“In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine,” he said, “is the momentous issue of civil war.” That sentence epitomizes Abraham Lincoln’s entire approach to the issue of secession. He considered it a constitutional impossibility, and would never officially concede that it had been successfully accomplished. That’s why, when he directly addressed citizens of the states that three weeks before had installed Jefferson Davis as president of what they claimed to be a separate nation, Lincoln still spoke of them as “my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen.” I think that the speech of Abraham Lincoln is more appealing as he did not considered the South as his
He compares politics to the streets in this chapter, going after a virtue important in both: loyalty. One thing is certain, in both worlds, is that no one trusts a traitor. His prime example is, of course, George Bush, who promised “no new taxes”. However, he was forced to go back on the promise that he could not keep. The phrase “dance with the one that brung ya” comes from Ronald Reagan, who used the term to describe how he sticks with his followers, through thick and thin.
The Los Angeles Times reported that 60% of the public felt that Carter was too soft in dealing with the crisis (Nelson). Carter had made Americans feel weak and ashamed again from the lack of response to the crisis. The Iran Hostage Crisis occurred during campaign season for the 1981 presidential elections, in which Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan
The least successful president in foreign policy is, in my view, Jimmy Carter, and I reach this conclusion with a certain regret. Carter has important accomplishments to his credit, including the Panama Canal treaty and the Camp David Accords bringing peace between Israel and Egypt. However Carter so badly mismanaged America’s relations with Iran, leading ultimately to the hostage crisis, as well as misunderstanding the Soviet Union, leading to his surprised reaction to the invasion of Afghanistan, that he presented a picture of American impotence to the world, one which paved the way for his overwhelming defeat in 1980 by Ronald Reagan. The president sought to refocus America’s foreign policy on such noble and idealistic goals as the promotion
Their job was to decide if any measure of the New Deal did not agree with the American Constitution so it could be denied. Since they were Republican, they had a natural resentment at the New Deal and found the NIRA and the AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Agency) unconstitutional. After his second election, Roosevelt made some bad, public decisions like trying to ‘pack the court’ by attempting to appoint six judges who would vote in his favour. Interestingly, the Supreme Court voted in favour of some policies of the New Deal like pensions in the Social Security Act. There was minor opposition from within the Democratic Party as well.
In his quick, eleven-year rise, Goldwater was praised for his independence and outspokenness. However, these qualities do not a president make, at least that was the case in 1964. If we look at Goldwater had he run against Kennedy, as originally planned, and not Johnson, a different outcome can be pictured. Had Kennedy not been assassinated, Goldwater 's campaign style would have been seen differently, and perhaps the margin of loss would not have been so large. Goldwater had planned his campaign on running against Kennedy, however, it was not to be.
By doing this you are pretty much deciding that the third party wins, and in this case that was Woodrow Wilson. 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
In Jackson’s time as general, he was part of the Burr conspiracy, which almost ruined his entire military career. Aaron Burr was the vice-president for President Thomas Jefferson. Burr said he had a plan to make the Spanish go to the Southwest, away from the American frontier. However, Jackson was a nationalist and did not care for international law. Therefore, Jackson turned down Burr’s plan.
We having established our political view into these countries means they can be more like America. Even though I get criticized on many of the things I do as president of the United States, I still feel that my voicing over these country that we as American’s have, should make up for me being “weak” as the president. Even opinions from the press has dimmed me in a bad light as the president. Since the spanish foreign policy I have also dealt with the repercussions, but I feel as if you can’t please everybody in America as the president. People even said I was a weak and mediocre president because I did not want America to go to war, but of course things end up diffrently than as planned.
In an episode, Pinky wins the presidency and Brain immediately tries to manipulate him. Pinky opposed all of Brain’s idea and limits him. He restricts his use of weapons as do the Democrats. They believe that Americans should be allowed guns but have implemented laws with restrictions to their weapons. Pinky also states in the episode that as president he will follow the Democrahttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112123/quotestic values and the constitution.
Many people thought Regan or any other U.S. president did not have the ability to end the cold war. Hoekstra states: “Who would have thought in the early eighties that it would be President Reagan, who would sign with us the first nuclear-arms reduction agreement in history?” (Database) Regan was doubted time and time again while he was in office, but no one can deny his great accomplishments of ending Communism. The INF Treaty was one of the biggest achievements Regan attained. Another way Regan took a hands-on approach to ending Communism was eventually ending the Cold War. Many presidents before Regan tried to threaten the Soviets and use force to end the Cold War.
Though I agree with what the act it trying to accomplish because Congress in trying to stay in control of the power to declare war and limit the President’s power to declare war. I honestly feel that power is too much power for one person such as the President to control. I would hope in the future that Congress passes a more effective War Powers Act that the President will have to follow. One of the Presidents that has violated the War Powers Act was President Bill Clinton when he got our military involved in Kosovo. President Clinton didn’t receive Congress’s approval to get involved in the conflict in Kosovo, in fact they voted against it several times.
Discussion 6: Question 1: Zinn portrays the Nixon presidency in general as a failure all on its own and the Watergate scandal adding to the failure as a dirty play by Nixon. Zinn thinks Nixon was involved in “dirty tricks” because he thinks Nixon knew all about and personally orchestrated the Watergate scandal. He proves this by telling us that top Republican and Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives that they would not support any criminal proceedings against him. Question 2: Schweikart and Allen’s interpretation of this period in American history is different from Zinn’s because he tells more of and focuses on the achievements and victories of this period of time while Zinn tells of the good and bad and focuses mostly on the