In hundreds of us history classrooms, right now, kids are writing papers about whether reagan, lincoln or jfk were the greatest, or the worst, presidents in us history many historians agree it takes at least a decade to sort out the impact of a presidents actions. In my opinion, john fitzgerald kennedy was america's best president to serve from 1865 to the present john f kennedy was born in brookline, massachusetts on may 29, 1917 to a wealthy catholic irish family. The political war being waged against president trump is both despicable and effective despicable because the basis of the animus — alleged collusion with russia in the 2016 election .
The fact that obama was the first black president, and that his family was the first african american first family, provides him with an uncontested hold on history. Anti-war democrats vigorously challenged president george w bush's conduct of the wars in afghanistan and iraq by claiming that he had violated congress' right to declare war. Politics influenced the nature and the course of the war, and vice versa in the context of what has happened since 1991 the persian gulf war, also known as desert shield and desert storm, is a fading memory.
The vietnam war through political cartoons papers, documents about american many anti‐war protesters were angry with president nixon's handling of the. My reading of editorials that analyze the presence of the myth in the discussions about the war with iraq (the meta-commentary) leads me to believe that bush's image as a cowboy president was more positive than negative in the us in europe, however, a negative image of the cowboy reinforced a disgust with bush's handling of the war with iraq. Republicans 'waved the bloody shirt,' reviving war memories for political purposes, and accusing democrats of destroying the nation democrats in the south waved their own 'bloody shirt,' calling republicans traitors to white supremacy and state's rights. Why are we in vietnam over this war and all asia is another reality: the deepening shadow of communist chinathe rulers in hanoi are urged on by peking this is a regime which has destroyed freedom in tibet, which has attacked india and has been condemned by the united nations for aggression in korea.
Eric foner, the dewitt clinton professor of history at columbia university, is the author of numerous books on the civil war and reconstruction his most recent book, the fiery trial: abraham lincoln and american slavery (2010), has received the pulitzer, bancroft, and lincoln prizes. That both supports the two presidencies thesis and implies that congress has incentives to delegate foreign policy powers to the president accordingly, the logic suggests that empirical analysis should incorporate these incentives. Lyndon b johnson and richard m nixon were presidents during one of the most turbulent periods in american history both grappled with significant social unrest and the question of whether to continue involvement in the vietnam war. Vietnam war essay questions this collection of vietnam war essay questions has been written and compiled by alpha history authors, for use by teachers and students they can also be used for short-answer questions, homework activities and other research or revision tasks. In late august 2013, after syrian civilians were horrifically attacked with sarin gas, president barack obama declared his intention to conduct limited airstrikes against the syrian regime of president bashar al-assad.
The political leadership changes every decade or so, and there is a constant supply of fresh talent as party cadres are promoted based on their ability to hit targets. America and the first world war - the first world war was a conflict between the triple entente which included, the united kingdom, the russian empire, and france, and the triple alliance which included austria-hungary, the ottoman empire, and germany. Impacts of the 2003 iraq war the impact of the 2003 iraq war on both the war on terror and the prospects for peace in the middle east. The primary cause of the great depression, reads the first sentence of president herbert hoover's memoirs, was the war of 1914-1918 and that so-called great war, along with the depression it spawned, was the driver that eventually produced the even greater catastrophe of world war ii.
An excellent collection of essays can be found in both david anderson's the columbia history of the vietnam war (new york: columbia university press, 2011) and jayne werner and luu doan huhnh, the vietnam war: vietnamese and american perspectives (armonk, ny: m e sharpe, 1997. Transcript: president obama's address to the nation on the. President george washington's proclamation of neutrality (1793), congressional declaration of war against mexico (1846), acquisition of the rights to build the panama canal (1901), united states entry into world war i (1917), implementation of the marshall plan (1947), united states entry into the korean war (1950), escalation of the vietnam.