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Eisenhower and the Responsibility of the President
Little rock

By examining primary sources related to the Little Rock Crisis, students will learn about the relationship between state and federal Constitutional powers, as well as the relationship between the executive, state, and local levels of government. By “grading” the president and governor of Arkansas, and justifying their grades using primary sources, students will better understand the responsibilities of the state versus the federal government.

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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