Leadership United States Had Been Involved With Essay

Total Length: 971 words ( 3 double-spaced pages)

Total Sources: 3

Page 1 of 3


United States had been involved with the world affairs from 18th century to the present and its most prominent role was during the pre-world war era and post-world war affairs of the world.

Particularly when President Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy ruled, the economic prosperity of the United States began to grow on a vast scale. Their eras were considered the most successful era for United States in relation to economic prosperity. President Eisenhower and Kennedy ruled United States from 1953 to 1961 and 1961 to 1963. In their time of governance, United States took a revolutionary step in bringing change in the way people brought up lives in America (Moss & George, 2010). These Democrats controlled Congress for a period however; they could not pass liberal legislations due to the enforcements of Conservative Coalition.

The involvement of United States with worldly affairs in the light of President Eisenhower and Kennedy can be enlightened from the establishment of the Eisenhower & Kennedy administration in 1952 when President Dwight Eisenhower became the next elected president of the States. During the mid-20th century, the rule of President Eisenhower may raise several contradicting questions upon his leadership styles. He himself claimed to be a weak leader however; his leadership style has further left impression for many more to come next. He was considered more of a president who reigns rather than rule and this endangered his approach to maintaining the presidency that he received.
American presidents have been marked as a sign of unity and in the past, many presidents have failed to resolve the tensions between America and other countries leading to political problems (Shapiro, Kumar, & Jacobs, 2000). President Eisenhower initiated this resolving of tensions between the countries with his approach of ruling as a public president, non-controversial chief of state altogether playing his political and leadership role. This approach however depicts a picture of the president as an efficient politician.

His tactics for reconciling politics and chief of staff status was also acknowledged and praised which turned out to be an effective leadership control for him. He also increased the number of white house staff, which in the beginning was a controversial stance but later was accepted in the 1970s. He extensively relied on the cabinet and national Security Council, which marks his effective leadership (Bush, 2001).

Kennedy on the other hand has had both corners on one scale. His innovation of allowing the press conferences to be lived to the civilians so that they may know what their rulers are planning for them brought an outbreak in the history of United States of America. It was an approach to communicate directly to the public during the times when America was fighting a cold war with other countries. His approach to encourage social criticism also generated public expectations and that is why he is still considered as the most celebrated.....

Have Any Questions? Our Expert Writers Can Answer!

Need Help Writing Your Essay?