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And Johnson opted not to run for reelection rather than face almost certain defeat. Thomas Jefferson, in seventh place, rounds out the top ten. Meanwhile, other presidents are falling in historys estimation. Andrew Jackson, the 19th century populist whose portrait occupies a place of honor next to Donald Trumps desk in the Oval Office, plunged five places since the 2009 survey, from 13th to 18th. Woodrow Wilson, who ranked sixth in the 2000 survey, dropped to 11th, as the post-World War I map of the Middle East that Wilson helped to draw crumbled into anarchy, and historians placed new emphasis on his atrocious civil rights record. The complete rankings can be found at C-SPAN .
Voice Of America
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Given that history, it would be unprecedented for an OAS secretary general to travel to the island to accept an award named for a Cuban dissident, said Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "It doesn't surprise me that there are doubts about whether the Cuban government will admit a high official to talk about internal democracy and human rights, subjects that are still very sensitive," Arnson said. But Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, said Havana would most likely provoke sharp reactions in Washington and elsewhere if it blocked Almagro's visit when the government of President Raul Castro is opening up more to the world with economic reforms and amid the restoration of formal relations with the United States. "To receive a human rights prize in no way threatens the Cuban government," he said. "They won't be happy and they will criticize it, but they should let him in."
The Event Chronicle
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( source ) The 28th U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson, an American academic, politician, and the 28th president of the United States, had this to say (among other things) in his book The New Freedom . The book also contains several other, similarly eye-opening statements: Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. ( source ) The 35th U.S. President, John F. Kennedy Here’s what JFK had to say in one of his most famous speeches: The very wordsecrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.
Collective Evolution
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S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy, when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects about which both the Congress and the Commander in Chief have been kept deliberately in the dark. ( source ) The 28th U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson, an American academic, politician, and the 28th president of the United States, had this to say (among other things) in his book The New Freedom . The book also contains several other, similarly eye-opening statements: Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something.
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Following a run of other officials who had suggested the same, he called for a Constitutional amendment that would address the matter. On at least two occasions in our history, and perhaps others, American presidentsJames Garfield and Woodrow Wilsonhave for prolonged periods been rendered incapable of discharging their Presidential duties, he wrote. On sixteen occasions in our thirty-six Administrations, the Office of Vice President has been vacantand over the two perilous decades since the end of the Second World War, that vital office has been vacant the equivalent of one year out of four. (He also noted that the Constitution did not provide for the possibility of subversion of the Electoral College as a possible problem with Presidential succession.) Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter As TIME noted , the amendment came amidst a flurry of tweaks to the Constitution, during which residents of Washington, D.
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A century ago, a Southern academic and racist emerged in Europe and the United States as a crusader to “make the world safe for democracy”.1 Wilson had been elected president in 1913, year before Europe’s imperialists plunged the world into...
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Bundles says Walker wanted them to know that their roles would be as leaders in their community. She held the first national convention of her sales agents in 1917. According to Bundles, in Walker's keynote speech, the businesswoman said, "I want you as Walker Agents to show the world that you care not just about yourself but about others." At the end of the convention, the women sent a telegram to President Woodrow Wilson urging him to support legislation to make lynching a federal crime. "She wanted them to speak up; she wanted them to use their power and their influence and their money to make a difference,” Bundles said. Working for Walker provided the women a means to provide for their family and to be economically independent. Bundles notes a former worker once said, "'C.J. Walker made it possible for a black woman to make more money in a day than she could in a month working in somebody’s kitchen.
Voice Of America
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Bundles says Walker wanted them to know that their roles would be as leaders in their community. She held the first national convention of her sales agents in 1917. According to Bundles, in Walker's keynote speech, the businesswoman said, "I want you as Walker Agents to show the world that you care not just about yourself but about others." At the end of the convention, the women sent a telegram to President Woodrow Wilson urging him to support legislation to make lynching a federal crime. "She wanted them to speak up; she wanted them to use their power and their influence and their money to make a difference,” Bundles said. Working for Walker provided the women a means to provide for their family and to be economically independent. Bundles notes a former worker once said, "'C.J. Walker made it possible for a black woman to make more money in a day than she could in a month working in somebody’s kitchen.
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They petitioned Congress to require immigrants to show that they could at least read. Both Presidents Grover Cleveland and President Woodrow Wilson opposed the requirement. But in 1917, Congress approved the measure over Wilson’s objections. People who wished to settle in the U.S. now had to pass a literacy test. In the 1920s, restrictions on immigration increased. The Immigration Act of 1924 was the most severe: it limited the overall number of immigrants and established quotas based on nationality. Among other things, the act sharply reduced immigrants from Eastern Europe and Africa. And it completely restricted immigrants from Asia, except for Japan and the Philippines. At the same time, the historian’s page at the State Department notes that the act made more visas available to people from Britain and Western Europe. “In all of its parts, the most basic purpose of the 1924 Immigration Act was to preserve the ideal of U.
