THE PRESIDENCY: The Return of Confidence

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Only patience, determination, optimism and a very deep faith can carry America forward.

—Dwight D. Eisenhower, May 28, 1953

From Franconia Notch, N.H. to San Francisco, Calif, this week, there was clear and convincing evidence of patience, determination, optimism and faith among the people of the U.S. In the 29 months since Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, a remarkable change had come over the nation. The national blood pressure and temperature had gone down; nerve endings had healed over. The new tone could be described in a word: confidence....

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