Superfund is the name given to the environmental program established to address abandoned hazardous waste sites. It is also the name of the fund established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980. This law was put in place due to the discovery of toxic waste dumps such as Love Canal and Times Beach in the 1970s. It allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up these sites and to hold responsible parties accountable to conduct cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA lead cleanups. (Ch52,pg1364) Works Cited: 1. Business Law 14th Edition, Mallor, Barnes, Bowers, Langvardt, Chapter 52, page 1364.
Zinn also uses an excerpt from historian Charles Beard to explain his reasoning. Beard basically said that the rich controls the government or the laws the government operates by. Zinn points out that the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights shows that quality of interest hides behind innocence. Meaning that Congress completely ignores the freedom of speech. Professor of history Gordon S. Wood views the struggle for a new constitution in 1787-1788 as a social conflict between upper-class Federalists who desired a stronger central government and the “humbler” Anti-Federalists who controlled the state assemblies.
history.org, n.d.). The concern over the environment first gained attention in the late 1960 with the creation of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 which required environmental impact statements for most public project and made the government responsible for representing public interest. However, growing concerns about the effects of smog, water pollution, and toxic wastes and their effects on the environment grew as environmentalist proved through biological sciences how closely life processes throughout nature were dependent on one another (Davidson, 2006, p.
The Watergate Scandal Monique Nuuanu March 8, 2011 HIS/145 Elizabeth Labby The Watergate Scandal Even though Nixon called the Watergate scandal a cover up, President Richard Nixon is a disgrace to America because of the accusations made about Nixon part of the Watergate scandal. A lawsuit of historian Stanley I. Kutler was in session when evidence of a tape made in June 23, 1972 released and the tapes held conversations of President Nixon conversations involving himself in the Watergate scandals before and after his presidency. The Bacon (1974) website reports, the information written, and published are in control by the journalists. Albert H. Kramer is trying to help ordinary people break that cycle. Kramer wants the people to
President Gerald Ford was the first president to limit the military and other organizations from assassinations in the American government’s name. This has far reaching consequences and has an increasing political significance in today’s world. But if it were an inconvenience for the United States to be limited like this why would president Ford endorse such an order? Furthermore, how have subsequent presidents interpreted and reacted to this restriction? This question will be answered by researching various political actions and opinions throughout the time span effected by the Executive Order.
Attorney General Elliot Richardson appointed a special prosecutor, Archibald Cox, to investigate the entire affair; Cox and his staff began to uncover widespread evidence of political espionage by the Nixon reelection committee, illegal wiretapping of citizens by the administration, and corporate contributions to the Republican party in return for political favors (Columbia, 6th Edition). In July 1973, it was revealed that presidential conversations in the White House had been tape-recorded since 1971; Cox sued Nixon to obtain the tapes, and Nixon responded by ordering Richardson to fire him (Columbia, 6th Edition). Richardson resigned instead, and his assistant, William Ruckelshaus, also refused and was himself fired. Solicitor General Robert Bork finally fired Cox in what became known as the Saturday Night Massacre (Columbia, 6th Edition). In July 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that such recordings were not privileged and Nixon announced his resignation knowing he would face impeachment if he did not.
This increased the number of years required for immigrants to qualify for U.S citizens from 5 years to 14 years. The federalists adopted these laws because they wanted to stay in power, and since they were aware of the fact that many of the immigrants would vote for their opposing party, this act ensured that they couldn’t vote. George Washington thought that immigration could help unite the country as a whole if there was an intermixture of cultures. (Doc. A) What is ironic is that Jefferson, one of the men who was most apposed of the Alien and Sedition Acts, looked down on immigration.
The Watergate Scandal History 145 By: Acquita Williams Watergate scandal (1972-1974) was a political scandal and constitutional crisis that lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The name “Watergate” refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel was the location of the Democratic Party National Headquarters in 1972. A security guard caught some burglars breaking into the headquarters. Some of the burglars had ties to people in his administration and Nixon tried to minimize the damage to his personnel.
The Watergate Scandal In the Federalist Papers #51, President James Madison argues that separations of power are necessary because “men are not angels”. This separation between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches ensures that no one branch becomes too powerful, but with this separation ultimately problems are bound to occur. Over the history of the United States, many conflicts have arisen between the various branches over conflicting interests, with a notable conflict between the legislative and executive branches being the Watergate Scandal. This conflict, which took place during the Richard Nixon administration, resulted in the first resignation of a United States president in history. The Watergate was an American political scandal which occurred when Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, was running for reelection against his democratic rival, George Stanley McGovern.