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The Assassination of President Lincoln - The Assassination of President Lincoln The assassination of President Lincoln was so tragic because both Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth both believed they were doing the right thing. Abraham Lincoln wanted freedom for all because he believed that was right. He knew not everyone agreed and that was why America was having a Civil War but he felt that it was the right thing to do. John Wilkes Booth believed that there should be slaves in the south and did not agree with President Lincoln at all....   [tags: american history, president lincoln]
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An American President- Teddy Roosevelt - An American President Leadership is something that as humans we strive to be good at. It’s a skill that can be fostered in school, homes and sports. As Americans we often turn to those in leadership positions to help us during troubling times. Many great leaders have been born out of grave tragedy, when one person can show strength, wisdom and courage we celebrate them. Our country is driven by men and women who are out into leadership roles. Congress and government have their fair share of both positive and negative leaders....   [tags: Leadership, Government, US President]
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The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln - ... In order to confirm this was the gun that was used to shoot the president and also to confirm who the gun belonged to, the police took into consideration the condition of the gun. The .44 caliber that fired a single round lead ball, weighing nearly an ounce, had a very distinctive appearance. The pistol had a major crack in the forestock which had evidence of previous repair; the cast of the barrel showed a counterclockwise rifling also known as “left twist” (FBI). This weapon put the people throughout the theater in a panic and changed American history....   [tags: american history, united states president]
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President Bush and FISA - The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 was a necessary measure signed by President Jimmy Carter in an effort to stop the CIA, FBI, NSA, and other executive powers from conducting warrantless wiretaps of domestic groups for so-called national security purposes. This was necessary because findings by the Church Committee in the early 1970s suggested that warrantless wiretapping had been going on for quite some time by these government entities and was exacerbated by President Nixon and the Watergate scandal....   [tags: 9 11, Wiretapping, President Carter]
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US President Abraham Lincoln - From his rough childhood to his tragic assassination, there might not be a greater president then Abraham Lincoln. His tough life helped him become the famous president we know him as today. Abraham Lincoln’s life was always full of adversity. As a child, Abraham Lincoln and his family always struggled. He was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Named after his grandfather, Abraham, Lincoln did not talk much as a boy and was described as poor and backwards (Freedman 3) His family moved when he was a toddler....   [tags: Honest Abe, American History, President]
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What Has President Obama Done? - In Obama’s first campaign he dazzled audiences with high powered speeches about “changing Washington.” He always said his campaign was about “hope and change.” He said he wanted to “cast off the worn-out ideas and polices of the past”. But what does that mean. Does it mean that political power will shift to groups currently outside the walls of power. Or does it mean that a different party will call the shots. Or was he just saying it to get votes and was not planning on backing it up. (1) When campaigning Obama presented himself as a “transformational president” (1), but what does that mean exactly....   [tags: President Obama Fraud]
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President Abraham Lincoln - "Although Abraham Lincoln was President over a century and a half ago (1861-1865), he is still considered to be one of our greatest Presidents, and his legacy remains important for the nation today." By the late 1800s, sectional tensions in America had led to a split between the Northern and Southern states. During the Antebellum period, the North became more industrialized as the South increased its agricultural production. The two sections developed differing economies and ideas and by April 14, 1861, at Fort Sumter, the tensions came to a head as the American Civil War began....   [tags: President Abraham Lincoln]
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The Hunting of the President - The Hunting of the President presented an argument by Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry that from 1990 to 2000 a group of people were committed to destroying the reputation of William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton. Through elaborate testimonials, the claim is that this group of well-funded individuals as well as media attempted to gain from Clinton’s alleged misfortunes. The film begins with a narration that took place approximately ten days before the 1992 presidential election, Andrew Cooper, a reporter from New Zealand, is approached by a man named Everett Hamm....   [tags: President Bill Clinton]
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The Great Depression: PResident Herbert Hoover - Question 1: When Herbert Hoover was inaugurated as the 31st President of the United States in 1929, America was enjoying great prosperity. However, by the end of the year, the country was headed toward the Great Depression due to the stock market crash and economic disaster. While the collapse of the stock market may have instigated an economic crisis, it was not entirely responsible for the Great Depression.Chillingworththroughout the nation was the result of combination factors that grew in the underlying cause of the crash....   [tags: 31st president, prosperity, american economy] 761 words
