How successful was Bismarck in his attempts to control the political parties in Germany in the years 1871-90? • Bismarck’s attempts to control political parties from 1871-90 was moderately successful since he often did manage to pass legislature on his own terms by securing an alliance with the National Liberals with the 1871 Kulturkampf and the Conservative with the 1879 Tariff Reforms. Though his repressive policies of Kulturkampf and the 1878 Anti-Socialist laws actually strengthened the political parties of Catholic Centre Party and the SPD, I believe that Bismarck did successfully maintain control by forming new alliances as a result you would serve to distinguish any burgeoning threats. Yes, Bismarck was successful during his liberal era of 1871-78 • Bismarck was initially successful in his alliance with the National Liberals since he capitalised upon the nationalist elements of their party. • This meant they often backed his proposals – e.g.
It was not until well after his father's death that Reagan started strongly reevaluating the governments ideas and the Democratic party. Reagan's transition to a Republican was a slow one. Tygiel writes, "He still identified himself a Democrat... Like many liberals, however, he had lost his tolerance for communists and rejected the possibility of political alliances with party members" (68). An example of Reagan's transition from Democrat to Republican is during the time in which he was being succumbed by debt. On
This defeat was not a normal defeat as it is known as the “stolen election”. It is referred as this because Jackson won a huge amount of votes but unfortunately he did not have the electoral votes he needed to gain presidency. This meant that now the House of Representatives would be deciding the faith of the election. The outcome of this election was defeat for Jackson however as previously mentioned Jackson was victorious in the 1828 elections winning the majority of the votes and beating Adams. Jackson was quite unlike any other president of the United States.
Born in 1804, the grandson of a Jewish immigrant, a notorious gambler and a romancer of married women, Benjamin Disraeli came from a relatively poor Jewish background with no public school education. So how was it that this unconventional dandy rogue, in spite of the huge number of disadvantages he faced, became one of the most influential leaders and prime ministers of the Conservative party and Britain in the history of British politics? His incredible (if more than a little slow) rise to the top of the British political system was due to a combination of different factors but most importantly his own personal political and oratorical skills (most notably his brilliant show of political awareness in passing the second Reform Act in 1867) and the luck and circumstance that surrounded his life and the Conservative Party parliament at the time. And, even though the lack of other potential candidates did affect his chances if there had been other candidates, Disraeli’s ncredible political skills would have given him the edge needed to become leader. In his unexpected ascent to the top of British politics luck and circumstance were incredibly important in helping him achieve his ambitious plans to show the nature of his genius: Following the split in the Conservative Party over the Repeal of the Corn Laws, the Conservatives lost almost all of their politically talented MPs, thus leading for the party to be labelled the “Stupid Party” due to their minimal political interest and concern for the well-being of their land.
However, to find the origins for the American Prohibition we must look back to rural America in the Nineteenth Century. Wilson was also pressured into passing the Prohibition Act by the powerful temperance movement during the Great War, claiming that alcohol was unpatriotic as it was made by American's from German descent. Even though he tried to veto the amendment, he was overturned by Congress and reluctantly passed the legislation. The law itself was amazingly ambitious as alcohol was the seventh largest industry in a nation which was ruled by "big business" and was an established and respected as part of the businesses which provided the wealth of America. Although the technical reason as to why the Prohibition Law was passed was because 66% of the Constitution voted for it, one of the main reasons why Prohibition happened was because of its mass support.
Roosevelt was the first president to introduce progressive ways of thinking and although each president’s ideas were similar in ways such as trust busting and conservation measures, his ideas were the framework for the U.S. William Howard Taft was the presidential candidate hand picked by Roosevelt. Although his ideas were similar enough for Roosevelt to believe he would carry on his progressive ideas, Taft had his own policies during the time of his presidency. Taft was big into raising tariffs and fired Gifford Pinchot as the Head of U.S. Forests Service as appointed by Roosevelt. While Taft, like the others, claimed to be progressive and shared the same trust busting agenda, he strayed farthest from the progressive ideas. Woodrow Wilson was a
His Excellency George Washington Taina Ferrer Dual Credit 11th Grade U.S. History George Washington was known for being an international icon of freedom and liberty, but how much do people really know about him? Joseph John Ellis succeeded in telling us this by focusing on the man behind the monument instead of just writing another George Washington encyclopedia. Joseph John Ellis was the author of His Excellency George Washington. Ellis was an American historian and professor at Mount Holyoke College who focused on the lives of the Founding Fathers of America. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation and he also won a National Book Award for his book American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, which were both bestsellers.
Nevertheless, Nixon managed to return to politics even after such a major scandal and establish himself as an author, analyst and commentator. President Clinton even acknowledged Nixon’s “wise counsel” on foreign policy. Nixon remained as a politician who would use any methods he could to be competitive and advance his career (Wicker). Surprisingly, it has been noted by many scholars that the public has become desensitized to Watergate. In a report released by a Democratic and Republican pollster, “only 18 percent of Americans surveyed believed that Watergate was worse than other scandals of the last quarter-century” (Polman).
Some historians even say that Hoover was the bridge to Roosevelt's new deal policy, however, these two men were very different in their ways of thinking and running the government. Never has a nation made greater strides in the safeguarding of democracy than we have made during the past three years. Wise and prudent men-intelligent conservatives-have long known that in a changing world worthy institutions can be conserved only by adjusting them to the changing time. Herbert Hoover believed that the "economic depression could not be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement." He believed that the best contribution of the government could make, would be to encourage voluntary cooperation.
When Juarez returned from exile and gained the presidency of Mexico, Diaz became one of his most loyal supporters and provided the military muscle for his liberal causes (Reed). Diaz first ran for the presidency of Mexico in 1871 against his partner and mentor Benito Juarez, and Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada. The results of the election were so close that it could not be decided on votes alone and was sent to the congress to decide. Juarez’s party held the majority of seats and basically by default was awarded the presidency. This outcome greatly upset Diaz and Diaz later would show his opinion by not accepting the results and threw an unsuccessful revolt to overthrow