Steven Thomas Wagner , Purdue University. Franklin D. Eisenhower used it to his advantage; he was the first President to allow television cameras in his news conferences and the first to have an advertising agency produce a television campaign commercial for his reelection. Advanced Search.
During the four years that he had the spotlight, however, McCarthy ruined many reputations by making reckless and unsubstantiated charges. Eisenhower favored a more moderate course, one that he called Modern Republicanism, which preserved individual freedom and the market economy yet insured that government would provide necessary assistance to workers who had lost their jobs or to the ill or aged, who through no fault of their own, could not provide for themselves.
Thank you for signing up! Eisenhower often got his way with Congress, especially during his first term. Inauguration of Dwight D.
Eisenhower was even more hesitant, however, in the realm of civil rights for African Americans. To conservatives these policies appeared to be a mere continuation of the Democratic party policies of the previous twenty years, but this was not Eisenhower's intention. Breadcrumb U. This highway project, which, as the President said, involved enough concrete to build "six sidewalks to the moon," stimulated the economy and made driving long distances faster and safer.
When Eisenhower left the White House, only 6 percent of African American students attended integrated schools. February 26, 2019 4: Winds light and variable.. Eisenhower played a significant, albeit limited, role in finally curbing McCarthy's power. His warnings would go unheeded, however, amid the ongoing tensions of the Cold War era.
In the area of civil rights, he sought in vain for a center, imagining falsely that those who demanded recognition of their rights were just as "extreme" as those who sought to suppress those rights.
The latter is closer to the Republican mark, but it, too, falls apart as a moral proposition.
In that position, Eisenhower worked to create a unified military organization that would combat potential communist aggression around the globe. Digital Commons.