Zhilong Richard Chen History 2302 Professor: M. Jamal Jamil Data: Nov. 23, 2011 Richard M. Nixon Richard M. Nixon was the 37th president of United States. Most people know about former President Richard Nixon who was related to the Water Gate scandal, and the only president forced to resign. However, based on Nixon’s achievements in foreign policy, domestic economic policy, human rights and social programs, Nixon should be remembered as one of the greatest presidents in United States history. Nixon was born to a poor family in California. Because of his family’s economy status and his sick brothers, Nixon had to give up on Harvard University and had to become a Duke University law student.
WHY LIMIT THE PRESIDENTIAL TERMS? From March 4, 1933- December 31, 1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt took over the powers of presidency and is known as one of the greatest presidents in United States History; he was the only person to serve more than two terms as president. The editors of Noozly say that Franklin D. Roosevelt brought relief to the “tens of millions of unemployed”, recovery by trying to “boosting the economy back to normal” and reform by performing “long-term fixes of what was wrong”, including the financial and banking systems. When looking at Franklin D. Roosevelt not only do people see a man who did many great things for Americans but that he could not have done as much as he did in only two terms. AEI Legislative Analyses quotes
Ronald Reagan’s Speech: “Tear Down this Wall” James Mason Speech 219 Prof. Dr. Bourdeau Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University February 4, 2013 I believe one of the greatest speakers in the last 40 years was our former President, Mr. Ronald Reagan. I think he was one of the best public speakers to ever take the office president of the United States in the past 50 years. President Reagan was a former Hollywood actor. I believe he used these skills as an actor to orate some of the most emotionally moving speeches in the last century. His public speaking abilities have even coined him the name: ‘The Great Communicator’.
It was also during this period the US national debt became balanced for the first time in decades. In the 2000’s President Bush (43) following the 9/11 attacks, Bush retracted several government regulations and programs and moved towards a free market. This later caused one of the largest recessions since the Great Depression, at the beginning of President Obama’s administration. Obama‘s administration has since implemented one of the largest US government bailouts of US finance banking system since the Great Depression and the takeover of General Motors along with regulations that has since turned the economy around and has led to a growth in GDP during
These advancements are, arguably, the threshold of America’s economic success. By using appropriate economic policies, President Reagan helped to reduce both federal spending and taxes in the United States and by doing so he attracted a significant amount of investment in his country. Although he has his own school of critics, Ronald Reagan made such a great contribution in the United States that his success as a president can be compared to very few presidents in the history of the United States. His confidence in what e believed
But Reagan is not the only one who has used his fame to make an impact in the political world…. The star of such films as A Fistful of Dollars (964), Dirty Harry (1971) and Sudden Impact (19B3), Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood took time from his film career to serve two years as mayor of Carmel, California (population 4 800) in the 1980s, at a monthly salary of just $200. Frustrated by petty 'bureaucracy, and regulations, Eastwood entered politics insisting that his concern was strictly with Carmel and that he had no larger ambitions, 'I approached it from a business point of view,
Support for freedom fighters is self-defense." --President Reagan, in the State of the Union, February 1985 Ronald Reagan is the master of the new idea, and has built the most successful political career in a half-century launching one after another. His list of credits includes small government (Barry Goldwater having tried, and failed, with it first), supply-side economics, and strategic defense (Star Wars). These radically changed the terms of debate on the welfare state, economic theory and nuclear strategy. All that was left for him to turn on its head was accepted thinking on geopolitics.
Jimmy Carter was a poor president. Even hardcore Democrats after four years of his rule had had enough of him and cast their votes for conservative Ronald Reagan. His overblown Social Security expenses brought the federal budget on the brink of collapse. Inflation had reached one of its highest levels ever; gas prices jumped with scaring regularity. Carter's foreign policy was a weird mixture of Nixon's real politik and McGovern's naive idealism.
Wheeler 1 Paul Wheeler ENC 1101/386 Professor Marn 11 September 2012 Writing Sample The reason I choose President Ronald Reagan as my topic, he was the first President I voted for. It was for his second term and I liked his campaign pledge of 1980. When he said I will restore “The great, confident roar of American progress and growth Optimism (Beschloss, Hugh). Before President Reagan became our 40th President in 1980, he lost the party nomination in 1968 and then again 1976(“Ronald Reagan”). His Presidency almost came to end after 69 days in office, When he survived assignation Attempt while leaving a Washington, Dc hotel (Beschloss,
Businesses and factories shut down, banks failed, farm income dropped. By November 1932, 20 percent of Americans were unemployed. The presidential campaign that year was chie y a debate over the causes of the Great Depression and ways to reverse it. Incumbent Herbert Hoover had started the process of rebuilding the economy, but his e orts had little impact, and he lost the election to Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt was infectiously optimistic and was ready to use federal authority to achieve bold remedies.