As stated in the Articles of Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, he “did unlawfully, and in violation of the Constitution and laws of the United States, issue and order in writing for the removal of Edwin M. Stanton from the office of Secretary for the Department of War” (citation). This statement reveals how Johnson fired Edwin M. Stanton, who was his only secretary at the time, and replaced him. This is a violation of the law wether it happened once or more and a president should not have excuses when it comes to breaking the law. This contrasting view also believes it was reasonable because Johnson thought that if he did not fire him, it would have been unconstitutional. Later in history, Congress repealed the act which he broke.
Many of the American people favored President John F. Kennedy and were utterly upset and grieving when he was killed. Some people felt that he was too inexperienced, young, and scandalous to efficiently carry-out the duties of the president of the United States, despite that, they were still shocked when he was assassinated. The evidence that was found of President Kennedy’s death was incredibly contradicting, therefore conspiracy theories have been formulated throughout the years. One of those theories is that the hit was ordered by the Mafia; they would have many reasons, such as, to show power, to retaliate, and eliminate their problem. The Mafia usually completes tasks underhandedly.
Perhaps if Adams decided to go to war the history of the United States would have been very different. Adams is also remembered for his opinions on Republicanism, which introduced Republican ideas to the American government. However Adams is negatively remembered as a vain, eccentric, and stubborn man, and most of his cabinet and Congress believed he was unfit for president. This was evident when he lost his attempt at re-election to Thomas Jefferson and become the first president of the United States to serve 1 term. Despite these opinions Adams had a significant impact on American history and the formation of the United States into what it is
First, he mentions the dishonesty of a “one-sided idea of who was kept free” by the war if “the highest percentage of casualties” were African-American (15). Kerry made his speech during the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement, and he keeps it in mind when discussing the unfortunate state of veterans in America, particularly black veterans. Similarly, it doesn’t escape his notice that the war America is fighting in a third-world country is much more violent and inhumane than one fought in a European country. He accuses America of losing its “sense of morality” because of its apathy to corruption and massacres such as what happened in My Lai (16). Due to such destructive war tactics, Kerry says that “America placed a cheapness on the lives of” the Southeast Asians that they were fighting (17).
I found it very funny how Nixon thought it was best to escalated the war instead of making it smaller. That made the situation worse and as time went by the next election was coming up and Nixon knew he had to end it in order to get reelected. I never knew that he came up with in 1972 Nixon came up with a peace treaty stating that if they respected the South side of Vietnam then the war was over. In 1972, the Watergate scandal broke out and was a political scandal that occurred in the U.S. as a result of the break-in the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Nixon tired everything in the book to keep his name out of the situation but couldn’t do it for long once it came up that there were tapes.
Martin Luther King’s enthusiasm towards his cause in the “I Have a Dream” speech is as strong as America’s desire to win the Vietnam War. In this great speech, Martin Luther King Jr. creates a story in the form of a speech by including so many great traits, such as his vivid figurative language, encouraging statements, and his will to stand up for the people who are to scared to do it for themselves. In this text, King mostly states how corrupt our nation is and how we need to fix it. I believe King’s central idea in his speech is he wants to end racism; in his speech, there are three attributes that show how badly he wants to end racism, and they are he will not rest until racism is gone, he doesn 't want violence to threaten his chances of abolishing racism, and he believes our world can be better than this.
However, United States and United Kingdom’s airstrikes were ought to be extreme since the bombing sabotaged the innocent ones. The possible reason for US to undertake such actions was to avenge for the severe losses from the 9/11 event. Additionally, in order to demonstrate US’s strong military power to the globe, US had taken this as an opportunity. Whereas the US had successfully proven its troops’ strengths, Barrack Obama now faces criticism: rash, uncooperative, and brutal. Indeed, the United Nations Security Council might not be able to come up with the most feasible resolutions to cope with the dilemmas that take place in the Middle East and was unable to execute immediate actions; however, US’s defilement might provoke other series of social unrest in neighboring regions and more unknowing residents have to be sacrificed.
