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Presidents Nixon and Clinton - The American Presidency has been riddled with scandal since its creation back in the eighteen-hundreds. The men that have held the highest office in the country have each had their own ups and downs, victories and defeats, moments of shame and pride. Modern Presidents are no exception to the repetition of history; both Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton’s Presidency have been threatened by scandal. Richard Nixon’s career was destroyed by several scandals but the infamous Watergate Scandal was the apex of it all and Clinton’s career was debilitated by his extra marital affairs and dishonesty....   [tags: presidents who faced impeachment] 604 words
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Presidents of The United States: The Short List - I. Franklin D. Roosevelt (1932-1933) He is the United States 32nd president and was known by the initials FDR. He is recorded to be the most cosmopolitan individual American to have entered the white house and the only president to have served for more than two terms. According to the Siena Research Institute survey conducted a year after taking office by a new president, Franklin D. Roosevelt for the last five surveys (1982, 1990, 1994, 2002, and 2010) has been ranked as the top chief executive of all the times that the United States has ever had (Sienna Research Institute 2) Dallek Robert in his book “Franklin D....   [tags: American Presidents]
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Rankings of Presidents Based on Domestic Policy and Foreign Policy - Ranking by Domestic Policy Rank President Explanation 1 Lyndon B. Johnson During Johnson’s presidency, the federal government significantly extended its domestic responsibilities in attempt to transform the nation to what Johnson called the “Great Society,” in which poverty and racial intolerance ceased to exist. A previously unsurpassed amount of legislation was passed during this time; numerous laws were passed to protect the environment, keep consumers safe, reduce unfairness in education, improve housing in urban areas, provide more assistance to the elderly with health care, and other policies to improve welfare....   [tags: Rankings of Presidents]
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Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt's Roles in the Great Depression - The “Roaring Twenties” were a breath of fresh air after WWI, men and boys were reunited with their families after being away. The ‘30s brought a new surprise though, a Great Depression that forced every member of the family to dramatically alter their life style. The father had to take on more responsibility because of the belief that it was their job to put and keep food on the tables. Mothers had the difficult task of stretching every dime that the father brought in. Children had it hard too. Boys started taking on small jobs doing just about anything to earn pocket money or money for the family....   [tags: American Presidents, Great Depression] 1813 words
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Responsibilities of Presidents during Emergencies - The President may not have many constitutionally enumerated powers but should always be consulted on decisions made concerning the country. According to some, “presidents today serve many important functions in the American political system. Noting these varied roles political scientist Clinton Rossiter referred to the many different “hats” that the president must wear during the course of a week or even during a day.”(Dautrich \ Yalof 182) In spite of his inadequate express powers, the President has the capability to rapidly respond to unforeseen emergencies....   [tags: troops, war, president]
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Divisions in the Presidents' Administration Caused by the Vietnam War - Although war comes with risk, leaders often find it inevitable when it comes to assuring the safety of their citizens. The Vietnam War was a significant movement in history that extended from 1965 – 1973 through the political years of Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. The antiwar movement caused division within the administration as to the deciding factors of the United States involvement in Vietnam. Their decisions caused the most traumatizing event of the 20th Century. More than two decades ago the longest war ended, yet questions remain unanswered: what was the motivation of President Kennedy and his administration (Nolting, Lodge, Rusk and McNamara) to get involved in the Vietnam W...   [tags: war, military, Vietnam War, presidents, America, U] 2058 words
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Presidents of The United States - In order to accurately provide examples of United States Presidents fulfilling their role as Commander-in-Chief, one must first lay the groundwork. According to Dictionary.com a commander-in-Chief is defined as, “ The supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation or, sometimes, of several allied nations: The president is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air force.”(Dictionary.com). The President of the United States is in charge of roughly 1.46 million people who are considered active in the military.(Find the Data)....   [tags: ronal reagan, Carter, lincoln]
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Dinner Party with the Presidents - A dinner party with three individuals from the pre-Civil War era would be both entertaining and extremely informative. Although those who lived in the United States hundreds of years ago have little in common in their day-to-day lives and activities, I believe people who lived through these uncertain times would have much wisdom to lend modern-day Americans. For my dinner party, I would invite Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. All three of the Presidents I would invite to my dinner party grew up in the South and I imagine they each enjoyed a hearty, rich meal....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, George Washington, Lincoln]
