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    Politics and the Media

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    for one cent a copy... ... middle of paper ... ...e facts and report the news fairly, accurately and responsibly. It concludes with the assertion that although the media report the news it is not always fair and accurate. Yellow journalism, the Nixon-Kennedy debates, and advocacy journalism (broadcasting) demonstrate that the influence the media have on government and public opinion. In a democracy any attempt to regulate the influence of the media will conflict with the constitutional protection

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    The Watergate Scandal

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    with these, it can be argued that Watergate could possibly be the worst scandal in the history of the United States. Richard Milihous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, and the only President to ever resign his office. He was born the second of five sons, in Yorba Linda, California. His parents were Francis Anthony and Hannah Milhous Nixon. His career started in 1945 when he accepted the candidacy for a seat in the 12th congressional district which he won. He was elected

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    http://millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt/essays/biography/1. Linder, Doug. 2010. Presidential Powers Under the U.S. Constitution. Accessed September 26, 2013. http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/prespowers.html. n.d. Richard M. Nixon. Accessed September 26, 2013. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/richardnixon. n.d. Ronald Regan. Accessed September 25, 2013. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/ronaldreagan. 2003. Versailles Peace Treaty: American Rejection of the

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    diminished capacity of the United States to control world events, made evident by the defeat in Vietnam, and the unsustainable economic development that had started with president Lyndon B. Johnson and continued with president Richard Nixon. This challenge also impacted the Nixon administration and its decision-making process, including abuse of executive power, misleading the public, wiretappings of National Security Council employees, and justified it by saying “(…) freedom must sometimes be sacrificed

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    The Watergate Scandal

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    devastating political damage to Nixon. The Senate investigators also discovered a crucial fact on July 13: Alexander Butterfield, deputy assistant to the President, revealed during an interview with a committee staff member that a taping system in the White House automatically recorded everything in the Oval Office—tape recordings that could prove whether Nixon or Dean was telling the truth about key meetings. The tapes were soon subpoenaed by both Cox and the Senate. Nixon refused, citing the theory

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    The Republican Party

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    The Republican Party The Republican party is one of the two major POLITICAL PARTIES in the United States, the other being the DEMOCRATIC PARTY party. It is popularly known as the GOP, from its earlier nickname Grand Old Party. From the time it ran its first PRESIDENTIAL candidate, John C. Fremont, in 1856, until the inauguration of Republican George BUSH in 1989, Republican presidents occupied the WHITE HOUSE for 80 years. Traditionally, Republican strength came primarily from New England and

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    gov/departmenthistory/short-history/eisenhower (accessed May 2, 2014). 13. U.S. Department of State. “A Short History of the Department of State: Nixon’s Foreign Policy.” Office of the Historian. http://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/short-history/nixon-foreignpolicy (accessed May 3, 2014).

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    With the end of World War II in 1945, the United States restricted its international involvement to military presence in the Pacific and post-war Japan. Domestically, the US entered a period of relative isolationism. The American people, many of whom had lost family members during the war, had no desire to focus on the rebuilding of Europe and instead honed in on the post-war life of a victorious nation. However, a new concern loomed with the threatened spread of communism, and the US ended its isolationist

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    America in the 50s and 70s

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    full bloom in the following decades. Works Cited Agnew, Spiro T. "Speech at a Pennsylvania Republican Dinner." The Dangers of Constant Carnival. Harrisburg, October 30, 1969. Goldwater, Barry. The Conscience of a Conservative. 1960. Nixon, Richard. "Acceptance Speech, Delivered before the Republican National Convention." Miami, Florida, August 8, 1968. Schlafly, Phyllis. "Understanding the Difference." In The Power of the Positive Woman, by Phyllis Schlafly. 1977. Time. "Gay Rights

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    If the public official is found guilty a two thirds majority vote from the Senate is necessary. The most recent president to face an impeachment hearing was Bill Clinton. A previous case involving Richard Nixon, Watergate, was held in 1974. Rather than facing an embarrassment with impeachment Nixon chose to resign in disgrace. Both cases were very much similar yet different. In the Watergate scandal many of Nixon's dirty tactics were learned, including assorted lists of enemies,a number of which became

