The war of 1812 pitted the young America against the large empowered force of Britain, as well as many native Americans. This war was a huge influential factor in the growth of America from that point on. Britain's tyrannical rule over America and Canada eventually brought America to war. Although they suffered many casualties, American troops pushed the redcoats back and boosted the nation's confidence. The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole.
Schreiber claims that other Tet related changes were reductions in the public’s approval of President Johnson’s handling of the Vietnam situation and of his performance as President. An effect of the Tet Offensive was reflected in public’s change in preference from “hawk” to “dove” between the January and March 1968; one observer called this “the largest and most important change in public opinion during the entire war.” According to Anderson, the surprise offensive caused the Johnson administration, after three years of steady escalation of the U.S. commitment, to reevaluate the strategic importance of Vietnam against the known and potential costs to the United States. In late 1967, Johnson compounded his earlier mistake with a public-relations campaign to convey the idea that America was winning the war of attrition. The pressure that he felt indicated that the antiwar movement was having an impact. For both the U.S. public and the Johnson administration, the heavy fighting in early 1968 brought with it a demand for reexamination of American policies.
Nixon also used national security issues to gain prominence in Congress which led him to serve as president and vice president. To secure a seat, Nixon used many core properties of McCarthyism in his presidential campaigns. Along with the core properties of McCarthyism, Nixon supported the investigation into Alger Hiss, like McCarthy, in order to gain his political debut and soon, he became a young political star. While Nixon ran for re-election, he came to the realization that his old simplistic ways of appealing to the public would not work anymore. In Congress, Nixon was able to secure a Senate seat by implying that the opposing candidate was a Communist sympathizer because she voted against the HUAC.
However, during the time period Stallone had the equipment to work with, he did a spectacular job at making the film appear as a thriller and somewhat gory. The appearance of the fighters was also impressive as they truly seemed like champions due to their muscular body frame. The locations seemed to look identical to what a real boxing ring would look like, as well as the home in Russia Rocky stayed at that was covered in snow and appeared remote from the rest of the country. The thematic conflict of history stands out to me during this film as well. The Cold War lasted a long time, from the Long Telegram in 1946, until the collapsing of the Soviet Union in 1991, the two counties had their many differences.
Before Jefferson entered the presidential office he was a states rights supporter and when the tax on whiskey was placed he opposed it, saying “The first error was to admit it by the Constitution.” (Doc A). He didn’t like the constitution because of the fact that it would make central government stronger. When the alien act was passed he was opposed to it and said that the central government should only have a set of specific purposes and the leftover purposes should be left to the states individually. (Doc B) Determining the amount of time it takes to be a citizen, and the ability to jail people opposing the government was too much power to Jefferson. When he came into office he realized the necessity for more central power and took more matters into his own hands, he had become a loose constructionist.
One of the main causes that had started the cold war was Europe , Britain and the Usa believed that some areas of europe were falling under communist control .Even though the two countries never really declared war on each other they did fight indirectly. The Cold War was a long time of fighting between some of the Western side of the country and the communist countries of Eastern Europe. The west side was led by the United States and the Eastern side was led by the Soviet Union. It started in 1945 and ended in 1989 . The Cold War had started just after World War II had ended in 1945 .
The U.S. used foreign aid, surrogate war, and brinkmanship to achieve their goals of democracy. In another way, USSR chose foreign aid, multinational alliances and propaganda to accomplish their ambition of communism. However, in fact, people tended to think the U.S used the most powerful strategies during the Cold War because the people nowadays are still fighting for the freedom in the Middle East. Yet, the Cold War hasn’t really ended, it is still remaining between the superpowers, but this time with different
Marshall Aid contributed to the deteriorating relations between the two super powers after 1945. The USSR questioned American motives to provide aid to European countries and declared it as expansionist. In Truman’s address to the joint session of Congress 1947 he stated that he “believe(d) that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting” he then follows on to say “The peoples of a number of countries of the world have recently had totalitarian regimes forced upon them… the coercion and intimidation, in violation of the Yalta agreement in Poland, Rumania and Bulgaria” . Mentioning the new soviet satellite states was directly attacking the Soviet Union and Stalin. In this speech Truman is trying to sell the Truman Doctrine to Congress emphasising the need to adopt a policy of containment, in order to address a significant issue at the time – the fear of communism.
