Every president is either praised for helping advance a nation, or castigated for not doing anything. The success of a president is reliant on the success of the country. It seems that no matter the amount of work they put in during their time in office someone always has negative comments. If the majority of the country doesn’t stand behind the president nothing will be accomplished. The people are needed to help vote on bills put in place along with voting on who would make the best representatives. The success of a president is reliant on the success of the country. President’s Reagan and Roosevelt had opposite ideas but both did what they could to help better the country.
President Kennedy vs. President Johnson: Foreign and Domestic Policies President Kennedy was presidency was hard fought, even though he was roman catholic, he still managed to pull 51% of the votes. I think he won because of his youth and determination to make America a better country. With that being said, he publicly televised his debates to show the world that he is not afraid of anything. John F. Kennedy was best known for his quote “It is not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” This inspired Americans across the nation to help with local communities and to make America a better place to live overall.
The Great Depression was a time during 1929 to 1939, It was the longest lasting economic disaster. The two presidents in term during this crisis, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, approached this problem in different ways. Hoover’s idea on this was to have private citizens help each others, while Roosevelt believed the government should take care of its people with social programs. Looking at these ideas in more depth we can infer ways our country should go.
President Johnson was an important figure in the civil rights movement. Johnson wanted to make the United States a "Great Society". Johnson had passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Johnson’s primary goal was to end the poverty and racial injustice. He saw that racial discrimination was a big problem and that it effected the economic growth of the country.
The transition between presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt marked the transformation from a weak, to a strong form of government, which became directly involved in the lives of the people. This was primarily caused by the difference in the executive leaders ideologies, where Hoover was more focused on individual responsibility and capitalism, Roosevelt was more concerned with immediate action based on government intervention. Overall, the New Deal sacrificed the amount of personal responsibility that the people had with their own economic security. The power of the federal government was strengthened, but the long-lasting effects based on the social and economic policies was beneficial for the United States.
When comparing Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson’s stance on foreign and domestic policies, there are similarities and differences. One iconic phrase we associate with Roosevelt, “speak softly and carry a big stick,” justly depicts his stance on foreign policy. Roosevelt sought after prestige for America, desiring to stand out among the nations in power and strength. At times, Roosevelt’s foreign pursuit was aggressive and resulted in conflict such as the Spanish-American War, and resistance to Roosevelt’s Corollary. But it did lead to advances of the construction of the Panama Canal, and the absorption of power over the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, Cuba and Hawaii. Roosevelt also made a great impact on domestic policy with the introduction
I would rank the four presidents below Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson probably in the also ran category. Each had the opportunities to place the United States in a better position than it currently is. George H. Bush, presided over the first Savings and Loan crisis and failed to encourage congress to act in restoring some regulations which were removed to remove inflation and help the economy. His actions during Desert Storm gives him validity as a president willing to take action; however, there are a few issues that come with this. First the military’s success in Kuwait belongs more to the Reagan administration’s policies, the capabilities training and force expansion was all accomplished during his presidency. Next is the drawdown after the war President Bush decided to cut the military, but did not engage leaders of other countries to assist in filling the gaps that the drawdown created, essentially the military was still responsible for large mission but with less manpower. Reliance on technology, the technological advances from the previous decade gave Bush and his successors
Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. were both born 120 years apart. They were also killed ten days apart in the same month, years apart of course. Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. were one of the biggest influences on Slavery and Civil Rights. As well as being great leaders during their times. Both of these men were similar, but also had their differences. They had accomplished many things in their life times.
FDR Vs. LBJ Because of their position in the government, Americans have such high standards for presidents. However, a lot of the time presidents are criticized more for their mistakes rather than their accomplishments. As Michael Siegel shows in his book President as Leader “presidential leadership is exercised by real, flawed human beings, and not by superheroes or philosopher-kings beyond the reach of scrutiny or critique.”
Reagan was able to cut government funding by 25% to support the US economy. Reagan believed with government imposing less taxes the economy would benefit because the US citizen would be making more money. Reagan discusses his idea for reform to try to improve the economy in his inaugural address. “This Administration’s objective will be a healthy, vigorous, growing economy that provides equal opportunities for all Americans, with no barriers born of bigotry or discrimination. Putting America back to work means putting all Americans back to work.
The policies would not only help America but also make sure that the world is stable and safe from danger. Foreign policies included America stepping in to maintain world peace, also helping other countries become stronger whereas on the domestic front Eisenhower maintain old American values
Unlike Harding, Coolidge rarely spoke and was honest to the public. Citizens liked how honest he was after having Harding as president; this led them to believe in the government. They even continued to engage in post-war activities suck as drink, smoke, and dance while Coolidge was president (Calvin Coolidge). He tried to keep the United States at peace by refusing to enter the League of Nations and placing high taxes on imported goods. Inside the United States, he cut taxes and took a step back from leading the country.
Civil Rights Compare and Contrast In the early 1960’s Martin Luther King Jr. and George Wallace both gave speeches on civil and equal rights, and segregation issues going on at that time. Martin Luther King Jr wanted segregation to end.
The Kennedy-Johnson years (1961-1969) provided the stimulant for social and economic re-form, but most of their policy initiatives were confounded by domestic strife and foreign policy failure. Discuss. The 1960s heralded a period of both social and economic change as both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson attempted to continue the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ‘New Deal’. However, “competing domestic and foreign policy constituencies” stymied some of their efforts at reform therefore whilst in many cases their policies stimulated reform in later decades much of their energies in the 1960s were focused overseas.