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President John F. Kennedy's Assassination - President John F.Kennedys assassination On November 22 1963, the whole word was shocked after John F. Kennedy the 35th President of United States was assassinated. This happened as he was traveling through Dallas in Texas in an open convertible. He was accompanied in the Lincoln convertible by his wife Jacqueline Kennedy and the Texas governor Connally and his wife. As they were waving a crowd passing through downtown Dallas streets, a gunman fired shots from top of Texas School Book Depository building injuring the President and governor (Davis, 2009)....   [tags: American History, United States President]
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United States President John Tyler - John Tyler changed history in many ways. Tyler was the tenth president of the United States of America. He was the vice president under President William Henry Harrison. Tyler became president when Harrison died during his term as president. The Constitution states that the vice president will automatically become president if the president dies while in office. As a result of Harrison’s death, Tyler became the first unelected president. (Lisa DeMauro 18). Tyler also played an important role in the American and Mexican War, without this war America wouldn’t be the size it is today....   [tags: United States, American History, President]
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The United States President´s Rights to Veto a Bill - The President of the United States holds ultimate authority over any piece of legislation. This right is given by the U.S. Constitution through the power of the Presidential veto. The Constitution states that after a bill is passed through both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it is to be given to the President for what is essentially the final OK. If the President approves of the bill and its contents, he is to sign the bill within ten days, thus passing it as a law. If he does not sign the bill within ten days it is considered approved and the bill is passed (the exception to this being the pocket veto which will be discussed below)....   [tags: president, veto, bill] 1415 words
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President John F. Kennedy and His Inaugural Address - January 20, 1961 will forever be a day that marks a special moment in time in which President John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of the most memorable speeches in American History. His Inaugural address is one in which many famous quotes come from and one that is emulated in present speeches. In order to understand the importance of this inoculation one must understand the atmosphere of our nation at that time and what President Kennedy was trying to get across to his constituents. In this essay I will give you background information pertaining to the state our union in 1961; discuss the tone of the speech; and finally examine the impact that President Kennedy’s term played on our nation....   [tags: President John F. Kennedy]
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President Abraham Lincoln - President Abraham Lincoln Mini Biography Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He held the Union together during the Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves. Before he became president he was a Civil rights Activist, lawyer, and a U.S. Representative (Abraham Lincoln Biography). Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Hardin County, Kentucky to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He was one of three children with Sarah being his older sister and Thomas being his younger brother whom died in infancy....   [tags: Mini Biography, President of the United States]
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President Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States (serving from 1901 to 1909), was born October 27th, 1858, in New York City, and died January 6th, in Oyster Bay, New York.1 He is considered the first modern President because he significantly expanded the power and influence of the executive office, rather than Congress, which had been the seat of governmental power since the Civil War.2 As President, Theodore Roosevelt challenged the ideas of limited government and individualism, advocating government regulation in order to create social and economic justice in the United States.3 Theodore Roosevelt is most famous for his trust-busting crusade, the building of the Panama C...   [tags: US President, American History, Teddy]
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The Legacy of Ronald Reagan: The Fortieth President of the United States - ... Reagan also had a seven year contract with Warner Brothers that threw him into the spotlight. As if Reagan wasn’t busy enough in his early life he decided to take on another project, he enlisted into the Army Reserves. On January 26,1940 Reagan married for the first time to his co-actress Jane Wyman. Together they had two children Naureen and Christine but unfortunately she died the day after she was born; they decided to adopt, Michael. Wyman filed for Divorce from Reagan after talk of his political ambitions....   [tags: president, actor, announcer, governor]
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James Monroe: The Fifth President of the United States - ... Livingston negotiate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Later in 1799, he was elected governor of Virginia. There he served three one-year terms. On his road to becoming president he started as the Republican choice to be president in 1816. he did not win the election, but he won the re-election in 1820, as the Democratic-Republican candidate. He became the fifth President of the United States of America with Vice President Daniel Tompkins. This started his road to his extraordinary legacy he leaves us with today....   [tags: army, politican, president, election]
