Executive Order 10730, September 24, 1957

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President Dwight Eisenhower issued this executive order to enforce his Presidential Proclamation 3204, from the previous day.   Intended to restore peace and order during the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School, Eisenhower’s order placed the Arkansas National Guard under Federal control and sent 1,000 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division to assist them.

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