On October 29 Phips dismissed court to hear cases. The fifty-two people in jail were tried at a new court, Superior Court of Judiculture, the following winter. With no more spectral evidence most of the remaining prisoners were found not guilty or released due to the lack of evidence. Those found guilty were pardoned by Governor Phips and were released in May 1693. On January 15, 1697, Salem held a day of fasting in honor of the victims known as “Day of Official Humiliation.” In 1711 the colony passed a bill restoring the names of the accused and paid 600 euros in restitution to the heirs.
Did you know he was the first president to ever get impeached? After he vetoed the “Freemans Bureau” bill, the members of Congress overthrew the veto and he was sent to court for impeachment. Apparently, he was found innocent and after he was removed from the presidency, he decided to get re-elected to the Senate. In the beginning, Andrew was born into a poor family and lived a very poor childhood. Andrew was born in 1808 in North Carolina in a little log cabin.
This same myth, was the downfall of Anastasio Somoza. When Anastasio Somoza arrived in Leon, on September 21, 1956, to accept the liberal party nomination for a further presidential term it was just the beginning to an end as well as the beginning to a the rule of a dynasty. By Anastasio Somoza being assassinated it only led to his two sons to take control over the country. Anastasio Somoza García was succeeded as president by his eldest son, Luis Somoza Debayle. He was a United States-trained engineer, Luis Somoza Debayle was first elected as a PLN delegate in 1950 and by 1956 he presided over the Nicaraguan Congress.
When Andy asks Norton to request a retrial, Norton dismisses Andy’s claims and puts him in solitary confinement for more than a month. Furthermore, the warden takes Tommy outside at night and have him killed by Captain Hadley. This is subjecting an inmate to a cruel and unusual punishment that is a violation of the 8th amendment. Under the utilitarianism ethical system, the warden’s actions would be considered immoral because he had inmate killed. This is also dereliction of duty which is an offense.
In order to hide the incriminating evidence, Nixon compulsively lied throughout the whole predicament to the press and to the people of America-even the government. Eventually, Nixon handed over the tapes as commanded by the US Supreme Court. Suspiciously, eight and a half minute of a recording was missing, potentially making it impossible to uncover all of the evidence. This was the tragedy of the Watergate Scandal. One of the tapes, called “Smoking Gun” confirms Nixon had yielded justice.
Without being provided with clear answers, many people decided to take the matter into their own hands and seek the truth for themselves, causing the development of the infamous JFK conspiracy theories. The theory claims more people conspired than just Oswald, and the “magic bullet” government investigators used to explain the strike on Kennedy and Governor Connally is impossible. According to a poll conducted by FiveThirtyEight.com, 61% of 5,130 Americans
The Watergate Sandal began to slowly unravel on June 17th, 1972 and would later become known as the worst scandal in American history. The beginning of the end started with the arrest of five men, Bernard Barker, Virgilio Gonzales a locksmith, Eugenio Martinez a licensed real estate agent, Frank Sturgis a former Cuban Military army intelligence and Edward Martin aka James McCord, a retired CIA employee who was working on the Committee to Re-elect President Nixon at the time. They were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters, DNC, at the Watergate office and hotel in Washington D.C.. They were there to copy documents and swamp out eavesdropping equipment that had been placed there during previous burglaries; this was reportedly the third burglary like incident at the DNC since May 28th. All five men were charged with felonious burglary and with possession of implements of crime.
While mccarthyism was on the rise citizens of United states were in fear and fearing it cause a public panic president Harry S. Truman got involved too in order to get rid of communism and he established a federal loyalty security program on March 21 1947 which was basically set up a loyalty check for federal workers If there were any reasonable ground on why people suspected that the colleagues they were working with was a communist supporter they would be fired from their jobs. There was a loyalty review board that was set up to deal with employees appel. The next month as Joseph Mccarthy claimed there were 205 communist there was no proof so many government worker including president Dwight Eisenhower disagreed and were not supportive of Joseph Mccarthy tactics. The rise of McCarthyism really started when Joseph Mccarthy became in charge of the Government operations which allowed Joseph Mccarthy to run even more expensive investigations than before which led to many citizens lives be ruined as loyalty review board many were found guilty for unreasonable reasons. The influence of mccarthyism was so wide spread out that even hollywood workers, actors and actress were accused of being favourable about mccarthyism.
After the trials of the four murderers had been held, people started to realize that they were treating African Americans horribly. Much time had passed before people realized they needed to do something about this racial prejudice. About a year later, the Civil Rights Act was passed by congress stating that it “ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin…” (History.com) The act helped vanquish segregation in cities forever, yet it still did not fully do the job. The assassination of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. followed in years after the law was made and showed that people still broke the rules and people still treated African-Americans with rotten
Once Ryan decided to leave Jones found out and sent gunman to terminate Ryan and the reporter out of fear that the truth about Jonestown would be exposed. Soon after, as a form of rebellion, Jones told his people to gather around and commit what he called a “Revolutionary Act”(Moore 5). To clarify, later the next day,” Jim Jones, age forty-seven, was found dead from a single bullet wound to the head, most likely self-inflicted”(Jonestown 2). Jim Jones committed suicide after also leading nine-hundred plus people into the same dead end including Congressman Ryan, displaying beatings, and suicide drills. Out of fear of the consequences of his actions Jim Jones was held responsible for the mass murder and suicide his followers at The People’s Temple in Jonestown,Guyana on November 18,