Another point that he made was that the Soviets were beginning to understand the importance of freedom themselves. He gave examples of political prisoners being released and Moscow’s new policy regarding reform and openness. President Regan was persuading his listeners that even the leaders in the Soviet Union were beginning to see the need for
The president did this because he had important reasons. I believe the President actually made the right decision to drop the bombs. If he did not drop them, certain wars would be going on, rules and life would not be the same, and the world would be a different place. ----------------------- [i] Public Papers of the Presidents
(Page 12) Reagan demanded that the Soviet’s “surrender “ (change their behavior) and without changing these behaviors, they would no longer receive the many benefit they were benefiting from, from the West. Sharansky explained that this had been a revolution in diplomatic thinking, and in doing this…Reagan was able to find the “Achilles Heel” of His enemies. PART 2: Sharansky’s formula for the mechanics of tyranny divided the world into two different categories. One category was free society in which people could speak freely of their opinions and not be punished for it and the second society was know as the fear society which was pretty much the opposite.
Abby Vest Mrs. Anderssohn History period 3 18 May 2015 JFK and the Cold War John F. Kennedy did a lot of things before and during his presidency that contributed to events during the Cold War. He helped the U.S in many ways, doing what was right in his mind for the country. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was a significant element to the Cold War because of the way he approached difficulties that the U.S faced during this time. Similar to presidents before him, JFK wanted to continue to contain communism. He wanted to stop the spread of communism, even in foreign countries that the U.S communicated with.
After multiple ideas along with deep thought, Truman along with the chiefs decided the most efficient, least costly and less bloody approach would to be dropping the atomic bombs on the Japanese home land. The essay states “evidence points to the conclusion that he acted for the reason he said he did: to end a bloody war that would have become even bloodier had invasion proved necessary” pg 175 Readings in United States History. The writer’s purpose of this essay is to educate the readers about the difficulty of this decision. I believe the writer did a fine job explaining the whole process. The Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombing are two greatly important milestones in the United States history, and the essay “The Biggest Decision: Why We Had to Drop the Bomb,” by Robert James Maddox is a perfect essay to be read over and discussed in a class like this.
Ronald Reagan Foreign Policy When Reagan became president he began with only one well-defined foreign policy; he wanted to contain the Soviet Union. He wanted to stop them from growing any bigger and wanted to make sure that other countries did not become Communist. He didn’t like how relaxed President Nixon and President Ford had been to try to ease the relationship with the Soviets. He thoroughly believed that the Soviets were taking advantage of how relaxed the United States of America had been. Reagan thought that the United States needed to prepare its military defense systems just in case the Soviets decided to nuke the Americans.
A quote from Ronald Reagan with a conversation with Richard V. Allen says “My idea of the American policy toward the Soviet Union is simple, and some would say simplistic.” “It is this: We win and they lose. What do you think of that?” In his first term as president, both he and Margaret Thatcher, the British Prime Minister, put down the Soviet Unions ideas and political thoughts. Other bold statements he has made of the Soviet Union is, “The Soviet Union is an evil empire and communism will soon be but an ash heap of history.” These
This was ultimately a success however, a complete disregard of the Nuremburg Laws, that is if they were applied to US presidents due to the overthrowing of a non-hostile government for self-indulged reasoning (Hatch). This showed President Eisenhower’s abuse of his power; however he is never tainted by his actions due to its success as well as the fact that during this era, the second Red Scare as in effect and the fear of Communism was at a high. Eisenhower used this fear as an opportunity to wield his power to its zenith and use the public’s fear as an excuse to do
Well first of all Wilson had a very moralistic foreign policy meaning that he made foreign decision based on what he believed. Wilson was a firm believer in Democracy so he had already made up his mind and what side to take on the war in disregard to what the people on the States thought. This is really important because the propaganda that goes along with pushing Wilson’s believes of pro-democracy and anti-communism and anti-monarchy has played an important role in WWI, WWII, The Cold War, and this idea even plays a strong role today and the view most Americans have specially over communism and countries that practice it. Lastly and probably and probably most importantly was the raise of Americanism during the little “hiccups” The states had with
Throughout his speech in which he criticizes steel companies for raising their prices, President Kennedy labels the national effects and future outcomes that these companies will cause. On April 11,1962, he attempted to rally Americans and force steel companies to lower their prices for the good of the country. In this address, President Kennedy integrated stylistic elements such as anaphora and appeals to pathos in order to clearly achieve his goal of convincing steel companies to lower prices. Kennedy, a successful and well educated man, has already established credibility toward his audience. By articulating all the negative consequences of the steel industry’s decision, he brings forth a sense unity toward Americans.