President Clinton managed to successfully create and pass a law that benefitted the economy without support from his party or the Democrats who voted for him. He risked reelection by going against what the Democrat voters believed in. But most importantly, he risked his legitimacy as a politician and a leader to do what was correct for the American people. In the end, NAFTA significantly helped the United States, and proved that Bill Clinton had the guts to achieve political goals that went against what those closest to him
Theodore Roosevelt's anti-trust act stopped robber barons in their track's. The Anti-Sherman Trust Act wast the first act to outlaw monopolistic businesses which is reducing the fair market competition of enterprises and monopolies. Theodore Roosevelt sued J.P. Morgan for bad trust's and won the case in The Supreme Court. This was a turning point in America because robber barons didn't own America anymore. It was a time of greed, corruption, and broken capitalism was common in America.
“The shackled runner: time to rethink positive.” Sage Journals 728–739. Summary: As the title already says this article is about rethinking positive discrimination. It is a very useful article which provides counter arguments to four main criticisms of positive discrimination, which are: 1) Failure to select the “best” candidate; 2) The undermining of meritocracy; 3) The negative impact on the beneficiaries; 4) Injustice of reverse discrimination. This article starts with the analogy of the “shackled runner” given by the US President Lyndon Johnson who introduced affirmative action legislation in 1965 aimed to redress discrimination towards
He speaks badly of Burr but says, ¨Mr. Jefferson is a man of fair character for probity.¨ This shows that despite how much he dislikes Jefferson`s political views and disagrees on almost everything with him, he would much rather see Jefferson win than see Burr win the election of 1800, which makes Burr seem very dishonorable in Hamilton`s eyes. Jefferson and Hamilton’s feud created the foundation of our political views and system. They both helped to form the factions that led to the dual party system under which the U.S. operates today. The rivalry between Jefferson and Hamilton led to the founding of two political parties, Democratic and Republic, which are still relevant to our political system.
Andrew Jackson was said to be one of the democratic president to have good and bad choices during his term. Andrew Jackson made history for being the first democratic president. People thought that his choices were very bad for the country. Others thought that Andrew Jackson’s choices help to make the country greater and more better. Andrew Jackson was chosen for president for the smart decisions he made during the war.
However, Franklin Roosevelt did not follow this basic constitutional principle. He misused his power in many ways as no other president had done before. Roosevelt used a system of gaining power called court packing, packing the court with people who shared his economic views. He also ignored separation of power by making decisions before congress approved them. Roosevelt also went against the tradition that presidents only serve two terms,
He believes democracy is all beneficial to every sector of society and should be run for the general well-being, serving the ultimate goal of equality in justice. Pericles ' viewpoint is nevertheless argued in The Republic, juxtaposing the qualifications of the ruling power and their competence versus the incapability of the general public to foster such a magnitude of power. Using "Socrates" as a fictional protagonist, Plato critiques democracy in The Republic. Through this protagonist, he reflects on the value of merits such as ‘justice, ' that are prevalent in the configuration of society as a whole and in the character of an individual being. He condemns societal democracy due to its foremost features such as freedom and equality.
His foreign policy was outstanding as well. Towards the end of his presidency he was stained with the Lewinsky Scandal that molded the way America saw Bill Clinton presidency, inadequate. People see Bill Clinton's presidency as a failure because of the Lewinsky Scandal, but what they fail to acknowledge is his achievements such as: prioritizing education, creating jobs, lowering crime rates, and demonstrating excellent foreign policies. Monica
William E. Leuchtenburg, a professor of history, illustrates both the good and bad sides of Roosevelt’s program to battle this crisis. Leuchtenburg states that this federal program “had its critics” because it neglected some issues; however, it is nearly impossible to solve every problem. Despite its weaknesses to overlook some issues, the New Deal changed how the government operated by reverting from its traditional ways which were beneficial for the welfare of
Americans strive to fight for what is right. Americans who vote will vote for the candidate who shares the same political views as the voter. It is fascinating how unconsciously Americans, as voters, oftentimes forget to take the time to contemplate why the candidate that shares the same views as us is right. Political parties have led us as a nation through dark times, such as the Great Depression, they serve as a vital lifeline for our government. Without any political parties there would be not representation, voting would become exceedingly complicated than it should be, our government would change entirely.