In Jackson’s time as general, he was part of the Burr conspiracy, which almost ruined his entire military career. Aaron Burr was the vice-president for President Thomas Jefferson. Burr said he had a plan to make the Spanish go to the Southwest, away from the American frontier. However, Jackson was a nationalist and did not care for international law. Therefore, Jackson turned down Burr’s plan.
Originally the Florida Supreme Court ordered that a recount was to happen in Palm Beach, Volusia, Miami-Dade, and Broward counties. Bush used the Equal Protection Clause from the Fourteenth Amendment to argue Florida’s ruling. Bush won in the Federal Supreme Court and established that the recount was unconstitutional because it was giving more protection to these county’s ballots than others. The vote to was so close that the decision was essentially made by one person. This shows that the supreme court didn’t vote in what they believed in and rather wanted to help out their own party.
Bush that incited pathos among American voters. Comprised of only 8 still images and stern narration, the “Willie Horton” advertisement permanently changed the public perception of Michael Dukakis and was a significant factor in his political defeat. While similar tactics are still prevalent in politics today, this form of one-sided rhetoric is contradictive to Aristotle’s rhetorical philosophy since it disregards Dissoi Logoi. According to Aristotle, it is essential to build an understanding of both sides of an argument to ensure that the truth prevails. Bush’s use of language in his television advertisements exemplifies Kenneth Burke’s theory of Terministic Screens and “Dramatistic” view of language.
“My purpose is to be president,” Kasich responded. “And those who are wondering about Donald Trump, if I go head to head with him in Ohio, I beat him by 18 points. I intend to go all the way, I intend to be the nominee, and I intend to beat Hillary Clinton by more than 11 points.” Kelly pressed on to question Kasich’s candidacy asking if he stealing votes from candidates that had a better chance of beating Trump. “I’m not sure who those people are but people counted me out, they said you know, he will never get to New Hampshire and we went to New Hampshire and we finished second,” Kasich said. “The people that are calling for me to get out are people inside the beltway.” A former Rand Paul supporter asked the Ohio Governor why libertarians should vote for him, Kasich responded with his beliefs in “smaller government, balancing the federal budget, and transferring money, power and influence out of Washington to the
I think utilitarianism basically means that doing what is right should be placed above all else. In Barnard Madoff case he stood against everything utilitarianism stood for. An example would running an illegal ponzi scheme he was not thinking about how the people he was taking money from were feeling he wanted it all for himself no matter how many people he had to step on to get it. According to Heather Salazar article Bernie Madoff: Greatest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History she said Madoff was not interested in doing the right thing at all and because of this he let a lot of people down and caused a lot of unhappiness because of it (Salazar). If Bernard Madoff were to do the right thing he would not be in jail right now and if he couldn 't make the same amount of money was making illegally he would still be making a decent amount of it and it would have been clean instead of taken unwillingly from
The electoral college is a process the founding fathers established in the constitution with the intent to create a safeguard between the population and the selection of a president, and to give extra power to smaller states. However, based on the information presented in the articles the electoral college should be abolished as it violates our right of political equality, and fails to represent a third, independent, party in any election. Although there are many reasons to abolish the electoral college, the principal reason to take action would be the result of an obvious violation of our right to be politically equal. As shown in the chart provided (Doc D) 12 of the lowest populated states and the District of Columbia have almost the
It was as if Bin Laden had proven himself guilty. However, the Taliban instead decided to spark war by responding with none of the United States’ soldiers will return home alive (Taliban Again Refuses to Hand Over bin Laden). President Bush had to take preventive and preemptive action, a concept called “preemption,” in order to save his country and avoid another
Today you can voice your opinion and write what you believe. However there once was a law in place that went against that freedom. It was called the Sedition Act, it went against the first amendment of the United States constitution, and it turned the political parties against each other. It caused many people to become angry because their freedom to talk and express their opinion had be taken away. The reason I request for its repel is because it was a violation of the first amendment, turned political parties against each other, and because the only reason the Sedition Act was made was because of the president’s wife.
Due to the past election there has been several protests and opposing opinions thrown from both the Democratic and Republican parties. One particular article, “Why We Should Abolish the Electoral College”, suggests the idea that our society should abolish the electoral college, due to it’s “unequal distributed [voting power] across our nation”, and switch to the popular vote, when voting during a presidential election. At first this idea may seem sensible to those who do not understand how the electoral college works, the demand is in fact, senseless and will only lead to unproportioned voting amongst all states. However, it is easy to understand why this article is depicting that the electoral college needs adjustments, and to view the main
Kennedy, was a major part in the disaster in Vietnam. During the time period, it seemed highly controversial to go to war against such a small and insignificant place in the world. This may be viewed as one of the biggest mistakes in American history.I personally believe that if Kennedy wasn't assassinated he would have been able to pull us out of Vietnam faster than Johnson did. I think he would learned a great amount from what became a huge mistake and tore the country apart. He would have definitely taken responsibility for his action and it would have just solidified is Presidency much more.
We cannot let states like California, New York, Florida, and Texas decide the fate of our entire country simply because of their high population. The Electoral College’s opponents believe that it is an unfair way of doing things because it doesn’t necessarily make every vote count, but they may not realize that it lets every state have a say. The candidate with an absolute majority in each state receives the elector’s votes, therefore it really boils down to a popular election just on a state by state basis, rather than a national one. “The proposals to abolish the Electoral College are proposals to abolish the Federal principle in presidential elections”(Best). The Electoral College has history on it’s side, the system they use really works, it is the best option we have, and it needs to be
Following the nomination, Bush would go on to battle Democratic candidate, Al Gore, for the presidential nomination. This was not a clear victory for either part, and was the starting point of controversy for Bush that would remain through his presidency and so on. On Election Day 2000, news stations were inconsistent as they would declare one candidate winner and vice versa. The candidates were already neck and neck, so the tally for Florida was crucial as it was the determining factor. All focus turned to the state as several counties reported issues in regards to voting, such as confusion on ballot or misprints.
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.