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    Amerikaner an die Wahlurnen wie seit Jahrzehnten nicht mehr. Die Wahlbeteiligung lag nach ersten Schätzungen bei 64,1 Prozent. Das wäre die höchste Beteiligung seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und noch höher als beim Duell zwischen John F. Kennedy und Richard Nixon 1960 (63,8 Prozent). Viele wählten vorab Noch liegen keine endgültigen Zahlen vor. US-Medien haben jedoch bereits errechnet, dass weit über 60 Millionen US-Bürger Obama wählten, während über 55 Millionen McCain unterstützen. Rund 40 Millionen

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    Impact of Vietnam War on American Culture

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    military, for wanting to escalate the war. Subsequently, he decided that it was time to end the war, and in 1969, Richard Nixon became the new president of the United States. President Nixon planned on how to end the war as he had seen what it had done to the people of America. The plan to end the war would see the end of involvement of the United States. The plan that President Nixon outlined was referred to as the Vietnamization. This was the process of removing United States troops from Vietnam, and

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    Mass Media

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    Mass Media is a major part of the everyday lives of American citizens. Mass media provides the public the means for obtaining information, and knowledge about various aspects of life such as the economy, foreign affairs, weather, entertainment, crimes, and last but not least, politics. ”The media are key institutions in our society. They affect our culture, our buying habits, and our politics. They are affected in turn by changes in our beliefs, tastes, interests and behavior”(Biagi, 11). The media

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    Henry Kissinger: Peace Maker or War Monger?

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    end suffering or save lives, and, individual winner, Martin Luther King Jr. in 1974 for his work in ending oppression in America and elsewhere through public speaking (Kushner p. 444 – 45). Secretary of State and National Security Advisor of the Nixon administration, Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho were given this prestigious award one year earlier than Dr. King for the ceasefire they negotiated between the U.S. and South Vietnam and Communist North Vietnam ("The Trials

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    Essay Exam 4

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    Mass media has had a significant impact on American politics and foreign policy. During the 1960-1974 decade, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon were involved in the first televised presidential debate. “Kennedy benefitted from the nation’s first televised presidential debates, during which he appeared cool and confident beside a nervous and pale Nixon” (Roark, 777). In other words television assisted Kennedy win the presidential debates since he was a better looking confident man. Music had an

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    The Chappaquiddick incident occurred during Richard Nixon's presidency. It involved Edward M. Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne, who died when Senator Kennedy drove his car of a cliff. After a party on Chappaquiddick island Kennedy and Kopechne started driving towards Edgartown. Kennedy to a wrong turn onto Dike bridge, which had no guardrails and the car plummeted into the sea. Kennedy saved himself but Kopechne died. Kennedy pleaded guilty when Kopechne’s body was found in his overturned car, and

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    JFK

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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. John had eight siblings and was sickly as a child. John was raised as Irish Catholic in Boston. Johns grandfathers were prominent Boston politicians so the family had a comfortable life. The family had nannies to help run the household. As children the family would spend their summers in Cape Cod. John attended Choate, which was a boarding school for adolescent boys in Connecticut. While he was there he played tennis, basketball

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    Watergate: A Study of Political Corruption

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    preceded and followed Richard Nixon, his presidency consisted of many highs and lows. Although Nixon’s first term in office played out against the contentious issue of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the aftermath of the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, his presidential legacy consists of the helm of what is widely regarded as the biggest scandal in American politics, Watergate. Despite the volatility of the times, Nixon was a president who was gifted

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    Richard Nixon

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    Richard Milhouse Nixon was a very prominent politician in the mid 1900’s. His solid upbringing and vicious campaign tactics led to many political wins. It also led to many political enemies. Much of the public thought of him as a great American president until his down fall in March of 1973. I think that Richard Nixon was a good president, but in the end went to far. Richard Nixon grew up in a small town in California. His dad operated and owned a grocery store where Nixon spent most of his

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    Richard Nixon

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    Richard Nixon was the thirty-seventh president of the United States and the only president to have resigned from office. He was on his was to success after receiving his law degree from Duke University Law School in 1937. California Republicans persuaded Nixon in 1946 to be their candidate to challenge Jerry Voorhis, the popular Democratic Congressman, for his seat in the United States House of Representatives. He accuses Voorhis of being “soft” on Communism. This was damaging to him because

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