Upon arriving in France, the delegation was told by three French agents, referred to in reports as X, Y, and Z, that in order to speak to Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, they would have to pay a large bribe, provide a loan for the French war effort, and Adams would have to apologize for anti-French statements(militaryhistory.about.com). Refusing to comply, the delegation departed and returned home. This event prompted the Federalist slogan, "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute." The Quasi War also had many effects on both France and the United States. The biggest effect was the new United States navy and the weakened French(American Pageant 13th ed.).
Watergate Scandal On the evening of June 17th, 1972 is the date that marks the occurrence of the Watergate Scandal (Olson). Watergate is located in Washington D.C and was nothing more than an office and an apartment complex (Olson). That changed when the scandal initiated with a break-in at Watergate and five burglars were arrested (Olson). This was quite an unforgettable and shocking scandal to the society of America, and would change the lives of many people involved, such as President Richard Nixon. If it wasn’t for the Watergate Hotel security guard, Frank Willis, then justice would not have been served (Olson).
It was an issue of politics. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a depressing social issue that occurred in the early sixties. Another big loss for socially reforming America was the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He was a major advocate in the civil rights social reform and fought for racial equality. These issues notably affected the social, political, economic, and cultural revolutions and reforms that occurred during the
The Vietnam War and the draft also sparked major protests around the United States specifically from college students who resented The System or The Man. 1968 was a turning point for the United States by the Vietnam War and Civil Rights. Nixon was a high card in Vietnam, his unusual tactics and highly conspicuousness caused much hysteria in the United States. Vietnam was a much highly debated and thought of issue, as Nixon learned that three hundred United States soldiers were dying in Vietnam per week, he started taking various actions. He acquired to try different things such as the secret Operation Menu and Linebacker II for inducing hostilities to Vietnam.
Paul Potter’s Speech: Paul Potter was the president for the SDS, Students for a Democratic Society. He addressed the public in a famous speech about the war in Vietnam. He describes how America’s role has not only been extremely harmful to the people of Vietnam but has also been harmful to the people of the U.S. When Potters states: “We must name that system. We must name it, describe it, analyze it, understand it and change it” he is talking about the injustices of the American government.
provokes these actions. American filmmaker, Eugene Jarecki, in his documentary, “Why We Fight,” addresses the topic of military industrial complex and argues that the government abuses its power and manipulates Americans about foreign policies and their intentions abroad. He supports this argument by interviewing many government and military personnel and addresses wrongful military actions and weaponry in other countries. Many of the military personnel repeatedly mentioned that orders they disagreed with were part of the job and had to be done. They also agreed that corruption was a huge issue in both legislative and executive branches of government.
The Vietnam War Millions of people suffered, more than fifty thousand soldiers and innocent bystanders died, hundreds protested, and one war lost. The Vietnam War was a melting pot of controversy, nonviolent protests, and unwanted attention due to the U.S. intervention in Vietnamese affairs, in attempt to contain communism. The American people were lied to by one of the presidents during the start of the Vietnam War. This president was Dwight D. Eisenhower, who told America it was for a good cause. Turning out for the war to actually hurt us rather than help us, The Vietnam War proved to be a common topic among writers and citizens who felt the need to fight against the war, drafting young, and U.S. intervention in foreign policies.
There are many different reactions to the Vietnam war, including reactions to the country and soldiers. The country was in protest. Soldiers were often treated poorly and alienated. People wanted to end the war while some people wanted to use maximum military force. People reacted with protests.
The American involvement in the war between North and South Vietnam would drastically change the views of many Americans. With this the nation was split between two parities, ones who were all for the war, and the other that were against it. With every night bringing a live update on the war the views of the people would constantly change biased on the progress of the war. The main part of the war came to a head between the 1960’s and 1970’s, with the Tet offensive taking place which single handedly end Lyndon brown Johnson’s future of running for a second term for president. During the war, the nation seemed to be separated into two parties.
Final Paper: Civil liberties, Habeas Corpus and The War on Terror ChaMyra Lewis-Jackson POL201 American Nation Government Dr. Tara Ross 6/28/2015 Civil liberties, habeas corpus and the War on terror Warfare is terrifying and a hazardous abnormality. This brute influence worst actions in individuals; it separates household and close acquaintances. It makes us question everything we know and with the media we get too much information that we don’t know what to do with it. However, by learning our history, everybody’s role in the government, learning how the system works and learning simple terms like enemy combatant and habeas corpus you can learn that there is more than just our laws and Constitution. We are not alone in this war.