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Institutionalizing the Anti-Intellectual Presidency

Elvin T. Lim

in The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342642
eISBN:
9780199851843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342642.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the evolution of the White House speechwriting function to show how the institutionalization of speechwriting has altered its output. It also explores the developmental ... More


Title XVI: Supplemental Security Income

Andrew W. Dobelstein

in Understanding the Social Security Act: The Foundation of Social Welfare for America in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195366891
eISBN:
9780199894208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366891.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Title XVI of the Social Security Act, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), evolved as a hybrid form of assistance with a mixed pedigree. Daniel Patrick Moynihan sought to convince President Nixon to ... More


A Fading Issue or Sinister Plot?

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 2 describes how Christian concern about Watergate gradually built following President Nixon’s reelection in November 1972 and through summer 1973, as Protestants became more involved in ... More


The Church as Prophet versus Praying for Those in Authority

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

After establishing Christian participation in Watergate by October 1973 to incorporate stronger morality in the political process, Protestants solidified recognizable positions, and their responses ... More


A Presidential Election and Third-Rate Burglary

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 1 details how Protestants reported throughout the summer and fall 1972 on the presidential election in a restrained way common to much of the twentieth century for Christians’ involvement in ... More


The Bleep Heard round the World

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

No period during Watergate moved as quickly as mid-1974. In May, judicial action forced President Nixon to release damaging transcripts of private taped conversations. By July, the US Supreme Court ... More


The Early Years of the ‘Troubles’

Andrew Sanders

in The Long Peace Process: The United States of America and Northern Ireland, 1960-2008

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940445
eISBN:
9781789623826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940445.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the conduct of actors in the United States Government during the early years of the violence in Northern Ireland. It considers the reasons for the relatively non-interventionist ... More


“A Ton of Bricks”

Tinsley E. Yarbrough

in Harry A. Blackmun: The Outsider Justice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195141238
eISBN:
9780199851577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141238.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Both John Sanborn and Warren Burger played no small part in how Harry Blackmun was to attain an appointment to the Eight Circuit. Warren Burger may have been the most appropriate choice to replace ... More


Introduction: Watergate and American Religion

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The introduction explains the historiography and importance of studying Christian reactions to Watergate. It details the specific Protestants studied, their backgrounds, and their general theological ... More


Conclusion: Nixon’s Resignation and Final Thoughts

David E. Settje

in Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The resignation of Richard M. Nixon as president of the United States on August 8, 1974, brought immediate reactions from liberal to moderate to conservative Protestants that paralleled one another ... More


The Narcotics Era

Kenton Clymer

in A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the issue of narcotics control. Cheap narcotics began to reach American troops in Vietnam; American cities were overwhelmed with a flood of drugs; and President Nixon declared ... More


Evil Deeds in High Places: Christian America's Moral Struggle with Watergate

David E. Settje

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479803149
eISBN:
9781479803156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803149.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Christians today participate as a significant force in politics, asserting their historic role as arbiters of morality and ethics in the process despite being of very different minds about what that ... More


Transition in the Shadow of Watergate

Tom Eamon

in The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469606972
eISBN:
9781469612478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469606989_eamon.12
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the 1972 campaign shenanigans and how they first entered the public consciousness after operatives from President Richard Nixon's campaign conducted a “thirdrate burglary” on ... More


Alone in the Real World

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

Emancipated and discharged from the Catholic institutional system that raised him, Ed Rohs was brought to a furnished room, given an entry level job and thrown into a world that, because he had been ... More


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