Abstract Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States who was born on October 14 1890 in Texas. He went West Point a prestigious Army school and then during WWI he trained in people in tanks. During WWII he commanded the Normandy invention or D-Day. After that he became the supreme commander of the Allies .Then he retired from the military and ran for president and won, he served two terms as president in which he managed Cold War era tensions and ended the war with Korea. After that he retired to Gettysburg in 1961 and died on March 16 1969 at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C.
Richard Nixon (1913-94), was an American politician who served as the 37th U.S. President, is best remembered as the only president ever to resign from office. Nixon stepped down in 1974, halfway through his second term, rather than face impeachment over his efforts to cover up illegal activities by members of his administration in the Watergate scandal. A former Republican congressman and U.S. senator from California, he served two terms as vice president under Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) in the 1950s. In 1960, Nixon lost his bid for the presidency in a close race with Democrat John F. Kennedy (1917-63). He ran for the White House again in 1968 and won.
Ronald Reagan found many ways of bringing the government back to what the founding father imagined it to be. As president he cut the budget and ended the Cold War. He got many United States citizens revert to the conservative way of thinking. “Republicans believe every day is the fourth of July, the Democrats believe every day is April15th.” Ronald Reagan created a way of thinking that brought the government to its knees. (Web article from Time) He brought down the budget and told the soviets no more.
By October 1972, they had forged a tentative peace agreement. However, President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam voiced violent opposition to the terms and the North Vietnamese angrily walked out of the negotiations. Nixon ordered a massive bombing campaign against Hanoi and Haiphong. After 18 days, the North Vietnamese agreed to return to the negotiating tables, but the agreement that was worked out was not substantially different from the one that had been agreed upon before the
1900’s and it was directed by black men. The Chinese immigrants directed the anti-opium laws in the 1870’s, while Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans directed the anti-marijuana laws in the 1910’s and 20’s. Drugs started getting evaluated for medical safety and efficacy in the 1960’s, due to the fact that drugs were becoming the symbols of youthful rebellion and even political dissent (Muriskin & Roberts, 2009 P.110). The war in drugs got declared by President Nixon, in June 1971. President Nixon, “increased the size and presence of federal drug control agencies, and pushed through measures such as mandatory sentencing and no-knock warrants” ( ).
In 1966, a housing discrimination bill in favor of President Lyndon Johnson was relinquished by the United States Senate. Subsequently, after two years, civil rights advocates tried to pass the same discrimination bill. Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, the U.S. Senate permitted a Fair Housing Act which prohibited private discrimination in housing sales and rentals. What stood out to me in this section of The Color of Law is how an assassination was needed to establish the ethical bill. It is almost like the U.S. Senate was waiting for a perfect time to pass it.
Unfortunately, he was assassinated before he could present the bills to Congress. Following Kennedy’s death, (Waldman, 2010), President Johnson introduced the immigration reform bill to Congress as you mention in your post. Once pass it will abolish the old quota system that unequally distributed immigrant visas based on national origin. This bill became law in 1965 prohibiting immigration
After the quarantine went into effect, Khrushchev sent a personal and emotional letter to the President on Friday, October 26. Before they could reply to the message that was sent another letter arrived via telex on Saturday, October 27. This letter was more demanding and it insisted that the United States of America evacuate its missiles from Turkey in return for the Soviet Union removing its missiles from Cuba. President Kennedy 's sent his brother Robert Kennedy to meet with Soviet 's Ambassador Dobrynin to discuss the final results of the crisis, and in which he stated clearly to the Ambassador that there was no certainty of removing the missiles in Turkey and Italy but that President Kennedy had been "anxious to remove those missiles from Turkey and Italy for a long period of timeâ€¦ [and] that within a short time after the crisis
In 1637 about 100 Massachusetts Bay colonists were ordered to surrender their “guns, pistols, swords, powder, shot & match”, said Barbara Mantel. In 1813, Kentucky and Louisiana became the first states to ban the carrying of concealed weapons. In 1986, the NRA scored a victory when President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Firearm Owners ' Protection Act. Currently about six states must have insurance on their gun. “Insurance will cover you if your home burns down in an electrical fire, but it will not cover you if you burn down your own house, and you cannot insure yourself for arson,” said Robert P. Hartwig, Garen Wintemute had some very good points to back up his belief.
He’s also well known as his foreign policy. Obama ordered U.S. military intervention in Iraq in response to gains made by the Islamic State after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, continued the process of ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, and normalized U.S. relations with Cuba. Then he won 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for this withdraw. It’s because most people think this can make less citizens in the Middle East die. As the first African American’s President, he tells the people that everyone can be the President no matter your race is.