After graduating, Sanders told Guardian newspaper, “I saw unfairness. That was the major inspiration in my politics” (Bernie Sanders Biography). His inspiration and determination later made him America’s longest-serving independent politician in Congress. His political career started when he was elected mayor of Vermont’s biggest city, Burlington, in 1981. After filling this position until 1989, he soon took a seat in the House of Representatives from 1991 to
Today, millions of women can implement their rights to vote in all elections in the united states of America, but this (rights) did not come easily to those women who sacrifice their lives to make this happen. In the speech “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, Catt delivered her message for women’s right from a firsthand account of what she had experienced as a woman living in the United States of America in the 19th century. She advocated for the rights of women to vote because she believes in equal rights and justice for all citizens. The speech was very successful because of the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. The purpose of the speech was to pressure Congress into passing a legislation that would give women the right to vote in the United States of America.
Bridgewater, Va. – The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday April 20th, abolitionist, and anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman is to replace the 7th president of the United States, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. This is a mark in history because she will not only be the first African-American to appear on United States paper currency, but also the first woman in over a century. The original plan was to have a woman replace founding father Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. But that plan was revoked according to Jacob Lew, the Treasury Secretary, when the Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical portraying Hamilton’s life gained a lot of support, as reported by USA Today. In Lew’s quest to find the right woman to be featured on United States currency, he stumbled across a book written by
On October 4th, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio the nineteenth president of our United States of America was born. After winning one of the most controversial presidential elections in history, Rutherford B. Hayes was secretly sworn into office, becoming the first president to take his oath in the White House. While only serving only one term in office (1877-1881) Hayes made incredible strides in Civil-Rights laws, results of which wouldn’t be seen until the next presidency, also dealing with the time after the Civil War, otherwise known as the Reconstruction period, and rebuilding a new America. The fifth child in the marriage of Rutherford Hayes Jr., who ran a whisky distillery, and Sophia Birchard Hayes, his fathers namesake Rutherford
Kisses for My President was released in 1964, the same decade where women finally saw change, the decade that changed the course of how Americans would view women in the near future, and finally the decade that was full of promises for American women. The historical significance of Kisses for My President is why such a comical film was chosen for discussion. The motion picture, Kisses for My President, is about Leslie McCloud (Polly Bergen) whom becomes the first female president of the United States and her husband Thad McCloud (Fred MacMurray) who tries to adjust to the duties that were once reserved for a First Lady. As expected, President McCloud’s family begins to fall apart and the McCloud children begin to become troublesome, all while Leslie is handling the duties of a President. Leslie handles her career as President well throughout the film, but the film concludes with Madame President resigning due to an unexpected pregnancy.
Until this day, no arrest has been made and the case is still unsolved. Her sister’s death has affected Tamron’s relationship with men. In 2007, she scored an interview with Barack Obama, right before he announced that he was going to run for president. She is also the first African-American woman to co-anchor on the Today Show. Today, she is currently on “Deadline: Crime” on the Investigation
After watching the Democratic debate, it was obvious that the debate was nothing less than the Hilary Clinton’s show and the other candidates are just there to make her look smarter and more qualified to lead this country. Personally, I think this will be an easy nomination win for Clinton unless the remaining candidates develop better positions and begin to talk specifics about what they believe will help make this country a better stronger for
Utkarsh Sharma Ms. Harris English 3.1 21 September 2015 Rhetorical Analysis The Democratic Party candidate election of 2008 was a historically significant event for the people of the United States of America. For the first time in the country’s history, an African-American, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, and a woman, New York Senator Hilary Clinton would compete against one another to earn the Democratic presidential ticket. In order to show her support for Barack Obama, Toni Morrison, the only African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, in her letter, demonstrates her approval for the Democratic candidate for president. She employs the nation’s values and her own reasoning to endorse the senator. While Toni Morrison does
After women won the vote, the leader of the National Woman’s Party believed that woman needed an amendment to stop all discrimination based on sex. It was introduced by Alice Paul in Congress in 1923 and then re-introduced in several different ways every year until 1971. In 1972, the ERA was finally passed the House and Senate. At that time, it was given 10 year extension. However, in 1973, Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade activated a strong anti-feminist movement that opposed the goal of feminists who supported abortion rights and the ERA.
To buttress this argument is the fact that Zimbabwe has sustained the British form of government that excluded women from all activities, including politics. Despite the efforts by NGOs to improve the situation, women still lack adequate civic education, access to resources thereby making it difficult for them to pursue their interests or embark on political agendas (Dauda, 2007). This contradicts the spirit of transition to democracy through women’s participation in politics. Ballington (2008), notes that the attainment of gender equality and the full participation of women in decision making are key indicators of democracy. The involvement of women in all aspects of political life produces more equitable societies and delivers a stronger and more representative democracy.
Military-Industrial Complex: How did Eisenhower Know? President Dwight D. Eisenhower was not only a successful high-ranking general during WWII and a two-term president, he was also quite insightful and able to diagnose, for lack of a better term, a disease that would grow and spread within the layers of our government through the 50 years following his presidency. Military-Industrial Complex was his label for this disease, and he warned our country during his Farewell Address as the end of his presidency was quickly approaching. “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex” (Eisenhower, 1961). He saw two American ideals in which the MIC (military-industrial
Though she has made a poor decision in the business world, she was capable of overcoming her problem and moving passed it for the better. As proven, Fiorina accomplished many achievements for the company of Hewlett-Packard exactly like she is planning on for the country of America. Many candidates may argue that they have what it takes to provide for the
It’s December 19th, 1998 and the trial for the impeachment of President Clinton is about to take place. He has been our president since 1993, and now they think he needs to be impeached for everything he has done. However, I do not think he needs to be impeached he is a very good president. So far throughout his presidential term he has created over six million new jobs. “As a part of the 1993 Economic Plan, President Clinton cut taxes on fifteen million low-income families and made tax cuts available to ninety percent of small businesses, while raising taxes on just 1.2 percent of the wealthiest people (whitehouse.gov, 2013).
How is it that, even after how the media has portrayed Trump people still feel he is a better fit to run this country over hillary Clinton. Supporters are insisting that a recount should be in order. They 're in awe that as Americans we feel Trump is going to help us prosper. Clinton supporters are determined to push her into office because they feel she earned to be there. But that shows how the media influences people.