© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Discussion & Essay Questions Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching the 1950sTeacher Pass
Teaching the 1950s Teacher Pass includes:
Assignments & Activities
Current Events & Pop Culture articles
Discussion & Essay Questions
Challenges & Opportunities
Related Readings in Literature & History
Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions
Big Picture Why was Eisenhower such an attractive candidate in 1952? In general, what makes military leaders attractive presidential candidates? Are they more electable in some periods than others? Would a former general be an attractive choice today? Does military experience actually prepare them for the presidency? What part of their experience prepares them for being president? What part does not—and may actually be a detriment? Did Eisenhower govern like a former general? What is Eisenhower's most significant legacy?