The Nazis also hoped to gain money from the thousands of tourists who could and most likely would bring needed foreign currency into the country. Another reason why the USA shouldn’t have boycotted the 1936 Berlin Olympics was because of the participation rules Germany had set up. Germany originally had banned athletes of the non-Aryan race to attend and participate in the Games. After being condemned internationally by other nations of their actions, Germany allowed all athletes of races and religions to participate in the Olympics. Even after allowing athletes of all races and religions to participate in the Olympics, many Nazis were still against promoting racial equality during the Games.
The Berlin Wall, built in August of 1961, was a physical symbol of the political and emotional divisions of Germany. The Wall was built because of a long-lasting suspicion among the Soviet Union on one side and Western Europe and the United States on the other. Once World War II was over, these Allies no longer had a common purpose of holding them together. Their differences became less hidden and more irreconcilable. The Western Allies quickly realized they couldn’t “kick a dog when its already down”, and that Germany was in desperate need of help.”
One of Stalin’s main goals for building the blockade was to drive democracy out of the city. But of course that didn’t go as planned. In fact Berlin possibly became even more democratic after the blockade. Soviet authorities finally realized that the allies were determined to stay in Berlin and that the blockade was useless and on May 12, 1949, the blockade was taken down. The airlift continued until September 30, 1949.
Another key contrast for the president from a monarch was in the fact that the president was first not only “elected by fellow citizens, [but also] subject to potential impeachment” (Amar, p. 145). Through its Constitution America broke all traditions for previous important heads of government such as shown in “British law [which] had no regularized legal [way] for ousting a bad king” (Amar, p. 199). Amar goes on to implicitly state that “the monarch himself was immune from impeachment” (Amar, p. 199). The goal for America was to differ from the way that Europe passed power through heredity without the need for or basis of merit. One way Article II of the Constitution specifically aimed to prohibit the immediate passing from father to son was through an age requirement set at thirty-five, which also gave those voting for a candidate time to judge his worthiness.
Discussion 6: Question 1: Zinn portrays the Nixon presidency in general as a failure all on its own and the Watergate scandal adding to the failure as a dirty play by Nixon. Zinn thinks Nixon was involved in “dirty tricks” because he thinks Nixon knew all about and personally orchestrated the Watergate scandal. He proves this by telling us that top Republican and Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives that they would not support any criminal proceedings against him. Question 2: Schweikart and Allen’s interpretation of this period in American history is different from Zinn’s because he tells more of and focuses on the achievements and victories of this period of time while Zinn tells of the good and bad and focuses mostly on the
George Washington’s presidency did couple key things. First, it established the unwritten rule that a President was only supposed to serve two terms in office. This unwritten rule was only ever broken by Franklin Roosevelt during WW II, and it later became an Amendment to the Constitution. Second, Washington talked at great length about isolationism in his farewell address, specifically citing that America should avoid foreign entanglements in Europe.
President Reagan voices his opinion in hopes that his speech will succeed and the gates will open. Every other speaker is hoping the same thing, that the government will listen to what they are saying and make a change. Though, the people know that their government wants to keep the people safe, it may not be the best choice that is out there. “...for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.” (Eidenmuller, 3) President Reagan is saying that without freedom there can be no world peace.
According to the New York Times, “when the court invalidates the laws, it acts as a super-legislature, usually defending the status quo and the powerful rather than the powerless.” In 1971, in the Miliken vs Bradley debate about desegregation, the Supreme Court relented and allowed many different suburbs to avoid desegregation. According to Richard Thomas Ford a professor of law in Stanford, after the Supreme Court blocked all democratically endorsed school desegregation plans. As Winston Churchill once said, “democracy is the worst form of government” and the Supreme Court is proving him right.
In that year, Reagan spoke at Germany 's Berlin Wall. He told Gorbachev to tear it down and over two years later, Gorbachev gave in and the wall was torn down. Reagan 's leadership brought the international nightmare of the Cold War to a conclusion. Reagan also implemented the Reagan Doctrine. This provided aid to anti-communist movements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Though some people try to get through the logistics and technicalities of the Holocaust, some just argue that it was completely untrue. Former Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that the holocaust was a “myth”. In an interview on live television Ahmadinejad stated, “They have created a myth in the name of the Holocaust and consider it above God, religion and the prophets” and also stated, “In Western countries, if someone were to deny the existence of God . . . and deny the existence of prophets and religion, they would not bother him," Ahmadinejad said. "However, if someone were to deny the myth of the Jews ' massacre, all the Zionist mouthpieces and the governments subservient to the Zionists tear their larynxes and scream against the person as much as they can" (Washington Post).
In 1939, war broke out between two forces, the Axis and the Allies. The Axis included the countries Germany, Italy, and Japan, but this alliance was more of a political relationship. Those included in the Allies alliance were the US, France, Britain, and the Soviet Union. Their relationship in a way was political, but they could depend on the other states in the Allies group whenever they need help. Germany attacked Poland, however President Roosevelt didn’t pay any attention to it until Germany’s leader, Adolf Hitler, encouraged Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
The principal legislature of the United States, notwithstanding, was based not in light of the Constitution but rather on the Articles of the Confederation. The articles received amid the Revolutionary was, made an exceptionally frail national government that was subordinate to the states. The importance of the Article of Confederation is that it gave a sufficient structure to the country to make due amid those eight years, while the American individuals found out about the necessities to run a powerful national government. The topic of "individuals versus states" was encouraged by the disappointment of the Articles of Confederation. It had made a union of the states, and only they had power over the people.
Hoekstra states: “Who would have thought in the early eighties that it would be President Reagan, who would sign with us the first nuclear-arms reduction agreement in history?” (Database) Regan was doubted time and time again while he was in office, but no one can deny his great accomplishments of ending Communism. The INF Treaty was one of the biggest achievements Regan attained. Another way Regan took a hands-on approach to ending Communism was eventually ending the Cold War. Many presidents before Regan tried to threaten the Soviets and use force to end the Cold War.
Ronald Reagan gave this speech on June 12, 1987, in Berlin, Germany. He was giving his speech during a time where the city of Berlin was split in two, between the USSR and the Western powers. These two sides had been very hostile to each other and war nearly broke out between the two. The wall that Reagan was referring to was a twelve foot wall with electric wires and guard towers to stop the East Germans from escaping to Western Europe. Freedom to leave USSR territory was not the only freedom that was limited by communism, in addition, many other aspects of the people’s lives were controlled by the government.