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Learning From Past Presidents - PAPA 501 6/8/10 As time passes it brings about the coming and going of the Presidents of the United States. It is important to learn from our past Presidents and take heed toward their future warnings, while embracing the demands of the current age. From the farewell address given by our first President George Washington, to the intentional policies of the current Administration, similarities and clear differences resonate throughout the administrations. President George Washington gave his farewell address to a growing nation, a nation that had hope for the future....   [tags: U.S. Government] 862 words
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The Most Progressive Presidents - Most Progressive Presidents Progressives used the ideals of democracy, efficiency, regulation, and social justice to try to create a better world than the one that they found themselves living in. It was thought of as the tool by which America could achieve positive change and solve problems. Roosevelt: Roosevelt’s mail goal was to uphold and maintain the framer’s government of the people, by the people, and for the people. (Bull Moose Party, 1912) He saw the benefit of increased efficiency brought on by Big Business but stressed the need to legislate against its abuse of power while, in his "New Nationalism", emphasized the need for enhanced regulation and legislation to com...   [tags: square deal, monopoly, progresivism]
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Political Characteristics of Presidents - ... He guided United States through one of its most perilous periods in history, shaping the country to be what it is now, but most importantly, he preserved the Union. He was once regarded as the "Great Emancipator," because of his actions that started freeing the slaves. With this ordeal, Lincoln was careful to keep all control in his hands. He didn’t allow any actions to be made before they should, not in the government and not in the military. On January 1st, 1863, as he promised, Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation....   [tags: parties, policy, religion] 1389 words
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The Power of American Presidents to Shape the World - “I would rather lose in a cause that will someday win, than win in a cause that will someday lose” (Brainy Quote, 2013). Woodrow Wilson outlines the primary objective and conception of an American President. They fight for the hard causes no matter the difficulty in order to further the American Dream. The executive branch is the heart of American politics and a symbol of freedom. Throughout American history, Presidents have clearly influenced American domestic politics as well as world dynamics....   [tags: politics, woodrow wilson, ]
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Cold War Presidents - ... Johnson's administration did the most to improve the lives for African Americans, a significant improvement for African Americans Civil Rights being the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which abolished white racial discrimination that had previously restricted their right to vote. His determination to improve the lives of African Americans included beneficial improvements in unemployment and poverty decreased by nearly a quarter. He played a vital role in ending discrimination and segregation, particularly in the South....   [tags: Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan]
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Great American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents to ever serve in office in the history of the U.S., serving from 1860 to 1865. A self-educated attorney from Illinois, he proved himself to be a brilliant leader throughout the Civil War period. Although President Abraham Lincoln faced the biggest crisis in American history, he saved the nation by preserving the Union during the Civil War, boosting the economy, by fighting for the abolition of slavery, and by boosting the Northern economy. Abraham Lincoln’s greatest challenge during his presidency was preserving the Union during the Civil War after the Southern states seceded from the Union....   [tags: preserving the Union during Civil War] 1153 words
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Watergate Scandal and President Nixon - What kind of person commits three major violations of the national law and gets away with it. Well that person is Nixon. President Richard Nixon was one of the most famous presidents in the United States. He was mainly renowned for his huge role in the Watergate scandal. The Watergate scandal was important because Nixon and his cabinet arranged to get people to spy on the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate building. After it became clear Nixon was responsible, he manages to resign before he was going to be impeached....   [tags: American Presidents] 764 words
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President Andrew Jackson: A Conflict of Interest - Andrew Jackson is without doubt one of the most influential, controversial, and scandalous presidents that held the office. His ideas created the Democratic Party. His creation of the Democratic Party escalated tensions in Washington D.C. and across the political landscape. These actions led to the creation of an opposing second party. His extreme policies and loose interpretation of the US Constitution affected expansion, commerce, and politics of the nation domestically as well as in the international arena....   [tags: American Presidents]
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Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy - The “Presidents Club” is not written in an orderly way. The reason why the “Presidents Club” is written this w is because the authors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy only write about recent presidencies that they have witnessed throughout their lifetimes. By witnessing these presidencies the authors have watched the presidents from Truman to Obama make lifetime relationships. Life relationships take decades to form. To write this book, memoirs and presidential correspondences were used rather more than actual interviews....   [tags: kennedy, recent presidencies] 779 words
