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					                               Farewell Address (1961)

                                Dwight D. Eisenhower

Born: 1890 at Dennison, Tex.

Parents moved to Abilene, Kansas when he was a boy

1911-1915 --Attended West Point
        Profession: Soldier

1941-- Participated in the Louisiana Maneuvers.

1942--Commanded the invasion of North Africa

1944-1945--Supreme Commander of AEF
Rank: 5 star General
1945-1948—Chief of Staff

1948- 1950—President of Columbia University
         Lamont-Doharty Oceanographic Laboratory established

Political philosophy—the least government is the best government.

1950-1952-- Supreme Commander of NATO Forces

1953-1961—President of the United States
                             Presidential Achievements

Negotiated end to Korean conflict

Appointed Earl Warren to United States Supreme Court

1957—Sent troops to Little Rock to desegregate Central High school

Established American oil policy

Got congress to finance Interstate Highway system. 44,000 miles built.

Alaska and Hawaii admitted to the Union.

Settled the Tidelands dispute with Texas and other coastal states.

1960—Apologized to Russia over U-2 incident.

Principle writings:

1963—Mandate for Change

1965—Waging Peace

Died: 1969

Buried at Abilene, Kansas

Memorial: United States silver dollar.
                     Dwight David Eisenhower
                         Farwell Address

                          Main Points
1.       Eisenhower gives thanks to Congress for coming together to
         solve major issues so that things may continue forward.
2.       A Warning. We, as a free nation, must place checks on the
         military-industrial complex so that it does not become the
         problem. That the power we need to protect us and the
         free world could end up destroying life as we know it.
     •     The growth of military and the permanent armaments industry
     •     Technology and science being controlled by the government
3.       That for American to continue in the path of peace and
         freedom we must have a ready military-industrial complex.
                Main Points Continued
4.       We must make decisions now that will effect future
         generations. It is our responsibility to conserve our
         resources and protect our form of government against
         threats so that future generations can prosper with freedom
         and in peace.

     •      “As we peer into society’s future, we-you and I, and our
            government- must avoid the impulse to live only for today,
            plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the
            precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the
            material assets of our grandchildren without risking the
            loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want
            democracy to survive and for all generations to come, not
            to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.”

5.       The world needs to learn to come together and solve
         differences with intelligence, not war.
                 Top Ten Companies 2002

1 - Lockheed Martin Corporation ($17 billion )
2 - Boeing Company ($16.6 billion)
3 - Northrop Grumman Corporation ($8.7 billion)
4 - Raytheon Company ($7 billion)
5 - General Dynamics Corporation ($7 billion)
6 - United Technologies Corporation ($3.6 billion)
7 - Science Applications International Corporation ($2.1 billion)
8 - TRW Incorporated ($2 billion)
9 - Health Net, Inc. ($1.7 billion)
10 - L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. ($1.7 billion)

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