The world remembers John F. Kennedy today because his face was in the living room of nearly every American’s house from his campaign in 1960 until his death in 1963. Many people who watched the debates between Kennedy and Nixon on television would choose JFK as the winner, but those who only listened to the debate thought otherwise. This goes to show how charismatic and charming JFK was and how he was the first real president to win in large part due to his personality. The Kennedy family was borderline royal in America during the 1960’s and the young image of John Kennedy still lives in the minds of many to this day. John Kennedy established the modern day trend of American Presidents possessing a celebrity like quality.
Ronald Reagan was a mediocre film actor. He will never have made what in the entertainment world the A list which is a high level of acting like Clark Gable or Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart. Regan was relegated through the 30,40, 50, to roles in B-movies including Bedtime for Bozo (1951). When Reagan became a well know politician and his undistinguished career in Hollywood most politician saw him as no treated but they were dead wrong. Ronald Reagan became one of the most influential political leader of the modern work and a hero for the people of United States of America.
Ronald Reagan went from a simple shoe store owner to a student athlete and student body president to an actor to a politician and finally ended up as the Fortieth President of the United States. He stepped into the political spotlight in 1964 but before that he worked as an actor for Warner Bros. How exactly did Ronald Reagan shape our country into? He already affected our country as an actor but had a bigger positive influence as president. All of these things are things that Reagan felt passionate about and he held up his duty to our country as president Reagan influenced the country by his strong views in border protection and political views. He also influences us by his diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, which he promoted awareness about.
A few days after Donald Trump’s inauguration, his former press secretary, Sean Spicer, claimed that the crowd at his inauguration was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period”, which was quickly debunked (Reilly). Days later, Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s spokeswoman, called the misinformation “alternative facts” (Macintyre). The inauguration misinformation is not the only instance of Donald Trump’s manipulation of language. According to PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website, 59 percent of Donald Trump’s formal statements have been mostly false, false, or “pants on fire” blatant lies (“Donald”). This fact, whether or not people are consciously aware of it, is perhaps why the Trump administration has been so frequently compared to
Jackson was previously known as a national hero, someone who did what they could to ensure the security of the nation’s people. He was also an experienced politician especially in the West. By running for president in 1824 for the first time, the voting process changed as more and more people started to get involved. According to “Methods of Electing Presidential Electors: 1816 to 1836”, 4 years before Jackson’s first run for office Massachusetts, Illinois, and Maine were the only states that used the people to vote for the president. When Jackson entered campaigning, he relied on the opinion of the people which in turn people voted to make their voice known.
In conclusion,I believe that Andrew Jackson is not democratic. You may have read about how he was a very popular president and how he had 2 terms of presidency,how he is on our twenty dollar bill,etc, but no matter what good he did, his bad history will always have a black mark on his image. He acted more like a king than a president, he made his own rules and manipulated people to get what he wanted. In his whole lifetime, he had, obviously, done way more dictation than
Harry Truman accomplished many things in his life time and was one of the best presidents to ever be in office. Many of his accomplishments came from what he did in his early childhood years and the time he put in when no one knew about him. He joined WWI and that shows he would be able to fight for his country and not back down. He also made a huge adjustment from County judge to Vice President showing he knows a lot about politics and is ready to take his career further (“The History of Harry truman”). Harry Truman was born on May 8,1884 in the farm community of Lamar Missouri.
President Nixon is one of the most famous Presidents in American history for being the first one to resign from office. While Nixon is famous for doing such an unthinkable act, he is also the one that gave one of the best and most well known speeches in political history, The Checkers Speech. The speech was given by (Senator at the time) President Nixon when he was running for Vice President on General Eisenhower’s Presidential ticket. A newspaper, the New York Post, had a front page with the headline "Secret Rich Men's Trust Fund Keeps Nixon in Style Far Beyond His Salary"; the article alleged that people were donating to a secret fund that Nixon had for his personal benefit in trade for political favors. This scandal caused many Americans and Republican politicians to push Eisenhower to remove Nixon as his running mate and to question Nixon’s integrity.
Divorce is at its highest rate ever and I believe this is because couples have too much pride and self-entitlement today. Also politicians, for example Hilary Clinton, are so swaying with their views in order to please everyone that its hard to tell how they really feels. Opposite of Kreon, who stuck to his views and refused to consider anyone else’s. Kreon reminds me of Donald Trump, they want so much credit and respect, and expect everyone to blindly follow them. The presidential candidates this election truly scares me because there isn’t one person with a middle ground.
Born into a non-aristocratic poor family, somewhere in the Carolina’s on March 14, 1767, was a man named Andrew Jackson. Jackson, also called “Old Hickory” was a very bold proactive man in American history. From being a military hero and founding the democratic party to enacting the trail of tears and dismantling the of the Bank of the United States, the man and his legacy are a prominent topic for scholarly debate. Some believe he was a great president and some believe he was the worse president. But if you look at it from a moral perceptive or in the eyes of a foreigner, Jackson’s legacy was far more villainous than heroic.
Throughout history it was obvious that the key to a good presidential campaign was a good slogan. Each election year something new and unseen came up about the candidates that made them increasingly entertaining, and occasionally impactful. From mud slinging to parades, from taunting to ignoring, each political candidate had an interesting year that is left down in history for all to wonder about what they were thinking. Tippecanoe and Tyler Too (William Henry Harrison 1840) This crazy slogan is actually incredibly influential. It helped throw the Whig party candidate into the presidency in the first time in American history.
This victory led to the elevation of Jackson’s status and he was now considered a national war hero. Andrew Jackson’s status as a national war hero came with a great amount of popularity and many people suggested that he run for president. Although, he eventually did run, he had no interest to in the beginning. By 1824, his supporters had gained enough recognition to get him a nomination and a seat in the U.S. Senate. Jackson beat the other contestants in the popular vote, but for the electoral votes, nobody won the majority and the House of Representatives were called to make the decision, ultimately choosing John Quincy Adams.
Donald Trump, a man who many dismissed as not serious about actually running for president, this time, is now considered to be one of the front runners of the GOP. Many are changing their viewpoints and saying that Trump has a very good chance at actually winning in the primaries. Even after his controversies, Trump still maintains the lead in national polling. Although, as tempting as it is to declare that he is a top pick for the republican nomination, it’s still just too early. But it’s not even his strengths that are dominating his approval ratings though; it’s more of his opponents’ weaknesses.
Luis Sevilla For: Dr. Stephens History 1301 42T 12 October 2015 Review #2 Does Thomas Jefferson come across as a great man, or a petty one? That is all based on opinion. From the little that is taught about Thomas Jefferson he comes across as a great man. Jefferson is not only known as a founding father he is also a big symbol in American History He is a symbol to American politics, he did not have a mind or his own, and he contradicted his actions. Jefferson a huge symbol of what American politics is today.
The Power of Words In Danielle Kurtzleben’s With “Fake News,” Trump Moves Alternative Facts To Alternative Language she depicts a chilling conclusion. The power that one person can have over a large population of people is incredible, dangerous, and mind-blowing. What also raises concerns is the public’s response to this one person, President Donald Trump. Ever since Trump started his campaign he seemed to know exactly what to say and how to say it. He very quickly won most of the public over even if some of his ideas were absurd.