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Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy and the Vietnam War - The leadership styles, experience, personality, and temperament of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy played a role in deepening the U.S. involvement and commitment to Vietnam. Both presidents vowed to stop the spread of communism, which was viewed as a direct assault to democracy, human rights, and capitalism. (Tucker, 1999) Both presidents also subscribed to the domino theory, or the belief that if one key country should fall to communism, then it would have a cascading effect on other countries turning to communism....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Are Prime Ministers or Presidents Generally More Powerful? - Within parliamentary systems, the government i.e. the legislature consist of the political party with the most popularly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) in the main legislative parliament e.g. the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister is appointed by the party to lead as the executive decision-maker, and the legislature work to support and carry out their will (Fish, 2006). In presidential systems, the President is directly elected with the support of their political party, with the legislative being separately elected and, in the case of the United States, being made up of representatives from different states (BIIP, 2004)....   [tags: parliamentary systems, power separation]
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Answers to Questions Regarding WWII and Two Presidents of the US - How did American involvement in World War II impact women and minorities. As the War begin, millions of factory jobs became vacant due to the need for soldiers in the military. A significant majority of American men went to fight in the war, which gave women and minorities an opportunity to fill the gap in labor. Mexican Americans and black Americans migrated from the South to Northern cities to fill manufacturing needs, while nearly 6 million women left their homes to work in the factories. Some black men even fought in the war, although they remained somewhat segregated from their white counterparts....   [tags: Roosevelt, Economy, Expansion] 777 words
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American Presidents Should Always Empathize With Their People - American culture is an important element in the decision-making process of any United States President. They know that their decisions will never be fully supported, as there will always be those that oppose them, so Presidents should think from the perspective of the American people to secure the most support possible. This strategy was especially evident during the Cold War, when presidents were dealing with many issues like the Vietnam War to how to handle inner communist threats. These decisions would have been more popular if the President had thought about what the American people really wanted, and how they would react to his choices.When making decisions, especially those which seem...   [tags: american history essay]
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Progressive Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson - The Progressive Movement that occurred during the early 20th century was a time of major reform in the United States of America. During this time, there was a group of activists that referred to themselves as the Progressives, and they sought to change society for the people. The way that they intended to do this was change through their ideals of democracy, efficiency, regulation, and social justice. With this movement came the election that changed the course of America’s history “…demonstrating a victory for progressive reforms as both Progressive candidates accounted for 75 percent of all the votes” (Bowles)....   [tags: American political history] 869 words
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Herbert Hoover, One of the Worst Presidents in American History - Because of the plague known as the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover is often seen as one of the worst presidents in American history. He enacted policies such as the Hawley-Smoot Tariff that flushed America deeper into the depression. Hoover didn't understand that to solve a crisis such as a depression, he needed to interact directly with the people by using programs such as social security and welfare. Instead, Hoover had the idea that if he were to let the depression run its course, it would eventually end....   [tags: Great Depression, Hawley-Smoot Tariff] 892 words
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Connections Between U.S. Presidents and Roman Emperors - Throughout history, countless leaders, had their periods of leadership among the masses; a story of how they claimed their superior position. Are there connections though between leaders and their lives, positions, and their form of a kingdom. My goal is to find these connections between the United States’ current and former presidents, Barrack Obama and George W. Bush and two Roman emperors, Augustus and his great-grandson, Nero. After a 20-year period of transition from the republic and the assassination of Julius Caesar, Augustus returned to Rome forming an alliance with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus known as the Second Triumvirate which led to the establishment of the Roman Empire....   [tags: leaders, praetorian guard, economy] 1124 words
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Presidents' Power to Persuade - Presidents' Power to Persuade The president of the United States of America is seen around the world to be the most powerful man on Earth. However, many believe that his only real power is the power to persuade. The checks and balances of congress and the Supreme Court over the president are great, and without their support he has relatively little power. A president cannot get any legislation passed if he does not have the support of the senate and or the house of representatives....   [tags: Papers] 643 words
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American Presidents and Their Inaugural Speeches - Usually when the President of the United States delivers his inaugural address, he delivers a message of hope. Also he addresses the national issues at hand. He asks for mutual cooperation with the government at all levels. He emphasizes that the Constitution guarantees the rights of all citizens. During the Gilded Age, the inaugural addresses from President Hayes to President McKinley had the same message and addressed the same issues of the era. In his inaugural address, President Rutherford B....   [tags: National Issues, State Governments]
