On august 8th 1974 president Nixon release his resignation speech to the world. Nixon did this because of the Watergate scandal. Nixon knew that he was going to be impeached, so he didn’t want that event to be strung on. President Nixon never stated that he had anything to do with the Watergate break-in. president Nixon was arguably one of the best presidents this country has ever had, but he was one of the most corrupt.
As for was Harry Truman a great president, I think sometimes we have to look at what we have years later to realize what we had when a president help office. Often we criticize the man as he serves and feel he is not doing a good job of running our country only to have the next president do in our own opinion worse. I think Harry Truman was a good president. He confronted the insecurities of the modern age in his own life
Lincoln was often criticized when he was President and even labeled as a tyrant for his flagrant ways by the Democrats (History Channel). After his assassination he was honored for his civil liberties and became to be known as a very tolerant President and did the best to run his country in the most humble and honorable manner. Today, we find that President Lincoln’s assassination was a loss for the country despite the respect and acknowledgement he received that was not given to him while he was in office. It’s a shame that America did not see how he truly cared about each person who lived in the United States of America and wanted nothing but the best for the country and those living in it such as the slaves in which he helped to gain civil rights for during the Civil War. “When a man contributes something of vast importance to a nation, he is set above others and revered” (Schwartz 29), one great man and President who defines that phrase is President Abraham Lincoln, who was taken from the nation way too soon and is the President I most admire and that is admired and modeled by many politicians and citizens of this glorious nation.
Many wanted to believe that he was innocent and that he was the trusted leader of the nation that had been voted into Presidency. As investigations continued about the scandal, this belief of his innocence quickly demised. Some of the sadness and disbelief felt by the nation is portrayed through a quote by Mrs. Bennett from Pittsburg, PA. “I wanted to feel that the President didn’t know, but I know that’s not true. I truly feel he knew, and it hurts me. You like to think your leader is honest and upright, flawless, A-1.
A People’s History of the United States: Reflection Chapter 21 Carter-Reagan-Bush: The Bipartisan Consensus This chapter summarizes a period in American history in which there was a deepening economic insecurity for much of the population, along with “environmental deterioration, and a growing culture of violence and family disarray,” (Zinn 563). What was needed during this time was, according to Zinn, a bold change in the social and economic structure. However, no major party candidates brought forth such changes. The supercharged energy of politics was coursing throughout the nation, yet a majority of voters felt disconnected and lackluster. The presidency of Jimmy Carter (1977-1980) attempted to “recapture a disillusioned citizenry” but was held back by Carter’s conformity to the political boundaries of the American system.
There are a number of reasons as to why the Labour Party won the 1964 election, however the main reason was because the Conservative Party had been weakened significantly over the previous 13 years. One huge failing of the Conservatives was the scandals it faced, such as the affair between John Profumo (the Secretary of State for War) and a high class prostitute who was also conducting relations with a Russian spy. This affair may have possibly lead to a breach of national security and worried many government officials at the time. The revelations of it also shocked many ordinary British people and helped put the party name into disrepute. Another failing of the Conservative Party was the Suez crisis of 1956.
In 1976 Carter won the presidency largely due to his Christian voting base, and deep into his campaign of 19890 controlled the support of evangelical Christians even though all the candidates were active religious Christian according to a Gallup poll. Jerry Falwell would eventually lead his Moral Majority lobbying group to the side of a more conservative Christian belief system giving Reagan two-thirds of the white evangelical vote. Losing the Christian base of his candidacy Carter would find himself losing the election without having any control over that circumstances that faced him. In November 1979 54 Americans were taken hostage by Islamist students and Iranian militants due to Americas interference in the Iranian Revolution. Carter’s slow decision making and weak
However, he still managed to win some bills such as the energy bill and housing sectors bill. The failure that George W. Bush experienced during his second term was his inability to select bills that could earn support of some Democrats instead they did not appeal to the Democrats, and it was very easy for them to oppose the bill thus hurting his presidency by weakening it as he failed to unify them. The Immigration reform appealed to the Democrats but it did not go well with some Conservative Republicans, who opposed it and he responded by attacking his base. Therefore, the Democrats gained an upper hand against the divided Republicans (Graham, 2010). The natural disaster the Katrina Hurricane saw the Bush administration come under fire as many cried against the
Source G is unreliable as it is sacrificial, and may be partisan. It is clearly aimed at a republican audience or neutrals in order to portray Kennedy in a bad light by using simple techniques. It is inadequate as it is confined to a limited period of time. It is a simple cartoon and is biased against Kennedy quite profusely. Source G’s content shows us how people felt about him and that people didn’t feel he was perfect during his time as president only after his assassination.
According to Machiavelli, being praised mustn’t concern a prince who wishes to continue ruling. In the book The Prince, Machiavelli noted that “A man who wishes to make a vocation of being good at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not good”(40). A successful prince has two kinds of traits- praiseworthy and despicable, the latter of the two must not cause him hatred. The prince must present himself as an honest man, while using his vices. A good example of a modern day Machiavellian prince is America’s 43rd president, George W Bush, from the moment that Bush decided to run for President, his staff has fabricated an image of George W as a successful CEO, an avid Christian, effective governor, and all-around nice guy.