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Why did Dwight D. Eisenhower send troops to Little Rock Arkansas to enforce school integration?

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Bethany Evans on January 7, 2018

President Eisenhower did not agree with the decision of the Supreme Court in the case Brown vs Board of Education, educational institutions in the South were unequal, and segregation to hurt students who had "equal" education. I felt that the decision was wrong. But, as the President has sworn to uphold the law and enforce the law. Eisenhower was constitutional to him, the Court's decision had the force of law. In Faubus, Governor of Arkansas, was a challenge in the Court below Eisenhower took command of the National Guard and ordered troops to use integration in Central high School.


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