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Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt - Hoover and Roosevelt President Franklin D. Roosevelt faced one of the biggest challenges ever when he was first inaugurated March 4, 1933. This was right in the hart of the depression. F.D.R. came up with the new deal to try and pull our country out of the depression. After his first new deal F.D.R. came up with the second new deal and 11 other plains of making the American people pull out of debt. Some of his most popular plains are like welfare and the new deal. President Herbert Hoover was the total opposite of F.D.R....   [tags: American History] 1013 words
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American Presidents: William Taft - November 1908, William Taft won the presidential election and assumed office in March of 1909. Before his presidency he was on his way to his dream job of a spot on the Supreme Court. Roosevelt selected Taft to be Secretary of war in 1904 and later pushed Taft to finish out his progressive ideas while Taft held presidency. Not only was Taft pushed to run for office by Roosevelt but also his wife, Helen Herron (Nellie) Taft. Taft was not nearly as aggressive as Roosevelt liked, and in the election of 1912 Roosevelt ran again against Taft....   [tags: presidencial election, secreatary of war]
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US Presidents: Andrew Jackson - ... Marks, a Spanish fort, where the Americans executed two civilians—Alexander Arbuthnot and Hillis Haya—whom Jackson considered to be Indian sympathizers. Jackson next moved on to Bowlegs Town where the U.S. troops killed 37 warriors and captured 97 women and children before General Jackson ordered the town to be destroyed. Upon hearing that there were hostile Seminoles in Pensacola, the future president marched his army 240 miles west and the Americans were able to occupy Pensacola without resistance....   [tags: controversial figures in American history]
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Progressive Presidents - Progressive Presidents A progressive president is one that modernized the United States in a way that brought them to a new level. They used new styles of the presidency that helped them get the job done, like addressing the people of the country and letting them know what is going on.. These presidents had to walk the fence in many cases. By this I mean be on the people or consumers side and also had to be on the big business' side. In the early 1900's the position of the presidency took a turn towards modernism....   [tags: Papers] 456 words
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Great Presidents - Great Presidents Franklin, Ben Ben Franklin is one of the founding fathers of America. He was born in Boston On January 17th 1706. Ben started his life as a Bookman after only two years of schooling. He did later however end up going to the University of Pennsylvania. In 1752 Franklin was elected to the Penn. Assembly thus began nearly 40 years as a public official. The stamp act of 1765 compelled Ben to become his new role as chief Defender of American Rights. He opposed the Townshend Acts of 1767 because such “acts of oppression” would “sour American tempers” and “hasten their final revolt.” In October of 1776 Ben and his two grandsons sailed for France, where he gained critical aid f...   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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America's First Black President - For many years, American Presidents were viewed as being white and powerful leaders. Why were they only white. Is it because Americans felt Blacks were not smart enough to run a country on their own. African Americans were viewed as less dominate people and have been discriminated because of the color of their skin. In 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States making him the first black president ever. In this paper, I will discuss how Barack makes a change and if America can accept him as our first black president....   [tags: Obama, racism, American Presidents] 1165 words
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Presidents Under Fire - Presidents Under Fire Sex scandals, Poor Economics, and Public Relations are all problems that are being faced by the Worlds most powerful leaders. President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin are both under steady attack from other would be political leaders. But does this pressure take away time that could better be spend on running they country. Political instability has rocked the country of Russia. Still in it's infancy; Russia has only had 1 leader since the demise of the Soviet Union....   [tags: Papers] 647 words
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Comparing Presidents - James Monroe James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Elizabeth Jones Monroe and Spence Monroe. Elizabeth was a stay at home mom while Spence was a successful planter and carpenter from Scotland. First being tutored by his mother at home, James then attended Campbelltown Academy from 1769 to 1774 where he was an exemplary and excellent student. In 1774, while Monroe was thriving as a full-time student, his life took a turn for the worse when his father had passed away that very same year....   [tags: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams]
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Comparing Presidents of the United States of America - Comparing Presidents of the United States of America Because of their positions in the government and their resulting influential abilities, presidents are either praised for advancing the nation, criticized for not doing anything to help the country, or even making the country’s situation worse. Their success as president is dependent on the success of the country. People don’t take into consideration the attempts presidents make, but only those things that help or hurt the country. This leaves room for there to be a good president who may not accomplish much and a bad president who may accomplish a lot....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1815 words
