American Political Rhetoric: Essential Speeches and Writings on Founding Principles and Contemporary Controversies

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Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Aug 16, 2010 - Political Science - 360 pages
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American Political Rhetoric is the only reader for introductory classes in American politics and government and political communication designed to explore fundamental political principles through classic examples of political rhetoric, from the Declaration of Independence to today. Selections include the entire political spectrum and contributors range from the founders to elected public officials, Supreme Court opinions, and representatives of historic movements for social change. Organized thematically, American Political Rhetoric allows students to explore the institutions of government and current controversies in civil rights, race, gender, and America's role in the world as the issues have evolved over time.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Founding Principles
1
Chapter Two Federalism
43
Chapter Three President and Congress
67
Chapter Four Judiciary
95
Chapter Five Parties and Elections
143
Chapter Six Constitutional Preservation and Political Change
157
Race
201
Gender
265
Chapter Nine Foreign Policy
293
Appendix The Constitution of the United States of America
327
About the Editors
347
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Peter Augustine Lawler is Dana Professor and chair of the Department of Government and International Studies at Berry College in Georgia. Robert Martin Schaefer is chair of the Department of Political Science & Planning and professor of political science at the University of West Georgia.

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