To examine the Cold War consensus, one must discuss the Cold War. The Cold war was the tension between the United States, standing for capitalism, and the USSR, standing for totalitarianism and socialism, following World War II. Although it was not a physical war between the two superpowers, many proxy wars had came out of it as way to spread or combat communism throughout the Free World. The Free World, as the U.S. came to define it, did not necessarily mean free as countries were being ruled by military regimes and dictatorships, but free from communism(70). During the Cold War, the spread of communism frighted the American People.
After the World War 2 until the '90s there was this strong contrast between an economic boom in the United States created by the capitalist system and consumerism versus the spread of Communism, a system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common. The clash between these two systems and the countries influenced by them gave birth to the Cold War. The situation become more unbalanced than before when Mao Tse Tung became the communist leader of China. When he declares the founding of the modern People 's Republic of China on October 1st, 1949, he transformed China into a Communist superpower, but his political view was different from the Russian one. He began to lose power during the '70s because of a series of failed reforms such as the Cultural Revolution and because of his bad health.
However in comparison to President Johnson’s handling of the Vietnam War, American activities in Korea appear a success. The escalation of the Vietnam War amounts to a policy calamity haunting the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson and is the main factor in producing the conclusion that he is the least competent Cold War president. Although Johnson’s predecessor, President John F. Kennedy, gradually escalates military troop levels during his time in office to 16,000 men in advisory roles by the time of his death in 1963, Johnson would continue this trend of escalation and move to direct engagement with communist forces after the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Escalation accelerated and by 1965 more than 165,000 American soldiers were fighting in an unwinnable war in Vietnam. Furthermore, “Billions of dollars” spent fighting the war were draining the economy, while “the fabric of American society strained” and “threated to unravel” as result of the escalation of the Vietnam conflict.
The Cold War Era started in 1946 and lasted until 1989 when the Berlin war fell signifying its end. Many events happened through this time period that shaped American culture and brought us to where we are today. It all started in march 1947, which reflected the combativeness of president Harry Truman. Secretary George c Marshall told Europe that that policy of the United States was not directed “ against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos.” in 1947 the brutish announced that they could no longer support the pro western governments of the Mediterranean in their fight against communism. If the US could not take up the burden the whole region was in danger of falling under communist roll.
 The idea of containment was first proposed by U.S. diplomat George F. Kennan, during the presidency of U.S. president Harry S. Truman, to stop the spread of communism.  Kennan proposed that the United States aid in the development of democratic countries by giving them economic and political support, military equipment and training, and also waging war against communist regimes if necessary. Rebels would be given support so that they could overthrow the ruling communist governments. Kennan 's ideas were heavily criticized by newspapers, but his idea of blocking the expansion of Soviet influence remained a key interest and main strategy of the United States throughout the Cold War. Containment was first used during the Korean War in which NATO forces intervened and fought off North Korean and Chinese forces from taking over all of Korea and creating a communist government.
The United States and the Soviet Union’s alliance came to an end from 1945-1950. Then from 1947 to 1991, the Cold War took place and these two nations were competitors at every thing they did during the war. Both nations wanted to have the main influence an impact on life throughout the world. They wanted global charge and other nations to follow the same economic and political systems. The Cold War put both of these nations at test to see who could succeed the most.
Richard Nixon was the 37th U.S President from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974 and during his term, President Nixon would become one of the most talked about administration. This was due to the Watergate scandal; this would heavily over shadow his other accomplishments and bring the White House under the microscope. Nixon would tap phones and record conversations of people when he would have meetings. He did end the war in Vietnam and improved our relationships with China and the USSR. One of his objections in the United States was to try and bridge the divide in our cities and try to heal the war weary people of our nation, because of all the disagreements over Vietnam.