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On Tuesday several Democrats told Mr. Reagan that his support for a He insisted, they said, that it would still be possible for Congress to. President Reagan's speech today began as what the White House described as the Middle East, Central America and relations with the Soviet Union. In his speech today, Mr. Reagan charged that attempts by Congress to. Ronald Reagan's rhetorical skills inspired scholars such as Samuel administration's most visible tool, his congressional relations operation proved as effective.
UC Berkeley was considered by most political observers to be the home of the American Free Speech Movementand the administration employed avowed communists as instructors. One of them, an African-American teacher named Angela Davis, defiantly taught an accredited class on communism on the UC campus.
Civil rightsantiwarFree Speech and " Black Power" leaders, most of them not enrolled, spoke freely and agitated on the UC Berkeley campus. Charismatic Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, Malcom X and Stokely Carmichael were among those leaders who motivated vociferous students to civil disobediance and defiance.
Desecration of American flags, burning of draft cards and bras, street marches, riots and "sit-ins" became almost customary occurrences on the UC campus and in the city of Berkeley.
Drug use, destruction of campus property and off-campus private property were commonplace. He made it plain that his administration's policies would not be influenced by student protestors.
During Reagan's first term, he froze government hiring, but also sanctioned tax raises to balance the budget. Also during his governorship, Reagan dismantled the public psychiatric hospital system, advocating instead a community-based housing and treatment system to supplant it. Critics argued that not enough state funding was devoted to the change.
InReagan lost a longtime friend and fellow conservative, John Waynefrom stomach cancer. Fortieth president of the United States - Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination in and chose as his running mate a former CIA chief, Texas congressman and United Nations ambassador, George H. Voters troubled by inflation and by the year-long confinement of American hostages in Iranswept the Republican ticket into office.
Reagan won electoral votes to 49 for President Jimmy Carter in the election of Reagan took office on January 20, Just 69 days later, he was shot by a would-be assassin, but quickly recovered and returned to duty.
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His grace and wit during the dangerous incident caused his popularity to soar. America in the throes of change. America's commercial, industrial and social sectors had been rapidly evolving from changes spawned in the decades following World War II. Tremendous pressures had built up by the time Reagan took office. Factories continued to close across America, being replaced by "outsourcing" in foreign countries that offered lower business costs and cheaper labor.
Moving the factories offshore was a counter-strategy by business and industry leaders who refused to countenance the ongoing demands of American labor unions. Hundreds of thousands of Americans had been thrown into unemployment and many became homeless as well.
Concurrently, the personal computer was born, to be followed by the computer revolution in businesses, schools and homes across America and Europe, followed by the rest of the world. Such controversial federal policies as Affirmative Action some called it "reverse discrimination"sought to inject racial and gender equality into many aspects of American life, especially college enrollment and workplace hiring practices.
The rise in drug abuse and addiction became epidemic, followed by a rise in crime aggravated by illegal drugswhich overcrowded America's prisons. Dealing skillfully with Congress, Reagan obtained legislation to stimulate economic growth, curb inflation, increase employment, and strengthen the national military muscle. He embarked upon a course of cutting taxes and government expenditures, refusing to deviate from it when the cost of bolstering defense forces led to huge deficits.
The election of was a contest between incumbent Reagan and former vice president Walter Mondale. Reagan's running mate was George Bush again.
The president was popular, partly because his first term had seen the beginning of a strong economic boom and a resurgence of American military strength.
Mondale was unable to deflect those positives or Reagan's charisma, and lost in every state in the union except for his home state of Minnesota. The Reagan Cabinet contained some controversial members. Most memorable was the brusque, outspoken Secretary of State Alexander M.
Nixon during the latter's desperate final days in office Interior Secretary James G. Wattwho is remembered chiefly for his hostility to the environmental movement and support of the development and use of federal lands by foresting, ranching and other commercial interests, was forced to resign following a controversial ethnic quip.
Margaret Thatcher was the British prime minister during the Reagan era. Thatcher was a close ally and friend of Reagan's, and both were tough conservatives. The two politicians affected s politics worldwide. He was president for eight years; she was PM for 11 years. Thatcher was the first national leader to visit him after his inauguration inand their rapport helped to transform the East-West standoff.
Strout Staff correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Washington President Reagan has reached the critical point in determining his relations with Congress and threatens to appeal to America over its head.
The relationship has determined the success or failure of modern executives as a built-in aspect of the separation of powers.
President and Congress: the tug of war begins
Among recent chief executivesPresident Nixon for a while achieved ascendancy over a Democratic Congress; President Ford was in office too short a time to resolve his relationship; and President Carter failed to achieve a satisfactory relationship. Now comes Preaident Reagan. The congressional-presidential relationship looms large in the management of the US economy, a domestic issue of critical importance.
Under the system of divided powers, the president in effect asks for what he wants to direct the economy and Congress decides what he gets.
Some sort of accommodation makes the system work. The accommodation now is being worked out in a classic instance. President Nixon dominated a Congress by fast footwork: He impounded funds, deferred spending, shifted money from side to side, and gained control of the allocation of resources. He was aided because he was not pushing any massive domestic program and made foreign policy his priority. Congress has become more formidable as a political body than it was in the s and early s.
The relationship between the President and Congress by Hamish MacLellan on Prezi
It is more activist, more aggressive, younger, and has a bigger staff. It has an enormous capacity to frustrate the legislative ambitions of presidents. President Carter at a news conference gave his proposed energy program as an example of problems with Congress -- as important to him as the issue of the balanced budget is to President Reagan today. Could you pass a US citizenship test?