One major cause of added tension is the practice of racial profiling by law enforcement which increased significantly in the 80’s, when “the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developed profiling of drug couriers to intercept and reduce interstate drug trafficking” (Sirin 4). With few policy changes since the war on drugs began, the results are, in 2000 the U.S. surpassed Russia as the leader of having the most individuals incarcerated. Michigan, a relatively small state, in regard to population, has more individuals incarcerated than the country of France, and the numbers get worse in the larger states like California. From 1980 to 2000 the “number of individuals incarcerated increased 300%, with the majority being African Americans” (Sirin 7). The last few years have seen “some
A few days ago, Trump used the chance of his inaugural address to the Congress to reiterate some important promises. He mentioned that we wanted to defeat the problem of drugs in the country and echoed the previous verbal promises of presidents, such as Ronal Reagan and Richard Nixon. His anger remained directed at hard drugs, such as heroin and never once did he mention marijuana, to the delight of many Americans. Trump promised during his speech that he will do everything in his power to slow down the drug issue and stop it altogether as part of his “Make America Great Again” vows. However, he is looking to use the traditional tactics of increasing the war on drugs through prohibition and control.
Therefore, congress passed the War Powers Resolution back in 1971 in an attempt to rein in some of the president’s claimed power. But instead of taking power away from the President, The War Power Act gave the President power to declare war, sent out soldiers into battle, invade any country he wants, but as long as he notifies congress within the 48 hours of doing so. Upon review Congress has the right weather to agree or disagree with the act of war the President has declare. If congress disagrees with the war the President must remove all soldiers from combat within 60 days and a 30 day withdrawal period. A declaration of war is a formal declaration issued by a national government indicating that a state of war exists between that
Despite forty years of US-led international drug control efforts that prioritize eradication of production, interdiction of traffic, and criminalization of consumption, overall drug production, trafficking and consumption have remained consistently steady.” (Policy , D) “ “In 1971, President Nixon announced the U.S. “war on drugs,” which every President since has carried forward as a battle standard. Until recently, most Latin American governments have coöperated, and in return have received intelligence, equipment, and, perhaps most importantly, financial assistance. The overall investment has been huge—the federal government now spends about fifteen billion dollars on it each year—with the net result that drug use has proliferated in the U.S. and worldwide. In the drug-producing countries, where drug consumption was negligible at the start of the American effort, the criminal narco culture has attained ghoulishly surreal proportions” (Anderson, J. L.) “Transnational organized crime likes opportunities and little resistance. Bolivia currently provides both and finds itself at the heart of a new criminal dynamic that threatens national and citizen security in this landlocked Andean nation.” ( McDermott, J.)
Mariam Tarek English Hw 8/1/2017 Martin Luther King’s journey to peace During the 19th century, a Mexican-American war took place in the United States. A few people saw this as an act of violence against the weak in the country. Henry Thoreau was one of the people who believed this war was wrong. He refused to pay taxes to the government because of the war even though he could afford to pay them. Because it was illegal to refuse to pay taxes owed to the government, Thoreau was put in jail.
J.F.K. and his V.P. also some influence over Ringgold because J.F.K. ordered federal protection for Freedom riders in1961 which in my opinion shows some hope for the USA; JFK is than assassinated in Dallas, Texas in Nov 22, 1963. Vice President LBJ Declares war on Poverty and then signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this act outlaws discrimination in public facilities which in my opinion is a huge step in the right direction.
Thomas Jefferson’s opinion of how the national government should be run, changed quite a bit over the course of his presidency. He started it off as a strict constructionist as he opposed the excise laws and his opposition to the Alien and Sedition acts. At some point he began to transform into a loose constructionist when he bought the louisiana purchase and he improved our navy to help fight the Barbary war. Somewhere during his presidency his views changed and it was most likely before he bought the Louisiana territory. Before Jefferson entered the presidential office he was a states rights supporter and when the tax on whiskey was placed he opposed it, saying “The first error was to admit it by the Constitution.” (Doc A).
