Dwight David Eisenhower, an American general and 34th President of the United States of America, was the principal architect of the successful Allied invasion of Europe during World War II and of the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. As president, Eisenhower, affectionately known as "Ike-, ended the Korean War, but his two terms (1953-1961) produced few legislative landmarks or dramatic initiatives in foreign policy. His presidency is remembered as a period of relative calm in the United States.
"I've today issued an Executive Order dictating the use of troops under federal authority to aid in the execution of federal law Little Rock, Arkansas . The proper use of the powers of the Executive Branch to enforce the orders of a federal court is limited to extraordinary and compelling circumstances. Manifestly, such an extreme situation has been created in Little Rock. This challenge must be met and with such measures as will preserve to the people as a whole their lawfully protected rights in a climate permitting their free and fair exercise."" (Little Rock) These words from Eisenhower came in 1957 during the "Little Rock Crisis."" In September 1957, nine African-American students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The ensuing struggle between segregationists and integrationists, the State of Arkansas and the federal government, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus has become known "Little Rock Crisis." When Governor Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to surround Central High School to keep the nine students from entering the school, President Eisenhower ordered the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock to insure the safety of the "Little Rock Nine."" (Eisenhower Years) By protecting the nine students, Ike was fulfilling his duty as Chief Executive and Commander in Chief. He used an executive order to enforce the Supreme Court ruling in the Brown vs.