Eisenhower Vs. Reagan
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan were both presidents of the United States who had same yet different views on communism. In Eisenhower’s speech, The Military-Industrial Complex, he mentioned that we face a hostile ideology, which is in short communism. He believed that this force would continue to threaten our great democracy. Reagan called that threat of communism the Evil Empire, and sought out to destroy it. Many similarities and differences lye between these two presidents so lets go into further detail.
Dwight D Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States of America and greatly impacted domestic affairs. He helped in creating the Interstate Highway System, as well as being a member of NATO. Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States of America, and helped in fighting, or should I say not fighting, the Cold War. Eisenhower and Reagan were both members of the Republican Party and both were against the threat of communism. However, Eisenhower was more of a humanitarian republican than Reagan. Examples of his accomplishments are the Interstate Highway System, the support of the Brown Vs. Board of Education of Topeka, and Dynamic Conservation for Social Security and welfare. Reagan was more of a conservative republican. He helped to maintain a prosperous economy, a peaceful end to the Cold War, and a safer against nuclear warfare. Although he did all of these, budget deficits built and increased taxes that came out of the people’s pocket. A striking similarity was their involvement in the Cold War. Eisenhower kept pressure down and Reagan made a Peaceful ending to it, and negotiated with Soviets to shrink nuclear arsenals. He helped to put an end to communism by also allowing a military arms race to run against the Soviets, and supporting anti-communists worldwide. Eisenhower also supported these movements, along with passing policies to lower tension