The Role of the Television in the 1960s US Civil Rights Movement

I Stared Into the TV and It Stared Back At Me

 The rise in consumer popularity of the television in the United States was a technological advancement with significant influence on public self-perception, the spread of information, the shaping of norms and standards, and the framing of social dialogue. This paper will examine how the role of television influenced and, was influenced by, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
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The Iran-Contra Scandal

Contradictions, Disarray and a Case for Impeachment

The purpose of this essay is to analyze the Iran-Contra Scandal and to argue whether the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, deserved impeachment as a consequence. The format for this paper will be as follows; first a general historical overview will be established to contextualize the conflicts and circumstances of the scandal. This will include an understanding of the key factors and players in the scandal such as: the Nicaraguan Contras, the Iranian government, American hostages, and congressional legislation such as “The Boland Agreement.” After a strong contextual foundation is established, this paper will analyze and describe the event known as the Iran-Contra Scandal. This paper will look at what this specific controversy entails, as well as why the opponents responded with such anger and critique. Furthermore, this paper will look at the broader implications of what this scandal meant to the American political system. This paper will examine the conflict between the congressional and executive branches, as well as the issue of accountability. Finally, this paper will argue that President Reagan should have been impeached due to the scandal, and why he wasn’t.  Continue reading “The Iran-Contra Scandal”