cabinet official served jail time for a felony committed while in office. The government had set aside oil-rich public lands at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, and Elk Hills, California, for use by the U.S. Navy. Albert Fall secretly leased the land to two private oil companies. Although Fall claimed that these contracts were in the government’s interest, he suddenly received more than $400,000 in “loans, bonds, and cash.” He was later found guilty of bribery and became the first American to be convicted of a felony while holding a cabinet post. As a result, the problem with the Teapot Dome Scandal was that after Harding’s administration became corrupt with bribery.
Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States; he resigned as president after his involvement in the Watergate Scandal. People broke into the Watergate building to wiretap phones and steal secret documents. Nixon knew about the break in before hand and tried to cover it up. When people found out about him trying to cover it up, he decided to resign as president. He gave his speech on August 8th 1974 and resigned on the 9th.
Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the Watergate Scandal. Introduction: I. On June 17, 1972 burglars connected to Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign were arrested A. The robbers were arrested at the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. 1. They were connected to Nixon’s campaign B.
He was the first president to openly defend the practice of replacing many of the officeholders. However, after the Peggy Eaton Affair Jackson he replaced his original appointed cabinet members. It appears there was corruption throughout his presidency with the Indian removal by using military action against them. His personal feud with Vice President Calhoun over nullification, tariffs, and gossip. In addition his misuse of presidential powers by destroying the Bank of the United States.
Monday 5 January, Njaga Jagne had been arrested as he got off a plane at Dulles international airport near Washington DC. He was charged with organising a failed attempt to overthrow Yahya Jammeh, the military ruler of Gambia. Gambia is a slender riverine nation of fewer than 2 million people. had served with the US army, had already confessed to US investigators, telling them he was one of a small group of men from the diaspora who had taken part in a botched nighttime attack in December on Jammeh’s residence. The strange thing is that the alleged coup plotters were middle-aged immigrants, who had made good lives for themselves in America over the course of decades, with careers, wives, children, savings, suburban houses, and citizenship.
The haunted memories from a six-year-long war that stained history pages with all the innocent lives it took. The two famous speeches “Be Ye Men of Valour” and “Attack at Pearl Harbor” were spoken by two different men, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, that called to their nation on the threats that threaten them. Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain, was at the request of France for aid for the Germans had broken through the French defenses. It was up to Churchill to tell his nation what was at stake as well as tell them what must be done to keep Europe out of the claws of the Germans. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president of United States of America, was in his second term of the presidency when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
Introduction: Frank Abagnale caught the nation’s attention when he managed to steal a total of 2.5 million dollars just by writing bad checks. The most interesting part of the story is that he did this all between the ages of sixteen to twenty-one. This was a crime so serious that he was sentenced to over ten years in prison, even though he was a minor at the time of the crimes (Abagnale "Abagnale & Associates.”). This outrageous crime spree gave birth to the movie Catch Me If You Can. I first watched this movie my sophomore year of high school, and just like all of my classmates, I too was fascinated by the story the movie told.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Man of Destiny tells of the life and political career of one of the most influential and significant figures in American history. Though most known for his time as president of the United States, FDR’s achievements and accomplishments span far wider than only this. The novel begins with the birth and childhood of Franklin, and details his life as he grew up studying law. It explains how he got into politics, the different positions he held, and his path of power toward the presidency. The book also details the tragedy of Roosevelt getting stricken with Polio and losing the majority of the feeling in his legs.
“He became an attorney general and a New York general.” (history.com) Robert is the reason now why we have secret service on presidential candidates. “Robert was assassinated in the June of 1968.” (history.com) “Robert F. Kennedy presented the speech “On the Death of Martin Luther King” on April fourth 1968.” (historyplace.com) He gave his speech to inform the public about the assassination of Martin Luther King. He wrote the speech to remark on how great a man King was. In writing this speech he must of had to keep in mind the fact of the emotional response that he would receive. There is mixed feelings about Martin Luther King.
Alger Hiss was a United States government official and government official Whittaker Chambers eventually threw Hiss under the bus leading Hiss to be “the central symbol in America’s struggle over domestic communism” (17). Hiss tried denying multiple times that the accusations were lies and he was innocent of anything Chambers implied but “on January 21 1950, a jury found Hiss, and attorney with a once-promising career in the State Department, guilty on two counts of perjury - for having lied about his Communist connections in the 1930’s” (17). This eventually sent Hiss to be in a federal penitentiary for four years and also his testimony exposed many politicians such as Richard Nixon and the New Deal. I found this event interesting as Alger Hiss was actually never found guilty of having Communist ties and everything known as of that time were just speculations. I also found this interesting as the Hiss case also exposed many other politicians and associations but those people were never mentioned to be questioned or tried to
He was also elected to the senate in 1930. He was a very smart man with a photographic memory and was a threat to FDR’s presidency in the 1936 election. (hueylong.com) Huey Long was impeached in the house but avoided it in the senate. He was a very successful politician and was a prime candidate for president in the 1936 election but tragic events threw him out of the election. (hueylong.com) Huey Long was assassinated in 1935, on September 8, and died two days later at age 42.
Jackson was elected president, and a mob burst into the white house, and trashed it. Andrew was also the first target of a presidential assassination attempt, Jackson beat the failed assassin senseless with his cane. Andrew was involved in many duels, the most famous was against Charles Dickenson. Charles, called Jackson a coward, thus the duel commenced. Dickenson fired first, hitting
Martin Van Buren, the first actual American President. Martin Van Buren was born in 1782. He became a quick headline when he won a U.S senate seat in 1821. While in the Senate, Martin Van Buren helped form the new Democratic Party from a coalition of Jeffersonian Republicans who backed up as their nomination for the election Andrew Jackson. One of Jackson 's favorite, Van Buren won the presidency himself in 1836, but was tortured during his term due to a financial panic.
What do you actually know about the man on the $20 bill? The president on the bill is President Andrew Jackson who was the 7th president of the United States. While Jackson served as the President he won the battle of New Orleans, was a common president, and increased federal power. Jackson served two terms in office. In these two terms Jackson caused a financial crisis, neglecting a court order, and killing off innocent Native Americans.
Richard Nixon was the 37th U.S President from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974 and during his term, President Nixon would become one of the most talked about administration. This was due to the Watergate scandal; this would heavily over shadow his other accomplishments and bring the White House under the microscope. Nixon would tap phones and record conversations of people when he would have meetings. He did end the war in Vietnam and improved our relationships with China and the USSR. One of his objections in the United States was to try and bridge the divide in our cities and try to heal the war weary people of our nation, because of all the disagreements over Vietnam.