Johnson made effective use of his rhetoric when he promoted his “War on Poverty.” When Johnson sent the bill to Congress, he added a special written message as was customary. Johnson’s message was addressed to Congress, but the style and format of the message was more like a public speech to arouse support for his program. Now a common practice, his message used short catchy phrases that could be easily rearranged and used in the evening news. Johnson’s public demand for the “war effort” and his publicity stunts gave him the advantage he needed to pass his bill through Congress.
“Campaign finance laws were enacted. Ford's Rockefeller Commission, which conducted a limited review of domestic CIA operations, was overtaken by the much more aggressive Church Committee and other post-Watergate Congressional investigation”(Watergate). All the reforms were good for the country but there is still a sense of lack of faith or no faith in the government. (PBS). One positive about the Watergate scandal is that the government showed that even when a president does the impossible like a Saturday Night Massacre when he fired everyone that was important to the trial, that he is still going to get caught.
Nixon is one of numerous public figures that turned to selfish and excessive means for winning. His desired success and attempted preservation of public ignorance through bribery, burglary, spying, and forgery reflects the culture of the American people themselves (Royster 257). Watergate, however, helped create more ethical standards for politics and therefore society as a whole (Dean). After Watergate, more than 40 percent of scandal-tainted politicians did not survive, whether it be through loss, retirement, or resignation (Basinger 395). This statistic depicts an improvement in societal and electorate standards and judgement for a specific
He ran for reelection and was going against his personal enemy Henry Clay, who was representing the Whig Party. This party strongly supported the Second Bank and so Clay urged Biddle to apply for a new charter. Even though this passed both houses without any trouble, Jackson vetoed it. Jackson soon defeated Clay in the election and began to make his own changes to the bank. He ordered his treasury secretaries to remove federal deposits from the bank and to place them in 23 state banks so that he could destroy the Second Bank.
In my opinion Kennedy won the 1960 debate against Nixon although the radio listener believed otherwise. Kennedy is one of the greatest speaker from a political aspect. His charisma and confident mannerisms conveyed well to the population viewing the debate on television. Not only did his answer reflect well on his position but his body language show how sure he was on taking on the duty of being the next president of the United States. On the other hand, Nixon did not display this same type of confidence to the television audience but the radio didn’t see his nervousness.
For Americans that love how critical America is around the world, Trump’s presidency has shaken things up. It is true that he campaigned on the idea that he was not a politician. He boasted that he would change things for America and put American interests first. To many of us this meant that as a nation we would stop trying to pay for other nation’s troubles. For decades it seems that as America got wealthier and prospered, we also took on the responsibility to protect weaker nations.
Under the guise of calling for patriotism and support of the troops, presidents have managed to put top down pressure on the population with some success. Usually in these extreme situations the president can get Congress to pretty much fall in line and approve almost anything that looks reasonable. They can also do a lot in secret using "National Security" as a cover. This tactic also worked quite successfully for GWB after 9/11. In WWII and the Civil War eventually the "good guys" won and things pretty much went back to normal, though there was fallout.
Why should it? Government only exists to protect people from foreign invasion and to take your hard earned money in the form of taxes, doesn’t it? That is certainly what many people of the time thought and what many people, particularly conservatives, continue to believe today. Federal officials in the 1930s, however, knew just how important art was in keeping up the morale of the country in a time of depression (Smithsonian American Art Museum). Not only was art an important way to keep spirits high, it was also a means of communicating important information to the public in a time before, cellphones, the internet, and television.
In conclusion, this library and museum is a really comprehensive look at President Nixon 's personal and political life. The museum looks at his birth, political career at Congressman, Senator, Vice-President and President, and even touches on Watergate. He wasn 't born as rich or powerful political family like many other president, quite similar to President Obama, comes from middle class, took him many career ladder in order for him to become president. Perhaps his hungry desire for political office might be his downfall. This museum really is a great education and entertaining visit for everyone.
His message resonated with the masses and therefore I am reminded of Marx and Religion and the Opium of the people Hitler became just that, so as the German economy crashed, his popularity rose, the business community wanted Hitler to succeed, they financed his party and supported his movement. The business community wanted a strong man to fix the anarchy so that they could continue in an orderly fashion with the business of making money. Another reason was that they saw Hitler as a very simple, even a stupid man who could be directed and dangled like a puppet from above with an only limited understanding of politics
The background of the speech is pretty evident from circumstances of Richard Nixon running on the ticket for vice president with Dwight D. Eisenhower on the ticket for president. The speech entitled, “checkers” came into formation and existence because of the assumption that Richard Nixon was receiving funds and money gifts from donors in secret and “off the books” and also in ways that are generally illegal. He used this speech to reveal the real reasons for those gifts and that none of the money from the donors have gone to him personally, but rather they were used for real and legit political expenses that he didn’t want to have to charge the federal government with. These expenses are not limited to paying for travel, campaign related funds, and other necessary expenses. In my opinion, the significance of the speech was that it brought upon many different changes in how the government got involved with the national media.
Nixon's general appearance was not appealing to the public eye from a previous election he ran in against John F. Kennedy. Nixon was not prepared for the debate having recently been released from the hospital while looking unwell and very sick. Nixon's appearance was upkept because his main interests had always been in international affairs. It was important for him to keep up appearances in front of other world leaders and he succeeded in doing so. After the Watergate Scandal was exposed nixon's public opinion fell to extreme lows, in some cases 31% and 27% approval ratings.