Andrew Johnson was the President of the United States in a very difficult time, the Radical Reconstruction. During the Reconstruction, there were many items that Johnson was frowned upon for doing. Johnson was an insensitive man to public opinion and lacked political savvy. Also, Southern whites undercut Johnson’s lenient program of Reconstruction and played into the hands of so-called Radical Republicans in Congress who wanted to take away power from the executive branch. The author Donald explains how Johnson’s behavior was responsible for Radical Reconstruction and for the charges of impeachment lodged against him by members of his own party.
The war fever made the political parties even more divided. People did not trust immigrants. Federalists thought the immigrants would back the Republicans. Congress passed the alien act that raised the time to live in the U.S. to be nationalized from 5 to 14 years (9 years longer) and gave the president the power to deport or imprison any alien he considered dangerous. People thought this was unfair, so Congress passed the sedition act (sedition is activity designed to overthrow government) that harshly limited free speech by making it illegal to write and say anything insulting, false, or with “bad intent” about the government.
This was otherwise known as an illegal case. The effects of the Dred Scott decision were Sectional tensions between the north and south, Succession from the union, presidents could not use the term slavery or they would most definitely lose the election. The Contribution to the Civil war that the decision had was that the Republican party was formed, Which made the North and south closer to war. Sectional Tensions were contributed mostly by the Dred Scott decision. According to Supreme Court History, " the north and south were enraged at each other because the Dred Scott decision
McCarthy manipulated the media, told outrageous stories about the communist conspiracy in the United States, and used his power and America’s fear to besmirch any opponents as “communist sympathizers” to make sure he remained at the top. Actually, most conservative members of Congress supported McCarthy because it helped them gain votes during elections. The majority of McCarthy 's movement attacked liberals and members of the Democratic Party and this aided anyone who was not part of those topics and organizations. Then McCarthy began to target the Army because they wouldn’t favor David Schine, one of his former investigators, who had been drafted in. “Senator Joseph McCarthy began hearings investigating the United States Army, which he charged with being ‘soft’ on communism.
This limiting of the federal government in the Jacksonian era is very similar to the limiting seen in the Populist Party. The Populist Party wanted to limit the federal government through the direct election of US Senators. This would reduce the power of state legislators and return to a more democratic style of election. The Jacksonian Democrats and the Populist Party were almost identical in their concerns about the American economy in their respective times. Jacksonians were heavily influenced by Thomas Jefferson in the way that they saw America becoming a great agrarian nation that would have little industry.
When Taft was chosen as the Republican candidate, Roosevelt and his supporters left and promptly started the Progressive Party. Of course, Roosevelt was their candidate for President. Although both had given the election their all, neither won the presidency without the full support of the Republican Party (SparkNotes Editors). Presidents Roosevelt and Taft had very different perspectives on how to run a government. They had started out as friends and allies, but Taft’s ideas had drifted from Roosevelt’s own Progressive stance to serve the people.
The diplomacy is primarily associated with the administration and the foreign policy of Secretary of State Philander C. Knox and President William Taft. This policy was to help promote american sales overseas. Evident in extensive U.S. interventions in the Caribbean and Central America, especially in measures undertaken to safeguard American financial interests. The Dollar Diplomacy was successful at first but the ended up falling in 1913. The falling out was do to counteract economic instability and the tide of revolution in places like Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and China.
According to “Two presidents and the great depression” under the trickle down headline, “ Hoover now asked Congress at least to save the major economic institutions of the land: banks, insurance companies, railroads, etc. Congress responded by establishing the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and signed a bill authorizing $2 billion in spending in order to save businesses.” This shows that Hoover brought the actions to congress in order to save some businesses to help restore people’s confidence. According to “Two presidents and the great depression” Behind Hoover’s reluctance to spend federal dollars on the unemployed lay his belief in the need to keep the budget balanced. A deficit in the budget could be met only through levying more taxes and selling more federal bonds. An unbalanced budget, Hoover believed, could cause a lack of confidence in the credit and stability of the government” This tells how Hoover believed that the best way to overcome the economic deficient was to charge people with more taxes and to make more federal bonds, even after going over
Joel Hale 1. In the first article it is stated that after Trump had won the election even though he had lost the popular vote, several angry Democrats and liberals were calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. The Electoral College was designed to prevent coastal elites from large states from getting to pick the president. People were furious that Clinton didn’t win, and millions of people in California, New York, and other states wrongly believed that their support would affect the outcome. A suggestion for moving forward is keeping the Electoral College, with some minor changes, and get rid of the popular vote.
The American Party had become a national party by dropping its anti- Kansas-Nebraska position, this lost the party some supporters from the North, as well as this the party lost some supporters by choosing Fillmore as their presidential candidate. Fillmore was known to have pro-Southern sympathies and so did not appeal to the North. The election was significant in showing that the American party was not strong or stable enough to win the election and that they had lost control of the anti-Democrat supporters to the Republicans. The Northern supporters who transferred from the American Party to the Republican party showed that these Northerners feared Slave Power more than the spread of catholicism, many dropped their nativist views as they were so concerned about Slave Power. The Republican party’s presidential candidate was John C. Fremont, although he had little political experience, he was considered a national hero.