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - A Great Leader - Historians and scholars have often debated the success and failures of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency since 1945. A number of scholars argue that he created jobs, boosted the economy, and helped America get back onto the road of becoming a great nation. On the other hand, it can be argued that his plans and ideas to create jobs only lasted for the short term and his acts created long-term problems. This paper will discuss Roosevelt’s life, his reforms, and both the positive or negative outcome those actions had on America....   [tags: President Franklin D Roosevelt]
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Biography of George Washington the First American President - ... The father of Washington received his education at Appleby School in England, and, true to his alma mater, he sent his two elder sons to the same school. His death when George was eleven prevented this son from having the same advantage, and such education as he had was obtained in Virginia. His old friend, and later enemy, Rev. Jonathan Boucher, said that "George, like most people thereabouts at that time, had no education than reading, writing and accounts which he was taught by a convict servant whom his father bought for a schoolmaster;" but Boucher managed to include so many inaccuracies in his account of Washington, that even if this statement were not certainly untruthful in sever...   [tags: president, life, business, elect]
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Franklin Pierce: The 14th President of the United States - Franklin Pierce was born to Benjamin and Anna Kandrick Pierce on November 23, 1804. Pierce was described as a blue eyed, curly headed child with “a sweet expression of face” (Harmon, Israel 2). Most Americans still agree today that he was America’s most handsome president. This led him to receive the nickname “Handsome Frank.” Franklin Pierce was only five feet tall. He was not expected to have a long life span due to a lung disease he carried. He was one of nine children in his family. At the age of twelve, Pierce’s parents decided to enroll him at an academy in New Hampshire, fifteen miles from his hometown of Hillsborough....   [tags: US history, the forgotten president]
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International Politics and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe - After years of bickering President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was finally given an official invitation to attend the 2007 Africa-EU summit-with this, a place on the rostrum to address delegates. What was the rationale in the delay. Did the EU bow to threats of boycotts from African leaders to let Uncle Bob sit with the “righteous”. What lessons can be drawn from this in future African EU talks and relations. There has been a continuous debate in this forum on Mugabe and the crisis in Zimbabwe. Mugabe’s legacy and the independence movement in Africa are symbolic of a continent’s defiance to western dictations and imposed standards of measure....   [tags: President Robert Mugabe] 1503 words
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Ulysses S. Grant: A Strong American President - No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. These are the words of the man that helped to keep our nation together, in one of its darkest moments. You may think that I am talking about Abraham Lincoln who was one of the main figures of the Country’s civil war. However, I am taking about someone who still played a gigantic role but receives less credit. The man I speak to you of is non-other than Major General and President Ulysses S. Grant To start off, Ulysses S. Grant’s name is not actually Ulysses S....   [tags: unconditional, surrender, cabinet, president] 840 words
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Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States - Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States from 1829-1837, created a lot of dissension in America between the elite group of men along with the government and the common man with his ideas of democracy. Jackson became known as a “man of the people” with his definition of democracy that “all branches of the government- the President, the Congress, the National Bank, even the supreme court- must listen to and follow the wishes of the people.” He also believed that “all offices- whether appointed or elected- must ultimately fall under the absolute control of the people.” Although Andrew Jackson was considered a “man of the people” and democratic to the common people, which was the...   [tags: man of the people, most democratic president] 1477 words
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American History: President James K. Polk - Even though he experienced difficult times at the beginning of his life, James K. Polk played a key role as the 11th President of America in the 1800s. Polk is considered to be the best one-term President in American history. James k. Polk was born on November 2, 1795, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He is the son of Samuel Polk, a deist, a slaveholder, a successful farmer and a surveyor of Scots-Irish descent and Jane Polk, a Presbyterian. James was taken to be baptized when he was an infant but his father refused to declare his belief in Christianity so the minister refused to baptize him....   [tags: biography, 11th president, one-term] 678 words
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Does the President of the United States Have Power to Kill a Citizen on American Soil? - The Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, wrote a letter to Senator Rand Paul confirming that the President could kill a United States citizen on United States soil. This controversy was started by a simple question asked by Senator Rand Paul in a letter to the Justice Department. Senator Paul asked the Justice Department if the President believed he had authority to kill an American citizen within the United States. Instead of the Justice Department, the Attorney General responded with a hypothetical situation, which simply meant, yes, the President has the authority under the Constitution to kill an American citizen within the Untied States....   [tags: kill, citizen, president powers] 623 words
