All the President’s Men is perhaps the most revolutionary detective story to ever be written. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are the legendary reporters who followed the Watergate scandal from the beginning, and were able to piece together one of the biggest political scandals to ever occur. Both Bernstein and Woodward’s lives were changed forever when they were asked to cover the Watergate building break in for the Washington Post. Both men weren’t close friends, but worked together on reporting the story. Soon by following various leads and calling contacts in the white house, they were able to find out that one of the burglars was hired for defensive work for Nixon’s re-election campaign.
The Watergate Scandal happened on June 17, 1972, in the Watergate building, Washington D.C. There will be questions throughout about the Watergate Scandal: What happened the President Richard Nixon, Who was president and part of the Scandal during that time. Impeachment of Richard Nixon will also be discussed because of his connection with the Watergate Scandal. Also, there will be a series of questions,What is impeachment? , When and why did process come about?, Tell about the impeachment process in Watergate?, and How has it been used recently?
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. On July 25, 1974 Barbara Jordan gave a speech on the impeachment of President Nixon during the impeachment hearing. She gave a strong passionate and well-rounded speech.
Director Alan J. Pakula hit the nail on the head with his film, All the President’s Men, which does a fantastic job portraying the events of the Watergate scandal. Filmed in 1976, the movie encompasses the story of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) from The Washington Post as they try to uncover vital details about the scandal. To keep an engaging audience, Pakula starts his film off with an eerie and controversial scene that portrays a guard ripping off a piece of tape that has been placed in between the door frame. The film does a wonderful job of realistically retelling the events of the Watergate scandal.
On May 18, 1969, the U.S. military, under direct orders from President Nixon, bombed Cambodia. The reason for this outcome to bomb Cambodian in hopes of destroying the North Vietnamese bases hidden in the Cambodian Jungles. The first bombing named “Breakfast” as that bombing was a success, Nixon administration secretly ordered more bombings without any consent from the Congress. The other five bombings where call Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Supper, and Dessert. In May 1969 The New York Times reveals the secret bombings of Cambodia, labeled “Operation Menu”.
The Cold War is a very significant event, and perhaps one of the most important throughout US history. The Cold War shaped American in many aspects like, foreign policy, political ideology (ism’s), economy, the presidency, and lives of American’s. According to APA, (American Psychological Association) the Cold War was, “intense economic, political, military, and ideological rivalry between nations, short of military conflict; sustained hostile political policies and an atmosphere of strain between opposed countries.” The Cold War on foreign policy had to step up against the Soviet Union, the strategy they implemented was called “containment”. Containment was a policy used by the US using strategies to prevent the spread of communism overseas
Government power where did it start? How did it come to be? Throughout history the United States government has changed dramatically. The biggest jump was the creation of the Constitution, which laid out the basic rules and regulations that our government was suppose to follow. A big contributor was James Madison, the man that everyone referred to as the “ Father of the Constitution.”
“They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” These were the words of Andy Warhol in 1975. THe 1970’s was an important part in U.S history. Including many people, places, events, technology, fashion, and fads. THe 1970’s was a time of liveness ,fashion and music.
Richard Nixon uses the appeals of logos in his speech that seem logical but all they do is mask the face of reality. In his speech Nixon states, “To leave office before my term is completed is abhorrent to every instinct in my body. But as president, I must put the interest of America first.” The harsh reality is, Nixon would’ve been impeached, so he decided to resign so he could exit his presidency and still have some pride left. Nixon also said, “I would’ve preferred to carry through to the finish…
In Richard Nixon’s 1952 “Checkers” speech, Nixon attempts to defend himself against critics who claim that he used $18,000 of contribution from his supporters and for his own profit. Nixon used his speech to reach his goal of persuading the American public to see his side of the situation. The speech is effective because of the use of the rhetorical techniques logos, pathos, and ethos that Nixon uses to effectively sway over his audience. However, because of the fallacies and possible bias in Nixon’s speech the validity is put into question.