Mass incarceration is the way that the United States has locked up millions of people over the last forty years using unnecessary and disproportionate policies. Contrary to popular belief, this is racially fueled as most of these policies saw to it that blacks and latinos be locked up for longer than their white peers and for smaller crimes. These racist roots within the system can be traced back to when the first slave ship arrived in the US. But our first major prison boom was seen after the American Civil war. I know that the Civil War was far more than forty years ago. I may not be a mathematician but I do know that much. When I say "mass incarceration", I'm talking about the more modern idea of mass incarceration. The difference here
Reading chapter 3, Sonja Foss, outlines four weaknesses of the neo-Aristotelian method of rhetorical criticism. She writes that this method assumes that the primary role of a rhetorical critic is that of a teacher or practitioner, this method overemphasizes the importance of the immediate, short-term effects of the selected artifact, this method overemphasizes the importance of rational appeals, and this method encourages an overly mechanical approach to criticism, in which critical concepts are applied indiscriminately to all rhetorical artifacts in cookie-cutter fashion. From analyzing Forbes Hill’s essay “Conventional Wisdom—Traditional Form: The President’s Message of November 3, 1969,” which neo-aristotelian Criticism can be found here.
The thirty seventh president’s tone throughout the speech was genuine and anguished. He stated frequently his regret towards his resignation; when this passage is read aloud, it is stressed heavily on pathos and that Nixon defended his decision with the selflessness of his own emotions and did what is better for the country (“American”). In his speech, Richard Nixon establishes his credibility and then goes on to show the logic of why he is resigning along with sparking the reader’s emotions in defense of him through the use of frequent fallacies and rhetorical devices. Nixon goes on to speak of his accomplishments and the tasks he hopes the American people will achieve with a new president, but those ideas are shadowed by the steady reminders by Nixon himself of the circumstances that are causing him to resign the Presidency that overall make Nixon’s arguments to logic and his credibility seem
The Silent Majority Speech was a speech made by Richard Nixon on the 3rd of November 1969 to the American public. He did it in a bid to gain support from the American Public for his Vietnamization policies. President Nixon called upon the “Silent Majority”, the term he used to describe the Americans who approved of his policies to maintain support as he attempted to achieve Peace with Honour. In this speech Nixon maintains that he wouldn’t listen to the Anti-war movement rather do what he deems to be the right way. Through this source we can see, that although Nixon was concerned by the Anti-war movement, he refused to alter his policies to satisfy them. This adequately proves that the Anti- war movement didn’t have a didn’t have a direct influence on Nixon’s Indochinese policy. Contrarily, One could argue that because he mentioned the Anti-war movement at all he was indeed effected by them, however this is more of an indirect impact, and doesn’t demonstrate a direct influence of policy. This source shows that President Nixon refused to listen to the
Nixon used the war to his advantage. He promised to find a way to end the Vietnam War, pledging America would have “peace with honor”. Now he had to uphold this promise and implement a plan, but it didn’t work. By 1975 South Vietnam had fallen under the control of the communist government. America’s longest war was over, but it took more than 58,000 American
In 1968, President Richard Nixon was elected because he made promises that he would stop the Vietnam war(PUBLISHED). During the first year of his presidency America’s involvement in the Vietnam war seemed to be winding down(PUBLISHED). Though
Taken Hostage tells the story of the Iran hostage crisis lasting from November of 1979 to the day Reagan’s inauguration. During this period of time, sixty six Americans were held in captivity by Students Following the Line of Imam after the United States allowed the Shah to undergo medical treatment amidst the Iranian revolution. Americans, after a tough decade of inflation, gas shortages, lack of trust in the government, and the defeat in Vietnam were yet again brought into a situation in which required their complete faith that the Carter administration would save the captives. The hostage crisis was a complete shock to the American people in addition to the heightened tensions because of economic decline, government mistrust, and energy
In 1973, Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act. The goal was to prevent the extinction of animal and plant life. It was also to eliminate threats towards them. Vietnamization was a strategy that helped reduce American involvement in the Vietnam war by transferring all military responsibilities to South Vietnam. President Nixon really believed in his Vietnamization strategy, which was to build South Vietnam’s armed forces and withdrawing U.S. troops. He believed that it would prepare the South Vietnamese to act in their own defense against a North Vietnamese takeover and allow the US troops to leave Vietnam with its honor intact. Nixon visiting china was a way for Nixon to normalize relations with the communist People’s Republic of China (PRC) by traveling to Beijing for a week of talks. Due to the Watergate Scandal, on August 9, 1974, he resigned before almost being impeached out of office. After his resignation, Gerald Ford came in the picture. Detente was a French word that meant a release from tension. The pardon for nixon was a pardon that was issued in September 8, 1974, by president Gerald
Richard M. Nixon, the 37th president of the United States entered office in 1969 and resigned in August 1974 following speculation. Republican Richard Nixon fulfilled his goal of settling the oversea tensions through ending American fighting in Vietnam and improving the relationships with the Soviet Union and China. In the 1972 election, Nixon defeated George McGovern by a very large margin. Despite this victory, Nixon and his administrative were thought to be responsible for a break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee during the 1972 elections. Nixon denied any involvement in this scandal and attempted to cover up the affair and evidence; however, some of his administrative members resigned while others were convicted
•But in April of 1970 he expanded the war by ordering the u.s and south vietnamese troops to attack communists in Cambodia.
As has been said before, this could hinder the war effort and provide the enemy time to regroup and fortify. Nixon did not cry during his presidency and only cried after he had given his "Checkers" speech during his 1952 vice presidential campaign. Nixon valued "controlled" emotional responses. Nixon did not show a great deal of emotion during his presidency because he did not appear to to public as much as other presidents and therefore had less chances to. Nixon was able to understand people that are in the lower class because he had been in a similar situation to them in his childhood. Nixon was able to keep up the public image of the president as being a solid pillar of strength and undying will to make the country seem strong. Rating
A popular reason why the Nixon administration formed the Vietnamization policy was to decrease US casualties and construct an army known as ARVN to gradually take over the American troops roll in the war. Alongside these military goals was the additional political goal of creating a westernized stable government within South Vietnam thus popularizing the country.
My book “No More Vietnams” is an extremely valuable nonfiction text to acquire more knowledge on the Tet Offensive. This book is special because it portrays the history of the Vietnamese War through the eyes of Richard Milhous Nixon. Nixon is the 37th President of the United States who served from 1969 to 1974, the last years of the Vietnam War. During his short lived presidency (he became the only U.S. president to resign the office), he was very active in pulling out American troops from the Vietnam War, hence the title “No More Vietnams”. Nixon is a man that has the ability to write about the Vietnam War through firsthand experiences, one of the two reasons why I choose this book for my research. The other reason why I used
Many would put Richard Nixon in the top five on a list of America’s worst presidents. Those who share in this opinion focus only on the negative aspects of Nixon’s presidency and fail to see all of the things he succeeded in doing. Nixon’s presidency encompassed great achievements especially in the category of foreign policy. Throughout his presidency, Nixon shaped United States’ foreign policy and had many events to show for it. For example, Nixon gained popularity for being the president who finally ended the war in Vietnam. He also created peace between feuding nations, and resolved issues the United States had with other countries. Nixon’s foreign policy achievements greatly outweigh the shortcomings he had while in office and showed he
Two days after the election of Chile’s new President, Salvador Allende, United States executives planned for his downfall. President Nixon called for his National Security Council, to voice the fear he held of Allende becoming a success gaining acceptance from the world. The problem with the desire of the United States government was, Allende was legally appointed meaning their plan needed to be precise. President Nixon and Kissinger begin their policy, which would push the Allende government to collapse before there was time to make it strong. National Security Decision Memorandum 93, written policy for the attack against Chile, expressed ways America would move towards Allende government takedown. Kissinger signed and handing out the top