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Abraham Lincoln as the Greatest President - Abraham Lincoln is regarded by many Americans as the greatest president to ever hold office in the history of the United States, and his reputation is definitely well deserved. Lincoln wasn't scared to stand up and fight for what he knew was right. He was convinced that within the branches of government, the presidency alone was empowered not only to uphold the Constitution, but also to protect, and defend it. Lincoln was able to lead our country and preserve the Union, keeping the United States from splintering during the devastating times of the Civil War....   [tags: Lincoln President US History ] 1713 words
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President Nixon's Watergate Scandal - When the President of the United States is sworn into office on his inaugural day in January, he is sworn to faithfully execute the supreme laws of the land, our constitution. We elect a new President every four years to run our nation, represent the country, and uphold the constitution of the United States. The President of the United States is the most powerful man in the world and therefore we place trust in him. When the people find out that their elected President lies to them, a bond is broken....   [tags: President Nixon Watergate Essays] 600 words
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President Nixon's Watergate Scandal - The Watergate Scandal What is Watergate. Watergate is the biggest political scandal in The United States history. It included various activities to help President Richard Nixon win re- election in 1972. Watergate also resulted in Nixon’s resignation from presidency in 1974. June 17, 1972 a security guard notified the police that a door lock was taped at the Washington’s Watergate. Three officers responded to the call and found five burglars in suits with rubber gloves on, hundred dollar bills in sequence in their pockets and with electronically devices, in Larry O’Briens office....   [tags: President Nixon Watergate Essays]
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All the President's Men, by Woodward and Bernstein - Richard Nixon's first term as president will always be connected with the Watergate scandal, the biggest political scandal in United States history. Various illegal activities were conducted including burglary, wire tapping, violations of campaign financing laws, sabotage, and attempted use of government agencies to harm political opponents to help Richard Nixon win reelection in the 1972 presidential elections. There were about 40 people charged with crimes related to the scandal. Most of them were convicted by juries or pleaded guilty....   [tags: All the President's Men Essays] 4994 words
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Weatherproof, the American Jacket Mmanufacturer and President Obama´s Picture - Recently Weatherproof, the American jacket manufacturer, found itself at the receiving end of a controversy when it came out with ads that had the US president, Barack Obama wearing one its jackets, while standing at the Great Wall of China. Weatherproof came across the President’s picture and bought rights to it, with the intent of using it as a sly marketing strategy. This seems to be a clear case of Weatherproof’s attempt at using Obama’s ‘selling power’ to market its goods, and in a way, at free-riding on the President’s persona....   [tags: president´s selling power, identity, protection] 559 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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Jimmy Carter - Peanut Farmer Turned President - Jimmy Carter - Peanut Farmer Turned President “President of what?” (Time, 1977, pg.5) if this is the reaction Jimmy Carter’s own family asked upon his announcement of running for president, how was he going to manage to get the country to vote for him. This ambitious decision was quite extraordinary considering Jimmy Carter had once been a peanut farmer until an accident permanently bent his thumb. The only form of political office he had held was one term as a Governor from Georgia. But Jimmy Carter realized after listening to the concerns and mood of the nation, this was an ideal time for an outsider, such as himself, to run for Presidency....   [tags: US History President Carter] 1074 words
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All The President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward - The book I chose to read for this assignment was All the President's Men, by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The book was about the biographical accounts of two Washington Post reporters and of how their investigative journalism played a major role in solving one of the largest political scandals in American history. Me being a history buff was happy that the book was on the list of selective readings that we could choose for this assignment and before even reading a page was most certain that I would enjoy the book....   [tags: President's Men Bernstein Woodward] 1232 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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President George W. Bush - A Liar, a Thief, and a Criminal - President Bush - A Liar, a Thief, and a Criminal Contents Intro Unprecedented History of Bush Bush as President Facts Conclusion Bibliography The purpose of this essay is to expose George W. Bush as the fraud he is. From rigging the 2000 presidential election, to waging war on a country that had no connection to the 9/11 bombings on the World Trade Centre Twin Towers. George Bush must be shown for what he really is – a liar, a thief, and a criminal. This essay will go into detail about what Bush is currently doing, how he “won” the 2000 Presidential Election, and what he did before he was president It was a sunny day in Florida, and as the votes were counted from the controversial...   [tags: President George W. Bush Against]
