She rarely felt the need to consult her cabinet on any ideas or plans with regards to the shaping of England. Thatcher wanted to mould Britain into the country that she had always envisioned; conservative bordering on libertarian. By creating a ‘sofa cabinet’ Thatcher made large strides to becoming more presidential as a president does not have to consult anybody on his/her initiatives he/she does not feel is necessary. Thatcher’s dismissal of those around her, eventually led her to shoot herself in the foot as ill will within her own party towards her grew. This could be one reason why the American President can only stay in power for two terms.
While this report was very significant, its proposals were only recommendations and in practice Truman was not able to achieve every proposal due to a lack of support from Congress. Also, Truman used his power as President to appoint black Americans in important governmental roles. For example, he appointed Ralph Bunche as American Ambassador to the UN. So, whilst Truman was the first President since Lincoln to publicly commit himself to a civil rights agenda, his achievements were limited and no legislation followed his proposals. Therefore, Truman’s presidency had a small impact in improving the status of black Americans, but Congress had no impact at all as they constrained civil rights proposals.
President Nixon also lied when asked about the incident by the press stating that “no one in the White House staff, no one in this administration, presently employed, was involved in this very bizarre incident.” President Nixon betrayed the peoples trust as president in my opinion. He made misleading public statements in order to deceive the people of the U.S.A and protect those who were involved in the crime. The house of Judiciary Committee approved the second article July 29, 1974. This article accused Nixon of Abuse of Power. Nixon used his power as President to violate the constitutional rights of citizens.
Contrary to popular belief, the American Revolution did not bring about change, because the rights, class structure and government remained the status quo in the colonies. For the most part, the rights of the colonists did undergo a transformation because of the Revolutionary War. It is a widely held belief that the war was declared in defense of the natural rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, the war did little in protecting these rights. After the war, there was still no liberty for blacks; in fact, the colonists disliked the idea of granting freedom to Blacks that they refused their offer to fight on the side of the patriots.
Therefore the failure of the league in the 1930s could be down to one or more of many factors. Firstly, the great depression contributed to the league’s failure as America traded with many nations therefore after the Wall Street crash, trade and industry worldwide was damaged. The stock market collapsed on the 29th of October 1927 which lead to the great depression which pulled many countries in to economic crisis and also lead to extremism, dictators and fascists in Japan, Italy and Germany as desperate times called for desperate measures. This therefore lead to the league’s failure because countries became more selfish such as Japan as it defied the league and consequently left the league for personal gain of China which made it even more difficult for the league to achieve its aims of world peace as Japan attacked Manchuria in 1931. The depression also made countries less likely to cooperate as they began to ignore the league following the defiant precedent made by Japan.
Assignment: Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation Justin Stennett Com220 5/23/2010 Stacey Bagwell Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation There are many fallacies that I have seen within this speech. Scapegoating is used when Kane implies that Boss Gettys is responsible for the economic and political downfall and accuses him of not caring about the ordinary citizen and not keeping his promises. Slippery Slope is also used in this speech, Kane implies that if Gettys continues to have control over the state that no one will watch out for the working class citizens. If Boss Gettys stays in office, he will face a decline due to Kane's vision of a dangerous future. The speech also uses the fallacy False Dilemma, Kane offers voters just 2 choices.
Among both sources, the conditions under which people lived during the Great Depression can be described as “the end of an era for those who had come to believe in ‘money for nothing’” (Harman 469) and “so long-lasting, so severe, and so global that it has become known as the Great Depression” (Bentley-Ziegler 985). It’s true that the world was in turmoil. People of all ages and of all social classes were panicking, some believing the times impossible to bear. For some, this was true. The Stock Market Crash, which coincided with the Great Depression, allowed for further suffering, especially great financial toil.
It is clear that some nations in the EU, namely Greece, Portugal and Spain have been living beyond their means for years, running deficits that are far too high, as well as neglecting their duties to not involve other nations in their debt issues. The big danger in fiscal consolidation is that it creates a downward, where falling demand and employment trigger declining tax revenues and budget deficits actually get worse instead of better. Further spending cuts or tax increases only worsen the downward spiral. A reduction in government spending and increase in taxes are withdrawals from the circular flow of income. This reduction in AD causes mass unemployment which could bring about deflation and interest rates will need to rise to control this.
This means that when the credit crunch struck banks were forced to reduce the amount of money they lend to people. This was due to a huge amount of “bad debts”. In other words people started to borrow too much and couldn’t repay it back. Anup Shah, from the Global Issues website says: “The global financial crisis, brewing for a while, really started to show its effects in the middle of 2007 and into 2008. Around the world stock markets have fallen, large financial institutions have collapsed or been bought out, and governments in even the wealthiest nations have had to come up with rescue packages to bail out their financial systems.
You can also take the route and correlate low class people were neglected, which cost many lives and peoples’ homes. It was argued that when Hurricane Betsey hit, the levees were blown purposely so that the water would overflow into the 9th ward (predominately poor African Americans) and protect the more expensive lake areas (predominately rich Caucasians). It is clear that class plays a major part in whether you are cared about by a government. If I was the director of the film, I would change the way that Spike Lee went about interviewing the people. I think that Lee portrayed the affects of the Hurricane Katrina on less affluent people, which made it more biased.