Here at the Saratoga Springs chapter of NHS, we place tremendous value in the efforts of individuals to not only make a difference that they wish to see but also inspire others to do the same. With this in mind, it is my pleasure to introduce our guest speaker, Mr. Dave Brown. A graduate of Le Moyne University, Mr. Brown has become one of the most respected and highly regarded members of our Saratoga Springs Community. Whether teaching about his favorite President, James K. Polk, or dauntlessly leading his girls volleyball team into a sectional match, I have never failed to see Mr. Brown give less than one hundred percent. In my experience in his United States History course, I saw Mr. Brown’s ability to connect with each of his students.
If America did not enter the war, hostilities would continue to exist and Roosevelt wanted American’s to know that “there was no blinking at the face that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.” The president had confidence that the armed forces could win the war and he got the American people to believe it as
The questions of whether or not the President has authority to use the military without congress first having declared war has proven to be a great source of conflict throughout history. The confusion comes from the different interpretations of the clauses. Since the Korean War, it has been accepted that the executive powers are that “The president has the power to initiate hostilities without consulting Congress” (libertyclassroom.com). This is often misinterpreted and has been used to expand executive authority and essentially make war without a congressional declaration of war. Perhaps the first example of this misuse of power dates back to the presidency of John Adams.
• Roosevelt Purpose: to strengthen commitment, to induce specific actions As the first purpose, Roosevelt wanted to reform the financial system while avoiding the possible attack from financial institution by degrading their credibility. He claimed that bankers and brokers were responsible for the Depression and he utilized scapegoat technique to do so. (Ryan 141) He used causal inference for reasoning by saying, “Primarily, this is because the rulers of the exchange of mankind's goods have failed, through their own stubbornness and their own incompetence, have admitted their failure and have abdicated.”
Woodrow Wilson tried to stay out of war but with many conflicts Germany was causing, it led America to declare war on Germany. America was outraged with Germany for German atrocities in Belgium, sinking of the Lusitania, and the Zimmermann Telegram. American public opinion was the invasion of neutral Belgium and stories of German in the country which outraged the Americans. Unarmed citizens being
It was the United States’ right to make sure that its own people would remain safe and peaceful. It was their duty to try and make peace with Germany for the good of the German people as well. The President wanted to create a policy in which nations were given the rights and freedom of self-determination experienced in the U.S. President Wilson knew that by entering the war, it would be what was best for American citizens. It would bring peace among nations by putting a stop to autocratic governments which served as menaces to peace and freedom.
As a former Vice President, Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Commerce, Henry A. Wallace, a strong proponent of the New Deal and advocate of a more lenient Soviet Union policy which ultimately became controversial within the Democratic Party. Although Wallace’s criticism of President Harry S. Truman’s resulted in his dismissal, he nevertheless, actively voiced his criticisms during the Cold War. In “The Path to Peace with Russia,” Wallace criticized America’s foreign policy, while asking to judge the Soviet Union interests against those of the United States. Henry believed the United States involvement in the reconstruction of the Soviet Union could have helped the economies of both countries only if the mentality of international affairs could have been shifted. Wallace’s private letter, primarily to influence President Trumans’ thinking was achieved by creating a world where the United States was without their air bases, weapons and the atomic bomb and a Soviet Union who had “[created] a level of armed strength far exceeding anything in their previous history.”
In President Woodrow Wilson’s speech given on September 25, 1919, he stated that, “I wish that those who oppose this settlement could feel the moral obligation that rests upon us not to turn our backs on the boys who died, but to see the thing through, to see it through to the end and make good their redemption of the world.” As the end of the first world war neared, Wilson was enthusiastic about his Fourteen Points as a plan to establish world peace. His plan was ambitious, as many Americans wanted to avoid such a demanding role in the League of Nations alliance, as joining such an alliance may have made them enter another war. Though the first world war forced the United States to globalize more under the fear that self-determination in
An argument that is made is the notion of Congress not having enough time to deliberate and declare war. What if the country is suddenly attacked? Is it fair for the country to sit on their hands and wait for them to make up their minds when action needs to be taken immediately. The argument of a state of emergency is the loophole that the presidents over time have used to their advantage. Schlesinger says of the Cold War-era presidency, “The imperial presidency was essentially the creation of foreign policy.
To make a decision to go to war with someone or country for that matter is not something that is made lightly. When Germany was declaring war on everyone around them such as Russia, France, and then sinking ships such as American passenger ships and American cargo ships and attempting to make an alliance with Mexico and promising the US to Mexico got the attention of President Wilson. He was all for staying out of the wars among the European countries but could no longer stand idly by watching our people and good being destroyed and not to mention Germany taking a bold move to stop all entries to and from the western borders of Great Britain and Ireland. I believe he was justified as we had interests in that part of the world that would
Additionally, Churchill, the British prime minister, and important American ally had been fighting this war the entirety of his office, watching his country slowly fall under the pressures of war. Thus when faced with a possible solution, supporting the quickest escape from this nightmare
He believes that only the strenuous life can play great role in the prosperity and welfare of the individuals and nation as well. Practically, Roosevelt was an ardent supporter of imperialism and wanted America to play integral role in world affairs and politics. This speech also depicts his policy of interventionism and imperialism. Roosevelt defends American imperialism by taking America’s national interests into consideration. However, his imperialist approach in foreign policies raises many questions for the audience sitting outside the borders of America.
Roosevelt impassions support for the war effort through his use of emotional diction through his declaration of war. He uses certain phrases to alienate the Japanese from the American people and show them as an enemy of the American people. Throughout his speech he uses phrases like “this form of
Over 100 million people in the world do not have the same basic freedoms that every American has, and over 4 billion people face harsh religious freedoms not allowing them to believe in what they want. During times of conflict in the world the United States and its presidents work to keep the freedoms that we as Americans have. Both Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech and Kennedy’s inaugural address describe how they want to preserve freedom in our country and the world. However, Roosevelt’s speech talks about aiding other countries to protect freedom and liberty, whereas Kennedy’s speech talks more about protecting our own country 's freedom and how to do it, through negotiation.