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Imagery and Metaphor as Resistance in Miguel Asturias' The President - Imagery and Metaphor as Resistance in Miguel Asturias' The President In The President, Miguel Angel Asturias uses madness as his initial tool to launch a social examination of evil versus good under the strains of a terrifying dictatorship. To paint a vivid picture of the political and social atmosphere under the regime of The President, Asturias wields rich and abstract imagery, repetition and metaphors throughout his novel to punctuate, foreshadow, and illuminate. Wind is one of these recurring metaphors, and is used as a representation of a storm brewing, a constant reminder (premonition of) that what is to come....   [tags: American Literature President Asturias Essays]
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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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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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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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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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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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President Obama: Not a Truly Great President - Any analyst is presented with a wide range of challenges when trying to evaluate a president who is currently in office. While it is our responsibility to pass judgment on our leaders, it is challenging to judge a current president for many reasons. Firstly, many things can occur in Obama’s time left in office that could greatly influence the public and academic perception of his abilities as president. Secondly, being located in a contemporary setting with Obama makes it a challenge to compare and contrast his presidency with others without letting our bias’ rule our judgments....   [tags: Third Way Presidency] 2069 words
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A Letter to the President - Dear Mr. President, My name is George Washington and I was the first president of the United States. I also led the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War. Without me, there would be no United States of America. I started a new nation over 200 years ago that is still prospering today. I set many precedents that are still in effect and I may know a thing or two about governing a country. I am writing this letter to give you some advice on a few issues that are facing your country today....   [tags: Syrian government] 688 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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A Women For President - A women would make a great president and we need a women president in the United States. Women still don’t get equal pay, and it would be a stepping stone to see a women president. If women can vote for president, there is no reason why they couldn’t be one. Hillary Clinton is apt to be the first women president at this rate. We shouldn’t vote for a president just because of what gender they are. Overall voting for the best candidate is what matters, but eventually a women will be able to take up that presence....   [tags: United States, presidency, sexism, gender rights]
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The Life and Achievements of American President, Calvin Coolidge - Calvin Coolidge was a president who wasn’t really known for as much as what he did, as what he didn’t do. So why was Calvin Coolidge known as the “do-nothing” president. The road to presidency was not a hard road for Coolidge to come by. He was born on the 4th of July in the summer of 1872 at Vermont. His father was a jack -of- all- trades, but was later known to be an exceptional politician. Coolidge was brought up in a very idealistic family. His religious affiliation was vague, since the majority of America was Protestant at that time; it is believed that his family religion was Protestant as well....   [tags: American History, American Presidents] 1341 words
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Life of John Adams, Second President of the United States - John Adams John Adams was a great proponent of the no taxation without representation proclamation. He was a devout Christian and delved into his life with the Holy Spirit. God had a great duty for John in the history and development of America. John Adams was born on October 30, 1735 in Quincy, Massachusetts. His father’s name was John Adams as well, his profession was to deal with political matters in the town, and also to serve in the militia. John Adams’s mothers name was Susanna Boylston Adams....   [tags: american presidents, biography] 784 words
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President Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: Parallel Crusaders - Parallel Crusaders for Freedom Despite coming from vastly different worlds, both Frederick Douglas and President Abraham Lincoln had similar ideals and beliefs that ignited the beginning of the end of slavery. Even though Lincoln and Douglas had similar viewpoints on controversial issues during the nineteenth century, these two influential leaders differed in some regards, such as their styles and methods on handling specific situations during this time period. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky on February 12, 1809....   [tags: presidents, kentucky, maryland]
