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Atoms for Peace: Eisenhower and Nuclear Technology

Students will develop their own social media campaign either promoting or criticizing Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” speech. They will do this by analyzing primary sources including the text of the speech, promotional posters, and government documents as well as researching the science behind nuclear power.

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“The essence of leadership is to get others to do something because they think you want it done and because they know it is worth while doing.”

Dwight Eisenhower

Remarks at the Republican Campaign Picnic, President’s Gettysburg Farm, September 12, 1956