The Living Room Candidate. Affirmative Action. Background As President Lyndon Johnson said in 1965, "You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say you are free to compete with all the others, and still just believe that you have been completely fair.
" President Johnson's speech eloquently stated the rationale behind the contemporary use of affirmative action programs to achieve equal opportunity, especially in the fields of employment and higher education. The emphasis is on opportunity: affirmative action programs are meant to break down barriers, both visible and invisible, to level the playing field, and to make sure everyone is given an equal break. Howard Zinn on Democracy in America. How Governments Lie: Daniel Ellsberg Interview - Politics, Watergate & Pentagon Papers (1987) Hippies Remember The Glory Days. The Watergate Scandal: Timeline and Background. Nixon: A Presidency Revealed (Full Full Documentary) POLSC231 Subunit 4.2.3 Civil Rights for Women and Minorities FINAL. LBJ Documentary "The Great Society" Eric Foner on the Great Society and the New Deal. Lyndon Baines Johnson. Lyndon Baines Johnson The Great Society delivered 22 May 1964, Ann Arbor, MI.
Great Society Speech, Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Lyndon B.
Johnson, Book I (1963-64), p. 704-707 President Hatcher, Governor Romney, Senators McNamara and Hart, Congressmen Meader and Staebler, and other members of the fine Michigan delegation, members of the graduating class, my fellow Americans: It is a great pleasure to be here today. This university has been coeducational since 1870, but I do not believe it was on the basis of your accomplishments that a Detroit high school girl said, "In choosing a college, you first have to decide whether you want a coeducational school or an educational school.
" Well, we can find both here at Michigan, although perhaps at different hours. I came out here today very anxious to meet the Michigan student whose father told a friend of mine that his son's education had been a real value. 15.5. An Evaluation of the New Deal. At the time of its construction during the Great Depression, the Hoover Dam was the largest in the world.
To this day, it uses the power of the Colorado River to electrify the region. How effective was the New Deal at addressing the problems of the Great Depression? No evaluation of the New Deal is complete without an analysis of Roosevelt himself. As a leader, his skills were unparalleled. 3. Great Society. Dana Mejías Teacher San Diego, CA /upload/Mejias.jpg I am a middle school teacher in San Diego and was fortunate enough to attend a SHEG workshop in...
U.S. Federal Debt by President / Political Party – truthful politics. Truthful politics reviewed U.S. debt statistics provided by the U.S.
Office of Management and Budget. The Office of Management and Budget provides the official numbers on debt for the U.S. Below are several charts and pieces of information on U.S. federal debt. Looking beyond 'the refugee crisis', can migrants be the new agents of democracy? This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network.
The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Over the last few decades, the focus on migration has widened beyond a narrow preoccupation with integration – a positive development. However, while issues of migration and development, migration and securitisation, migration and climate change, and migration and gender are all relevant, something is conspicuously absent from the debate – the relationship between migration and the spread of democracy. Consider the influence the current refugee crisis has had on the European Union’s assessment of Turkey and its questionable record on human rights.
Despite the Turkish government’s increasing crackdowns on press freedom, European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker stressed that Europe should not “harp on” about Turkey’s human rights record. It goes both ways. Vietnam. But not everything about the war was negative.
As a Marine lieutenant in Vietnam, I saw how it threw together young men from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and forced them to trust one another with their lives. It was a racial crucible that played an enormous, if often unappreciated, role in moving America toward real integration. And yet even as Vietnam continues to shape our country, its place in our national consciousness is slipping.
Some 65 percent of Americans are under 45 and so unable to even remember the war. Meanwhile, our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our involvement in Syria, our struggle with terrorism — these conflicts are pushing Vietnam further into the background. All the more reason, then, for us to revisit the war and its consequences for today. What readers take away from that conversation is another matter. Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island.
World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942.
During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Island of Hope - Island of Tears. Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps — Anchor Editions. Dorothea Lange—well known for her FSA photographs like Migrant Mother—was hired by the U.S. government to make a photographic record of the “evacuation” and “relocation” of Japanese-Americans in 1942.
She was eager to take the commission, despite being opposed to the effort, as she believed “a true record of the evacuation would be valuable in the future.” A Yale history professor's 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency — Quartz. Political Bookworm - Immigration's strain on democracy. The United States has always been enhanced and challenged by immigration. America’s democratic ideals have kept the gates open to those seeking a freer, and more prosperous, life. But the flood of undocumented immigrants has put pressure on American tolerance and the preservation of civil liberties. Robert Koulish, a visiting senior fellow at the Center for American Politics and Citizenship at the University of Maryland, worries that U.S. efforts to control the influx of undocumented immigrants has resulted in undemocratic policies. In “Immigration and American Democracy: Subverting the Rule of Law,” he points to excessive use of private contractors in immigration roles, social control measures in the name of state sovereignty and unconstitutional surveillance activities.
By Robert Koulish Efforts to control undocumented immigrants challenge some of American democracy’s most basic precepts. Democrat vs Republican. Origin of the Democratic and Republican parties The Republican party is the younger of the two parties. Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president.
History. An Overview of the American Political System. The American political system is a complex structure. The Framers of the Constitution understood that they needed to give the new federal government sufficient power to resolve the conflicts among the states and keep the union together at a time when it was falling apart (the phrase in the preamble “to form a more perfect union” was not a hollow boast but a worried hope), but given their recent experience as colonies they feared creating a government with enough power to tyrannize the public. Their task was to first give the federal government enough power to function, then to constrain that power so it could not become tyrannical.
Adam Ruins Everything - Why the Electoral College Ruins Democracy. The Case Against Democracy. Roughly a third of American voters think that the Marxist slogan “From each according to his ability to each according to his need” appears in the Constitution. About as many are incapable of naming even one of the three branches of the United States government. Fewer than a quarter know who their senators are, and only half are aware that their state has two of them. Democracy is other people, and the ignorance of the many has long galled the few, especially the few who consider themselves intellectuals. Plato, one of the earliest to see democracy as a problem, saw its typical citizen as shiftless and flighty: Sometimes he drinks heavily while listening to the flute; at other times, he drinks only water and is on a diet; sometimes he goes in for physical training; at other times, he’s idle and neglects everything; and sometimes he even occupies himself with what he takes to be philosophy.
It would be much safer, Plato thought, to entrust power to carefully educated guardians. This animated map shows the most probable path to a Trump victory. U.S. presidential election 2016/17 easily explained (explainity® explainer video) The History of U.S. Elections (1964-2016) Voices of America: what we learned speaking to voters across the US. The Case for 2016 Being a Boring Election. Political journalists and political scientists have a tense relationship. Journalists cover politics as a riveting narrative, in which major events can always alter the outcome of the election. Political scientists tend to believe that a few big structural factors are all that really matter.
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