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The Legacy of President Bill Clinton - The Legacy of President Bill Clinton People will always remember Bill Clinton, for what reason, however, might be different. Some might remember him as a wonderful president who helped our country pull through the millennium unscathed. He protected our environment, promoted education, strengthened our economy, dropped the crime rate, dropped our nation’s poverty levels and had some victories with international policies. At the same time we have health care that is falling apart, some problems with the military and a scandalous affair....   [tags: Political Politics Presidents Government Essays] 730 words
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A President's Duty - If you lived in the era of the 1940s you would have lived to see World War II end in 1945 when the German army surrendered and America won the war. You would see the wrinkles of smiles on the faces of people young and old; fireworks to celebrate the success. Segregation was fading because of the war, and women were receiving the chance to show what they were truly capable of the rights they had gained. You would see the economy soaring thanks to the mass production of war materials. The pride of millions of Americans escalating....   [tags: US History] 1375 words
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FDR: The Greatest President - FDR: The Greatest President Who was the greatest president of the United States. There have been many great presidents in the history of the U.S. Many presidents have led our country through very trying times. Some people believe Lincoln was the greatest president. However, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt led our country at times when a great leader was needed. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the greatest president of the United States because of his New Deal, his great leadership skills, and his strong and deep connection to the people of the United States....   [tags: US History American Presidents] 1171 words
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Franklin Delano Roosevelt is generally regarded as one of the United States’ most effective Presidents. Whether the accolades are entirely justified or Roosevelt’s effectiveness was simply a product of the time period in which he served as President will always be debated. However, one thing that no one can deny is that Roosevelt took an atypical route on his way to becoming President. Whether he was fighting an illness or coping with the death of a loved one, Roosevelt always managed to keep himself on track and to persist towards his goals and those of the country....   [tags: Biographies Presidents Biography FDR]
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The Powers of the United States President - Is the most powerful elected official in the United States the Presidency. The Office of the President started after the Revolutionary War. America’s Founding Fathers designed the political system so that it would not resemble a Parliament Government and especially to not have a King. Instead there would be an elected official to lead the Federal Government, enforce the laws and act as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. The White House was built for the President and his family to reside while he serves his term of four years in office; however to make it clear that this is not a Parliament Government it was purposely built with no throne and the President would not wear a crown....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Analysis of the United States President - ... When it comes to Foreign Affairs a unique approach was taken that president had sole responsibility to Foreign Affairs due to the culture of having Kings and queen ruling counties and it was noted that a single entitled was needed to show unity among these king and queen. The ruling of king and queen is more of exception then the rule at the present time but the same approach is still taken. With the role of Foreign Affairs the president has the ability to create treaties among nation and recognize country when the president accepts their diplomats....   [tags: executive, branch, cabinet, government] 1410 words
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The President of the United States of America - The President of the United States of America, which was established by the U.S. Constitution in 1787, is the head of state and head of U.S. government. The president is also the Commander in chief of Armed Forces of the United States. The president must be a thirty five year-old and natural-born U.S. citizen who has been a permanent resident in the States at least fourteen years. The President of the United States is indirectly elected by the people through Electoral College every four years. It has become a powerful institution throughout those years since the Constitution was founded....   [tags: power, checks, balance, orders] 1372 words
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The Degree of the President's Power - The President was elected to run the country and therefore, has the most power of any individual. However, he cannot make a majority of the decisions alone and must make sure he keeps the approval of others in order to keep his job. The Constitution struck a fairly proper balance between empowering and limiting power of the President of the United States, but limited the power more so than empowering. Although the Constitution claimed the President as the leader of the Unites States, he is not able to single-handedly make decisions that affect our country....   [tags: Constitution, Congress, Government]
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The Death of a President Changes to the Nation - The death of a president in office is often a pivotal time for a nation. The people of that nation can choose from a host of ways to deal with the situation. The most powerful rhetoric after such a loss often comes not in words, but in pictures. These photographs can make more powerful arguments, more subtly than words ever could. On November 22, 1963, President John F Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald mortally wounded the president with three shots fired from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository....   [tags: john f kennedy, assassination, funeral] 914 words
