Thursday, December 6, 2012
Richard Nixon ran for presidency in 1960, but lost to John F. Kennedy. After running for Governor of California once again and coming up short he stated that he was finished with politics. However, he ran again in 1972, this time, he was successful. Nixon won against Democrat George McGovern by 60 percent of popular votes.
At first he denied the incident inside the Watergate Office Complex in Washington the democratic national committee headquarters, where five burglars broke-in to try to record the opposing candidate’s conversation to try and get a step up on the competition. They were arrested by the police at 2:30 a.m. The investigators found out that the burglars were employed by President Nixon. President Nixon denied it by stating "No one in the White House staff, no one in this administration presently employed, was involved in this way bizarre incident” Nether the less, The House Judiciary Committee began its final debate on the impeachment of President Nixon for his illegal activities surrounding the Watergate scandal on July 24, 1974. They came up with three articles for President Nixon impeachment.
This article stated that the full House should impeach Nixon for the high crime of deliberately engaging in obstruction of justice by attempting to cover up the Watergate investigation. Nixon Designed to delay, impede and obstruct investigations of such unlawful entry; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities. Passed by vote of 27 to 11.
Nick Brengel, Shantana Folkes
Senator J. William Fulbright on the Arrogance of Power, 1966
By: Zully Arias , Imarys Bruno
In the 1950’s and the 1960’s, economic growth was powered by oil. The United States produced more oil than they actually used or needed. Large offshore deposits of oil were discovered off of the California coast, and in order to obtain this oil, a new technology of underwater drilling had to be done which was dangerous. In the winter of 1969, off the coast, lots of sticky black petroleum floated up to the top and suffocated thousands of fish and trapped many seabirds.
A recent article relating to a recent BP deepwater oil spill..
"Offshore drilling is inherently dirty and dangerous and needs to be phased out."
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
President John F. Kennedy once said in his speech addressing nuclear testing during The Cold War era. "The treaty initiated yesterday... is a limited treaty which permits continued underground testing and prohibits only those tests that we ourselves can police. It requires no control posts, no on-site inspection, no international body. ...no nation's rights of self- defense will in any way be impaired. Nor does this treaty mean the end of the nuclear war. It will not reduce nuclear stockpiles; it will not halt the production of nuclear weapons; it will not restrict their use in their time of war. Nevertheless, it will reduce the nuclear testing which would otherwise be conducted on both sides; it will prohibit the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and all others who sign it from engaging in the atmospheric tests which have so alarmed mankind; and it offers to all the world a welcome sign of hope"
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
In a time period of insescurity and distrust a speech was needed.The period refferred to as the Cold War revolvesd around the relationship that developed between the USA and the USSR. It was meant to settle International affairs such as the Cuban Missle Crisis, and the Berlin Wall.
"To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge—to convert our good words into good deeds—in a new alliance for progress—to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house...