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PRESIDENTS -Richard Nixon (1969-1974) -Gerald Ford (1974-1977) -Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) -Ronald Regan (1981-1989) -George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) INCIDENTS -Kent State and Jackson State shootings (1970) -Pentagon Papers Printed (1971) -26th amendment (1971) -Watergate (1972-1974) -US ends direct intervention in Vietnam (1973) -Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident (1979) -Iranian Hostage Crisis (1979-1981) -SDI "star wars" Missile Defense System (1983) -Iran Contra Affair (1985) -Tear down the Berlin wall (1989) PARAGRAPH America at the end of the 20th century was an even balance between democracy and republicanism. America now realized that there needs to be a balance in order for everyone to be happy. Many technological advances were made; however, sometimes accidents happen such as the 3 Mile Island. One of the more important events in this time period was the Berlin Wall being tore down. It not only showed the end of communism for Germany, but also influenced the whole world.
PRESIDENTS -Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) -John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) -Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) INCIDENTS -JFK and Nixon have the first televised debate (1960) -Cuban Missile Crises (1962) -Assassination of JFK (1963) -Civil Rights Act (1964) -Assassination of MLK (1968) -Neil Armstrong on the moon (1969) PARAGRAPH In the 1960's, so many riots and important events happened that you could write a book about it. It was hard limiting down to the most important events. One of the important one was the assassination of JFK. The assassination of JFK mad alot of the younger generation angry. The younger generation also encountered the Vietnam war. Many protest groups faught for peace, and bands starting playing songs to unite people to stand up for peace. The Beatles sang "come together" as well as others. This got the people to fight for peace. The assassination of MLK also led to huge riots and angered the people even more. The fact that people could not vote not to go to Vietnam was also a factor. There was another issue of the government running secret investigation organizations to try and find the people who started the protest group. There was a big issue of distrust between the people and the government and society. This was an ironic time, because the government were saying they were doing things for the people which is democracy; however, the government took away people's rights and controlled them which is republicanism. I think it was also a little bit of both but we can see it was a little more democracy. The people were coming together and fighting for peace and love, instead of war and hate. Racism was also a big thing to protest against. This time was a time of chaosu, and many people lost their lives standing up for what they thought was right: peace.
PRESIDENTS -Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) -Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) EVENTS -Iron Curtain Speech (1946) -Truman Doctrine (1947) -Marshall Plan (1948) -Berlin Airlift (1948) -NATO formed (1949) -Korean War Starts (1950) -Hydrogen Bomb (1951) -22nd Amendment (1951) -Sputnik (1957) -Eisenhower Doctrine (1957) -Civil Rights Act (1957) PARAGRAPH The time period was a time of both democracy and republicanism because the people were taking orders from government, but also coming up with their own ways to fight communism. The Red Scare caused people to come together and help themselves and the government. The incident with Senator McCarthy also influenced both democracy and republicanism because the government was scared and giving people orders to spy on their neighbors, while the people were coming together and trying to fight the whole issue of communism.
PRESIDENTS -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Harry S. Truman EVENTS -Germany Violates Non-Aggression Pact with USSR (1941) -Pearl Harbor (1941) -Bataan Death March (1942) -Battle of Midway (1942) -First Atomic reaction Made (1942) -D-Day (1944) -Battle of the Bulge (1944) -Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945) -Allied Victory (1945)
PRESIDENTS -Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) -Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) -Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) -Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) -Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) INCIDENTS -Unrestricted Submarine Warfare (1917) -US gets Zimmerman note (1917) -US declares war on Germany (1917) -Sedition Act (1918) -Treaty of Versailles signed (1919) -Revenue Act (1926) -Black Tuesday (1929) -Bank Panic (1931) -The New Deal (1933) -Social Security Act (1935) -Minimum Wage Law for Women (1937) PARAGRAPH This time period was a time for republicanism. The two main events that demonstrate republicanism were WW1 and the stock market crash. When both of these events happen the people turn to the government for a way out. The biggest was in the Stock Market crash, people were helpless and looked to the government to bail them out of their problem.
PRESIDENTS -Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) -William Howard Taft (1909-1913) -Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) INCIDENTS -16th amendment -19th amendment -18th amendment - ○ Education ○ Labor § Child labor § Minimum wage § Limited working hours ○ Health § Sewer § Health codes ○ Arts/culture ○ Social workers-standard of living ○ Biz reforms ○ Experts ○ Public Works ○ Government reforms PARAGRAPH -Progressivism was time for both democracy and republicanism. Progressivism was more of a time for democracy. The era's name is just as it sounds, it was a huge time for progress. I believe it was the biggest time for democracy because people were coming together to make changes they thought were for the better of the people. It was one of the most specific time where the reforms were made by the people.
PRESIDENTS -Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) -James A. Garfield (1881) -Chester Arthur (1881-1885) -Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) -Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) -Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) -William McKinley (1897-1901) INCIDENTS -Pendleton Act (1883) -Statue of Liberty (1886) -Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890) -Spanish-American War (1898) PARAGRAPH The Gilded age was a bad time in history which influenced republicanism. In the Gilded age things such as bossism was enforced. People were being forced to vote, and forced to vote for a certain person. The government was controlling the people by force, and that was an influence of republicanism. In this time period, congress is also given the most power.
