Contrary to the present elections we have now each person chooses their own running mate for example Donald Trump chose governer Mike Pence. That had to create a certain level of contention that is not seen in today’s election. Todays politics has many similarities in the since that the Trump and Hilary campaign was ran with overt contempt for the other party. Strong words were used to discredit one another and both sides believed that the other would ruin the county. President Donald Trump belived that Hilary clinton was corrupt due to the ongoing email contravery regarding emails that were shared and/or deleted that contained classified information.
Politics and Debating There are 7,463,973,000 people,237 countries, and 237 national leaders in the world. Since not all countries elect their leaders in a democratic way, there are much fewer presidents in the world. These chosen, special leaders of the nations must have great abilities that can lead to the nation’s wealth and world peace, and presidential candidates often show these abilities to the voters through presidential debates. However, some people argue that having great debating ability doesn’t prove the person’s aptitude as a president.
Roosevelt states, “...the tempo of modern warfare could bring into our very midst the physical attack which we must eventually expect if the dictator nations win this war” (15). Roosevelt says this in the way he did because at this point in time he didn’t want to physical fight but he knows if the country needs to we will. Roosevelt knows that wars do not solve the problem which is why he simply wanted to aid countries and not physically fight with them, causing the loss of many lives. Roosevelt had four basic freedoms that he wanted to be conserved and saved.
George Washington had a vision for the United States of America that seems to be unattainable. In his Farewell Address, he gave a strong warning to the nation: don’t create political parties, and don’t create alliances with other nations. While Washington had good intentions, there was little possibility of his warnings being heeded. Political parties were established before Washington even left office, and permanent alliances with foreign militaries show no signs of disappearing. Washington acknowledged that political parties are a part of human nature in his Farewell Address, and that still holds true today.
He had a harsh temper and his personality was just not fit to be in the position of president. Jackson was said to be better for the Army and military and that he just wasn’t really capable of the duties of being president. He even said himself that he was not quite made for president. “I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be president.”
Vargas 5 Ronald Reagan: America’s Leading Man Ronald Reagan, only movie actor to become president, was recognized for his conservative republicanism, fervent anticommunism, policies contributing to demise of the Soviet Union, appealing personal style, skilled as an orator which earned him the title “Great Communicator.” (Britannica) However, Reagan didn’t get this recognition easily, he worked really hard to get to there. Reagan got his start in politics in a televised 1964 address.
Although each president’s style varied from each other, they were all trying to reach a common goal. The main objective was to stop the spread of communism and each president fought it differently, Truman favored economic aid, Eisenhower preferred to use the military, and Kennedy liked to be flexible between all of the options. Truman was the first president to be in office during the Cold War. As a result
Being the second president he was left with big shoes to fill from George Washington. Congress and citizens of the United States had extremely high expectations for him. He legacy in modern history remains controversial. Adams is remembered for his positive impacts on America by peacefully avoiding war with Britain and France, despite the pressure he faced all around him. Perhaps if Adams decided to go to war the history of the United States would have been very different.
Unlike the Vietnam War, the missile crisis jeopardized the American way of life, which is why America acted. Former President John F. Kennedy, before meeting a gruesome death, addressed the issue that plagued the nation. In Kennedy’s Oval Office Address, he explains that since the end of World War 2, America “shows that we have no desire to conquer any other nation,” demonstrating America’s peacefulness (Kennedy). Although America will not invade any country, Kennedy’s actions to defend America from Cuban missiles should be the epitome of what every striving president should be. Not to interfere with foreign affairs, but if ever threatened America should be ready to defend
But at the point that it doesn’t become the problem when he led the country, it seems to be the infringement of privacy which went to far. Another example can be said about a scandal of the former US President, Clinton (Dr. Son 4). That Clinton did not do an action which the head of the country had to do is also right to be criticised, but if it was really just reported for the right which the public know, the former US President, Clinton experienced the infringement of his privacy. There are very different opinions on the infringement of the politicians’ privacy rather than celebrities. The title of public figure seems to make even more so.
After he was re-elected, Jackson’s vice president disagreed with Jackson that South Carolina could have the power to secede from the Union. “President Jackson was a strong believer in the states’ rights to determine their own laws. He did not, however, believe that the states had the right to threaten the existence of the Union” (Osinski, 77) This led to the resignation of Vice President Calhoun. Being the first vice president to resign from office (biography.com).
John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, or better and more simply known as Kennedy and Nixon, competed against each other in the presidential election that took place in 1960. As many people are aware, they debated heavily during their run for president at a time when the need for a compelling leader was desperately needed in the United States. Both these runners were influential people during their time and had their own unique ways of showing it. Kennedy was a young but energetic Massachusetts senator from a very elite family from New England while Nixon was a seasoned lawmaker who was currently serving as the vice president of the United States. On one hand, Nixon had a much greater foreign policy experience and had spent almost eight years as the United States’ second-in-command meanwhile Kennedy’s youth and religious background was considered to be a disadvantage by nearly the entire nation.
The most heated arguments of Washington 's presidency revolved around the extent of presidential power. The first matter of debate centered around the president 's ability to remove as well as appoint appointees. The Congress was cautious and several members argued that while some powers could be securely entrusted to Washington, his predecessors might not be so honorable. James Madison, among others, disagreed. He reasoned that if the president did not have the power to remove appointees, without the consent of the Senate, they had the potential to serve for life, as the only other way of removing them was through the impeachment process.4
Since 1789 44 men have taken the oath of office as President of the United States. All of them have done very good things but they’ve also done things that have made them look skeptical in the eyes of many Americans. Did you know George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned more slaves than the average colonist during the 1700’s, yet they said all men were created equally. Apparently that only applied to rich white men. John Adams threatened to strip power from Congress so he could complete things he thought were best for the country if Congress didn’t agree with him.
Woodrow wilson was very different than presidents before him because he wanted isolationism as a foreign policy, which did not end up happening. Early in his presidency isolationism was practiced, we stayed out of every other country’s business. Our history as an imperialist country is quite long. Rather