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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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The Resignation of President Richard Nixon - Legal Brief/Background During the year of 1972, a case submerged that shook the United State Supreme Court, as well as the world. Five intruders were caught breaking and entering into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Democratic National Headquarters were responsible for various things, but one key aspect of their job was to raise money and organize campaigns for Democratic candidates, including the presidential candidate, George McGovern. Soon, word came out that those five intruders were tied to the White House; which at the time, occupied by Richard Nixon, who was a part of the Republican Party....   [tags: Political Science]
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The President as Chief Executive - The role of the President as Chief Executive is a complex matter because it covers a wide area of responsibility and involves many government agencies and offices, that the President is responsible for overseeing. The history of Chief Executive starts in the constitution with Article II section I “Executive Power shall be vested in the President of the United States of America” this did not create the role although it was a front runner to it. Executive Power is understood to mean “seeing that laws are executed” this would be a hard task for one person to accomplish in a newly formed government let alone in today’s political world (Kalllenbach) ....   [tags: Government]
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The Youngest Man to Become President of the United States: Theodore Roosevelt - As the youngest man to become president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt proved his self ambition and visionary leadership. Roosevelt became the first president to set America on the successful path of prosperous growth and diplomatic influence. From childhood to adulthood, Roosevelt hoped to positively influence Americans. Theodore Roosevelt sought to make America a better place through anti-trust acts, safety laws, and positive environmental actions. By dissolving powerful corporate trusts, Theodore Roosevelt desired the ability to allow all Americans a chance at success....   [tags: US presidents, biographical analysis]
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If I Was the President of Afghanistan - Corruption is a disease which badly effects on good governance. It poisons business practices and erodes the quality of living in a country. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has been suffering from this misery in the past few years. Due to lack of having good leadership, corruption has become a tradition in the government institutions and resulted welfare lost for the people of Afghanistan. The Government officials sacrificed public welfare and work as entrepreneurs by using government power, assets, and breaking laws for private gain....   [tags: World Government]
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President Eisenhower in the Cold War - The Cold War was a time of fear for the American people in the aftermath of the second World War, but also was a key period in which different presidents began and led various programs to fight Communism, both at home and abroad. President Eisenhower was elected in 1952, and various actions he took throughout his two term administration both assuaged and increased American fears related to Cold War problems. Eisenhower’s policies and programs of the Cold War included MAD and McCarthyism, which caused domestic fears, Brinksmanship and the creation of highways to carry military equipment through the Federal Highway of 1956 in case of foreign war, and his creation of NASA and the National Def...   [tags: fight communism, policies] 1350 words
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If I Become the President of Afghanistan - If I become the president of Afghanistan Security is the only phenomenon, which brings prosperity in a society. In a war-affected country like Afghanistan, without peace we cannot ensure economic growth, employment, education, and live a comfortable life. Afghanistan has a strategic geopolitical location in the region. Looking back to the history it is a country suffered decades of civil war that deteriorated every system of the government. Afghanistan is not lost but has been backward for many years....   [tags: World Politics]
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The Legacy of President Ronald Reagan - During the 1980s, the legacy of Ronald Reagan was reflected upon the Iran-Contra affair, the fall of communism, and the impact of illegal drugs. The Iran-Contra affair jeopardized the very legacy of the president. Reagan was appraised for and credited for the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the global threat of communism. Another form of threat to the legacy of Reagan and his administration was the threat of illegal drugs in the United States. Thus proving how much the 1980s was an era of both turmoil and triumph that could have affected the outcome of the president's legacy....   [tags: iran-contra affair, illegal drugs, communism]
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The Impeachment of President Clinton - ... This sets precedent for the next President to resist contraction and creates a vicious cycle. An undemocratic attack on checks and balances is seen in the impeachment and trial of President Clinton. The House vote for impeachment was grounded on the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. President Clinton was wrongfully impeached by the House of Representatives and was properly acquitted by the Senate. Madison and the framers of the constitution established the process and standard for impeachment as, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crime...   [tags: perjury and obstruction of justice] 695 words
