cabinet official served jail time for a felony committed while in office. The government had set aside oil-rich public lands at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, and Elk Hills, California, for use by the U.S. Navy. Albert Fall secretly leased the land to two private oil companies. Although Fall claimed that these contracts were in the government’s interest, he suddenly received more than $400,000 in “loans, bonds, and cash.” He was later found guilty of bribery and became the first American to be convicted of a felony while holding a cabinet post. As a result, the problem with the Teapot Dome Scandal was that after Harding’s administration became corrupt with bribery.
A changing culture from the late 1870’s through 1900 became known as the Gilded Age. The Gilded Age was first used by Mark Twain in his book known as “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today”. The Gilded Age is known as a time where corruption and bad living conditions occurred on the inside of the area, but on the outside everything seemed strong and powerful, especially to other immigrants. A lot of people migrated from other countries to become part of what they thought was a perfect society, but when they arrived they realized how terrible everyone was treated and how bad the government ran. However, people stayed in the United States because they were used to things a lot worse, so America was a better area for living for a lot of the immigrants.
This is also a big political problem in those days because it shows us the shadiness that went on in those times. The political issues in the 1920s are very different from the political issues we have nowadays. For example, now we deal with water shortages, pension accounting rules, the emergence of new drugs that threaten the Medicaid budgets. Back then, people from the East and West Egg lived life as if nothing else mattered, again showing signs of living the “American Dream”. Those in the Valley of Ashes didn’t have the same mindset.
The era following Reconstruction did not deserve the title of the “Gilded Age” due to its lack of promise and equal opportunity. Many myths existed regarding the practices of society during this time, plenty of which discriminated against the impoverished. A common myth believed to be true by those who did not originate in the United States was that America was paved in gold waiting with open arms. However, upon their [immigrants] arrival, they discovered this was truly a myth. In fact, and old Italian saying stated, "I came to America because I heard the streets were paved with gold.
Out of the people listed above George Atzerodt may not have deserved the punishment he received. Atzerodt was definitely involved with many of Booth’s plans involving harm to the president. Before the plan to kill president Lincoln came about, there was another plot to kidnap him. George Atzerodt was one of the original men involved in the plot to kidnap Lincoln, yet this plan fell through and never took place or succeeded. On the night of April fifteenth eighteen sixty five, he was given the job of murdering vice president Andrew Johnson.
A commonly debated part of history is the disappearance of two twin princes. Controversial history says the princes logically were killed by their uncle so he could take the crown. However, With no DNA evidence, the two bodies must be taken into hands of congregation for opinions on the verdicts. I believe that the bodies found were Edward V and Richard Duke of York, the sons of Edward IV and Queen Elizabeth Woodville, were killed by Richard of Gloucester, their uncle. He would gain the most by killing the two boys, and he would have loved to get his hands on the throne.
Yet, it can’t be fully confirmed of this history; indeed, victors are the ones who write the history. It could’ve very well not have been as thriving as it has been deduced; for all everyone knows, the Tang government might’ve forged all the documents to make the dynasty seem moral-driven and righteous, but in the background, they believed Legalism even more than it’s predecessors. Of course, this is only a theory, and theories relating to history are terribly hard to prove; in fact, there
Meanwhile, private figures “are not only more vulnerable to injury than public officials and public figures; they are also more deserving of recovery.” At first I thought that public figures were more vulnerable to scrutiny because of their positions, but after reading the text above, I stood corrected. Public figures, when attacked with false claims, can always go ahead and deny, and sway other people’s beliefs quite quickly; while private figures have it harder. This is because the fewer people who know them, the fewer people who will believe in them. It was then said in the ruling that “States can set their own standards for private plaintiffs suing for defamation, provided they do not impose liability without fault,” and that the private figure must prove that the publisher was negligent, in order to “succeed on a defamation claim”. I found the ruling agreeable and reasonable.
Although America is noticed as one of the greatest countries ever, that view is slowly starting to diminish due to corruption within our political system. Our government has lost the conservative, Biblical values on which it was founded upon and have turned to a liberal ideology. Consequently, our political and governmental system has drastically changed altered from the founding of our country. We see that throughout history, many great nations and empires have fallen due to political corruption within their nation. The founders warned that government corruption would ultimately destroy a nation.
Andrew Johnson was impeached because he let some slaves free and become a citizen, and even vote. During the time of his presidency, white and black people were not equal and white’s didn’t like black people being among them and equal. Andrew Johnson was also impeached for other reasons also, but freedom of slaves was one of the main reasons. Bill Clinton is another example of an official being impeached. Clinton was impeached because he owed a lot of money and never payed it.
Have you ever wondered why such a great Roman empire would collapse? Well, many scientist has come up with convincing theories to why such a lasting empire would suddenly collapse, but none of them are as convincing as the three theories that talks about Roman’s urban decay, their political corruption, and excess military spending. These theories are the most possible reasons that led to the downfall of the Rome empire because in the urban decay theory, crimes are left undone while the rich dance in their lavish gowns and in the political corruption theory it shows the greed in the Romans when they pick leaders with the highest bribe. Excess military spending is also the most convincing theory due to the reason on how they manage such a powerful