Hackaday
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World War I began in 1914 as a fight among several European nations, while the United States pursued a policy of non-intervention. In fact, Woodrow Wilson was reelected President largely because He kept us out of war. But as the war unfolded in Europe, an intercepted telegram sent by the German Foreign Secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, to the Mexican government inflamed the U.S. public opinion and was one of the main reasons for the entry of the U.S. into WWI. This is the story of the encrypted telegram that changed the last century. ORIGIN OF THE GERMAN OFFER Area Mexico ceded to the United States in 1848, by [Kballen] via Wikimedia Commons Germany was actively seeking to promote a war between Mexico and the U.S., in the hope to create a military distraction and avoid the entry of the U.S. into the war. After several unsuccessful attempts to spark a conflict, the Germans decided to offer Venustiano Carranza , the new Mexican president, the recovery of the lost territories of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in case of a German victory.
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Al-Monitor- As Barack Obama left the White House on Jan. 20, transferring power to Donald Trump , assessments were made about his legacy and whether he fulfilled his promises. To Iranians, one of the most noted of these pledges was the focus on diplomacy to resolve the stalemate over Iran’s nuclear program. In an August 2007 speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center , Obama had said that “not talking does not work” and suggested that the United States engage in dialogue with adversaries Iran, North Korea and Syria. Obama had also promised that by talking to Iran, he would be able to resolve differences. Unfortunately, his first term in office coincided with that of Iran’s hard-line former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and thus, there was no practical breakthrough in the row over Iran’s nuclear program. But when President Hassan Rouhani took office in 2013, things took a turn for the better.
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But a lot of people (the present writer included) think that he’s probably one of those individuals himself. It’s said that he doesnt read books; but, at the very least, he ought to see that entire 10-part documentary. It would be the best crash-course for any incoming President who wants to do the job he’s legally oath-bound to carry out to the best of his abilities. If a President is intending that oath to have been a lie, then seeing this series would be irrelevant for him; but, otherwise, it would be essential. It’s real history — and most of it is either ignored or else grossly distorted in the prestigious Americanhistorybooks. It’s the de-mythification of American history, from the time of Woodrow Wilson up till 2012. And no decent U.S. President, in our time, will be ignorant of it. Because any who is, will be in decent. ————— Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of Theyre Not Even Close: The Democratic vs.
Mind Shift
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But for that concept to work, a child must spend a lot of time on the computer, feeding the system with data that the software uses to improve itself. “You want to extend and maximize their time in the system,” said Jose Ferreira, Knewton's founder and CEO. There's the rub: The idea of students, especially younger children, spending a lot of time on a computer worries some people. And they suspect that education technology companies may be promising more than they can deliver. “The words personalized learning' probably generate more heat than light,” said Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and a former president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. The phrasepersonalized learning” is now emblazoned on a wide variety of programs and products. Some schools say they have trouble figuring out what to buy.
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It was only a matter of time before the Rothschild banking family teamed up with the American Rockefellers and their Big Oil companies. 5 In the early 20 th century, the Rothschilds, Rockefellers and their global corporations and networks were more powerful than any country on earth. According to then US President Woodrow Wilson: “Some of the biggest men in the United States are afraid of something. They know there is a power somewhere, so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” That power bribed politicians (including Wilson and subsequent US presidents), infiltrated opposition and media, corrupted governments, and hijacked science. To join their games, you had to sell your soul to the devil, and suddenly doors or markets opened, careers or stocks soared, and you made loads of money! Moreover, banker shrewdness got most of the dirty work done through subordinates and the raw power of money: empires, their armies and secret services; the mafia; the military and industry; and even idealistic or revolutionary movements.
TIME - Top Stories
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The board disagreed, and as his lawyer filed another appeal, Ali vowed that he would take his case all the way to the Supreme Court. (He would, though not before he was temporarily stripped of his boxing license.) Harsh words: A review of Sigmund Freud and William C. Bullit's psychological study of Woodrow Wilson began thus: It would be hard to find a literary collaboration more ill conceived than this onea psychoanalytic post-mortem conducted on a U.S. President by two men who were admittedly prejudiced against their subject, and based on second-or third-hand information. Regrettable period detail: An article about the growing ease of adopting a child in the U.S. explained that agencies were getting rid of rules that required high incomes, childlessness and youth in prospective adoptive parents. Barriers did, however, remain: Such states as New York and Massachusetts generally refuse to grant adoptions to couples of mixed religions, or nonbelievers.
Informed Comment
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While many inaugurations have experienced protests, this was unprecedented in scope and size. In 1913, the day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, some 5,000 suffragettes marched for equality and to demand voting rights. Other protests on the Mall have drawn significant crowds; for example, an estimated 250,000 people attended the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The 2017 Women’s March on Washington , however, drew upwards of 500,000 people. Millions more marched in hundreds of cities in the U.S. and around the world. Women, men, and children protested the rhetoric of the 2016 election as insulting, demonizing and threatening to women, minorities and immigrants. They marched on the Mall to show that their presence in numbers was too great to ignore. A sign best expressed the day’s purpose: “Inaugurate the Resistance.
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But Trump’s address suggested that an American internationalist version that has prevailed for the better part of a century is, at best, on hold. “We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow,” Trump said. On Twitter, the conservative foreign policy commentator Walter Russell Mead called that perhaps “the most consequential line in the speech. “Woodrow Wilson goes under the bus,” Mead added. Wilson, America’s 28 th president, was a staunch internationalist who believed it was America’s responsibility to help foreign people achieve freedom and democracy. Invoking another 20 th -century president, Burns cited a line from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s fourth inaugural in 1945. “We have learned that we cannot live alone, at peace; that our own well-being is dependent on the well-being of other nations far away,” Roosevelt declared.