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Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) [First inaugural address]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01548 Author/Creator: Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890-1969) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed document signed Date: circa 1 January 1953 Pagination: 9 p. ; 28 x 22 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Eisenhower on the first page. Focuses on protecting freedom and equality, unity and promoting international economic interdependence. Outlines nine principles to advance peace and freedom throughout the world. "The peace we seek, then, is nothing less than the practice and fulfillment of our whole faith among ourselves and in our dealings with others. This signifies more than the stilling of guns, easing the sorrow of war. More than escape from death, it is a way of life. More than a haven for the weary, it is a hope for the brave."

People: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsInaugural AddressFreedom and IndependenceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyEconomicsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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