cabinet official served jail time for a felony committed while in office. The government had set aside oil-rich public lands at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, and Elk Hills, California, for use by the U.S. Navy. Albert Fall secretly leased the land to two private oil companies. Although Fall claimed that these contracts were in the government’s interest, he suddenly received more than $400,000 in “loans, bonds, and cash.” He was later found guilty of bribery and became the first American to be convicted of a felony while holding a cabinet post.
1. “How did Lincoln and Johnson each approach reconstruction?” Johnson did not have Lincoln’s moral sense and political judgement when it came to reconstruction. “As wartime president, Lincoln had offered amnesty to all but high-ranking Confederates” (464). Lincoln had proposed that when ten percent of a rebellious states voters had sworn loyalty (taken an oath), then the state would be restored to the Union as long as it had approved the thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery.
The life experiences of Gandhi and Malcolm X have similarities. Malcolm X and Gandhi both have fought for civil rights in the countries that they both have lived. Gandhi did it by not listening and just doing what he pleased. Gandhi would get told not to do something and it would be perfectly legal but the British empire would arrest him for Civil Disobedience and then arrested again for sedition and sentenced to six years in prison. Malcolm X Ran into the same trouble Gandhi had, but was arrested for burglary and sentenced to 10 years in prison and got the nickname Satan for the teaching of hatred towards God and learned of the prophet Muhammad.
In Philip Caputo’s book, “A rumor of war”, I do not believe that his trial was really fair. They basically just said this your choice for the easy way out or you can go the hard way. If Crowe, the marine who had his trial before Caputo, did not be found not guilty, I believe that Caputo’s outcome would have been different. However, it did work out in his favor as he were dropped from all charges except the last charge. How they got to this point, Caputo, in anger, went into search for two prisoners and at the time did not care if they killed them.
Conahan, the one who oversaw the scam, pleaded guilty to racketeering and was sentenced to more than 17 years behind bars. Hilary graduated college and wants to become an English teacher for at-risk kids. The victims and their families have also won millions in judgements from Mericle and Powell’s
Robinson’s activism in political theatre became most prevalent in the lead-up to the presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater, a Republican senator from Arizona. Goldwater adhered to a strict state’s rights position and despite being a Republican, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Martin Luther King Jr. equivocated Goldwater succinctly in an address to fellow voters, stating, “While not a racist himself, Mr. Goldwater articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to racists”, a prevailing thought that Goldwater shrewdly used his political prowess to manipulate anxious white voters who felt shunned by a changing Democratic party. Barry Goldwater was the anti-thesis of Jackie Robinson, as Robinson was able to effectively switch his political stances based off the issue of civil rights and Goldwater was effectively able to switch his stance based on stopping civil rights. Goldwater’s general brashness and thin-skinned demeanor provided a stark contrast to Robinson’s decade long insistence on respectful dialogue and understanding opposing
His disagreed with both Roosevelt and Taft’s ideas behind their policies. Wilson believed that the United States had to be the lead in spreading democracy and peace across every country. He based his diplomacy on economic power and would only give support to countries who had moral beliefs similar to those of the United States (Moral diplomacy 1). In 1913, Victoriano Huerta took control of Mexico and President Wilson would not recognize him as president since he illegally seized power. When several American sailors were arrested for wandering into a prohibited zone, Wilson used the incident to give reason for sending US Navy ships to the port city of Veracruz.
The following year he decided to write an essay on the topic, “Civil Disobedience” and was published to the public as a political stand. Thoreau argued, “It is not a man’s duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong.” Thoreau believed it’s the people’s duty to refuse to support the government to seek improvement. Thoreau was a true believer in standing up for what is right, stating, “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Senior officials of the PFLP claimed that Carlos had received an enormous amount of money (estimated between 20 to 50 million) for not killing the two senior OPEC representatives. 9. Explain how and why the individual disengaged from terrorism: Je was captured in 1994 in Sudan by agents of the Direction of Territorial Surveillance (DST). He is currently in prison serving two life sentences . He was found guilty of killing two French secret agents in 1975.
Ida did not hesitate to criticize Rockefeller for stooping to unethical business practices in quest for his numerous successes. Her writings were credited with the eventual breakup of Standard Oil, which came after the U.S Supreme Court rule in 1911, that the company was violating the Sherman Antitrust act. The Sherman Antitrust act allowed only Congress to regulate interstate commerce. Ida Tarbell and Ida B. Wells have much more in common than just their names. Both have exposed underlying issues in American society through pieces of writings, persistence, and course of actions they took.
“If anyone wants to go to hell in a hurry, there are greased banks aplenty in Miami.” Said a distressed minister, who watched as other states enacted the prohibition before Miami (KCTS9, 1). 1919-1933 was a time of war between the ‘dry’ members and the ‘wet’ members. It all started in 1917 when Woodrow Wilson implemented a temporary wartime prohibition when the United States entered World War I, in order to save grain for producing food (history.com, 4). Though it was only supposed to last for a stipulated seven-year time limit, the amendment caught on, and received the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states in just 11 months.
Mr. Wright was a lessor for the ExxonMobil and had suspicions of underpayment of royalties. He claimed that Chevron and other oil companies were underpaying royalties from federal and Indian lands in the area of Beaumont, Texas. Chevron payed $45,569,584.74 to resolve the claims in the accusation. Some part of the money was returned to the federal and Indian accounts that were affected, and a small amount went to Harrold Wright, as the False Claims Act states that the relator is entitled to receive a percentage of what the government recovers.
Based on the evidence Speer was undoubtedly responsible and guilty in crimes against humanity, he was convicted to 20 years imprisonment because of his utilization as Minister for Production and Armaments in the consolidation of slave labour during the war effort. Although during the trials there was no explicit reference to his involvement as Chief Architect in the forced removal of Jewish citizens from their homes prior to 1942. The GBI resettlement department was formed in 1939 and headed by Dietrich Clahes, they were tasked in the matters of “relocation” of those citizens; historian Dan Van Der Vat presents an erased entry from The Chronik which was written in April 1941, “The Jew-flats rented from local landlords were cleared and the Jewish tenants were packed into Jewish living space on Jewish-owned land... In the period from 1.1 to 15.4.41 a total of 366 tenants in areas 4, 9, 12, 14 and 25 were required to resettle”.
For the next two years, he began to question numerous officials in the State Departments in the hope to backup his claims. Joseph McCarthy accused several innocent citizens of being associated with communism with groundless claims, but he was unable to unmask any communist among them. Joseph McCarthy’s downfall began in October of 1953 when he started to question if the Military was infested with Communism. The Army fired back with accusations and started revealing information about him. Reporters started publishing unflattering articles about him and he eventually lost his position as the Chairman of the Government Committee on Operations of the Senate.