowerVideo Clip (3:39)
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Rewind Breaking News The History Channel: Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th President of the United States at the Capital Building in 1953. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
Eisenhower Defeats Stevenson
Eisenhower Defeats StevensonVideo Clip (1:51)
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Eisenhower defeats Adlai Stevenson to become the 33rd President.
Republicans Nominate Eisenhower
Republicans Nominate EisenhowerVideo Clip (2:18)
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Watch as General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Republican nominee for President, in this History Channel video. He adds Richard Nixon as his running mate in this presidential race. Nixon was the youngest VP candidate in history.
Inaugural Address: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Inaugural Address: Dwight D. EisenhowerVideo Clip (0:49)
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Excerpts from Dwight D, Eisenhower's first inaugural address on Tuesday, January 20, 1953.
Eisenhower in War and Peace
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United States Information Service Presents newsreel footage of General Dwight D. Eisenhower on the run up to D-Day. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
D-DayVideo Clip (1:42)
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On June 6, 1944, the Allies invade Western Europe in the largest amphibious attack in history.
D-Day Documented by Newsreel Cameras
D-Day Documented by Newsreel CamerasVideo Clip (8:56)
Video Clip (8:56)
Footage of the historic D-Day invasion from the United News. The best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 the day on which the Invasion of Normandy began. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.
Amphibious Assaults of World War II
Amphibious Assaults of World War IIVideo Clip (2:16)
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The landing vehicle tank was essential to the amphibious assaults on D-Day and throughout the Pacific theater.
BBC Report on D-Day
BBC Report on D-DayVideo Clip (1:00)
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History Features looks into archive BBC footage from D-Day in WWII.
Speeches & Audio (17)
Eisenhower Broadcasts D-Day Invasion Order
Eisenhower Broadcasts D-Day Invasion OrderAudio Clip (1:43)
Audio Clip (1:43)
On June 5, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower orders the massive Allied Expeditionary Force into action.
Eisenhower's Inaugural Address
Eisenhower's Inaugural AddressAudio Clip (5:51)
Audio Clip (5:51)
When Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34th president of the United States on January 20, 1953, his inaugural address lays out a nine-point plan for achieving world peace.
Eisenhower's Farewell Address
Eisenhower's Farewell AddressAudio Clip (9:56)
Audio Clip (9:56)
On January 17, 1961, in a national broadcast, Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks to the American people for the last time as president and famously warns about the growing influence of the "military-industrial complex."
First Speech Broadcast by Satellite
First Speech Broadcast by SatelliteAudio Clip (1:43)
Audio Clip (1:43)
On August 12, 1960, NASA launched the world's first satellite into orbit. A message previously recorded by President Eisenhower was bounced off the Echo 1 and picked up by radio operators across the nation.
Eisenhower Returns From Cancelled Summit Meeting
Eisenhower Returns From Cancelled Summit MeetingAudio Clip (4:19)
Audio Clip (4:19)
On May 1, 1960, an American U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft was shot down over central Russia. As a result, the Paris Summit Conference, scheduled 13 days later, collapsed. Upon his return from the failed conference on May 20, President Eisenhower addresses the welcoming crowd at Andrews Air Force Base.
The Eisenhower Doctrine
The Eisenhower DoctrineAudio Clip (1:01)
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In order to suppress growing Soviet influence in the Middle East following the Suez Crisis of 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appears before a joint session of Congress on January 5, 1957, to present a policy that will become known as the Eisenhower Doctrine. It holds that the United States would be authorized to provide military assistance "to secure and protect the territorial integrity" of any nations threatened by international communism.
Eisenhower Intervenes in Little Rock Crisis
Eisenhower Intervenes in Little Rock CrisisAudio Clip (2:10)
Audio Clip (2:10)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is forced to take action when nine African-American students are prevented from entering Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In a broadcast to the nation on September 24, 1957, the president explains his decision to order Federal troops to Little Rock to ensure that the students are allowed access to the school, as mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
Eisenhower on the Salk Polio Vaccine
Eisenhower on the Salk Polio VaccineAudio Clip (2:44)
Audio Clip (2:44)
Two years after American medical researcher Jonas Salk reported that he had successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, polio vaccinations were still not widely available in the United States. To assuage the public's concerns, President Eisenhower holds a press conference on May 4, 1955, and explains the need for further testing.
Eisenhower Announces Korean War Armistice
Eisenhower Announces Korean War ArmisticeAudio Clip (0:46)
Audio Clip (0:46)
On July 27, 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed, ending three years of fighting that involved two dozen nations. In his public statement delivered an hour after the signing, President Eisenhower commemorates those who fought to keep freedom alive.
Eisenhower on the Second Berlin Crisis
Eisenhower on the Second Berlin CrisisAudio Clip (1:11)
Audio Clip (1:11)
In November 1958, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev demanded that Western forces pull out of West Berlin in six months. On March 16, 1959, in a radio and television report to the American people, President Eisenhower speaks of the escalating Cold War tensions over Berlin, stressing that the United States will not give in to pressure from the USSR.
Eisenhower on the Suez Canal Crisis
Eisenhower on the Suez Canal CrisisAudio Clip (4:03)
Audio Clip (4:03)
In October 1956, Britain and France entered into a coalition with Israel, and the three nations launched a military attack against Egyptian forces in the Suez Canal. On October 31, in a speech to the nation, President Eisenhower expresses the United States' opposition to the military action.
Eisenhower Dedicates Dulles International Aiprort
Eisenhower Dedicates Dulles International AiprortAudio Clip (2:55)
Audio Clip (2:55)
In this Speeches podcast, brought to you by The History Channel, learn about how President Eisenhower honored his former secretary of state and friend John Dulles.
Eisenhower Welcomes Khrushchev to the U.S.
Eisenhower Welcomes Khrushchev to the U.S.Audio Clip (1:38)
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On September 15, 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, promising an open heart and good intentions, began an unprecedented tour of the United States. President Eisenhower expresses his hopes upon Khrushchev's arrival for improved relations between the two superpowers.
Eisenhower Proclaims Alaska the 49th State
Eisenhower Proclaims Alaska the 49th StateAudio Clip (1:04)
Audio Clip (1:04)
On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower presides over the ceremony welcoming the territory of Alaska into the Union as the 49th and largest state.
Eisenhower Weighs Chance for Peace in the Cold War
Eisenhower Weighs Chance for Peace in the Cold WarAudio Clip (3:40)
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On April 16, 1953, after the death of Russian Premier Joseph Stalin, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers what is known as his “Cross of Iron” speech before the American Society for Newspaper Editors, contrasting the philosophies of the Soviet Union and the United States.
Eisenhower Proclaims Hawaii the 50th state
Eisenhower Proclaims Hawaii the 50th stateAudio Clip (0:26)
Audio Clip (0:26)
Eight months after Alaska became a U.S. state, President Eisenhower signs the official proclamation on August 21, 1959, admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state and delivers a welcoming speech.
Eisenhower on Atomic Energy
Eisenhower on Atomic EnergyAudio Clip (1:59)
Audio Clip (1:59)
On December 8, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations on the peaceful use of atomic energy.
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