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The Eisenhower Interstate System

In the wake of the Great Depression and two world wars, and at the dawn of the cold war, President Dwight D. Eisenhower viewed a national road system as vital to the nation's interest on several counts: defense… (See Below for Full Description)
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In the wake of the Great Depression and two world wars, and at the dawn of the cold war, President Dwight D. Eisenhower viewed a national road system as vital to the nation's interest on several counts: defense, commerce, safety, and unity. The Interstate Highway Act of 1956 created the vast network of superhighways, beltlines, and spurs of the modern-day highway system. More than 40,000 miles bound the lower 48 states together as an interconnected whole. The Interstate Highway System is an enduring marvel of conception, design, and construction. The undertaking became the largest public works program in American history, and its creation showcased the can-do American spirit of ambition, intelligence, and know-how.

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ISBN-13 978-1-60413-067-6
ISBN-10 1604130679
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1936-6
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Building America: Then and Now
Author John Murphy
Publication Date 2/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Primary source documents. Chronology and timeline. Glossary. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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