History Stories
CATEGORY: Dwight D. Eisenhower
How America Jump-Started Iran’s Nuclear Program
May 9, 2018

Thanks to a Cold War strategy called ‘Atoms for Peace,’ President Eisenhower laid the foundations for the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Read More

Eisenhower Knew the Importance of D-Day for an Allied Victory
April 23, 2018

The D-Day military invasion that helped to end World War II was one the most ambitious and consequential military campaigns in human history. Read More

The Largest Mass Deportation in American History
March 23, 2018

As many as 1.3 million people may have been swept up in the Eisenhower-era campaign. Read More

How Dwight Eisenhower Found God in the White House
March 20, 2018

Dwight Eisenhower and Billy Graham shaped a half-century of religion in America. Read More

10 Modern Presidential Speeches Every American Should Know
February 16, 2018

Presidential speeches reveal the United States’ challenges, hopes, dreams and temperature of the nation, as much as they do the wisdom and perspective of the leader speaking them—even in the age of Twitter. Read More

The Things George Washington Worried About are Happening Today
February 16, 2018

The fears he raised about the future of the nation—including excessive debt, hyper-partisanship and foreign interference in elections—were remarkably prescient. Read More

5 Presidents Who Hid Their Health Issues
January 18, 2018

These Presidents didn't want the state of their health to affect the state of the nation. Read More

13 TV Moments That Defined the American Presidency
September 25, 2017

The history of commanders on camera. Read More

Kansas Is Home to America’s Most Inspiring Presidential Library
August 11, 2017

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Dwight Eisenhower’s Shocking—and Prescient—Military Warning
March 22, 2017

What would one of America's war hero presidents have to say about the newly proposed Pentagon budget? Read More