In his “9/11 Address to the Nation” the 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush assures that America will not be affected by the unruly and evil attacks carried out on September 11th, 2001. The President drafted this speech to resist the impending fear and questioning that American citizens around the country would soon be consumed by. Because 9/11 was the most impactful, yet devastating terrorist attack on the United States to date, Bush was not able to derive his thoughts from others’ ideas and speeches, thus he was forced to dig deep and extract the emotions and thoughts aroused by the “despicable acts.” Much like any great leader, President Bush wanted to stress the importance of instilling a sense of pride and resilience in the country and fellow countrymen and women to come together and remain as one. As the head of the “brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity” President George W. Bush declares that the United States of America will “remain strong” and appear unaffected as the country continues to build and rebound from the senseless acts of terrorism and hate. When being sworn into office, the elected presidential candidate must swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of his/her ability.
First, the nation recognized how anyone could be a terrorist. Most people in the country imagine a terrorist as someone outside the of the U.S., but this doesn’t mean that anyone who comes here is one. For a long time and still today, people see Muslims as terrorists especially after 9/11. It’s hard to determine what drives a person to commit an act of terrorism, but becoming one can either be by choice or by force. For example, Osama Bin Laden chose to be a terrorist because he was angry at two things: the corruption he saw in Saudi Arabia’s government and the western influence on Middle Eastern life.
We need to put an end to the deportation of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record. Undocumented immigrants are still being deported even if they have no criminal record and have lived in the U.S for over 10 years. Deportation is unfair to immigrants who have a clean record, it tears apart families, puts refugees in danger, and has many negative effects on our country. Some people might think that most illegal immigrants are going to cause trouble and need to be deported in order to decrease criminal activity. This is not true because of the 11 million unlawful immigrants in the United States, about one million have committed some sort of criminal offense.
Again, this playbook is the way it is partly due to the actions of George Bush in the Middle East. Obama argues, “Where America is directly threatened, the playbook works. But the playbook can also be a trap that can lead to bad decisions. In the midst of an international challenge like Syria, you get judged harshly if you don’t follow the playbook, even if there are good reasons why it does not apply.” Obama mentioned the ongoing civil war in Syria and how the “Washington Playbook” applies there. He argues that the US is not directly threatened by the war in Syria and therefore, we should stay out as long as it stays that way.
In his time as President, he had had to deal with the Quasi-War, “America 's first major international crisis,” between Britain, France, and America (Florence). This meant that Adams had to make many major decisions in regards to the nation’s commerce and defense. “Some extreme Federalists were ready for a fight, but President Adams disappointed them, refusing to press war against Virginia or France (Florence).” His decision angered many
Illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S.A. and become citizens because they are heavy workers, want a better life and most importantly they contribute to the U.S. economy. Immigrants simply want to obtain an opportunity to live and work in this great country. With all this in mind it is clear that they deserve a path to citizenship. Countless people say illegal immigrants are damaging the U.S. economy; however, they are contributing immensely by paying their taxes. “Undocumented immigrants contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying an estimated $11.64 billion a year’’(qtd.
He is considered to be the primary reason why he was not able to win the war in Vietnam as he overestimated the American people’s patience and tolerance of friendly losses. The Vietnam War gives valuable lessons that can be used in the present-day war campaigns. For one, the Vietnam War was based on deception that is the trend today as with the insurgents and terrorist groups. Though U.S. and South Vietnamese forces managed to hold off the Communist attacks, the offensive shocked and demoralized not only their forces but as well as the American public and further eroded support for the war effort. The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region.
