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  • Eisenhower Presidency
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    The Effectiveness of Eisenhower's First Term: 1953-1956 Matthew BreitenstinePolitical Science 3322 Professor Dennis Simon 12/3/96 On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this work. Presidents are judged by a number of factors for their overall effectiveness. In 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower took public office for the first time. During his first term as President he was confronted with many different situations that taxed his leadership abilities. During the nineteen fift...
  • Treaties And The Senate
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    US action on International Fishing Disputes While the United Nations has passed several resolutions and treaties regarding fisheries, the United States has typically refused to ratify such measures. UNCLOS, the most comprehensive attempt at a unified body of maritime law, has yet to be given the consent of the Senate. The sticking provisions of this treaty primarily deal with provisions for deep-sea mineral rights. Many US companies have already begun exploration in deep-sea minerals and the UN ...
  • President Nixon
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    Watergate: by Randall D. Hutton English 112 English Composition II Dr. John Keeney February 26, 1997 end coverage Outline Thesis statement: Watergate could possibly be the worst scandal in the history of the United States. 1. Richard Nixon. A. Family. B. Political. II. Latest scandals. A. Iran Contra affair. B. Whitewater affair. Ill. Watergate. A. Burglary. B. Plumbers. C. John F. Kennedy IV. Investigation. A. Reporters. B. Special prosecutors. C. Senate hearings. D. Fight for tapes. V. Nationa...
  • Impeachment Trial Of President Clinton
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    There has rarely been a time in American history when the very foundations of our governmental system have been tested. The impeachment trial against William Jefferson Clinton gave the American people a chance to examine the constitutional process that our government has been founded upon. We can examine how all branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial) came together and defined their boundaries respectively. The outcome of this trial is well known, but based on the facts ther...
  • President Kennedy
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy has changed the lives of many Americans and their future generations. He fought communism, seen as an evil presence in our wold, in the Soviet Union, Cuba and China. In doing so, he prevented many people of the world from being harmed. Kennedy ensured equality for all Americans, rich or poor, black or white. He led an advance in civil and human rights, and was well liked by many of the American people. He is seen as one of the most influential Presidents ever to have been...
  • Gen John Breckinridge
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    John Cabell Breckinridge One day I was walking around the grounds at the capitol building in Frankfort. There sitting alone in the First Lady's rose garden on a bench was a solemn looking fellow. He looked very distressed and confused. So, I inquired if he was feeling well or needed something. He replied that he had just discovered everyone he had ever loved was gone and for some odd reason he was all that was left. I wasn't sure what he meant by that so I sat down beside him. He was dressed qui...
  • Fillmore's Southern Whig Supporters
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    Introduction Millard Fillmore was born in 1800. Fillmore is mostly know for being the 13th President of the United States. In a critical moment in American history, Fillmore succeeded President Zachary Taylor. Because the Mexican War had let the United States gain new territories, the conflict over slavery was renewed. To the relief of Northern and Southern politicians, Fillmore pursued a moderate and conciliatory policy. In 1850, he signed the Compromise of 1850 into law, which admitted one ter...
  • Senators Henry Cabot Lodge
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    "The Only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke They say time is a great teacher. How true. History has taught us that peace must be kept at all costs. At the end of World War 1, the common goal between the victorious nations throughout the world was to declare peace. The leading statesmen of these triumphant nations met in Paris to draw up the Treaty of Versailles, which would decide the fate of the central powers. Woodrow Wilson, the American Presi...
  • Senator Edwards And Sen Kerry
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    Many Americans recognize John Edwards as the second coming of Jimmy Carter; the soft-spoken Democratic Senator from the south. They know him as the running mate of John Kerry in his 2004 Presidential campaign. But before the North Carolina Senator entertained aspirations of President or Vice-President of the United States, John Edwards made a name for himself as a successful trial lawyer, a strong husband and father, and charismatic politician. Born in Seneca, South Carolina on June 10th 1953, J...
  • Johnson And Congress
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    One of the most conspicuous attempts in the United States to circumvent the intent of the Constitution's framers took place in 1868, when the Radical Republicans in control of the House of Representatives impeached Pres. Andrew Johnson in an obvious attack on the federal system of checks and balances. Johnson and Congress became adversaries soon after he took office in April 1865. The president, a Southerner, was more sympathetic toward the defeated Confederacy than was the Radical Republican ma...
  • Foreign Affairs Senator Richard Lugar
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    The following report will attempt to provide a brief, yet concise policy profile of Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar. Beginning with a short biographical review, the profile will proceed and concentrate on Senator Lugar's major areas of public policy concern; Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, and in part, his 1996 Presidential Campaign which encompasses a myriad of issues, both foreign and domestic. It would be impossible to include every aspect of Senator Lugar's political career and person...
  • Forms Of Government The Senate
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    Presidentialism Democracy has many subdivisions, countries must chose the optimal system for their situations. The main two systems of Democracy are Presidentialism and the parliamentary system. By weighting the pros and cons of each system countries must chose an effective form. Although the Parliamentary system has many fine points, which make it a strong system; the presidential system of government is superior. In a presidential system the power for the president to act alone in a time of cr...
  • 1850 52 Webster
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    After the Whig Party was formed in 1834, Webster became one of its leaders, receiving the electoral vote of Massachusetts for President in 1836. In 1841 Webster was appointed secretary of state by President William Henry Harrison, a position he retained under President John Tyler. In that capacity he negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842), which settled the dispute with Britain over the boundary between the U.S. and Canada. He resigned from the cabinet in 1843. In 1845 Webster reentered ...
  • Third Power Of The President
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    Over two hundred years ago this country's constitution was written so that the people of the United States of America will have a system of government that worked and one that protected them. Ever since John Hancock and the other founding fathers signed the document, this country has been all it was hoped to become. The Constitution was broken up into many Articles that deal with certain objectives. Three examples of those Articles are: The process a bill must go through before it becomes a law,...

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