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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]

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Presidents Of The Great Presidents

- The United States has an extensive list of presidents that will be remembered in the history books as “great” presidents. However, what are the qualifications that give those presidents that title. It’s inarguable that these great presidents were visionaries, used strong military presence during their presidency, successfully resolved conflict, and were environmentally conscious. It is remarkable that all of the “great” presidents in United States history are known for being visionaries. It’s imperative for presidents to have strategies for the future and that they have policies planned on how to protect national security and improve the lives of their citizens....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States]

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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]

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The American Presidents

- Trubowitz claims that the American presidents often respond to national and international events based on his or her own self interest over the course of developing grand strategy, they are likely to be motived by domestic party’s preferences instead of looking at the bigger picture. Essentially, Trubowitz choose to focus on the personal ambitions that these political figures held. It is in his opinion that grand strategy is merely a procedure for the state to meet its means and ends where the president will operate it as the product, to maximize the benefits that they will receive in their own political careers (Trubowitz, Pg1)....   [tags: President of the United States]

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The Greatest Presidents Of The Great Presidents

- Throughout history, different events have molded and shaped our country. We dealt with horrible depressions, segregation, and many wars. But, we have managed to always stick together, fight through it, and look for the most positive outcomes. Our country has been shaped through many wonderful presidents, and also many social and cultural events. I don’t believe that they can be summarized down into one specific event that changed America. I believe there are many events that are severely significant....   [tags: United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, World War II]

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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]

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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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Presidents Of The United States

- There have been 43 Presidents of the United States, but they are not all equal. There are certain presidents that outrank other ones, especially the top ten best presidents this country has ever seen. According to The Wall Street Journal poll, the top ten presidents in order from number one to number ten are as follows: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, James Polk, and Andrew Jackson. There are certain characteristic traits in all ten of these presidents that make them the greatest Presidents of the United States....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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The Powers Of Different Presidents

- When looking at the powers of different presidents, you have to look at their responsibilities and what power they actually have when it comes to decision making. Both the Iranian and American presidents have two different presidential powers, formal and informal. Formal powers are ones that are written into the constitution and have to be upheld by anyone who comes into power, for example both presidents can sign treaties with foreign countries. Informal power are not explicitly written into the constitution (1), but are done by the president, for example being persuasive, this is a power they need to use because that is how they will gain the presidential role, by persuading the public and...   [tags: President of the United States]

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What Do Presidents Do?

- What do Presidents do. What does the president of the United States of America have the power to do. This is a great question and in my opinion, many Americans do not know the answer. Americans desire to have a mighty president, but contradicting, fear a powerful president. This is why separation of powers and checks and balances were created. The president is still a very influential power, with power increasing as time goes on. “By now, the president has accumulated an extraordinary number of hats (and helmets),” and four of the “hats and helmets” the president has are: commander in chief, top diplomat, first legislator, and chief bureaucrat (Morone and Kersh 366)....   [tags: President of the United States, United States]

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Presidents Can Not Dodge Agenda Setting

- In modern politics, presidents cannot dodge agenda setting. Although the role of the president making these set plans have been analyzed in the past, political scientists are seeing discovering how candidates with enact these promises made on their campaign trail. In this piece, I will examine the 1980 presidential election between former presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and third party caucus John Anderson with a main focus on Ronald Reagan. I will review the nomination speeches, the horrific speeches or phrases, and the literature written during the campaign trail....   [tags: President of the United States, Ronald Reagan]

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How Is Clotel : Or The Presidents?

