Kennedy entered the office as a youthful, inexperienced man with many ambitions to eradicate poverty and to raise America’s eyes to the stars through the space program (‘New Frontier,’ 2011). He was the youngest president ever to be elected, but also the first American of Irish descent and the first Roman Catholic to serve as a President. The question that comes to mind when talking about his presidency is, was he style or substance? During his early years as a politician, he was all style and lacking substance, using his families wealth and charm to get him places. But soon enough, he became a determined and knowledgeable politician, who was not devoid of substance.
These are the view things that Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson had the same beliefs on. They also both believed that by the people of the nation was a candidate for president best chosen. Even though they didn’t have a lot of the same beliefs they both had peoples respect. And they also were pretty successful at being president. All the other ideas in the Jeffersonian Democracy and Jacksonian Democracy were different.
In Michael Moore’s film, “Sicko” he describes the corruption of America’s health care today while comparing it to the universal health care other countries such as France, England, and Canada are exercising. I am very glad Michael Moore produced this film because although it may not be fair to both sides, it is still very informative and sends out the message that health care companies here in America are making a healthy living a luxurious burden rather than a given necessity. The two articles criticizing his film made it a little clearer of the bias he took part in. I believe the first one, by Tom Charity, was from a more neutral stand point rather than a liberal side, like Michael Moore, or a conservative side, like I believe Stephen Hunter is on. Charity described the truth and the overall message that “Sicko” gave, which was that the “insurance companies are making a killing at their expense”, when in retrospect they are supposed to be saving lives.
The 1960s-1970s was a time period that was very important to American Society. It helped in many aspects but also destroyed in other aspects. After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson was put to charge. His administration did a few things effectively and vice versa. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration effectively made the :Great Society” and then tackled the growing issue of poverty through this program but unfortunately could not help the gender discrimination of this time period.
He knew that he had little to lose among white voters by attacking programs for the poor. Nixon not only understood that there was a deep-seated racial animus attached to the issue of welfare, but endorsed and exploited it. It was Nixon’s call for “law and order” that was his most skilled advances in the use of race-coded messages for the coming war against America’s welfare state. During Nixon’s presidency campaign, he helped to transform Wallace’s extremist views on civil rights, social welfare, and crime into mainstream views. In this transformation, Nixon earned the hostility of leaders of civil rights organizations.
Nixon is widely recognized for his successful détente foreign policy that improved U.S. relations with Russia and China. Despite his achievements, his true motives and methods of achieving success were questionable and harmful. His agenda for Vietnam was hidden from the public, as was his Southern Strategy. He was not truly invested in environmental reform, and proved to be a truly contradictory president. Scholars agree that his public actions and private ideas often opposed each other (“Impact and Legacy”).
In a lame-duck session after the elections in 1998, Clinton became only the second U.S. president to be impeached; the first was Andrew Johnson. President Clinton finished out his term after being acquitted of any charges. Does holding public office make a good leader? The answer as shown by history is a resounding no, a good leader is one who is motivational, resilient, decisive, ethical and willing to nurture emerging talent. A good leader is one who may have some “dirt” in his/her record but acknowledges his imperfections and continues for the betterment of his organization or mission.
Onyale Donloe Inequality within the New Deal Critics on the left have disputed that the New Deal did not grant Americans equal access to aid. These criticisms about the New Deal are fair because the New Deal did indeed benefit some Americans more than others. Although the New Deal did benefit many people in the United States, some programs excluded different groups of Americans while providing support and aid to others. Due to this exclusion, the New Deal reinforced existing inequalities between men and women, black Americans and white Americans, and farmers and industrial workers. To begin with, Franklin Roosevelt was elected in 1932, amidst the fall of the American banking system.
It is believed that the Second World War was actually the cause of many social reforms that were later formed, and the constituting of a welfare state. It was also due to the war that Labour was voted into power with a landslide victory, as the population believed that ‘post-war had to be better than pre-war,’ which caused people to vote for Labour in hope that they would deliver the peaceful revolution that they envisioned. However, some historians believe that the reason that Labour was so successful during their time in power is due to the achievements of the Liberals from 1906-1914. After the El Alamein battle in 1942, many people believed that Britain had a chance at winning the war and the government started to plan for a post-war social reconstruction. The most important plan made was the Beveridge Report in 1942.
Leadership Styles Annamarie Jenkins HCS/475 April 30, 2012 Successful Leadership Style There have been many presidents that have serve this wonderful country, yet there is one in particular that stands out the most. President Franklin D Roosevelt was a president that helped get this country through the first depression. He had many obstacles to deal with in his personal life but he did what was needed through his unique leadership to obtain the success of the United States. The following paragraphs will discuss his leadership styles and qualities that made him a successful president. Why this Leader was successful What made President Franklin Roosevelt a successful leader was that he had so many styles that was unique and capable in accomplishing tasks as president of the United States.