However, Ford was unable to handle the crippling events taking place in the United States; his approval dropped drastically within months, and like Nixon he lost support of the American people. When the 1976 presidential election came around, the American people needed a new hero whom they could trust and who could pull the nation out of its current state of misery. To fill this position, American chose to elect James Earl Carter, Jr., Governor from Georgia. Jimmy Carter began his presidency in the bright glow of public support built on his promise of bringing honesty and morality back to politics; but unable to successfully deal with conflicts beyond his control concerning domestic and foreign affairs, his term as President ended behind a dark cloud of public disapproval. Jimmy Carter entered the White House in 1977 with the bright glow of public support from the American people, stemming from his outspoken and admiring charisma.
Jimmy Carter impacted the nation during his first and only term during his Presidency. President Carter's years as President brought him face to face with the challenges of American politics. As President, he pardoned all war evaders of the Vietnam war on January 21st 1977. A war evader is someone who avoids being drafted for war. This was a very controversial move, but helped move the country forward.
Iran-Contra Affair With the 1960s and 1970s, came a growing need for change among the American people. A previously dominant liberal government was not taking a hard enough stance on the fight to end communism. All it took, was a final nudge to shift the vote from democratic to republican. For decades, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East had depended on a friendly government in Iran. The newly appointed leader, the shah of Iran, began Westernizing the country and taking away power from the Ayatollah, powerful religious leaders.
Some may even argue that the President, the symbolic image of the nation’s pride and economic change, has only led to unemployment and pushed our nation over the fiscal cliff. But Obama has promised as well as accomplished by the guidelines of his agenda. He first focused on national policy as he captured one of the nation’s biggest enemy Osama Bin Laden, next passed a healthcare reform package that provided affordable healthcare to millions of uninsured Americans, then pass a stimulus package that endorsed the public in a positive manner, and finally removed the U.S troops from Iraq. Although this economy has yet to be recovered, I strongly believe that Obama... ... middle of paper ... ...st 4 years. Effectiveness is marked by a sense of accomplishments and a sense of stability.
War is an important event in a country’s history that has immense implications and changes its economic and social state. The leader of the country has an enormous pressure to persuade the people to gain the public’s support with their decision to either enter or avoid war. John F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill were two great political leaders who knew how to persuade the people during a war crisis. During a time of great international turmoil and political instability, both men were in the world’s spotlight and played key roles. JFK was president during the time of the Cold War and wanted to show that not only did the United States want to extend neutrality and friendship to any adversaries, but also to delineate that America was still the strongest country in the world.
Democratic candidate and incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson had come to office less than a year earlier following the assassination of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy. The Republican candidate Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona suffered from a lack of support. Johnson's campaign advocated social programs and further federal efforts to curb racial segregation, collectively known as the Great Society, and successfully portrayed Goldwater as being a dangerous extremist. Johnson easily won the Presidency, carrying 44 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. In the beginning of his speech, he uses a unique style to communicate his speech.
However, he knew it would be many years before any significant changes could be made to the educational system and he had made the decis... ... middle of paper ... ...ted in Quitman County elections and which would have stolen his chance to run for state senate, all orchestrated by Hurst, it’s strange to think about how he might have never eventually become president. It could have been he became disillusioned with the world of politics and decided to just continue on his life as a peanut farmer. While his memoir is over 20 years old, I was curious concerning whether Georgia has continued to be a two-party state or whether they have gone back to being a one-party state. I found that, after 2002, Republicans began to control the state elections in Georgia due to their hold on voters in the rural south. While Republicans have dominated now dominated the Democrats in Georgia elections, it doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t still compromise and work together to help create more opportunities for their underprivileged residents.
Nor was it a revelation that the media would be zealously intrigued by a sex scandal involving the President. The one aspect of the Lewinksy Scandal that was truly interesting was the response of the public. Despite the knowledge that Clinton had an affair with an intern and probably lied about it, Clinton’s job approval rating did not decrease or even stay the same– his ratings rose to levels approaching 70% Every time a new damning piece of evidence came to light, media pundits everywhere believed that Clinton’s ratings would fall. Yet, they were wrong. The Republican Party believed that the scandal would finally bring down Clinton and his popular support.
9- Between The 1970s and the 2000s conservatives expressed support for placing limitations on government When Ronald Reagan first was nominated for president in the early 1980s he was playing with the conservatives card. He believed that some of the past presidents that served before him may of abused the power of the government. America was founded as a nation of the people, not the government. In Ronald Reagans Nomination speech he vows to use the government as to help the people of the United States but only to get started then he would let us help the country as a whole. He mentions during his speech that he recognizes that “Our federal government is overgrown and overweight,” and that “It is time our government should go on a diet.” (Reagan)
Not able to tend to his presidential duties Nixon had to take his first chair in a number of important meetings. After their presidency was over Nixon launched his presidency in 1960 against John F. Kennedy. After loosing the presidency to Kennedy, Nixon was not enthusiastic about running again until a little push from Billy Graham gave him a little confidence. On November 5, 1968 Nixon was elected as the 37th Though Nixon’s... ... middle of paper ... ...e evidence captured proved that Nixon in fact did have a part in the scandal but he tried to deny and say they where recording private conversations. After about 20mins of silence during the tapes it revealed obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and defiance of committee subpoena.