These actions extended until 1964 when a colored man by the name of Oliver Brown (Brown V.Board of Education) went to court because his daughter had to walk miles and miles to get to the closest colored school. “The Plessy v. Ferguson decision that legalized the practices of “separate but equal”. In the Plessy decision, the
Board of Education case a parent of a black child named Oliver Brown went to the government in concern that the 14th Amendment, made from the Plessy v. Ferguson case, stated that the race separation should be "Separate but equal". But Oliver Brown believed that this law was not being followed. The white public schools were much different than the black public schools. The white schools were much cleaner, nicer, had better education, more teachers, etc. But the black schools had nothing even close to those opportunities in their school.
The Watergate scandal is the name given to President Richard Nixon’s planned break-in of the Democratic National Headquarters and its attempted cover-up (Free Dictionary. 2014). The Watergate scandal hurt the President’s image and caused the American people to distrust the government. Although Nixon accomplished a lot of good during his presidency, it is out shadowed by the Watergate break-in and cover-up. On June 17, 1972, at 2:30 am, five men hired by Richard Nixon broke into the Democratic National Headquarters, the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C., and were arrested for attempted burglary and attempted interception of telephone and other communications (“Brief Timeline of Events.” 2013).
How did the Cold War affect United States domestic policy and American society? Both socially and economically the Cold War affected the U.S.. It changed our foreign policies, and it forced us to go to space. So I will go over how exactly were we affected by this war. First off domestically, before the Cold War the U.S. was loose with their domestic policy but after it they were very strict with their domestic policy.
It was not until the ‘Brown versus Board’ case, in 1954, more than half a century later, that this provision was reversed. It was Oliver Brown who addressed the inequality of segregation, especially concerning the “equal” treatment of black schools, as they were clearly being neglected by most states. Alongside the National Association of for the Advancement of Coloured People, (NAACP) Brown won the
They share same the same calamities – the mud, the hail, the weevils.” (Kilpatrick,29) These things are hard to imagine before the brown v. board of education, but it shows that the case is a huge step to connect all people together. Furthermore, even the case help the situation of segregation becomes better. It does not mean there does not have segregation anymore, but it still exists even in today.
Containment was the strategy used by the United States throughout the Cold War. Containment was first proposed by George Kennan in 1947, he believed that Moscow would eventually adopt peaceful policies if America had a firm resistance. Three examples of the use of containment by the American government are The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
A historic case in the U.S. supreme court was called the Brown vs. the Board of Education. Getting a good education is essential and we can see diverse population of students from different nationality in the classroom. However, this wasn’t always the case in the United States. Up until 1954, classrooms were very different than they are today—not allowing African American students to attend schools with white students. This was allowed because of the previous court case of 1896 of Plessy vs. Ferguson.
The Watergate scandal occurred on June 17, 1972. On that day, several “burglars” were arrested inside the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. These “burglars” were no ordinary thieves. They were caught attempting to wiretap phones and steal classified documents. After the burglary, Nixon took steps to cover up what happened at Watergate.
Thanks to his previous domestic policies and foreign policy successes, Richard Nixon won a landslide victory in the presidential election 1972. Viewing difference of opinion and critic as a threat to national security, Nixon “developed an ‘enemies list’ that included reporters, politicians, and celebrities unfriendly to the administration.” (1) In June 1972, five men, who were later proved to be former employees of Nixon’s reelection committee, were caught for breaking into Democratic party headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex in Washington, D.C. Initially promoted by the media, political investigations of the Watergate began in 1973 as a Committee was established by the Senate. While it’s uncertain whether or not Nixon knew about
Brown v. Board of Education was actually the name given to five separate cases that were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the issue of segregation in public schools. Both blacks and whites had to go to different schools and could never go to the same school and they had to be separated until the event of Little Rock
The Cold War caused people to question the United States’ government’s reliability and strength, which negatively affected America’s domestic affairs and foreign policies. Citizens lost respect and trust in the government and other civilians, due to several threats within the country and worldwide. People were left questioning their rights and safety due to the second Red Scare, which threatened the coming of power of communism within America. Various forms of propaganda advertised fears, causing panic to spread throughout the country. Russia’s gain of power throughout Eurasia showed off the USSR’s strength and abilities, threatening the Western Powers. The arms race caused tensions between the U.S. and USSR, bringing them closer to the brink
For example, the brilliant attorney Charles Hamilton Houston and the NAACP tried numerous cases in the Supreme Court that forced the Court to recognize that “separate, but equal” was hardly the case in public education. In the Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada (1938), a six to two decision, the Supreme Court declared that Blacks can be admitted to White institutions if they were was not a school for Blacks (Cotroll 64-65). Though, it was a victory, it represented a small crack against the Plessy ruling. In future court cases such as Brown I, and the Painter case, the Supreme Court began to rule against separate educational institutions (Hoffer 2017).
Instead of going along with the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon could have stepped up like a good president and stop the situation. Also, instead of giving them hush money, he could have made them tell the police or he could have went to the police himself and told them what was happening. There are so many solution that Richard Nixon could have done and he wouldn’t have been impeached ,but it happened and now he can’t take it back. Nixon can’t even redo his wrong and neither can the
Nixon was president for four years before Watergate occurred. The scandal did not happen until his second term in office. Before Watergate, Nixon received conflict for his decision to stay in Vietnam.[E: Relevant Facts] Many citizens believed it was not our business being there but Nixon still deemed it our duty to stay. Nixon never saw conflict in the service, which is highly ironic because he caused so much in the