This scandal served as a precursor to America 's overwhelming distrust of the government. Suspected of orchestrating a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., President Nixon’s administration attempted to cover up any signs of their involvement. This scandal led to the discovery of many abuses of power by the Nixon administration, Nixon’s impeachment, eventually Nixon’s resignation from office in August of 1974. Though there is no solid evidence to convict President Nixon of directly ordering the break in, his administration was indeed guilty of trying to cover the entire ideal by paying off witnesses. This scandal added to a growing credibility gap which began during Lyndon B. Johnson’s
Also, we first sent troops to fight in Vietnam after what was believed to be an attack on two U.S. ships. It was in the Gulf of Tonkin, and two U.S. destroyers reported that they had been fired at by the North Vietnamese. Lyndon B. Johnson was the president of the U.S. during this, and he made the decision to engage in the war because of the report that could be faulty. He was the first president of the United States to really engage in the war. Lastly, President Richard M. Nixon was very important.
(Anderson, 3) This was all just to get the government workers to stay quiet about Carrillo’s whereabouts. It got to a point where Carrillo and his cartel came under increasing pressure from the Mexican anti-drug forces. The Univision article written by Manuel Juarez states that the defense secretary of Mexico at the time and other government officials were offered a payment of 60 million dollars as a bribe. With this bribe, Carillo left a down payment of 6 million dollars as a gesture to the government officials.
Reagan made a deal with Iran, to supply them with U.S. weapons, when the Iranians took some American hostages. The money that was made from this deal was sent directly to the contras in Nicaragua. Reagan supplied Iran with a few hundred anti-tank missiles. Israel also supplied Iran with some weapons, they mostly sent missiles that could be launched from the ground that could take out air crafts.
For almost a decade, Manuel Noriega was the face of the corrupt and notorious Panamanian government, earning him the title of the “strongman of Panama”. Early in his career, he was considered to be an ally of the United States as he provided valuable assistance to the country as an informant for the C.I.A. Later on, however, Noriega became an enemy of America due to his illegal dealing with drugs. In 1989, the United States government drove him out of Panama which ended his control of the country’s puppet government. Even though he was born in a poor family in Panama City, Manuel Antonio Noriega received a privileged level of education. After graduating from the National Institute, one of Panama’s leading high school, he attended the Chorrios
It is still unknown exactly what the burglars were looking for, but it played little role in the 1972 presidential campaign. A pair of Washington Post journalists began publishing investigative stories that made it clear that persons close to the president had ordered the burglary and then tried to “cover up” White House involvement. Further Congressional hearings revealed a larger pattern of wiretapping, break-ins, and attempts to sabotage political opposition. The fact that Nixon had made tape recordings of conversations that took place in his office, caused Archibald Cox to get involved. He was a special prosecutor that the president reluctantly hired to investigate the Watergate affair.
Though it was quick loss there was 171 dead and more than 95 injured (coup). In Caracas on February 5, 2007 there were many Venezuelans wearing red to celebrate the fifteen year anniversary of the coup attempt (news). Chavez quoted Castro that day saying, “History will absolve us, the people will absolve
Whereas the belief was that all of Haiti was at fault, truly the reestablished military wanting power seems to be the culprit. The government in power could not control its military showing much variation from a leader who is causing conflict, such as Mugabe, who utilized the military regime to remain in power (Maclean, pp. 519-520). It was Haiti’s military who served as a puppet for the United States to put into power who they deemed fit. With no surprise, the United States slowly responded to Aristides’s call for help and in fact some of the military involved in the drug trade were being paid by the CIA (Potter, pp. 220, 226).
The House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee held preliminary hearings late in 1986. Also, House and Senate leaders established select committees to investigate the affair. During the congressional hearing, showed that an intense contempt of official governmental procedures helped motivate the Iran-contra affair. Military officers on the White House personnel took extraordinary precautions to prevent their actions be secret from Congress and their associates in the administration. On March 16, 1988, North, Poindexter, and several others were accused of conspiracy to deceive the United States, robbery of government assets, and wire
The Bay of Pigs was an unsuccessful invasion by CIA trained forces of Cuban exiles that were to invade southern Cuba and overthrow the Cuban Government. This event was encouraged and supported from the US government. This strained the relationship between the United States and Cuba, but after events of the Cuban Missile Crisis set new ground for the companionship between both countries. In 1964 Fidel Castro sent a message to President Lyndon B. Johnson stating, "I seriously hope that Cuba and the United States can eventually respect and negotiate our differences. I believe that there are no areas of contention between us that cannot be discussed and settled within a climate of mutual understanding.
From 1981 to 1988 the Contra war took place in Nicaragua. The outbreak of the war began with several rebellions that were against the Sandinistas who had previously overthrown the Samoza regime. The Contra rebel group were not a homogenous one-sided group of people, instead they were a cumulation of three distinct elements of Nicaraguan society: a group of republican former guard members from the old Somoza regime, individuals who were anti-Somozistas who felt deluded and betrayed by their government, and the third group were Nicaraguans that opposed the Sandinistas even though they were not considered to be directly involved in the revolution. The Reagan administration viewed these rebels as a “convenient tool” in order to “remove the Sandinistas
Presidential Power Ronald Reagan served as America’s 40th president. Reagan managed to cut taxes, increase defense spending, negotiate a nuclear arms reduction agreement with the Soviets and is credited with helping to bring a quicker end to the Cold War. I think that president Reagan used his presidential powers properly in order to achieve what needed to be done. Ronald Reagan was president as the Cold War was raging worse than it had ever before. Reagan used his executive power, Commander in Chief, to put up resistance against Mikhail Gorbachev and push his defensive strategy.
Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States from March 4th, 1921 to 1923. Harding was born November 2, 1865 to parents George and Phoebe Harding. He was the oldest of eight siblings At the age of 14 Harding had begun attending Ohio Central College. After graduating college Harding worked as a teacher and briefly am insurance salesman before breaking into journalism as a career in the town of Marion, Ohio. Harding is the only president to have a background in journalism.