During his presidency, Congress also passed improvements on Social Security and a new highway construction program. Another domestic issue that Eienhower faced was that of segregation. During his presidency, The Civil Rights Act was passed. There was also the issue of the desegregation of a school in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Eisenhower sent troops to disperse the crowds of angry protestors. Other accomplishments of Eisenhower’s included raising the minimum wage and creating the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Overall, Eisenhower was very successful in accomplishing his goals in domestic policy. He influenced legislation in many different areas, including the nation’s economy and those affecting the rights of citizens.