If we go back to the past, there are many scandalous things that the government has had done, from the Teapot Dome Scandal to when Carnegie & Rockefeller put a man for president so that they can get more money to the Bill Clinton appeasement and wars that the citizens of the U.S do not approve of. There is probably one event that many people may think is worse and that is the Watergate Scandal. Watergate showed the many flaws that the government had at the time Many people do not know why Watergate occurred when Richard Nixon was leading in many states through his reelection campaign in 1972, he won every single state except Massachusetts basically he was destined to be president again (Hughes). Nixon was already a popular choice as a president as many people liked him because he was slowly removing troops from the not liked war that was the,Vietnam War. Many people of the United States have heard about Watergate and how Nixon is involved, he had a lot of public support from people all over the country for his efforts with dealing of the Vietnam War and other foreign affairs.
Carter was elected into office when America was looking for a great change in politics but soon after instances like the hostage crisis, Americans began to realize that Carter was not the type of representative that they wanted. The Carter administration and the State Department officials thought that the problem would be over quickly and the hostages would be returned quickly, giving Carter’s image a boost. Unsurprisingly, Carter’s political needs matched poorly with those of Ayatollah Khomeini, the Shah Muslim religious leader of the time. Americans pressured Carter to handle the issue in an American manner with gusto and military force as a small group of university students managed to humiliate and humble the “American tiger.” Carter’s strategy included sending a letter to Khomeini, calling for the resolvement of issues of Iran-America issues but the Carter administration quickly learned that it would take a great deal to get the Ayatollah’s attention. Overwhelmingly, the world saw Carter as “weak and ineffectual” and this majorly tainted the image of a 1970s-1980s
Nixon is one of numerous public figures that turned to selfish and excessive means for winning. His desired success and attempted preservation of public ignorance through bribery, burglary, spying, and forgery reflects the culture of the American people themselves (Royster 257). Watergate, however, helped create more ethical standards for politics and therefore society as a whole (Dean). After Watergate, more than 40 percent of scandal-tainted politicians did not survive, whether it be through loss, retirement, or resignation (Basinger 395). This statistic depicts an improvement in societal and electorate standards and judgement for a specific
The presidents that were in office were also corrupt, when Grant was president, he had a few scandals while in office Credit Mobilier Scandal, Whiskey Ring Scandal, and the Trading Post Scandal. In these he wasn’t very honest and he wasn’t looking into the best interest of the country. And a few other presidents also did the same they all entered with the best intentions and then so many things happen along the way. In the Progressive Era Theodore Roosevelt was the president in part of the time and during that time he tried to as honest as he could and he stayed that way till the end of his presidency. He wanted to be honest to remedy all the corruption in the Gilded Age he wanted to put American back on the right track.
Congress passed a charter for a Second Bank of the United States, which Henry Clay himself took part in introducing it. Jackson personally thought the bank was unconstitutional and failed to establish an effective currency. Since the recharter meant that the bank would continue for seven more years and his political opponent Clay took part in establishing it, the president had to do something about it. The bank’s president, Nicholas Biddle, continued to try to stabilize the currency, helped state banks through hardship and expanded the nation’s credit for the next few years. However, it concentrated wealth and power within the economy and Jackson was against that power affecting the common people.
The infamous checkers speech came as the result of an accusation of corruption, foreshadowing President Richard Nixon’s lengthy struggle with candor. 20 years prior to the scandal that changed the way the American people viewed the federal government, Nixon had the ability to utilize the modes of persuasion to his advantage, with few attempts being made at uncovering any discrepancies. This essay will explore his application of ethos and pathos in the first part of the checkers speech and how it enabled the American people to resonate with his narrative, with logos being far less of a factor. Establishing credibility in a case of potential corruption is seemingly impossible; however, President Nixon’s utilization of ethos throughout his
This was called the spoils system and it was a new idea that was very controversial. He ultimately put his supporters and friends into the power. It was part of the ideas of Jackson’s presidential party that every man can handle a government job. Although this seems okay at first, what if the next president just hired all white supremacists for government jobs? This proved to be the worst precedent that Jackson set.
The fight seems never ending and it appears that there may never be an end to it. All Reagan really did was close a chapter in the book of the cold war but there are still many unread stories and chapters. The collapse certainly did not mean the end of the cold war although many American history books will have you believe this. The Soviets could not keep up with their countries and states so they decided to secede and collapse the union which left Gorbachev to resign and watch the Union go. They were constantly criticized by the US for their flawed system and called it an “evil empire”.
Jackson’s view on economy lead him to instate acts that significantly transformed the system of American economy such as the abolition of the second Bank of the United States. He mistrusted paper money greatly, as well as believed in power to the common people. Andrew Jackson feared the Bank’s power. He was afraid of the Bank becoming stronger and lending that power to the elite without holding accountability towards them, something he believed great powers should have; accountability. Jackson specifically stated that he believed the Bank made “the rich richer and the potent more powerful.” Jackson liked the so-called farmer’s economy since it motivated people to be hardworking and independent.