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President Harry S. Truman - President Harry S. Truman was born in the small town of Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884 to a farmer and livestock dealing father, John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen Young Truman. Truman was named after his grandfather on his mother’s side, Harrison Young. He was given a middle initial but not an actual middle name; it is only ‘S’ which was to please his two grandfathers and refers to their names, Anderson Shipp Truman and Soloman Young. Truman had two siblings, John Vivian and Mary Jane. Soon after Harry was born, his parents moved the family to a farm near Harrisonville and when he was 6 years old they moved to Independence, Missouri where he attended the Presbyterian Church Sunday School...   [tags: American Presidents]
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"All the Presidents Men" - The Watergate Scandal - All the President's Men is a book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The book discussed what happened to President Nixon in the Watergate Scandal from Bernstein and Woodward's point of view. The Watergate Scandal was a significant part of presidential history. This even would result in Nixon's resignation and what would have been his guaranteed impeachment. The Watergate Scandal took an impact on politics as a whole. Politicians are known as "liars" and people who keep secrets from the public. The Watergate Scandal is something Nixon can never make up for, but will always beremembered for....   [tags: American History] 834 words
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Presidents of The United States: Calvin Coolidge - John Calvin Coolidge, soon to be the 30th president of the United States, was born on Independence Day, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. His father, who was also named John Calvin Coolidge Sr. was a hard working farmer, storekeeper, and businessman. Coolidge Sr. cared for his son after his wife died of tuberculosis when Calvin was just twelve. Abigail Grace Coolidge, Calvin's younger sister died when she was just fifteen, a few years after their mother had died. After Coolidge graduated Black River Academy, he went on to study law at Amherst College, Massachusetts, then passing his bar exam in 1897, which is an exam students must take before they can become attorneys....   [tags: silent cal, biography]
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Comparing and Contrasting Important Presidential Speeches by President Johnson and Obama - Although both President Johnson and President Obama outlined a military tactic and a nation-building process that they hoped to be installed, both presidents go about different ways to present their ideas—Johnson in a way that people can relate to, and Obama in a way that people can understand. What Johnson needed for the continuation of the war was the support of the people, and to do that, Johnson gave the people what they wanted to hear. He took advantage of the war fever and carefully wove his speech to invoke emotional ties and obligation from his audience....   [tags: presidents, government, politics] 1129 words
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Methods of Persuasion Used by Presidents Barack Obama and George W Busch - Throughout history leaders of nations worldwide have utilized different methods of persuasion to try and influence peoples’ thinking or justify their actions. The way a leader addresses a nation is crucial in times of war, hardship, or traumatic events and this may play a role on the outlook of the people. The terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001 prompted two U.S. Presidents, George Bush and Barack Obama, to take steps that were meant to protect the American people and U.S allies....   [tags: military, logic, terrorist]
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The Priorities of Presidents Roosevelt and Bush after Major Calamity on the US - As a country that stands for freedom, equality, justice, and the pursuit of happiness, the United States does not back down from a fight when attacked. In the cases of Pearl Harbor and 9/11, these foreign countries attacked the United Stated with no apparent reason other than to spur retaliation. Such uncalled for actions threaten the security of American citizens, provoking the U.S. Government to take action. The president at the time of each calamity had different priorities and objectives when it came to what needed to be done....   [tags: diction, anaphoras, rhetorical] 887 words
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The Difficult Foreign Policy Issues Faced by Late Twentieth Century Presidents - The 20th century consisted of many difficult and controversial foreign policy decisions. From President Jimmy Carter, elected in 1977, to President Ronald Regan elected in 1981. Carter attempted at peacemaking efforts to help bring stability to the Middle East, but faced the challenge of the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979. He shaped his foreign policy through integrity, morality, and honest, to bring trust in the government to the American citizens as the previous president, Richard Nixon made the people lost their trust in the government....   [tags: American History, Political Science] 735 words
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President Ronald Wilson Regan - President Ronald Wilson Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan played an extremely important role in United State history. Reagan did numerous things in his lifetime that affect United States citizens to this day. Ronald Reagan is often remembered as the 40th president of the United States, without being remembered for the important things he did to make this land that we love the way it is today. Reagan considered being a significant historical figure for many reasons. Ronald Reagan is a significant figure in history because he positively changed the country throughout his presidency, he worked to improve the country diligently through times of hardship, and he spoke for the citizens of the United S...   [tags: influential presidents in modern US history]
