Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidency and the Cold War

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Presidency

Professor Jeremy Black discussed Dwight Eisenhower's rise to the presidency as a former general and the circumstances in the Cold War 1950s that led to his election.

Description

Professor Jeremy Black discussed Dwight Eisenhower's rise to the presidency as a former general and the circumstances in the Cold War 1950s that led to his election.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the unique circumstances under which Dwight Eisenhower became a presidential candidate. According to Professor Black, why did the idea of a general becoming president seem plausible to the U.S. at that time?
  • Explain the status of the Cold War when Dwight Eisenhower became President in 1953.
  • Describe the policy debate regarding the Cold War at the time. What was President Eisenhower's stance on the policy debate?
  • Explain President's Eisenhower's strategy to end the Korean War. What was the outcome?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Atom Bomb
    • Benign
    • Brinkmanship
    • Civilian
    • Cold War
    • Communism
    • Containment
    • General Douglas Macarthur
    • George Kennan
    • Ideology
    • Joseph Stalin
    • Korean War

    Topics

    Executive BranchU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity