This brought about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The crisis was a thirteen day event when the world seemed to be on verge of a nuclear war as the Cuban government were installing missiles to be used against American if the Soviets or Castro felt it was necessary. It has been said by historians that the crisis made Kennedy’s passion for the Cold War lessen with the fear of millions dying as a result of the impending nuclear warfare. After Kennedy’s powerful speech at an American college asking for some sort of compromise, the two feuding countries agreed to a treaty against the use or testing of nuclear weapons in both the atmosphere and space. The treaty was signed a year later in October of 1963.
Meanwhile,Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the USSR, viewed the placement of these weapons as fair, since the United States kept nuclear missiles in Turkey which had the same range as Cuba from United States. Overall, this issue caused a mass hysteria within the American government, which feared to be at the edge of a nuclear war. President Kennedy decided to approach the issue in a diplomatic way with the help of a select group of experts and advisers; since his previous military attempt to stop communism at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba failed and therefore motivated him to reach a compromise with Khrushchev and the Soviet government. At first, Kennedy’s advisors (National Security Council) wanted to bomb Cuba or make the missiles defective; however, as debate continued the decision was made to employ a “blockade” that would stop more missiles from coming to Cuba. This event demonstrates the importance of Kennedy being president at that time.After all, someone else may have favored a military attack on Cuba, which would have changed everything.
Which shows that dictators can inherited power, or gain a little bit power and then expand their power. An interesting dictator who took gained power by having some power first is Saddam Hussein, who took power from al-Bakr. After Hussein came to power, a list with the names of politicians that opposed Saddam were recited at a meeting that they were at. The politicians were taken to the court of law and trialled found responsible for treason, of the 68 politicians, 22 were executed. In early August 1979, many politicians that opposed Hussein were dead.
LBJ was sworn into office less than 3 hours after the shooting. He took the oath of office on Airforce One at the airport. Mrs. Kennedy was there in the dress that had President Kennedy’s blood on it. President Johnson’s first presidential proclamation came the following day when he declared November 25, 1963 would be a national day of mourning for John F. Kennedy. After the assassination of JFK the secret service changed many policies, such as; all presidents must ride in enclosed cars, presidents may no longer walk along the routes to shake hands, congress allowed Mrs. Kennedy and her children 2 more years of protection after leaving the White House and then in 1965 congress voted for lifetime protection, and the secret service has grown from 513 in 1963 to over 6500 today.
Carter has diplomatically achieved great conquests in the world, but if he put the same efforts on resolving American domestically problems that would be much appreciated by the American people. Carter had started a peaceful relation with a communist country during the cold war, and exchanging ambassadors with China is great step in the American diplomacy. President Carter and Soviet leader had signed SALT II agreement, which was later, appeared to be useless. Additionally, Panama Canal was another achievement for Carter until his secret negotiations to return the Panama Canal was exposed. This reflected that the US is weak and didn’t act in a great power countries should act in.
This is anti-Reaganism” (Moore, Alan, in Groth, Gary, and Fiore, Robert, 1988. The New Comics: 100).” (Masserano 2009) This research text entitled, The Judge of All The Earth: Allegory and Politics in Alan Moore’s “Watchmen”, analysis 's Moore’s critique of the politics that governed the atomic age and the effects that it had on the American people as a whole. The seminal line offered up in the second issue of the series by the character of Night Owl, in which the riotous seventies Vietnam protests are the backdrop, outlines how the effects of cold war paranoia left the American populous in relation to the rise of the communist agenda. Night Owl stating, “The country is disintegrating. What happened to America?
The public lost confidence in the president and by the end of July 1974, the House Judiciary Committee had adopted three articles of impeachment against Nixon. On July 30, Nixon finally released the Watergate tapes. On August 5th, transcripts of the recordings were released. Three days later, on August 8, Nixon announced his
There have been many communist dictators in the world, and one of them is Ngo Dinh Diem. Ngo Dinh Diem was the first President of Vietnam; he was born on January 3, 1901, in Quang Binh, Vietnam. He died on November 2, 1963, in Cho Lon City, Vietnam because of an assassination ("Ngo Dinh Diem, President of the Republic of Vietnam, 1954--1963"). Ngo Dinh Diem was born into a Catholic family and joined the U.S government (Biography.com Editors). He called himself a president because he was elected, but he was really a communist leader that gradually gained more power.
Andrew Jackson was the first so called "people 's president". up until his administration government was becoming more concentrated in the hands of the aristocratic forces of the country. He made many choices that could be considered wrong but he made the decisions based on his desire to keep common Americans in control of the government. He refused to renew the National Bank 's charter thereby setting the country’s economic development back by several decades. Question 3: Identify at least one reform movement highlighted in Unit 3.
The Reagan Doctrine of 1985 is a phrase used that describes former President Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy. The goal of this policy was to defeat Communism, and weaken the Soviet Union through a process known as “roll-back”. Under the Reagan Doctrine, the United States gave covert and overt aid to resistance movements and groups to roll-back Soviet-backed Communist movements and governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In addition to defeating the Soviet influence, the Reagan doctrine also aimed to strengthen the American people and reduce their reliance on the Government. The policies under this doctrine are what caused the global decrease of Soviet influence, improved relations with the Soviet Union, strengthened the American