During this difficult period, the communists returned to protracted guerrilla warfare and political struggle. Morale declined among communist sympathizers and Saigon government supporters alike. In elections held in South Vietnam in September 1967, former generals Nguyen Van Thieu and Nguyen Cao Ky were elected president and vice president, respectively. Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, pledged to honor Kennedy’s commitments but hoped to keep U.S. involvement in Vietnam to a minimum. After North Vietnamese forces allegedly attacked U.S. Navy ships in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, however, Johnson was given carte blanche in the form of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and began to send U.S. troops to Vietnam.
Delegates could know be elected to create a new revised state constitution and governments also all southerners would be pardoned accept for high ranking confederate army officers and government officials. Private property would be protected however this did not include slaves. While most of the Republicans in congress at that time supported the president's plane for reconstructions others wanted to punish the confederacy. One of the flaws to the plan was that it only took ten percent of the voters to decide if they wanted back into the Union This made voting no longer a democracy. On July 2 1864 two Radical Republicans Benjamin Wade and Henry Winter Davis wrote the Wade Davis Bill.
He has written a book titled Freedom on Fire where in one chapter he discusses why the United States Failed to Act in Rwanda. One of his main reasons is that Somalia had soured the taste for intervening in African countries. After the Somalia debacle, people in Washington began to point fingers at everyone but themselves. Congress blamed the United Nations and the executive branch as well. Shattuck believes that since President Clinton handled the draft issue and the issue of gays in the military poorly the Pentagon was not holding Clinton in high respects.
Nixon did not attempt to gain the African American vote, due to African Americans trying to desegregate themselves. Nixon thought if he supported the African Americans he would lose votes of American voters. Opposing Nixon, Kennedy supported the desegregation of African Americas from the American population. Kennedy reinforced the civil rights movements and went on record stating he has and will endorse Martin Luther King Jr’s acts after Kennedy secured King’s release from imprisonment. Kennedy’s campaign advisers advised him not to support the African American race because he would lose voters in the south.
No American politician of the 20th century is more reviled by historians and opinion makers than Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the Wisconsin Republican whose 1950s anti-Communist crusade is synonymous with witch-hunting and repression. Actually, no politician even comes close. Herbert Hoover? True, the Great Depression occurred on his watch, goes the current wisdom, but Hoover can’t be blamed for a global catastrophe, and his economic programs paved the way for needed reforms. Richard Nixon?
In fact, the overall effect was to encourage supply...." Monika Jensen-Stevenson, a 60 Minutes producer, quit her job after the CBS news program refused to air the story she had uncovered relating to the covert drug trade. Her book, Kiss The Boys Goodbye, details how our intelligence community used the apparatus of the POW/MIA governmental agencies as a cover for the trafficking of opiates from the Golden Triangle. President Reagan appointed Reform Party founder and Texas billionaire Ross Perot to the President's Advisory Council on Foreign Intelligence. Reagan made Perot a special presidential investigator, looking into America's POW and MIAs from the Vietnam "War". Ross took the job to heart and spent considerable time and money in pursuit of the quest.
Brief History of Major Health Care Reform in the United States According to Dr. Lee Igel (pp 1-4), PhD, health care in the United States first became a major political issue in the 1940s. At that time, a growing concern was that the middle class was struggling to access appropriate health care. In November 1945, President Truman became the first sitting President to publicly endorse a national healthcare program. The American Medical Association opposed the bill, and claimed that Democrats, with the support of labor unions were attempting to socialize medicine, and the bill was easily defeated at the time due to worldwide events. Dr. Igel also stated health care was a non-player in politics during the 1950s, but became once again an
Moore talks about how some presidents were missing basic knowledge in world geography, and how the most powerful leader should be aware of such base knowledge considering their high-ranking position. “In 1956 president D. Eisenhower’s nominee as ambassador to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) was unable to identity either the country’s prime minister or it’s capital during his senate confirmation hearing”. Moore argues that the lobbyist today fail to add value to the general population, but more towards personal interest. “Nixon changed the rules, stipulating the federal education money be doled out in “block grants” to be spent by states how ever they chose. Only a few states chose to spend money on libraries, and the downslide began”.
When he entered office he was dealing with a spit party, and several unclaimed member who were angry with the Democratic Party. Eisenhower was forced to handle the task of doing the best for our country and trying to keep his party pure. Eisenhower was clear successes due in part to his moderate foreign policies, and he successfully ended the Korean War. In 1960 however, the Republicans would lose the presidency again to the young democrat, John F. Kennedy. In a book by Robert Rutland he said that this was when change was bound to strike the party.
After all the witnesses testified, the Senate voted. It would require 36 votes to remove Johnson from office, but he was acquitted by one vote. The Tenure of Office was repealed by Congress in 1887. Additionally, the Supreme Court appeared to support Johnson’s decision and that he was entitled to remove Stanton without Congressional approval. The impeachment of Andrew Johnson has impacted future decisions of the United States government.