Over the years, Bill and Hillary Clinton have knocked off dozens of people who have stood in their way. The trail of mayhem was uncovered in 1993, when a right-wing group called the American Justice Federation compiled "Coincidence or the Kiss of Death?" It listed 21 Clinton colleagues and acquaintances who had died "mysteriously" in what appeared to be run-of-the-mill heart attacks, suicides, and plane crashes. The "Clinton Body Count" became an Internet phenomenon, but died off after they left the White House. When Hillary announced her presidential bid last January, an expanded version of the body count started making the rounds. Could this be why Barack Obama requested protection from the Secret Service months before candidates usually
“If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet.” These powerful words were spoken by Andrew Johnson. This quote describes how brave he was. This also explains his character. Andrew Johnson lived a tough life. Andrew Johnson was born in North Carolina and had a pretty poor childhood. He was self-taught and didn’t go to school. He married a woman named Eliza McCardle and had 5 children. However, after he grew up and became a senator, he went on to become the 17th president we know as Andrew Johnson. He was appointed after Abe Lincoln got shot. Did you know he was the first president to ever get impeached? After he vetoed the “Freemans Bureau” bill, the members of Congress overthrew the veto and he was sent to court for impeachment. Apparently, he was found innocent and after he was removed from the presidency, he decided to get re-elected for the Senate. He completed 2 tasks before he got impeached.
United States v. Nixon and Clinton v. Jones should have had the same outcome from the Supreme Court. Both, former President 's violated the law and wanted to use presidential privileges to dismiss their cases. In the United States v. Nixon, the Court had the right to order the President to relinquish the tapes to Congress to use as evidence for the trial against the seven members held accountable. Those accused were owed a duty by the Court to be given a fair and speedy trial. In the Clinton v. Jones case, the Court should have not granted the former President Clinton immunity because the general public needs to realize that not even the President can violate the law and get away with it. I agree with the Supreme Court on placing emphasizes on keeping the presidential power in check but respecting the doctrine of separation of powers. The Court has the power to hear cases that involve federal questions because the
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. Jefferson was president from 1801-1809. One action Jefferson took was going to war with the Barbary pirates. Jefferson also made the Louisiana purchase. Thomas Jefferson was very good at using in the constitution effectively.
Andrew Johnson became the President of the United States after the assassination of President Lincoln. Johnson stepped into office after the Civil War, which was a fragile time for the country. As president after the war, it was Johnson’s duty to assist in unifying the southern slave states and the northern rebellious population, as one country. This was a difficult task to complete, especially after the assassination of a former president who really helped in the Civil War and with slavery. Johnson tried to quickly restore the states in the Union, however his actions lead to a presidential impeachment. Due to his violations and counterproductive acts, President Andrew Johnson deserved his impeachment.
In statement on the articles of impeachment, Barbara Jordan facts that proved Nixon to be irresponsible, dishonest and profoundly involved in illegal situations. Barbara outlined both logical and emotional reasons in her speech to convince the House of Reprenstatives, and the American public that the President Nixon should be impeached. She stated that Nixon authorized break-ins at Democratic campaign headquarters in Washington and that he was involved in many political dirty tricks and improprieties. She added also that the President Nixon had tearing the Constitution and if he he is not stopped, he will use his power given by the White House to commit more crimes. Barbara was emotional and showed that she loves her country which is not the
As the president of United States of America it can be a little hard to make certain decisions. What the people want and what is for the best for them is very different. Yet this President is for. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton were presidents of the United States, who may have done good or bad throughout their time serving in office. Both presidents will be compared to determine who brought the best for United States.
The 25th Amendment, ratified in 1967 states: “The Vice-President is the direct successor of the President, he or she becomes President if the President should die, resign or be removed from office”. The Amendment also requires that the Vice-President be confirmed by Congress.
In the spring of 1868, America was focused on Congress to see if the President was going to be removed from office. Individuals were impeached and removed from office before, however, President Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. Many have regarded Johnson as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States because of his racism, stubbornness, disastrous Reconstruction policies, and his impeachment trial. Johnson’s impeachment would be the defining point of his presidency and his legacy. This raises the numerous questions such as why was Johnson put on trial; what made Republicans hell-bent on impeaching him; and was Andrew Johnson’s impeachment justified. Johnson was not what the United States had expected;
In 1972 a president would need to be elected for the next term, the two candidates were Richard Nixon and George McGovern. Richard Nixon who had already been on his first term won the election. Nixon tried to get ahead of his opponent in every way possible and went to extreme measures to do so. Nixon went out and got a heist crew to do a high risk, high reward robbery against the Democratic party trying to get an advantage on McGovern. This event known as the Watergate Scandal, would change America's view on presidents for decades to come.
In 1974 the house judiciary committee recommended Articles of impeachment of President Nixon during the water gates scandal. The water gates scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break in at the DNC headquarters at water gate office in Washington D.C. and President Nixon’s administration tried to cover it up.
In American Politics, impeachment is a legislature power to charge a public official for misconduct and remove such person from office if found guilty. The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power of impeaching, and makes Senate the sole court to try all impeachments. So far, no American Presidents have been removed from office as a result of impeachment. The impeachment process, according to Alexander Hamilton in the Federalists Papers, is regarded as an important tool in separation of powers to keep the executive branch in check. However, the process has been widely understood as a legal procedure, similar to a criminal prosecution. In Jeffrey Tulis’ “Impeachment in the Constitutional Order”, he argues that it is necessary
Scandals throughout history have had an increased effect on our society. Thousands of people have been caught in their own. Scandals can most accurately be described as a situation or issue that causes great public outrage or interest. It is mostly that of one that is illegal or wrong by moral standards. One of the most well known scandals, is the Watergate scandal, which affected dozens of Americans. Watergate, is in reference to the Watergate hotel, which is one of the most well-known, ornate hotels in the Washington D.C. area. The scandal lasted a total of two years, occurring between 1972-1974, and caused the impeachment of the incumbent president. (Watergate.info, 2013) This
The events from the scandalous events that happened while President Bill Clinton was in office, was lead up to from the lawsuit from Paula Corbin Jones in 1994 claiming that he made sexual advances towards her in a hotel room. After any credible evidence was found to establish further trial, the case was dismissed. In 1995, the name of Monica Lewinsky, an intern who was brought up by a former White House employee who recorded conversations of previous encounters with Clinton. Clinton responded to the media, claiming that he had not has sexual relations with Lewinsky. In August 17th, 1995, Clinton testified before Starr’s grand jury for hours, and eventually confessed to the relationship; but stated that he did not interpret the conduct between
Bill Clinton is known as one of the most powerful speakers in the United States, and he impresses his audience by his speeches and the rhetorical devices that he includes in his speeches and addresses. For example, he effectively delivers his inaugural address with a convincing tone and some of the rhetorical devices such as allusions and strong diction. In his 1993 inaugural address, Clinton discussed the issues that America faced in the 20th century such as health care costs and low wages. He mentioned that these issues are not solved because America has not “made changes” and made progress to solve the conflicts and restore the economy. Because of this, Clinton knew it was important to ensure that all of the nation was behind him, and if