“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”It’s not the plans that matter because you won’t get anywhere with plans, but it’s the planning that matters and it’s what will get you to accomplish things. I, Dwight David Eisenhower am the thirty-fourth president of the United States. While I was president, I had to spend two months in the hospital due to a heart attack. I was named many nicknames such as “Duckpin” because of my love for duckpin bowling and “Ike” or “Little Ike”, which was an abbreviation of my last name, Dwight. “General Ike” was another nickname that I had been given as I moved forward with my career in the military. Up until World War II, and even after that, I was still being called “Ike”. My first son, Doud Dwight, had died at the age of three because of scarlet fever. This was “The greatest disappointment and disaster in my life, the one I have never been able to forget completely.” I was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. My parents names were Ida Stover Eisenhower and David Jacob Eisenhower. As a child, my family was poor, and due to this I had to learn the benefit of hard work by working for a creamery where they produced cheese and butter and also by earning money from selling vegetables. When I was 4 years old, my brother had sadly died of diptheria. During my high school years I did schooling from Abilene High School in Kansas and I had graduated in the year 1909. I attended West Point College in New York and I graduated in 1915. I was married to Mary Geneva Doud on July 1, 1916 and a year after that we had our first son, Doud Eisenhower, born on September 24, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas. About three years later he died on January 2, 1921 due to scarlet fever. A year after that we had our second son that was named John Eisenhower on August 3, 1922 in Denver, Colorado. On November 26, 1943 I was acknowledged with the Legion Of Merit Award.I was elected on January 20, 1953 at the age sixty-three. I served as president from 1953-1961. As a president, I was the first one to ride in a helicopter and I was the first licensed president to fly an airplane. I also was the the only president to serve in both world wars. Richard M. Nixon was a key person with whom I worked with during the years 1953-59. During my presidency, I accomplished many things. One thing that I achieved in was signing the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956. By signing this, I authorized 25 billion dollars so 41,000 miles of interstate highway in the U.S. could be built to have roads in America. Another success during my presidency was that I had launched the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency. This had later led to the development of the internet. The third thing I accomplished was founding NASA in 1958. Ever since I founded it, it has grown into one of the world’s most famous organizations. The NASA organization is apart of many space exploration efforts of the U.S. such as the Skylab Space Station, the Apollo moon landing commissions and the Space Shuttle. The fourth thing I achieved is I ended the Korean War by threatening to use a nuclear weapon if Korea didn’t sign an armistice. Apart of all of this, I also was a pretty good chief and I was known for my vegetable soup, steaks, and my cornmeal pancakes. After I had retired, I worked on a farm which was on the edge of the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. While I was there, I painted and I raised Angus cattle. I also got the chance to spend the most time ever with my wife, Mamie. “I want to go; God take me” were the last words I had said before I died on March 28, 1969 due to a congestive heart failure. I was buried in Abilene, Kansas. After my death, I had a few places named after me. One of the places was Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission in Washington D.C.. Another place that had been named after me was Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, and Boyhood Home. The country will remember me for leading the Allied Forces to victory in WW2 and for ending the Korean War by using a nuclear threat. I also founded NASA in 1958 and I balanced the budget three different times. I Dwight D. Eisenhower will be remembered for all of these reasons and also for being one of the best military generals in American history.


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