- Clotel, or the Presidents Daughter Jalissa Ecxford 02 Apr 2015 English 1302 Professor Woods Abstract How is Clotel: or, The Presidents Daughter a novel about tragic mulattos. To answer this question the reader must break down the characters and their journeys throughout the novel, especially Clotel and her sister Althesia the primary characters. This novel received intense criticism because it was believed that Brown did not write this novel alone. It is important for the reader to understand that this novel focuses on the sexual exploitation of Clotel and her sister....   [tags: Abolitionism, Slavery in the United States]

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The Great Presidents Of The Progressive Era

- The two greatest Presidents of the Progressive Era were Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Lasting from 1985 to 1920 the Progressive movement in America endeavored to alter corruption in government, social reform, and corporate power (597). Each President fulfilled Progressive goals in part by enacting regulations, promoting social efficiency, government reform and restricting abuse of power and foreign influence (599). Roosevelt and Wilson resonated the underlying theme of the Progressive Era through domestic and foreign policy....   [tags: Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, World War I]

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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 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.”( 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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The Great Depression Era Presidents

- The Great Depression Era Presidents: Liberal or Conservative. Throughout the 1920s, the United States thrived economically, but by the end of the decade the United States were thrown into a major depression, the worst the country had ever seen, and no one knew exactly what to do about it. During the Depression, the US had two presidents, Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, both had different ways of approaching the severe deficit, and both were labeled as conservative or liberal. Conservative meaning a general belief in a less powerful federal government, a laissez-faire (hands-off) method with business, and a drip down method of helping the economy....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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Andrew Jackson, The American Presidents

- Andrew Jackson, The American Presidents. (Sean Wilentz, 2005). Reviewed by Amber Peevey. The author of the book I reviewed is name Sean Wilentz. He is a history teacher at Princeton University. He began teaching there in 1979. Wilentz lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Sean Wilentz is currently 65 years old. Mr. Wilentz has written many books on historical subjects. History is something that he has studied for many years. He has written a biography series on all the presidents, including the one I reviewed....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, Indian removal]

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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]

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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]

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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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Comparing The Decisions And Circumstances Of Four Presidents

- Comparing the decisions and circumstances of four presidents; Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. Understanding the policies and events that happened to these presidents during their respective terms will help the reader comprehend how they dealt with the threat of communist expansion in Europe and Asia, how the presidents dealt with weapons of mass destruction; how those presidents approached the U.S.S.R; how each president dealt with the same crises, as well as the evolution of the Cold War from 1931-1991....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, Cold War, Dwight D. Eisenhower]

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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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Questions On The Presidents Clean Energy Act

- This week’s topic will discuss two questions concerning the Presidents clean energy act. They are as follows; is the President 's policy on the coal industry correct in that he wants to eliminate it to reduce greenhouse gasses. What effect will this have on our nation 's poor and on the rich and will it have an effect on the world as a whole. The clean energy act policy states that each energy production facility must reduce their greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030. “The Environmental Protection Agency released a long-anticipated rule proposal that seeks by 2030 to reduce America’s carbon dioxide emissions 30% from 2005 levels” (Helman, 2014)....   [tags: Coal, Natural gas, Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas]

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The Presidents Of Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, And Bill Clinton

- Introduction Domestic policy is a broad area of public policy, which deals with laws, government programs, and administrative decisions which are directly related to all things that directly affect the people in its own country ("Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)"). I will be analyzing the three presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, on the basis of how strong or limited they were on their domestic policies. Bill Clinton was chosen for being able to balance the budget and bring the unemployment rate down to its lowest....   [tags: President of the United States, Democratic Party]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Abraham Lincoln : The Most Important Presidents Of The United States

- Abraham Lincoln was one of the most important presidents of the United States because of his leadership during the Civil War, and his fight against injustice by bringing freedom to the slaves. He believed there should be equality, that every American citizen should have the same rights, and above all have freedom. He showed true bravery threw the time of defending the blacks because most people thought he was wrong for doing it, but never did he stop. Abraham Lincoln was born in February 12th, 1809 (Abraham Lincoln 1)....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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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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The Cuban Missile Crisis And The Assassination Of One Of The Greatest Presidents

