In time, the burglars hired under Nixon 's control revealed the truth about their wrongful conduct for the sake of avoiding harsh punishments. Nixon was asked to step down numerous times, but disregarded the requests of many. John Dean kept notes regarding the president 's malicious, wrongful conduct, which he revealed in front of the Senate Watergate Commmitee. A White House employee disclosed that recordings complete with all of Nixon 's Oval Office conversations were acquirable in 1973. Nixon fought against the committee in an effort to keep his precious tapes out of the public eye.
The Unites States bombing campaign was one of the reasons the North Vietnamese troops were pushed further into Cambodia. As much as Cambodia wanted to remain neutral in the Vietnam War, they could not avoid it. When the United States and North Vietnamese came to a cease fire and formed a peace treaty the U.S pulled out their troops, but they left with an ongoing war between the Cambodian citizens and their government. The disputes with the government led to the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge were brutal and harsh killed millions in efforts to reconstruct Cambodia.
Being the first vice president to resign from office (biography.com). Since Jackson was now without a vice president, he chooses Martin Van Buren to be his next vice president. In the midst of the entire vice president problem, Jackson was involved with the Eaton affair, which made people start to question his decisions. Jackson appointed John N. Eaton as his secretary of war. This bothered most people in the nation as well the government because Eaton married a woman whose husband died at sea.
Kennedy’s vision to end communist spread. Behind Vietnam’s corrupt government, the U.S diplomats and the CIA operatives were trying their best to keep the country together. During this period of time, President Johnson saw little changes in the time frame that he had hoped so he proposed a heavy bombing campaign against North Vietnam. He had also ordered the relocations of some United States planes. Furthermore, operation rolling thunder was set to kill about 80,000 to 120,000 vietnamese people, including women and children.
Indonesia lost a total of thirty-five billion dollars due to his corrupt practices, though his presidency wasn’t what caused his corruption. His unstable childhood was the cause of his corruption, his presidency just exposed him for the crook he already was. (nytimes) This is just one example out of the many corrupt leaders. Desire can affect how one uses power. (Hutson “why power brings”) If the ruler desires control or strength they might force the people below them to bow down to their ever will.
President Bush signed a $10 billion relief package within four days of the hurricane, he ordered 7,000 troops to help with relief efforts. There was also concern that many National Guard units were short staffed in states surrounding, because some were deployed overseas and recruiting efforts in schools and the community had been shorted. Due to the slow response to the hurricane, New Orleans's top emergency management official called it a "national disgrace" and questioned when additional aid would actually reach the desperate city. The city's emergency ops chief Terry Ebbert blamed the response on the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mayor Ray Nagin expressed his anger at what he claimed were lousy reinforcements provided by the President and the federal government.
U.S vs. Nixon In 1972 former U.S senator and representative Richard M. Nixon ran for re-election and was opted to win. On June 17, 1972 members of Nixon 's Committee to Re-Elect the president (known as CREEP) broke into Watergate headquarters and stole top secret documents and bugged phone lines. When security guards found that the locks have been taped shut they call the police who later found the men hijacked the phones. The police were able to find little trace back to Nixon. Later on that year Nixon give a speech saying that he had no involvement in the Watergate scandal, most voters believed it because he was re-elected.
The Nixon presidency is one of the most unusual public offices held in the United Sates because despite his popularity with the Republicans he still resigned his post and left the public eye. Nixon's speech was emotionally charged and really showcased Nixon's public speaking talents. Nixon addressed the people in a speech on September, twenty third nineteen fifty-two when he was a senator in the state of California. Nixon had been accused of stealing money that had been gifted to him for his campaign. The speech lasted a half an hour and in this half an hour he defended himself and defended the fact that he was innocent of what he was being accused of by his opponents.
He came into office at a time where the government was viewed as corrupted due to the previous presidents, such as Ford and Nixon. Carter came into office wanting to fix this point of view of the government and bring America back to the top. He failed miserably. He wanted to make politics more transparent and he wanted to control everything he could. He expected for congress to help him with this.
The 1950’s through the 1970’s was a time filled with hardship for many Americans because of the ineffective invasion of Vietnam. In a completely unreasonable manner, the United States attempted to end communism in Vietnam, by investing an exceedingly large amount of money on war materials and losing plenty of lives, only to fail; the U.S., filled with pride, became involved in the war completely oblivious of the North Vietnamese military force and should not have entered the war until they were aware of the forces of China and the Soviet Union (allies of North Vietnam). In 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower sent advisors to Vietnam to train the South Vietnamese soldiers in order to battle against the North Vietnamese forces. Then, Eisenhower delivered a speech1, The Domino Theory, giving Americans his opinion on Southeast Asia’s future if the U.S. overlooked the communism occurring in Vietnam. Eisenhower stated that if Vietnam was not under any influence by the United States, communism would spread from one country to the next, resulting in the entire southeast becoming communist.
Carter had first allowed a shah to seek medical attention in the U.S. after previously being banned from coming, after the shah was in America, Iranian students attacked the embassy and took hostages. Carter launched a military rescue mission called Operation Eagle Claw to try and get the hostages but, in the end its efforts failed. All he could do was wait and see what happened next. At this time, the American public was frustrated with Carter’s lack action. The Los Angeles Times reported that 60% of the public felt that Carter was too soft in dealing with the crisis (Nelson).
Discussion 6: Question 1: Zinn portrays the Nixon presidency in general as a failure all on its own and the Watergate scandal adding to the failure as a dirty play by Nixon. Zinn thinks Nixon was involved in “dirty tricks” because he thinks Nixon knew all about and personally orchestrated the Watergate scandal. He proves this by telling us that top Republican and Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives that they would not support any criminal proceedings against him. Question 2: Schweikart and Allen’s interpretation of this period in American history is different from Zinn’s because he tells more of and focuses on the achievements and victories of this period of time while Zinn tells of the good and bad and focuses mostly on the