However, the American president made a point to let all know it was time to attack. This caused a massive argument for varying nations who had diverse opinions. b. Quote: “Many of the colder countries were what you used to call the “First World.” One of the delegates from a prewar “developing” country suggested, rather hotly, that maybe this was their punishment for raping and pillaging the “victim nations of the south.” Maybe, he said, by keeping the “white hegemony” distracted with their own problems the undead invasion might allow the rest of the world to develop without imperialist intervention.” Pg.
1. Opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War The two events protested the war in Washington, D.C. On 24 April 1971 and Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in 1967 demonstrate a large number of the American population were opposed to U.S. involvement in the South Vietnam during the course of the Vietnam War. Public opinion was strongly against the war from 1967 to 1970, which resulted in only a third of Americans supposed that the U.S made a right decision over participating in Vietnam War. It is why special groups led the anti-war movement to avoid America 's involved in the Vietnam War. The anti-war movement grew increasingly popular in American society, which led to America lost numerous supporters.
It tells them to not go out or else death will follow. In Dr. King on the Vietnam War the article tells of how Dr.King in 1967 spoke out about the issue. Though before that he would explain how he was not proud of the war. “He said the war in Vietnam must be stopped, and he called for demonstrations and nonviolent protest “to keep this issue before the conscience of our nation,”. Dr.King wanted to set a bases in the states so that people saw that peaceful protest were needed in the states in order to spread the word about the horrors and tragedies resulting from the Vietnam War.
I am Not a Crook: The 37th President Leading up to the 1972 Presidential election, President Richard Nixon wanted to defeat his opponents with a landslide victory. This desire allowed him and his staff to bend and even break the law of the United States, adding to this the President was becoming increasingly paranoid due to a large amount of leaks from his office to the media. This caused President Nixon to install listing devices in the White House, but after the leak of documents know as the Pentagon Papers, the break in of the of the Democratic National Committee, DNC, the cover up that fallowed the break in, and the deleting of eight-teen minutes of taped recorded conservation brought to light a darker side to the President. This scandal
The topic I have decided to address is one of the numerous political problems that we as a nation face and their concerns must be addressed. This issue started with the House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) are asking President Obama to force Congress to cut wasteful Washington spending and pledging bipartisan support for this critical effort. In a letter to the President, the GOP leaders ask him to invoke his authority under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to submit specific proposals rescinding spending already in place. Currently now President Obama is calling for wasteful and ineffective programs to be placed on the chopping block in order for the revising of the United States Spending
Each year, the overall prison population surpassed the 1 million mark (Lurigio & Loose, 2008). As a result of the war on drugs, the total number of individuals incarcerated went from 581,000 in 1980 to 1,584,000 by 1997. Strict drug laws have caused incarceration rates to escalate at an alarming pace over the last 40 years. According to the Bureau of Justice Statics, in 1996 the African American incarceration rate was 1,574 per 100,000, seven times higher than the rate for Whites. Researchers have discovered that the war on drugs has led to the overcrowding of African Americans in the prison system (Lurigio & Loose, 2008).
Ngo Dinh Diem was the president of South Vietnam who was an anti-communist. President Kennedy increased his financial aid to Diem to diminish the accusations of “soft democracy.” But before Kennedy was assassinated, he claimed that the war was “their war.” In the end, Kennedy wanted remove the troops from South Vietnam. Some Americans agreed with Kennedy’s path, to return home from war, but many others supported President Lyndon Johnson’s approach, to send more troops. By the middle of the 1960’s, more than 180,000 Americans were stationed in Vietnam. The Army of the Republic of Vietnam had stated that they, “cannot stand up to pressure without substantial U.S. combat support on the ground.” This statement caused Johnson’s administration to continue adding more and more troops to the war, leaving there to be about half a million soldiers stations in Vietnam by the end of the 1960’s.