PRESIDENTS -Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) -Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) INCIDENTS -Civil Rights Act (1866) -14th amendment added to US Constitution (1868) -15th amendment added to US Constitution (1870) PARAGRAPH This time period was focused more on democracy for the people, but it started with the government. The government started to give African Americans more freedom and rights, which influenced democracy greatly. However, the south did not agree with the government and it caused issues. This time period was a great move toward equality and democracy.
PRESIDENTS -Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) INCIDENTS -7 states declare themselves independent from the US (1861) -President Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation (1863) -13th amendment to Constitution abolishes slavery (1865) -Freedman's Bureau (1865) PARAGRAPH -The most important incident to take place during this time period was the 13th amendment. This influences democracy more than republicanism, because freeing the slaves showed that everyone could be treated equally. Another important incident was the Freedman's Bureau, which aided former slaves through education, health care, etc.
PRESIDENTS -Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) -William Henry Harrison (1841) -John Tyler (1841-1845) -James K Polk (1845-1849) -Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) -Millard Filmore (1850-1853) -Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) -James Buchanan (1857-1861) INCIDENTS -Seneca Falls Convention (1848) -Congress adopts compromise of 1850 (1850) -Kansas Nebraska Act (1854) PARAGRAPH -The Seneca Falls Convention was the most important incident in this time period. It influenced democracy because it was a push toward trying to gain womens rights. Not only did women come together and wright a document based on the constitution but men were there to support it, showing that the men also believed women were equal. Even though nothing came from the convention, it was a foreshadowing for women and what the future may hold.
PRESIDENTS -Andrew Jackson(1829-1837) -Martin Van Buren(1837-1841) INCIDENTS -Signing of Compromise Tariff (1833) -American Anti-Slavery Society is founded (1833) -Texas declares independence from Mexico (March 2, 1836) -House of Reps. adopts Gag Rule (May 25, 1836) PARAGRAPH -I believe the Jacksonian era was very democratic, because he promised the people he would focus on making government more democratic, only if he won. Jackson also formed a party called the democrats who stood for equality and a weaker central government. Jackson also said he should be able to pull anyone of the streets and give them a job in congress, because everyone is equal. I do not agree with this idea, however it does show that Jackson might have taken democracy to the extreme. On of the extremities was Jackson opening the white house to everyone. I believed Jackson showed our country that we need a balance of democracy and republicanism, we cant be one or the other because they will both end up crashing.
PRESIDENTS -Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809 -James Madison (1809-1817) -James Monroe (1817-1825) -John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) INCIDENTS -Rematch for presidential election between Jefferson and Adams -Jefferson won because of James Bayard -Louisiana Purchase (1803) -Lewis and Clark expedition (1804) -Congress prohibits African Slave Trade (1808) -Francis Scott Key writes "Star Spangled Banner" (1814) -Missouri Compromise (1820) PARAGRAPH The two most most important influences on Democracy and Republicanism during this time was the election of 1800 and the Missouri Compromise. In the election of 1800 the vote between Jefferson and Burr tied, and the house had to vote. The house vote tied 5 times before James Bayard finally switched his vote; causing Jefferson to win. Bayard did this because he was afraid the country would fall apart and if it did his state would be overtaken by a bigger state. This was important because it shows democracy; James Bayard made a country saving choice, and that is what he was elected to do. The Missouri Compromise was a line that divided the north and the south. The north was against slavery and they south was for slavery. This was more republicanism because the congress decided where the line would be and depending on what you believed in you would move accordingly.
Presidents -George Washington (1789-1796) -John Adams (1797-1801) Incidents -The Articles of Confederation proposed (1777) -The Articles of Confederation ratified (1781) -The US Constitution written (1787) -The US Constitution ratified (1788) Paragraph -This time period was important to democracy and republicanism because the founding fathers were trying to put in a constitution for people to live by. The constitution was voted on and people disagreed with it, but the founding fathers cheated and said they needed only 3/4 of the vote because that is what it said in the constitution. This was a big issue because the constitution put in many new things that the articles did not have. One of the things was a new court system which gave people a chance to argue their case. The constitution also made it one country instead of sovereign states. The other big deal in the constitution was having a president. That was a big deal for democracy and republicanism because now there was a president who needed to be voted on. He also helped make decisions on what got passed.
PRESIDENTS -George Washington (1789-1797) -John Adams (1797-1801) INCIDENTS -Declared Independence (1776) -Election of 1796 -Naturalization Act -Alien and Sedition Act (1798) -XYZ Affair (1798) -Louisiana Purchase (1803) -Expedition of Lewis and Clark PARAGRAPH The new nation was a time for building, and a time for laws. The new nation was a time for people to come together and create a nation away from supreme control, and make a democratic society. It was a time that influenced democracy, because the whole point was to escape from the republicanism and central control. It was democratic because we declared our own independence and unity as a country. This might have been one of the biggest influences of democracy for our country.
Presidents:None Incidents: -Stamp Act (1765-1766) -Boston Massacre (1770) -Tea Act and The Boston Tea Party (1773) -First Continental Congress (1774) -Lexington and Concord (April 1775) Paragraph: Lexington and Concord was a significant time in the revolutionary war. For the first time, the Americans fought back instead of dealing with taking orders. This shows a rebellion against Republicanism, and people elected representatives for the Continental Congress. This was the seeds that started Democracy. Source: