Despite starting on opposite sides of the political spectrum, the proposed statement that President Herbert Hoover was a conservative and President Franklin D Roosevelt was a liberal is largely accurate; evident in their policies toward dealing with the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover won the presidential election in 1928, right before the beginning of the Great Depression. Contrary to the conservative policies Hoover enforced during his presidency; Hoover’s campaign was largely focused on his more liberal ideologies, such as avoiding a laissez faire economic system and regulating business (Doc A). Hoover’s initial liberal agenda appealed to the public and helped him win in 1928. However, when the stock market crashed in 1929, President Hoover was faced with the challenges of helping the United States recover from a severe economic depression.
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. While Carter’s term seemed to dig him into a hole as well as complicate matters for everyday people, the Reagan-Bush presidency “transformed the federal judiciary, never more than moderately liberal, into a predominately conservative institution,” (Zinn 574). Corporate America quickly became the greatest beneficiary of the Reagan-Bush years, and the concern for “the economy, which was a short-hand term for corporate profit” dominated any concern for the lower and middle class. All while the quality of life was degrading and the environment rotting. While Reagan-Bush did manage to enforce several Acts for the benefit of the people, with the Gulf War and other economic/environmental calamities, their presidencies seemed to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of Americans.
It is very important to create a strong and consistent message that provides the voters with very good reasons to choose your candidate and support your campaign . In the documentary , Clinton’s campaign slogan was “ It’s the economy ,stupid” . This slogan was used throughout his campaign to say that every problem we have is because of the economy. Clinton tried to reach everyone by saying that Bush hasn’t addressed the economy yet ever since he was President so his “Read my lips, no new taxes” is therefore invalid. Al gore also tries to strengthen this message by saying “Unemployment around the country has gone up; the number of jobs has gone down.
Nixon is widely recognized for his successful détente foreign policy that improved U.S. relations with Russia and China. Despite his achievements, his true motives and methods of achieving success were questionable and harmful. His agenda for Vietnam was hidden from the public, as was his Southern Strategy. He was not truly invested in environmental reform, and proved to be a truly contradictory president. Scholars agree that his public actions and private ideas often opposed each other (“Impact and Legacy”).
Also, during this time the industrial community opposed the usage of silver because they saw it as a waste of time and often thought that it would be inflationary. On the other hand, they voted more for the usage of gold because they thought that would be the only way to become stable and maintain a good flow of currency. By this time in the summer of 1896, it was time for both political parties to hold their national conventions. So the republicans favored William McKinley who was in favor of the usage of gold and the democrats would nominate William Jennings Bryan who favored silver. Throughout the 19th century, the only way to get up to date information on such a race would be through the newspaper, throughout the electoral race.
A conservative knows that change is the rule of life among societies, but he insists that the past not be forgotten. He is the complete opposite of a liberal such as in he the fact that he can be pessismistic about the possibilities of reform, he chooses stability over change, continuity over experiment, and the past over the future. (Lesson 18) Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt both worked hard to bring the nation out of the great depression. They both instituted many programs and reforms to try and save that nation. 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.
But the reaganites said that the low unemployment obsession had pushed up public expenditure and led to budget deficits and stagflation and they believed in supply side economics which emphasised growth. Even Reagan’s budget director, David Stockman, in 1981 admitted that the administration’s plan did not add up and would probably increase the federal deficit. Reagan appeared regularly on TV to promote his economic policy and this helped account for his success. Many Americans did not like his policies but like him and his role in the successful passage of the budget clearly hinged squarely upon his ‘great communicator’ talents. This shows that his policies did not get off to a good start as his budget director and the public did not like his policies.
Conservative Charles Krauthammer uses parallel structure and figurative language to compare an Obama and Romney presidency. Frank Rich uses diction and ethos to present Romney as a bad person who should not be allowed the presidency. Conservative Ross Douthat’s column talks about the changing demographics of America and how it was part of the reason why the Republicans didn’t win the popular votes. In this column Douthat uses parallel structure by comparing Republicans constituencies and Democratic-leaning constituencies. This establishes ethos because he portrays the Republicans as well-to-do people who go to church regularly while he refers to the Democrats as unchurched and recent immigrants.
In other words he told the society that they are stuck on unserious matters, while important political events are taking place. Bill Clinton’s goal was to make people get over the scandalous relationship and concentrate on America as a nation or basically subconsciously reproached the nation. Mr. Clinton, in this speech built the next strategy: not to fit the stereotype of a man bringing his apologies, not to be miserable, but to show how strong he is by saying these words aloud and therefore to how strong he can be in any other problem. He claimed to apologize, but at the
We see this now when a politician will amend his opponent, even though he has devastated him just previously, this is ethos. “Who is here so vile that will not love his country?” he asks. Who would say no? When our politicians began passing legislation after 9/11, a repeated strategy was to say that anyone who questioned the legislation was not patriotic, which is very similar to Brutus’s tactics, this is logos. This is how and why I believe Brutus delivered the more effective speech.