The Serbians attacked the Bosniak Muslims and at one point 30,000 fled to a Dutch UN Headquarters building for protection from the Serbians, where only 7000 were admitted into safety (Bardgett). The UN was formed to protect citizens from genocide and were even planning for one to occur in Bosnia, yet failed terribly. Certain bodies were not discovered for six to seven years, and the Serbian perpetrators were not put on trial until decades later when the evidence was much less emphasized (Bardgett). The Bosniaks put their lives in the hands of the UN, and the UN failed to respond in a way that saved thousands of Bosniak lives. All of these genocides, excluding Bosnia, occurred before the UN was formed and all had a lackluster global response in spite of the mass killings that were occurring.
Despite any benefits, many Americans would never take a job that requires no skills in the trade. As well, without the workload from illegal immigrant labor, produce would cost more to obtain and would need to be imported. The costs to import crops would increase the amount of businesses leaving America for cheap labor elsewhere. In response, Donald Trump planned to draw businesses and mass production companies to the US in order to increase manufacturing jobs. By persuading companies to resettle in the US, businesses would be harming themselves.
The Economic Benefits of Immigration Aseel Al Mohammadi Zayed University Martin and Midgley states that immigrants now are 31 million individuals in United States (as cited in Stewart and Jameson, 2013). Immigration is sometimes a process of traveling from one’s native country to another due to lack of job opportunities or disasters. According to Stewart & Jameson (2013), the U.S is considered to be a nation of immigrants and it strikes fear into citizen’s hearts because of the potential affect of immigrants on the labor market. Some people think that immigration should be stopped because there are negative effects to the economy. However, Immigration should be encouraged because there are obvious benefits to the economy of the host country
Still, after all these attacks, politicians in France have yet to lift their gun control laws (http://www.thenewamerican.com). Gun control takes away the rights of citizens that have been established for many years, increases possibility of harm, and essentially weakens the nation. If these rights are taken away, will the government continue to limit our rights? Guns don 't harm people; people harm people. Guns are a vital means of self defense that would seriously harm the entire country if they were taken away.
This has been one of the most tragic wars up to date. Some follow the happenings of this war, but do the people really know what 's going on? The Iraq war was a crime, George W. bush and Donald Rumsfeld lied to the united nations and the rest of the world for many years and the media. For example, Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction and he nothing to do with Al-Qaeda. Though the Bush government told the media false information for cover-ups to protect himself in the corrupt acts that were happening during the war.
shows that the nation has learned some lessons from Vietnam while ignoring others. One reason Americans wholeheartedly support the war was because they were told that the communist would oppress them and take away their freedoms and rights and so in their eyes the invasion or intervention of Vietnam was a necessary thing especially after the U.S. had been attacked at sea (Gulf of Tonkin Incident) but all the military ended up doing was destabilizing Indochina. Just as how in present day, the government told the American people over and over that Iraq was a danger to America’s democracy and that they had WMD even though it wasn’t the case, obviously, the people supported fully the government, and so the U.S. invaded Iraq, managed to drag other countries into the conflict including allies and destabilized the Middle East enough that there is now a current crisis that has no solution in site. One “good” thing that the U.S. did learn was that the media could no long have free rein when it came to war. If the media truthfully reported what was going on then that would turn away support for the war, and so if the media which are now owned by major corporations are presenting positive images of soldiers overseas then they are less likely to protest.
1a. The target audience for this article is United States citizens, particularly those who side with Democratic political views. I believe this because the article is about how the United States of America is responding to the Paris Attacks in regards to the admission of Syrian refugees into our country. The main focus of this piece is on the ideas some Republican leaders have shared that they believe to be the best way to handle this issue. By selectively shedding light on these chosen responses, the authors shows that he is writing to those who don’t agree with these Republicans, which is most commonly Democrats.
In my opinion, the outcome of World War I harmed the domestic policies and systems of the United States. From the result of the war, there were changes dealing with politics, economics, and public opinions in the United States. Relating to politics, Wilson 's goal of the United States becoming part of the League of Nations was an overall negative effect on Wilson 's reputation. The constant nagging of Wilson to get the United States to join hurt his reputation by the people and the government. Although the United States did not join, the League of Nations was created but did not live up to the country 's expectations.