Nevertheless, Nixon managed to return to politics even after such a major scandal and establish himself as an author, analyst and commentator. President Clinton even acknowledged Nixon’s “wise counsel” on foreign policy. Nixon remained as a politician who would use any methods he could to be competitive and advance his career (Wicker). Surprisingly, it has been noted by many scholars that the public has become desensitized to Watergate. In a report released by a Democratic and Republican pollster, “only 18 percent of Americans surveyed believed that Watergate was worse than other scandals of the last quarter-century” (Polman).
The world remembers John F. Kennedy today because his face was in the living room of nearly every American’s house from his campaign in 1960 until his death in 1963. Many people who watched the debates between Kennedy and Nixon on television would choose JFK as the winner, but those who only listened to the debate thought otherwise. This goes to show how charismatic and charming JFK was and how he was the first real president to win in large part due to his personality. The Kennedy family was borderline royal in America during the 1960’s and the young image of John Kennedy still lives in the minds of many to this day. John Kennedy established the modern day trend of American Presidents possessing a celebrity like quality.
How we think and feel during a speech is often the result of the words a speaker uses and the tone they take. Clinton’s speech had a very specific goal of showing the audience that he was humble and sorrowful, and garner sympathy and forgiveness so that the president could continue holding his status. Clinton used many techniques and his own charisma and personality to drive the speech to be as influential, and be as memorable, as it is. Its masterful use of language and the careful presentation created a lasting impression that Americans today can reference when discerning what is really being said when a politicians
• Richard Nixon addresses the crowd on August 8, 1968, during the presidental campaign in order to persoade them to elect him as President of the United States • He states that he is determined to win the elections, despite the fact that he lost 16 years before in front of a strong candidate, Dwight D Eisenhower, who was lying ill in the hospital at the time the 1968 elections were going on • Persuasive in his speech, he wants the Republican Party to become the leader, which holds all the qalities America needs to recover from the past times • He congradulates his rnning mate, as well as all those who have fought to obtain the nominaton, including Governor Reagan, Governor Rockfeller and Governor Romney • He also says that the 1968 elections
President Nixon is one of the most famous Presidents in American history for being the first one to resign from office. While Nixon is famous for doing such an unthinkable act, he is also the one that gave one of the best and most well known speeches in political history, The Checkers Speech. The speech was given by (Senator at the time) President Nixon when he was running for Vice President on General Eisenhower’s Presidential ticket. A newspaper, the New York Post, had a front page with the headline "Secret Rich Men's Trust Fund Keeps Nixon in Style Far Beyond His Salary"; the article alleged that people were donating to a secret fund that Nixon had for his personal benefit in trade for political favors.
Many people believe that Nixon may not be the best candidate for president. There is a great deal of evidence that supports that fact of Nixon being the best person to run our country, which was given in the prior paragraphs. Mr. Nixon had the right mindset, attitude, and background to become our next president. As you can see Richard Nixon only wants the best for our country. All of his policies are supported by facts and most are not biased.
The Age of Jackson was an era where the common people of the United States were finally represented in their country by the president of the United States of America, Andrew Jackson. Although he was well-off, people called Jackson the “common man” because of his military background and how he was a farmer, instead of being born into a wealthy family and using his status as an advantage. Since the common people had the president’s support, they felt the need to express their opinion on expanding suffrage to themselves. At the time, voting was only available for the rich, land-owning, white males and it was considered a privilege for them. However, the working class reasoned that they should have a say in the country’s decisions since it was their country as well.
“When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.” These words were uttered by former President Richard Nixon in an interview shortly after his impeachment. Regardless of the sociopolitical implications of such a statement, Nixon stated an important historical fact: that those in authority usually believe they are above the law. Throughout different periods of human history, leaders have often acted outside of their own laws for personal benefit. Whether one examines the Macedonian kingdom, the Roman Empire, or the various Islamic Caliphates, he will always find at least one leader who transgressed the laws of his nation in order to obtain a personal reward.
Ronald Reagan went from a simple shoe store owner to a student athlete and student body president to an actor to a politician and finally ended up as the Fortieth President of the United States. He stepped into the political spotlight in 1964 but before that he worked as an actor for Warner Bros. How exactly did Ronald Reagan shape our country into? He already affected our country as an actor but had a bigger positive influence as president. All of these things are things that Reagan felt passionate about and he held up his duty to our country as president Reagan influenced the country by his strong views in border protection and political views. He also influences us by his diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, which he promoted awareness about.
Finely the president tied the incident that day to events that took place 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake who died in see. Bringing this he is comparing the Challenger seven to Sir Francis Drake, he is also telling the public in order for them to explore there should be sacrifices, and public should never turn its back to the program. Though, President Reagan’s speech about Challenger shuttle was short, it carried a lot emotions expressed by his tone of voice and his ability to deliver the speech, moreover, he did an effective job of persuading his audience, whether he was mourning them or informing them the message was clear. However the president didn’t have the right strategy about the part he was apologizing to the children that was watching, he should never had to mention another teacher going to space in his speech.
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.
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.
In 1984, it was again time to elect a president. Democrat Walter Mondale, former vice president under Jimmy Carter, was running against the current president, Ronald Reagan. Because of their lead in the polls, Reagan and his team decided not to attack Mondale, but to form a campaign based on being able to feel good about America again. Amongst the many commercials Reagan 's team did, "Morning in America" stands out as one of the greatest political ads ever. It created a sense that America was once again strong and Americans could feel secure in the knowledge that they were living in the greatest country in the world.
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.
Although they had good intentions, it has only made it harder only the majority of the population. America is unknowingly judgmental towards any select person that has a belief or opinion that is not supported at the current time. As an example people have seen the harsh behavior gay people have faced over the last hundred years so they decided to make their beliefs the most important.