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The Historical Visit of President Nixon to China - As I understand the historical connection between China and United States, they were and in some sense still are both rivals, which began with Mao Zedong driving American-supported Chang out of China soon after the unconditional surrender of the defeat of aggressive Imperial Japan in 1945. Mao took over China and forced Chang to beat a hasty retreat to Taiwan Island. Then in l950, the world witnessed the fierce armed confrontation between Mao led China versus the United Nations' forces with the full backing of United States during the three year Korean War which eventually became a stalemate to this day....   [tags: American Presidents, diplomatic] 764 words
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William Howard Taft: The Reluctant President - The 27th President of the United States was born William Howard Taft on the 15th day of September, in the year 1857 to Alphonso and Louise Taft, of Cincinnati, Ohio. As he was the first of their sons to survive past infancy, his mother did not mind that he had outgrown all the baby clothes she had sown for him when he was only seven weeks old. Due to his large size he was given the nickname of “Lub” or “Lubber” which only fueled his desire to succeed in school and on the playing field. He later became to be known as the largest president in the history of United States, weighing in at 320 pounds....   [tags: American Presidents, Biography, Biographical]
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All The Presidents Men Ap Government Paper - All the Presidents Men All the presidents' men begins on June 17 1972 when five burglars broke into the Democratic National headquarters, which was located at the Watergate Hotel. Most of the Newspapers disregarded the story as just another break in but Two reporters for the Washington post stuck with the story till the End. The two reporters named Carl Bernstien and Bob Woodward realized that this break in was some how involved in the up coming election but they did not know how. Their first move was to follow where the money for the break in came from....   [tags: Carl Bernstein Bob Woodward] 1373 words
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Three Presidents Reform Policies from 1901-1920 - Three Presidents Reform Policies from 1901-1920 The turn of the century, was a time in which politics was in shambles. The corruption in American politics was at an all time high. The so-called "big business" was overrunning a country, which wanted a real democracy, not government in which the people did not have a say. Although immigration was at an all time high, the country was in decline. The basis of the three presidents to come would be a platform for reforms. The reform policies of three presidents had an effect on an era....   [tags: Papers] 1846 words
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The Differences Between Fighting Communism for American Presidents - The Differences Between Fighting Communism for American Presidents Many years passed between the presidential terms of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan yet the fight against Communism endured. Each president had his unique way of defining the importance of fighting Communism, Nixon attempted to contain the spread of Communism while Reagan tried to transcend it. Nixon succeeded when using intelligent and friendly diplomacy in China and the Soviet Union, yet failed in Southeast Asia with his 'Vietnamization' program....   [tags: Papers] 902 words
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President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points - President Woodrow Wilson was elected in the year 1912. He was over all a good president, however was not very familiar with foreign policy. His thought was that America should stay neutral and not get involved. This was true, America had enough problems of its own to worry about. Wilson was an honest man and wanted to keep the promises he made during his campaign. He began passing new laws including the Clayton Antitrust Act which made labor unions legal (Joseph, 19). World War I started in Europe in July of 1914....   [tags: american presidents, 14 points] 622 words
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Presidents - With the United States economy in a state of recession from the empty promises brought forth by President George Bush, the country needed a change for the better. President Bush’s policies were not pulling through, and the American people were expecting results. Re-election was nearing for Bush and he really needed to get his act together if he wanted another term in office. Out of no where a former governor was leading the polls over Republican candidate, President George Bush. Clinton had focused a lot of his efforts towards the younger generation of 18 to 25 years....   [tags: essays research papers] 572 words
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Presidents - Environmental issues, and policies have recently come to the for-front of American politics in the past four decades. This recent rise in the environment is due in part to the rapid boom in population in the past 40 years. The two major party candidates for the 2000 presidential election have keyed in on certain environmental issues to make strong arguments for the presidency. Gov. George W. Bush, who is the republican presidential candidate, is pretty much anti-environmental, but the rich people love him....   [tags: essays research papers] 1162 words
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial: A Shrine of Democracy - ... The four presidents who were carved on this monument were George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson. Mount Rushmore is opened all year round with no entrance fee. The main idea of carving out these presidents was to emphasize how the country started and to give thanks to those people who helped it grow and become the nation it is today. As people tour Mount Rushmore Memorial, they are able to walk along the presidential trial that leads them to the four presidents....   [tags: monument, carved, presidents] 1330 words
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