- What would have been. A perfect question with an indecisive answer. Even today, many ask what would have been had it not been for the roaring 1960’s. Including a profusion of skeptical doings and unforgiving outcomes, this time era changed the country as people know it. During this generation, there were a magnitude of events that changed the way people viewed the country and people within the country. Ranging from The Cuban Missile Crisis, to the assassination of one of the greatest presidents to ever live....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, United States]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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George Washington : One Of The United States ' Greatest Presidents

- 1 - Why is George Washington considered to be one of the United States ' greatest presidents. In your answer, be sure to consider the times, his personal qualities, and his legacy. How and why does Washington live on in the American memory. George Washington is considered to be the most significant leader in the history of the United States. In 1775, when the Continental Army was created, he was chosen by his peers to take on the role of General and Commander in Chief and two years later as the President of the Constitutional Convention....   [tags: United States, Andrew Jackson, Central bank]

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Analysis Of Andrew Jackson 's ' Great Presidents '

- Andrew Jackson is one of America 's "great" presidents. At least that 's what the federal notes in my wallet and the annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraiser for the Democratic Party tell me. My high school history textbook catechized me on an "Age of Jackson" and the bold inauguration of "Jacksonian democracy." I don 't deny the bark-chewing, bloody-axe awe that his life story inspires. Jackson grew up in log-cabin Carolinian poverty, became an orphan during the Revolutionary War, and then rose into a kind of frontier aristocracy, making his fortune in Tennessee at the turn of the century....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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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Evaluating Presidents ' Performance Often Poses Challenges For Political Experts

- Understanding and evaluating presidents’ performance often poses challenges for political experts. The nation votes one president at the time and each presidency faces different tests. The environments surrounding a presidency have a tremendous impact on the success and failure of that presidency. In addition, the president exercises his power through a check and balance system embody in the Constitution. As stated in (Collier 1959), the Constitution created a government of “separated institutions sharing power.” As a result, a president works with others institutions of the government to shape the nation’s agenda....   [tags: United States Congress]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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- 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]

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- 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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Influential US Presidents: Harry S. Truman

- What does it mean to you when you hear ‘Visionary Leader’ or ‘Ethical Leader?’ Who do you think of. I reflected back on my career to determine what leaders I have worked for that match these statements. Once I begun to research leaders that would fit into both categories I came across someone that stood out to me: President Harry S. Truman. He was regarded as an honest, hardworking, ethical, and visionary leader dedicated to the betterment of the United States. He made ethical decisions based on the best interests of the American people, and he had a vision to transform the economy of the United States....   [tags: visionary, ethical leaders]

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Did President Hoover Limit the First Amendment Rights of the Bonus Army?

- PROMPT: “Was President Herbert Hoover justified in limiting the 1st amendment rights of the Bonus Army?” --------------------- The question “Was President Herbert Hoover justified in limiting the 1st amendment rights of the Bonus Army?” is somewhat fallacious in that it attempts to enforce a viewpoint that Hoover did indeed limit the 1st amendment rights of the Bonus Army. The 1st amendment specifically guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” It does not provide for violent protest, nor does it prevent the government from relocating people from public property....   [tags: constitution, american presidents]

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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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Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

- Although President Kennedy wasn’t in office for very long, his actions in and out of the whitehouse are legendary. When President Kennedy took the oath of office in 1960 he wasted no time in cleaning up America. Several bills were enacted in President Kennedy’s tenor. A lot of the major ones had to do with crime control. A lot of President Kennedy’s bills were targeted at organized crime. Bill S1653 was singed into action on September 13 1961. This was an interstate travel bill. The bill made it a crime to travel or use any facilities in interstate commerce with intent to conduct violent crimes to further illegal gambling, liquor, narcotics, or prostitution business....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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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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Important Presidents

- The second President of the United States was John Adams, a lawyer and diplomat. Adam’s public career lasted more than 35 years. He was second only to George Washington in making a place for the young United States among the nations of the world. In his devotion to the country he was second to none. Adams was a federalist. He, like other federalists, believed in a strong central government. However, he was independent and decided issues for himself in the interests of his country and often against the interests of his party....   [tags: essays research papers]

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