The second Red Scare was a time period where government officials were questioned whether they had Communist affiliations. To eradicate the security threats in the government, President Truman issued Executive Order 9835 to search out “infiltration of disloyal persons.” This action caused the investigation of people like Alger Hiss and other suspected Communists. The government along with the citizens set up effective ways, Blacklists, to bar Communists from getting hired for work. In 1950, Red Channels, a book that exposed 151 writers, actors, musicians, and other radio and television entertainers as Communists, was published. This book completely devastated the people on the list and placed these people on Blacklists.
Political correctness is having a negative effect on our country by limiting free speech, deleting history, making people weaker mentally, and giving rights to people by taking them away from others. To begin, political correctness is limiting people’s free speech by trying to censor what they say if it is deemed as offensive or insensitive.Political correctness is trying to control what people can and cannot say.According to a poll, 71% of Americans who were surveyed said that discussions that are much needed by society have been silenced by political correctness and 58% of those surveyed said they were afraid to share some of their political views. "Edkins").So this means that due to political correctness, 71 out of every 100 people surveyed felt that their freedom of speech was limited. These people felt
Although, some Americans were very against the immigration act and Robert Clancy (an American against both the KKK and Republican decisions) even went as far as to call it "un-American" (Rose. Vol. 3). Usually an open country, Americans stumbled upon a new fear and paranoia that had not been there in the past.
Secretary Calhoun recognized this, and in a warning to Secretary Adams, he said,“there was a mass disaffection to the government, not concentrated in any particular direction, but ready to seize upon any event and look out anywhere for a leader” (Sellers 172). American were disenchanted with political elites and were seeking a new direction. The older established politicians were seen as elitist. They “viewed themselves as an elite that monopolized the ability to govern wisely, they were resentful of the democratization of American politics” (??? 202).
Their job was to decide if any measure of the New Deal did not agree with the American Constitution so it could be denied. Since they were Republican, they had a natural resentment at the New Deal and found the NIRA and the AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Agency) unconstitutional. After his second election, Roosevelt made some bad, public decisions like trying to ‘pack the court’ by attempting to appoint six judges who would vote in his favour. Interestingly, the Supreme Court voted in favour of some policies of the New Deal like pensions in the Social Security Act. There was minor opposition from within the Democratic Party as well.
Many Americans as well as Republicans felt it conflicted with the Constitution and encroached on the states’ rights which were seen as being unconstitutional. Jefferson once again disproved of their ideas and by passing the sedition acts into law, an assault on the 10th amendment. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798 to protest against The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. They asked the people of the states to reject the national government because it was viewed as acting on implied powers, which were once again leading them back to a sovereign government. The foundations as well as principles that America was founded on were being disgracefully misconstrued.
Investigations concerning what happened in My Lai were misleading and superficial, and the info was suppressed. Americans at home really didn 't know what was going on in Vietnam and what they did know, made it seem like we did nothing wrong. In Dear America we lost the public 's support when information about what was actually happening was released. This is when citizens really started to disagree with the government 's choices and with us being in Vietnam. There started to be protesting and there was a huge diversity within the different groups of people.
The previous conflict that the US had with the USSR about the spread of communism was already lost and a great deal of tension for the US. They di not want to repeat that. Some extremists in the US believed that there would be no solution to the eradication of the tension from the Vietnam War other than for violent protests to take place. There was a revolutionary group that was later formed, this group in the late 1960’s wanted to overthrow the US government to prevent the Vietnam War from escalating any further. The Gay rights protest and the Vietnam War protests were both important during the 60s and 70s and the youth were against these events and decided it was important to express their opinion.
People even said I was a weak and mediocre president because I did not want America to go to war, but of course things end up diffrently than as planned. Imperialism can not be seen as a horrible thing all the time. These countries often do get protection from us, if ever threaten. My intent for American imperialism is for America to be put on the map. Some of my tactics will help America to do just that.
Others will argue that is only wrong only when it is done for the wrong reasons or motives either way, Trust in its true essence has lost it value due to spin doctoring. A lie would make no sense if in true essence the truth was not felt dangerous words spoken by Alfred Adler. So when spin is seen to be obvious, the people begin to lack trust in the government. We can see this from the 2004 independent review that was financed by the US Government to check the government communication and it was found that the trust level for the government and politicians have drastically reduced during it era of
The entire lack of vision contributed to poor attitudes in America in the 1970’s. Nixon seemed concerned only about himself, therefore the results Watergate a major blow to political leadership not only in the United States but also around the world. Fords pardon of Nixon only reaffirms that nepotism is rampant in US politics. Therefore the perception of hopelessness becomes a reality. Carters “Malaise Speech” did not help the American public.
47. Major crises faced by the Washington Administration: Small staff. Disagreements between Jefferson and Hamilton. His own cabinet split apart as Thomas Jefferson increasingly dissented from the economic policies proposed by Alexander Hamilton, most of which Washington supported. Even more disturbing to Washington was the emergence of a new form of political activity where the public divided into opposing parties.