Yet as time went one his lack of skill with political problems lead to many of his programs fail and having no luck in passing bills in Congress. The economic instability of the country was an ever increasing problem within Carter’s presidency. He had little success in regulating businesses to improve the economy by raising interest rates, and in turn, increasing inflation. Instead he used deregulation to increase the
Trotsky ultimately ended up missing the funeral, and Stalin took advantage of this. He told people that Lenin and Trotsky were not close friends, and because people admired Lenin so much, they did not want a ruler who was much more different than him. Stalin, at the funeral, carried Lenin’s coffin. This made people think that Stalin and Lenin were close friends, which was actually not the case at all (Ronald). This helped kick Trotsky out of the competition, and gave Stalin a huge
The second crusade was uneventful compared to other crusades and is considered a failure due to the lack of communication between King Conrad and King Louis, the defeat effected Europe in that it damaged their economy, many soldiers died on the journey and the crusade created internal turmoil. The Second Crusade failed to achieve the aim of maintaining the Christian presence in the Middle East and it was also the beginning of the downfall of the Crusader states in
When Theodore Roosevelt saw that trusts, or monopolies, were cheating millions of Americans, he did not stand by idly; he aggressively utilized the Sherman Antitrust Act to break up monopolies, causing some to mock him as the “trust-buster.” When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was faced with the worst economic recession in American history, he did not utilize moderate, monetarist economic policies; he passed what many would consider to be the most aggressively liberal economic policies in American history in the New Deal, which created programs like Social Security and the minimum wage, even though most of the New Deal was controversial and parts would be struck down by the Supreme
As Andrew Jackson slowly rose to the complete power of president, controversy over his motives arose as well. Born in 1767 in South Carolina to a poverty-ridden family and an absent father, Jackson became one of the most debated presidents ever. His hot temper and self-reliance seemed to appeal to the people, yet his inability to take criticism and advice did not go unnoticed by the country’s government. To the bare eye he was a war hero, but if you dug deeper, you would discover he was a murderer, he was the common people’s choice, yet he seemed to not care about any other race besides his own. With these opposing characteristics, Jackson became the center of many debates and conflicts, hero or villain?
One of the biggest thing that Jackson had done as a president was in 1832. Jackson vetoed a bill that would renew the second bank charter early. Jackson stated “I will kill it!”. He said this because he didn’t like the bank at all and he believed that it made the rich richer and the poor poorer. He said in his veto message “It is easy to conceive that great evils to our country and its institutions might flow from such a concentration of power in the hands of a few men irresponsible to the people.” He is saying that the bank is being taken over by the rich and that the bank isn’t helping the common men at all.
Canadians suffered a lot of hardship during the Great Depression which resulted in them feeling helpless and angry. This anger and helplessness left the Canadian people looking for someone to blame for their suffering; that someone became RB Bennett. The poverty of the Great Depression as well as Bennett’s past actions caused the rejection of Bennett’s ‘New Deal’ in 1935. The fact that Bennett was a millionaire and suffered very little during the Great Depression made it extremely difficult for struggling Canadians to trust him as they “…felt his wealth made him unable to relate to the struggles of ordinary Canadians during the Great Depression”(Source #1 Bennett’s Background). After experiencing so much loss through the first few years of
Incompetent Politicians Need to Grow Up Presidential Race: In “Why should we hire Carly Fiorina for president?” Richard Cohen asserts that Carly Fiorina would not be a good choice for president, regardless of her success or failure in business. Cohen employs the use of the example of Herbert Hoover, an excellent business man but a “political klutz” (9) to show that having people who are not legitimate politicians try to be president is not in the best interests of the United States. Cohen also uses statistics to illustrate that she was not even that good of a businesswoman, as the stock of her company decreased significantly during her time there. This serves to discredit her further because even if one believes that a good businessperson will
Despite what Rauchway says, In my personal opinion, I believe Eric Rauchway was way too critical of Herbert Hoover for he had to deal with a seemingly powerful economy completely falling apart. He was a smart, hard working, and had one of the best mental understandings of economist, greater than any other president in the the twentieth century. However Herbert Hoover couldn’t maintain his political party because he did not have enough political warmth. As
The final area I researched dealt with the effects on President Hoover’s presidency. During his presidency there was strong opinion he was to blame for the horrible economy because he did little to nothing to help improve people situation. As a result people started to refer to items using his name snidely. An example were Hooverville’s where the homeless population lived in communities of tin structures and had no access to heat, water, or the newly introduced electricity. A few other examples included Hoover blankets, newspapers that were used as blanket, and Hoover flags, an empty pocket turned inside out.