Had the president ordered a root and branch search of information government agencies had on potential strikes by Al-Qaeda in the US, what was known about Moussaoui and the Arizona flight school would have been of great interest. Perhaps they would have also unearthed an intelligence memo written in 1998 that said, “We also learned that the agencies had uncovered a message between al Qaeda operatives in the United States, dated December 1998, that read, “Plans to hijack U.S. aircraft proceeding well. Two individuals have successfully evaded checkpoints in dry run at NY airport.” Or maybe another memo would have been found that stated, “CIA and the FBI are investigating a call to our embassy in the UAE in May saying that a group of bin Laden supporters was in the U.S. planning attacks with explosives.””(Drew) Unfortunately, none of this happened. 9/11 was the largest attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. Inexplicably, Bush stood idly by as it unfolded right in front of him, and once the news of such inaction and obstinacy surfaced, Bush fell from grace with both the media and U.S.
Reagan also viewed the Iran Hostage Crisis as a huge embarrassment to the country and promised the people that this would not happen again (Brands 207). Ronald Reagan beat Carter by landslide, winning 44 states. He entered into his first term with a country that was very depressed and had no confidence. His goal was for America to restore its trust in itself (Cannon 263). He also came to the white house with an agenda.
Alliances helped cause the war because nations would be against each other and they would also want to be dominant. Although there were many reasons that caused World War I, Militarism, Imperialism, and Allies were the main factors. Militarism made nations want to prove their power. Imperialism caused distrust and propaganda. Allies caused nations to fight for dominance.
This is how America during the Cold War era overthrew Iran. “All knew they had changed the course of Iranian history (128).” This was not really a success because we invaded their territory because the British told America that Mossadegh was a communist and was not really clear as to why they needed American help. During the Invasion era, Reagan was awakened up early morning to hear devastating news, a Marine camp was blown up by a suicide bomber in Lebanon. Days before, Reagan approved of entering, but he could back out if he wanted. This event “intensified the desire of many Americans for some kind of revenge (223),” Americans wanted to show how strong our nation had become and wanted to prove
Part two, Covert Action, of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer, presents situations in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala where covert actions were used to abolish governments that the United States claimed had communist influence and intentions. These threats were misguided, but the excuse was used to justify the actions to the public. The true intention of these interventions was to protect American businesses in foreign countries. These interferences are still causing problems for all countries involved. The actions taken in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala were all to protect businesses in these countries.
Richard Nixon was the 37th U.S President from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974 and during his term, President Nixon would become one of the most talked about administration. This was due to the Watergate scandal; this would heavily over shadow his other accomplishments and bring the White House under the microscope. Nixon would tap phones and record conversations of people when he would have meetings. He did end the war in Vietnam and improved our relationships with China and the USSR. One of his objections in the United States was to try and bridge the divide in our cities and try to heal the war weary people of our nation, because of all the disagreements over Vietnam.
An Analysis of Theodore Roosevelt’s Presidency and Why He Was Successful Theodore Roosevelt was the twenty-sixth president of the United States and a massive success.Teddy spoke of the problems of the country at the time and he made sure to crush them (New Nationalism Speech). He was a progressive who achieved great strides in regulations for industry, presidential powers, and individual rights. During his time as president he was active in world politics and even broke up the Russo-Japanese war (which got him a Nobel prize). Roosevelt is most known for his “trust-busting” of major corporations to stop monopolies from forming (at the end of his second term he had busted 44 trusts (Britannica)). The biggest impact of TR’s presidency is his
The politician Donald Trump is gaining more popularity by arguing the journalists and the democrat politicians about releasing immigrants into the United States without a permit or a visa. He declares that the immigrants are the cause of bringing illegal drugs and gangsters to the U.S. It seems true that most of the immigrants cause more crime, but some like families needed a new life or a new future. In the article, Donald Trump answered Chuck Todd for deporting all families back to their country with no exceptions whatsoever.
America had robust intentions to try to stop communism from spreading to South Vietnam, however the outcomes of this war were too overpowering to call this war a success. The United States invested billions of dollars in the Vietnam war, we spent nearly one billion dollars every year we were in the war, which amounts to around 7 billion dollars. We invested money in missiles, bombs, ammunition, war vehicles instead of, The Great Society social programs such as, housing, urban renewal, and welfare. As the war dragged on, more and more Americans grew weary of mounting casualties and escalating costs. To make the situation worse, our government ,who is supposed to be for the people, was lying to us regarding what was
Muslim Americans endured more government scrutiny after September 11, 2001. The United States government decided to monitor this population. This involves surveillance on phones, worship place and funds. The US government needed to pass a law to collect data to use concerning risks. Consequently, the Several days later after the 9/11 attack, the U.S. passed the USA PATRIOT Act which is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” (Stan, 2014).
Lyndon B. Johnson was the most consequential president after Franklin D. Roosevelt because of his pluralistic domestic policies and his involvement in the Vietnam War, which both “marked the historical height of ‘presidential government’” (Milkis & Nelson 2016, 363). Because Johnson has previously been the Vice President, a United States Representative, a United States Senator, and even the Senate Majority Leader, he was able to use personal persuasion on both houses of Congress to endorse his bills and join his cause. After Johnson succeeded to the presidency, he used the country’s grief to fuel his moral crusade to be “the greatest [president] of them all, the whole bunch of them” (Milkis & Nelson 2016, 360). Johnson’s new “Great Society”
A President’s Disability Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) is an important person in the history of America. He was elected as the thirty-second President of the United States and did so while having polio (Gregory 5). When he was thirty-nine years old, he got polio and became paralyzed from the chest down. Although the disease forced him to be in a wheelchair or to wear leg braces, he did not let this disability stop him. Franklin D. Roosevelt became a respected president who raised money and awareness to help stop the spread of polio.
“Debating the Kennedy Presidency,” is written by two authors, James N. Giglio and Stephen G. Rabe, who discuss John F. Kennedy’s presidency, “…both eminent scholars who have studied Kennedy’s administration and have come up with two very different evaluations. The result adds an interesting new dimension to the debate over the Kennedy presidency…” –Burton I. Kaufman. John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. He joined the military, served both the U.S. House of Representative and U.S. Senate, and later the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy gained those political positions with the help of his war hero status and family wealth.
Not yours or mine. No, its preserving the life of the rich and famous, the ones in reign and the government, the ones with too much money to count and seeking more. When it comes to National Security and Defense the United States gets involved for gain however they state its due to necessity. This is the reason we are losing so many. Instead of fixing the issues that exist in the United States which is actually necessary, like fixing our corrupt government, we are fighting in other counties, with matters that do not concern us.
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the US, was the first Roman Catholic president. John Kennedy’s early life was filled with various diseases, including scarlet fever. John Kennedy’s life in politics began in 1946, when he ran for a spot in the House of Representatives. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Oswald, in Dallas, Texas was a shock to many people. Kennedy’s dad had high expectations for him, as a result, Kennedy was a better president.