While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different. The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817). According to Edward Ayres in American Anthem: Reconstruction to the Present all three Presidents used some form of Economic Aid, how we help other countries financially; Military Aid, how we help other countries’ militaries; and finally, Military Use, how we utilise our military (Ayres 817).
This source is very useful to a historian, it explains the Soviet response to the Marshall Plan, and they believed it was a clear example of American economic imperialism. They believed the Americans were trying to undermine the Soviet sphere of influence in Europe by taking over countries and making them dependant on the US dollar so that they could not turn to communism, if they did they would face the risk of having their aid stopped. From my own knowledge, I know that one condition of receiving the aid was that countries would have to share their economic information with the USA. The soviets believed that the Marshall Plan was an attempt to place countries under their economic and political control, as demonstrated by the fact they had to share economic information. The plan was perceived as having ideological reasons and the USA were trying to control countries by making them reliant on the dollar and through fear of this money being taken away if they turned to Communism, undermining and posing a clear threat to Soviet influence in eastern
With that, he would sell it to others that were in association with the British. “Money is the man 's God…,” American officer, Brown, writes, “.....and to get enough of it he would sacrifice his country.” Major John Andre, the man responsible for Arnold 's switch, and Arnold, wrote several letters back in fourth discussing further plans for Arnold 's spy career. The two used a distinctive coding mechanism in hopes of hiding their secrets. In one of the letters, Arnold says: “I shall communicate to our mutual friends strongy all the intelligence in my power.”
This is the point where things begin to heat up and rhetoric comes into play. Angry that Jefferson has decided to run against him, Adams uses the newspaper to start a smear campaign against Jefferson. He does this with help from ethos, the "persuasion through the audience 's perception of the speaker", (Austin 664) and pathos, the “appeals to emotion.” (Austin 177) Because Adams is president people respect him and what he says, they take him on his word. Adams uses his credibility as president to manipulate the public into thinking terrible things about Jefferson.
His documentary film Stop Making Sense (1984) based on the innovative, rock group The Talking Heads, was one of the best chronicles of a new wave music band that was very avant-garde combining punk, art rock, funk, pop music, and the movie managed to translate all that. However, Demme is “best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. He later directed the acclaimed films Philadelphia (1993)” (Wikipedia), and later The Manchurian Candidate (2004). Demme’s directing approach covers a wide range of genres, most notably
Henry’s Persuasive Etiquette What technique sent unhappy colonists into battle ready patriots? After the French-Indian War Britain needed a way to restore their lost funds. One bad financial plan after another led to the brink of revolution, Patrick Henry convinced Virginia to go to war through a certain method. In Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention”, ethos was the most effective persuasive technique because it made the unfair British occupation something everyone can relate to and promoted the character of the American people.
The interactional model is the most useful for explaining what happens when the message is seen to be problematic, in the film ‘Wag the Dog’. In the film ‘Wag the Dog’, the president of the United States of America is accused of sexual misconduct against a girl who was visiting the white house. A mysterious adviser, Conrad Brean played by Robert De Niro is brought in. He decides to manufacture a false war with Albania to distract the public’s attention and to encourage sympathy for the country, thus increasing the President’s chances of re-election. However, it is evident that the interactional model becomes problematic when agents of the CIA apprehend Conrad Brean and member of the White House Winifred Ames, informing the two that they know there is no war.
Sam Roberts in the article A Decade of Fear argues that Americans turned against each other because of McCarthyism. Roberts supports his argument by explaining and describing the many occurences of paranoia caused by McCarthyism. The author’s purpose is to persuade the reader that McCarthy’s gross grab at power caused tension between Americans. It is clear that the author is directing his claims to an older and more educated audience, due to his cynical tone. I strongly agree with Roberts’ claim.
Sam Robert in the article, A Decade of Fear, argues that Americans turned against each other because of McCarthyism. Robert supports his claim by explaining, contrasting, and demonstrating the effects that McCarthyism had on humanity. The author’s purpose is to persuade in order to convince the reader that McCarthyism sparked betrayal and fear among Americans. The author writes in a tone for his educated audience. I strongly agree with Robert’s claim.
Orson Welles 1941 film, Citizen Kane, depicts the American dream through the protagonist Charles Foster Kane. In the film, Orson Welles relies heavily on his understanding of the audience by using pathos and ethos in order to convince them of his purpose for writing the film. The appeal to pathos convinces the viewer as to how depressing Charles Foster Kane's life is even with all his fame and fortune. The use of pathos is apparent in the scene where Jedediah Leland says, "That's all he ever wanted out of life...was love. That's the tragedy of Charles Foster Kane.
Peter Appleton and John Proctor are both similar and different in their own way. They both are in similar situations when they are faced with similar moral dilemmas. They both are coming from different time eras so the dilemma for both of them are of course going to be different. In John Proctors case he is facing the dilemma of him and his wife being accused of witchcraft, and with just being accused of witchcraft no one wanted to associate with you in any way. Peter Appleton’s dilemma is that he is a big Hollywood film writer and living the American dream, but things start to go down because he has been accused of communism.
With the privilege of having troops at their disposal and a goal of liberation, Cheney and Rumsfeld along with the whole Bush Administration had the world in the palm of their hand. These modern semiwarriors are no longer content in intervening to keep the enemy at bay, but to promptly
Thirdly, king George broke the laws he made and the American colonist wanted that to stop. This is why the American colonist were justified for their independence. The British took advantage of taxing the colonist. First, the British taxed the colonist after the French & Indian war.
The unexpected Northern Vietnamese attack was used as leverage against the U.S. and as seen from the American’s point of view, it was the definite turning point of the Vietnam War. The Tet Offensive was seen as a symbolic attack to the American public and the purpose of the attack was for the North Vietnamese to send a message to America. The Viet Cong wanted to gain advantages in negotiations to pull ahead in the Vietnam War for the victory (Robbins). Americans saw the attack as a message from the enemies and once they saw that the government was not doing anything to help, doubt began to spread and the American public soon lost trust in the government. Although the presidents tried anything in their hopes to assure the country that the attack was nothing to be worried about, the Tet Offensive already proved that there was nothing able to do to make the war winnable.
The President supported the anti-communist countries and repressive regimes and United Sates assisted military dictators who were elected to the office (932). President Reagan crippled communism influence around the world.