Alexander the Great is a villain because he murdered and tortured innocent people and took over civilizations against their free will. Alexander the Great is a villain because he murdered and tortured innocent people. Alexander has killed people because he wanted to be known as great, but heroes do not kill innocent people, they save them. When Alexander was taking over the world, the places he conquered he tortured people that did not listen to him. According to History for kids, “King Philip was murdered by a
During the 1920s, people lost vast amounts of money due to the stock market crash. Since the story of The Great Gatsby takes place around the Great Depression, an era where the loss of money became the epitome of people who desperately needed it the most. However, people who were a part of the wealthier social classes, such as Gatsby, infinitely spent money on fancy cars, a mansion, and especially his giant parties. All of those things are all for Daisy, and the life Gatsby lived all started out because of her. She became the main reason why he lived such a rich lifestyle.
For example, he raised “hush money” for the burglars, he destroyed evidence, fired uncooperative staff members. He even tried to get the FBI to stop the investigation of the crime. Some of Nixon’s aides testified before a grand jury about the president’s crimes. They also testified that Nixon had secretly taped every conversation that took place in the Oval Office. All the prosecutors needed was to get their hands on those tapes.
1920 Corruption Criminal activity in the 1920s advanced vigorously throughout the United States which became publicly witnessed due to the aftermath of the progressive era, resulting in broadcasts, radio, and newspaper. Scandals, such as the Harding Administration Scandal and Teapot Dome Scandal, and illegal activity, such as the gangster Al Capone, became eminent and symbolized corruption of the 1920s. Warren Harding served in office from 1921-1923 as the 29th U.S. President, before dying of a heart attack. His Presidency is famous for scandals and criminal activity orchestrated by some of his cabinet members and officials. Although he was not involved in the scandals, it unfortunately harmed his reputation and was known as a poor president
They fear the presumed communist because they were taught to be wary towards them since they were rise in an era of fear. So him accompanied by his friend, are going to search him and maybe contribute to arrest him, like they do when they play indians and cowboys. Communists are search all over the United-States and it contributes to be suspicious toward everybody, even your own neighbours because everybody is a suspect, (it restrained exchanges.) Finally, presidents of the United-States of America have had an important role to play in international exchanges in regards, particularly to
Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John D. Rockefeller are both labeled as robber barons. Robber barons is a term that means that they stole and were granted special rights, so that they could create monopolies in their fields. This concept is completely wrong though, since both Vanderbilt and Rockefeller worked hard to earn everything they received. Rockefeller and Vanderbilt were both businessmen who made wise business decisions, and created deals that would benefit them. Vanderbilt was a business manager for a ferry entrepreneur, who was breaking the law so that their customers could receive cheaper fares.
It was a time of greed, corruption, and broken capitalism was common in America. Theodore Roosevelt didn't do it for himself. He did it for America. Why were robber baron's so bad to America's economy? Robber barons controlled an entire market, they stop competition from selling which didn't allow progression, took away businesses affecting
The Teapot Scandal When senator Fall became secretary of the interior, in 1921, he handled the public oil reserves, which both Republican leaders and Democrats accorded for future Naval use. And, therefore, they banned their private exploitation. Nevertheless, he leased those lands; which contained the prohibited domes and reservoirs, in California and Wyoming, to the companies that repaid his favour with loans and gifts. And, though he tried to silence his steps, he and his friends failed to dodge investigation. As his proper deeds and implicated governmental officials faced publicity in 1924, moreover, in 1929, the court incriminated and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment and a monetary penalty.
The youngest traveler say, “Lord, to think I might have all that treasure to myself alone!”(Pg 149) He intentionally killed his teammates because of his love of money. The bible says “ For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have emed from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many snow.” (1 Timothy 6:10) Nowadays, THere are a lot of crime because money. Many people are willing to do anything to achieve their own interest. Because of the love of money, and now we have lost respect, friendship and love. The beatles says “ For I do not care too much for money, for money cannot buy me love.” (The Beatles) Money and greed really will adversely affect a person’s life.
The reason Congress established the excise tax was in hopes of reducing the national debt which was $54 million. The locals used whiskey not only for drinking but also for cooking and medicine. To the people apart of the Whiskey Rebellion, whiskey during the eighteenth century was as valuable as gold. The uproar took a turn for the worse in 1791 on October when the rebellion disguised themselves as farmers snatched a federal tax collector from his bed, marched him five miles to a blacksmith shop where they stripped him of his clothes, and burned him with a poker (Frear, 1999). Over the next three years that followed the locals in the rebellion kidnaped dozens of tax collectors.
The "Bloody Shirt" Elects Grant Between Andrew Johnson and the Congress people did not believe that a professional politician should be president Democratic party at this time were very disorganized General Grant was the most famous general in the North during the Civil War Grant’s only electoral vote was casted for a democrat in 1856 Grant won with 214 electoral votes The Era of Good Stealings The major issue in the post Civil War era was corruption Two millionaire partners Jim Fisk and Jay Gould were almost able to pull off a scheme in which they could corner the gold market Boss Tweed used bribes to rig elections and get money out of it Thomas Nast was a newspaper cartoonist who was aggressive against Tweed Tweed was later prosecuted
Warren G Harding was a man most historians revile. He is known for the “Ohio Gang”, a group of his friends that he put into power in the United States government, simply because they were his friends. This was probably not the best idea, as one of his friends leased government land to oil barons for a huge sum of money. Jess Smith, another friend of his was bootlegging, which meant that he was smuggling Alcohol while the prohibition act was in full swing, as well as “influence peddling, and other nefarious activities” (Anthony 1). Harding also was somewhat of a ladies’ man, and the fact that he was married did not slow him down one bit.
President Nixon had a poor impression on his presidency title when compared to his predecessor Lyndon B. Johnson because of the Watergate scandal, violation of international law, and attempt at wage and price controls. The Watergate Scandal was an act by President Nixon, that caused him to become the infamous president he was known as. The Watergate Scandal was a burglary that occurred in June 17, 1972 and was organized by none other than President Nixon himself. The scandal caused a great deal of uncertainty in America as no one wanted to believe that the President would do something so naive and devious. This scandal’s main purpose was to steal secret documents and wiretap phones in order to retrieve information from the