Soon, he would go on to be a Senate member, and Vice President for Dwight D. Eisenhower. He ran for president in 1960, but was beaten by the younger John F. Kennedy. He went on to advocate against the Vietnam War and run for president again in 1968. Amidst multiple commercials and savage attacks over the media, Nixon remained calm and collected. Nixon would go on to win the presidency by nearly 500,000 votes.
Richard Nixon (1913-94), was an American politician who served as the 37th U.S. President, is best remembered as the only president ever to resign from office. Nixon stepped down in 1974, halfway through his second term, rather than face impeachment over his efforts to cover up illegal activities by members of his administration in the Watergate scandal. A former Republican congressman and U.S. senator from California, he served two terms as vice president under Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) in the 1950s. In 1960, Nixon lost his bid for the presidency in a close race with Democrat John F. Kennedy (1917-63). He ran for the White House again in 1968 and won.
Johnson held seats in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate for Texas. When Johnson was in the US Senate, he opposed the federal government dealing with civil rights, and thought it was a responsibility of the states to handle. After Johnson’s years in the Senate, he ran for president, but lost against Kennedy. But when Kennedy was assassinated, presently the Vice President, he was bumped up to President. Johnson was for federal civil rights, and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In the years 1953 to 1963 two presidents were in office; Dwight Eisenhower assumed office in 1953 and left in 1961, he was succeed by John F Kennedy in 1961 who was then assassinated in Dallas in 1963. Both Presidents are credited with some major advancements in civil rights. One way the presidents didn’t do much for civil rights was that JFK did not want to interfere in the freedom rides. In 1961 CORE organised the Freedom Rides to challenge two Supreme Court rulings on interstate travel: Morgan Vs Virginia (1946) and Boynton Vs Virginia (1960) however they were met with a lot of white backlash from groups such as the KKK. President Kennedy was reluctant to get involved with the violence happening to the integrated group of Freedom Riders
Some believe Senate is responsible for the defeat of the Treaty of Versailles because they did not work to make a compromise. During this time, the Senate was majority Republican, with 49 Republican Senators and 47 Democratic Senators, unfavorable to the Democratic President Wilson. When the Treaty was first sent to the Senate, 39 Senators,
As the Korean war was going on, the US’ presidential election was also coming closer, and before long, it was about time to elect a new president. One of the running candidates was a republican named Dwight D. Eisenhower. During his campaign, Eisenhower often criticized the US government’s handling of the Korean war, especially its inability to end the conflict between North and South Korea. Because of his criticism, on October 24, 1952, US president Truman challenged Eisenhower to find his own alternative solution. And in response, Eisenhower announced that if he were to get elected as president, he would go to Korea and handle the situation himself.
Soon the United States will have a new president. After two terms of Barack Obama’s presidency, the country expects the new leader to not only bring some fresh air to American domestic and foreign policy, but also to solve a number of problems that have accumulated during the past eight years. Without speculating how efficient Obama was as a president, as well as leaving aside the comparisons between the two major candidates—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—it still must be said that the latter is probably the worst choice for president this election season. There is a number of reasons underlying this statement. Donald Trump is, first of all, a businessman, not a politician.
(Web article from Time) He brought down the budget and told the soviets no more. (Web article from History.com) Ronald Reagan brought the conservative way of thinking back into government. (The Reagan Way, p. 56) Ronald Reagan may have been president, but he was also an actor. He brought good, quality entertainment to the
The two major political party candidates from the election of 1988 is George Bush and Michael Dukakis.The political positions that the candidate George Bush held before seeking presidency was being a vice president for President Ronald Reagan and for Dukakis he was a governor for Massachusetts.The more liberal candidate was Dukakis because he was a democrat and the more conservative was Bush because he was a republican. Dukakis was more challenged by people in his own party during the primary election because the democrats thought that their party would need to win it all also they refused renomination.Since the Democrats had lost the 1984 presidential election, the Democrats in 1985 and 1986 were happy to find a new way to win the presidency.That 's why they made the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) to help out on Dukakis’s election. The main issues in this campaign was abortion, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools and prison furlough programs. Dukakis responded by saying that he was a "proud liberal".The Dukakis party tried to blame Bush for some of the scandals of the Reagan administration, such as Iran-Contra affair. Getting into that info made him almost the same level of power as Ronald Reagan.
Nixon was also chosen to be Vice President by Dwight Eisenhower. How he lost his first run for president against John F. Kennedy. Then I will be talking about how he finally ran again for President and won. I will be talking about all the good and bad that went wrong during his Presidency and life
The recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has left a controversially delicate 4-4 split within the Supreme Court betwixt the liberal and conservative minded remaining eight Justices. In the wake of this doubly devastating event, President Barack Obama has been forced into the predicament of deciding whether or not he should nominate a replacement for Scalia, a situation which has been worsened by the current status of an election year. Unsurprisingly, many Democrats have shown support for Obama’s choice to appoint a nominee himself, while many Republicans have voiced support for an alternative: allow Scalia’s vacancy to remain until the next president has been sworn into office and is able to make the nomination. Regardless of support or disdain for his decision, President Obama has chosen to nominate Merrick Garland as Justice Scalia’s replacement on the Supreme Court. The anticipated
They grouped together, and they were able to be hard, guerilla fighters for communism. The South didn’t want to become a communist country, and the U.S. didn’t want them to either. We continued to help and support the South, but we didn’t directly fight with our troops until later. While John F. Kennedy was president in 1963, the leader of South Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, was assassinated with his wife and his brother by his own military because he wasn’t the greatest leader. Duong Van Minh was a general that took over when Diem was killed.
By late 1967, U.S. forces had dealt serious blows to the communists, but the fighting continued unabated. President Lyndon Johnson launched a public relations campaign emphasizing that progress was being made in order to bolster public support. In the midst of this campaign, the communists launched the massive Tet Offensive on the Tet (New Year) holiday in 1968. Although American and South Vietnamese forces prevailed, the shock and scope of the attacks stunned the American public and convinced a demoralized Johnson not to run for reelection. Richard Nixon was elected in 1968 largely because he promised to end the war and achieve "peace with honor."