Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Address and Why It Is Memorable

Dwight Eisenhower was among the most respected men to ever hold the office of President.  Coming from his service during World War Two, his remarks upon leaving the Presidency are remarkable and deserve careful consideration.




FINDING SOURCES-The Implications of Eisenhower's Statement

  • What was Eisenhower's main point in making his farewell remarks?
  • Who, specifically, was Eisenhower referring to at the time as the "influence of the military-industrial complex?
  • Are there current examples of this influence? 
  • Would the remarks made by Eisenhower be taken as vitally if they were made by J. Robert Oppenheimer?  Why?  Why not?