The Eisenhower Interstate System (Building America: Then and by John Murphy

By John Murphy

This booklet information the heritage of the nationwide highway process which was once proposed and initialized through President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. The historical past of the Interstate street procedure, the making plans and the layout and development of the superhighways is integrated.

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The additional land needed to build the new interstates—both the ground beneath them and the “right-of-way” on either side of the roadbed—would necessitate federal seizure of state and private property, a process known as eminent domain. MacDonald found little in this new highway scheme to interest or please him. In turn, Eisenhower decided that MacDonald was no longer the man for the job. Soon after Eisenhower took office, the new president sought and received the Chief’s resignation. Thomas MacDonald had taken America far down the road toward highway modernization and safety.

In his memoirs, quoted by both Tom Lewis and Dan McNichol, the general who later became president would recall, “After seeing the Autobahns of modern Germany and knowing the asset those highways were to the Germans, I decided, as President, to put an emphasis on this kind of road building. This was one of the things I felt deeply about, and I made a personal and absolute decision to see that the nation would benefit by it. ” Dwight D. Eisenhower would not be elected president of the United States until 1952; however, in the years between the end of World War II and his inauguration, Eisenhower never let go of his dream to build an American autobahn.

In addition, both American industry and the American people had clearly signaled their strong desire to see this project succeed. Selling the idea to the public was not going to be a problem after all. Once the question of whether to build the interstates and how to rationalize it to the public was settled, the Clay Committee turned its attention to the far thornier matter of funding. Everyone who came before and wrote to the committee expressed a strong desire for Eisenhower’s interstate highways.

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