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How did president eisenhower respond to the little rock school crisis?

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Victoria Fowler on November 8, 2018

In a word, he used federal troops to force the integration of Little Rock Central High. On September 2,1957 nine African-American students planned to integrate the above all-white Little Rock, Arkansas Central high School. Gov. Faubus , saying that he feared rioting, had the school surrounded by national guard troops and warned all negroes to stay away from the area. On September 20, a federal judge issued an injunction ordering Faubus to call the guard and allow students to integrate the schools. They entered the school and a crowd gathered outside and threatened to attack the school. The student escaped out the back. Eisenhower, then set federal paratroopers in to escort the students, and watched day after day until January, when they were no longer needed.


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