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President James Madison - President James Madison James Madison, (1751-1836), 4th President of the United States of America. Although he served eight years each as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as secretary of state, and as president, Madison's principal contribution to the founding of the United States was as "Father of the Constitution." Madison's place among the Founding Fathers reveals the essential qualities of his public career. Jefferson had a superior vision of the potential for life under republican government, a greater capacity for leadership, and a special gift for the memorable phrase, but Madison had a more subtle and incisive political sense....   [tags: Presidents American History Essays] 1385 words
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The Karma of a Former President - Good governance, a bright future, and a prosperous country were what everyone had hoped when Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, stepped up to fulfill her role as the president of the Philippines. The country was then in a disarray, with people protesting against the corruption of former president Estrada. Yet with the passing of time, worse had just befallen our country, crisis against crisis, debts piled high up beyond our country’s reach, accusations of corruptions and manipulations, this happened simply because of the abuse of power of one small woman, we once called our leader....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana - This investigation studies two of the causes of the 1994 genocide of Rwanda. The two causes are examined in order to see to what extent each contributed to the genocide. The social and ethnic conflicts between two Rwandan groups called the Hutus and the Tutsis caused violent disputes and riots. The assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana is often thought of as the event that sparked the mass murders. Did the assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana influence the Rwandan genocide of 1994 more than the ongoing social and ethnic conflicts....   [tags: Rwanda]
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The Assasination of President Abraham Lincoln - The assassination of Lincoln was planned and carried out by the well known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, as part of a larger conspiracy to revive the Confederate cause. Booth's co-conspirators were Lewis Powell and David Herold. They were assigned to kill William H. Seward. George Atzerodt was supposed to kill Vice President Andrew Johnson. In March of 1864 John Wilkes Booth, a Southern Confederate sympathizer, conceived a plan to kidnap Abraham Lincoln and deliver him to the Confederate Army, to be held hostage until the North agreed to continue exchanging prisoners....   [tags: theater, gun, plan]
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Biography of President Woodrow Wilson - Who was Woodrow Wilson. People know him as one of our many presidents. Many people don’t know much about him. President Woodrow Wilson did quite a few important things before becoming the 28th president of the United States of America. He was liked by many hated by others. In 1910 Thomas Woodrow Wilson ran for the governor of New Jersey. He won in a landslide. Wilson was a member of the Democratic Party and received many support that way ("Woodrow Wilson "). He became the forty-third governor. Wilson forced through the New Jersey legislature such reforms as an employer's liability act, the direct primary, a corrupt-practices act, and revitalization of the state public utilities commission (...   [tags: democratic convention, nobel prize] 539 words
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President Nixon and the Vietnam War - The politics of the ultratight resonated deeply with Richard Nixon. Nixon had cut his political teeth as a young Red-hunting member of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s. His home district in Orange Country, California, was widely known as a Birch Society stronghold. The Los Angeles-area Birch Society claimed the membership of several political and economic elites, including members of the Chandler family, which owned and published the Los Angeles Times. According to the writer David Halberstam (1979, 118) the Times, which was once described as “the most rabid Labor-bating, Red-hating paper in the United States,” virtually created Richard Nixon....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays] 2530 words
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Review on President Development Center - ... While for the lesson that now has yet to be available despite of the high demand from the clients and soon-to-be clients would be an accounting lesson package called “Akurat”. This package will be filled with lessons like business mathematics and accounting. It is being planned to be available around next year for the President University students who are having difficulties in their lectures. The employers in President Development Centre are quite interested in this planning since they have been asked by the students, especially the freshmen about lesson package for accounting....   [tags: language, class, lessons, test] 1121 words
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The President of China: Hu Jintao - In the world we live in, countries need to stand out and have powerful presences so that there may be order on the planet that we all share. The country of China has consistently been recognized as the most powerful, and if not, one of the most powerful countries on Earth. China has a strong economic system, a dominant military and a deep-rooted culture. These attributes make it one of the global superpowers and one to be reckoned with. However, China’s government is led by the Chinese Communist Party....   [tags: chinese communist party, Liu Xiaobo] 1045 words
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