Liberalism v. Conservativism

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    Liberalism v Conservativism

    The two major political party ideas/beliefs of the United States.
  • States Rights Democratic party

    States Rights Democratic party
    a short-lived segregationist political party in the United States in 1948. It originated as a breakaway faction of the Democratic Party in 1948, determined to protect what they portrayed as the southern way of life beset by an oppressive federal government.opposed racial integration and wanted to retain Jim Crow laws and white supremacy in the face of possible federal intervention they formed as a protest party and eventually dissolved later in 1948
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps
    -Part of Kennedy's New Fronter prioject/idea
    -Volunteers make US look good by going and helping developing countries
    -Devoted to world peace and friendship
  • Kennedy's New Frontier

    Kennedy's New Frontier
    -"Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country." ~President Kennedy
    -"Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country." ~President Kennedy
    >Anything is possible attitude
    >Sputnik -> Space Race/man on the moon
    -Raised money for different causes
  • Conservative Coalition Summary

    Conservative Coalition Summary
    In the United States, the conservative coalition was an unofficial Congressional coalition bring together the conservative majority of the Republican Party and the conservative, mostly Southern, wing of the Democratic Party. It was dominant in Congress from 1937 to 1963 and remained a political force until the mid 1980s, eventually dying out in the 1990s.
  • Johnson's Great Society (Medicaid/Medicare/HUD/Appalachian Poverty)

    Johnson's Great Society (Medicaid/Medicare/HUD/Appalachian Poverty)
    Greater Society
    -An extension to Kennedy's New Frontier
    -Civil Rights Bill
    - Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
    -Head Start
    -Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA)
    -Environmental regulations/acts
    -Vietnam War
  • Term Silent Majority Popularized

    Term Silent Majority Popularized
    Richard Nixon asks for support of the silent majority, referring to those Americans who did not join in the large demonstrations against the Vietnam War at the time, who did not join in the counterculture, and who did not participate in public discourse. Nixon along with many others saw this group of Middle Americans as being overshadowed in the media by the more vocal minority.
  • White House Plumbers Formed

    White House Plumbers Formed
    David Young and Egil Krogh, special assistants to the National Security Counci during the Nixon Adminisration, write a memo suggesting the creation of the White House Plumbers in response to the leak of the Pentagon Papers.
    Pentagon Papers
  • Arrest of White House Plumbers

    The arrest of the Plumbers occurred at 2:30 am while they were burglarizing and planting surveillance bugs in the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate Hotel.
  • Indictment of Watergate Burglars

    Indictment of Watergate Burglars
    Watergate burglers are indicted by a federal grand jury.
  • Pleading Guilty

    Pleading Guilty
    Five defendents plead guilty as the burglary trial begins.
  • Resignations and Firings

    Resignations and Firings
    White House Administration Officials involved in the scandal, including L. Patrick Gray, John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman, and Richard Kleindienst begin resigning from their offices and one, John Dean, is fired.
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    The Senate Watergate Committee begins its nationally televised hearings
  • Reveal of Tapings

    Reveal of Tapings
    Alexander Butterfield, former presidential appointments secretary, reveals that all conversations and telephone calls in Nixon’s office have been taped since 1971.
  • Nixon's Reaction to Tapings Reveal

    Nixon orders the White House taping system disconnected and on the twenty-third refuses to turn over the tapings to the case's special prosecutor.
  • Vice President Replaced

    Vice President Replaced
    October 10, 1973: Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice President of the United States.
    October 12, 1973: Gerald Ford is nominated as Vice President.
  • "I am not a crook" Speech

    "I am not a crook" Speech
    Nixon delivers "I am not a crook" speech at a televised press conference at Disney World (Florida).
    "I am not a crook"
  • US vs. Nixon

    US vs. Nixon
    United States v. Nixon decided: Nixon is ordered to give up tapes to investigators. Congress moves to impeach Nixon. July 27 to July 30, 1974: House Judiciary Committee passes articles of Impeachment. Early August 1974: A previously unknown tape from June 23, 1972 (recorded a few days after the break-in) documenting Nixon and Haldeman formulating a plan to block investigations, is released. This recording would later became known as the "Smoking Gun". Senators tell Nixon he can be convicted.
  • Gerald Ford Becomes President

    Gerald Ford Becomes President
    Nixon resigns presidency. Gerald Ford becomes President, and on September 8, 1974, President Ford ends investigations by granting Nixon a pardon.
  • Origins of Moral Majority

    Origins of Moral Majority
    Jerry Falwell embarked on a series of “I Love America” rallies across the country to raise awareness of social issues important to Falwell.These rallies were an extension of Falwell’s decision to go against the traditional Baptist principle of separating religion and politics, a change of heart Falwell says he had when he perceived the decay of the nation’s morality.
  • Reaganomics

    refers to the economic policies promoted by the U.S. President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. These policies are commonly associated with supply-side economics, or pejoratively as trickle-down economics or voodoo economics.
    The four pillars of Reagan's economic policy were to reduce the growth of government spending, reduce income tax and capital gains tax, reduce government regulation of economy, and control money supply to reduce inflation.
  • Fall of the Moral Majority

    Fall of the Moral Majority
    By the late 1980s the views of the Moral Majority were challenged widely due to their stringency and the organization started to crumble. With its waning support and rivalry with Bob Jones, who called it an instrument of Satan, critics started to call the organization "neither moral nor a majority". By 1988 there were serious cash flow problems and Falwell dismantled the organization in 1989.
  • Family Medical Leave Act

    Family Medical Leave Act
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year. It also requires that their group health benefits be maintained during the leave.
    FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons.
  • Family Medical Leave Act Cont.

    Family Medical Leave Act Cont.
    Reason to take leave are: the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
    the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;
    to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
    a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job
  • Weakening of Conservative Coalition

    Weakening of Conservative Coalition
    With the "Reagan Revolution" of the 1980s and the "Republican Revolution" in 1994, Republicans took control of most conservative Southern districts, replacing many conservative Democratic congressmen with Republicans. A few Congressmen switched parties. Thus the Southern Democratic element of the conservative coalition gradually faded.
  • Contract With America

    Contract With America
    a document passed by the US House of Representatives stating what the Repulican Party would promise America if they won the majority of the House for the first time in 40 years.
  • Bill clinton charged

    Bill clinton charged
    42nd President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice, on December 19, 1998. Two other impeachment articles, a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power, failed in the House. The charges arose from the Lewinsky scandal and the Paula Jones lawsuit.
    Clinton was acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999. With a two-thirds majority required for conviction (i.e., 67 senators), only 45 senators
  • Clinton's impeachment trial begins

    Clinton's impeachment trial begins
  • Clinton is acccquitted on both articles of impeachment

    Clinton is acccquitted on both articles of impeachment
  • Bush V Gore

    Bush V Gore
    A Supreme Court case deciding the constitutionality of Florida's recounting of the votes in favor of Bush.
    The holding was "In the circumstances of this case, any manual recount of votes seeking to meet the December 12 “safe harbor” deadline would be unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Florida Supreme Court reversed and remanded."
    News clip
  • Tea Party Movement

    Tea Party Movement
    an American populist political movement that is generally recognized as conservative and libertarian,and has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009. It endorses reduced government spending, cutting taxes, reduction of the national debt and federal budget deficit, and adherence to an originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution.
  • Tea Party Movement

  • Universal healthcare (ObamaCare)

    Universal healthcare (ObamaCare)
    requires individuals not covered by employer- or government-sponsored insurance plans to maintain minimal essential health insurance coverage or pay a penalty unless exempted for religious beliefs or financial hardship, a provision commonly referred to as the "individual mandate".