The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, from 1953 to 1961, followed double defeats of Democrat Adlai Stevenson in the 1952 and 1956 elections. Ike, as he was popularly known, ended the Korean war and presided over eight years of relative peace and moderate economic growth, during which no inflation occurred and the debt kept to a minimum. His main legacy is the Interstate Highway System.
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