Many experts confirm Salvador Allende’s downfall as a result of American intervention in 1973, as proven by evidence of Henry Kissinger’s instructions that “Allende be overthrown by a coup” . However, there are a few historians who go on to retort this argument in proposition of a more detrimental cause behind Allende’s fall, that is, internal factors that were main propellants of social unrest (with, namely, the local militia and conservatives in the government to be blamed as well as Allende’s own incompetency as president) that ultimately drove Allende to his fall. Therefore, historians argue over the extent of the role foreign intervention played in Allende’s downfall. After the presidential election in 1970, the U.S. government and CIA had panicked over the start of a possible rise
This is a clear example of the dubious nature of facets of the containment policy, after all, there is a strong argument that the coup was arranged in order to secure American access to resources as opposed to halt the advance of communist ideology. This pattern repeats itself an alarming number of times, another prime example being CIA activities in Guatemala. The newly elected Guatemalan government was overthrown with the support of the CIA, an action that was entirely undemocratic and stood in harsh contrast to the ideals put forward by the West. Not only would these actions result in a myriad of human rights travesties, but the reason for overthrowing this government was hugely influenced by the desire to maintain the influence of US corporations such as United Fruit within the
The realization of nuclear war, in many ways, was a wake up call for America, the Soviets and the world. Certainly, both countries contributed to the causes of the Cuban Missile crisis, but it is hard to argue that both superpowers anticipated such a crisis. The nationalization of American Companies, the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the discovery of suspected missiles in Cuba by US spy planes were the main contributors to the Cuban Missile crisis. Luckily for the two superpowers, they were able to come to an agreement in which Khrushchev proposed to destroy his nuclear capabilities if America withdrew their missiles from Turkey. If this had not been reached, the picture today would be bleak.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination was just because he attempted to end the Vietnam war , restructure the CIA. My counter argument is that it was unjust because after he was out of office, he stay focused on political issues. JFK’s assassination was just because he tried to end the Vietnam war. If this plan had been operated and successfully made it would have left the US in deep debt. Because of this the US would have withdrawn without victory.
Watergate, Clinton’s Impeachment, and the Iran-Contra Scandals all could have been avoided if people had just told the truth. This is an all-around good rule to follow. No one is above the law, especially the president. Watergate, Clinton’s Impeachment, and the Iran-Contra Scandals were all caused by the illegal actions of the president and members of his staff. Therefore, you should hold everyone accountable to the law, especially yourself, because if you do not, the American
Also, the author looks at a portion of the compelling people who helped to resolve the war that had developed into stable long peace. Case in point, Gaddis concentrates on the 1962 Cuban miscalculations of Nikita Khrushchev that President Kennedy got confused and nearly went to war. Gaddis says, "Khrushchev slipped missiles into Cuba, predominantly as a push to spread revolution all through Latin America." In another dialog, Gaddis concentrates on the mid 1980s when Reagan 's rearmament extended and emphasized talk to the 'Evil Empire ' made Moscow trust that America had propelled plans for a preemptive atomic strike along these lines the need to get ready in like manner. Likewise, the author concentrates on Dwight Eisenhower 's endeavors to maintain a strategic distance from an atomic clash.
What the troops believed would just be a rehearsal turned into a real combat situation. The many mistakes made during Exercise Tiger showed the troops exactly what not to do during the real invasion of Normandy. If Exercise Tiger was never carried out, I believe that the troops could have made the same serious mistakes on D-Day, and the death toll would have been significantly greater. The over 600 men that died during the exercise did not die in vain. If not for the exercise, the men could have been totally unprepared for the invasion of Normandy, and they could have lost thousands of more troops.
This event was a test to show if the new country could take the violence current countries had to take. Shays Rebellion showed the American government was weak and needed a change soon. This event was so tragic that this led to the destruction of The Articles of Confederation. In current day America we are now governed by a stronger government under The Constitution that is why the event is so important in American history and that is why I chose this event.