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Among the chaotic events that occurred World War II in itself produced a great array of military leaders political figures and government officials Dwight David Eisenhower was one of the few who was triumphant at all three Ike was an indifferent student he came to preside over a great university almost denied a commission as second lieutenant in the US Army he commanded the mightiest invasion force in history son of a bankrupt he became the president of the United StatesAmbrose 44 The Intent of this paper is to discuss his personal background and how it led to his rise of power the positions he held along the way and various ideas and philosophies he incorporated into his use of power Additionally this paper will reference the contributions he made to war and peace illustrate how his leadership finally came to an end and finally assess his role in the war and as a leader Dwight David Eisenhower frequently called Ike was born the third of seven sons on October 14 1980 in Denison Texas A year later he moved to his childhood home of Abilene Kansas a place where livestock outnumbered people 3 to 1 Growing up in Abilene Kansas he lived a Robust life of a prairie youngster-camping along a wooded creek with friends roughhousing with five brothers helping with family chores while earning money on the side and learning a stern but compassionate rural ethicLa Fay 5 His parents didnt have nearly as much money as other families but his father worked locally in the creamery for minimal wages Their mother Ida Elizabeth stayed at home to care for the children as it wasnt common for women to work much at that time She taught Ike and his brothers the importance of religion and to carry their own weight early on As a child Ike attended Lincoln School and even from an early age he was more athletic then
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