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

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

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  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 28mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 1442202947
  • ISBN 13: 9781442202948
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,766,933

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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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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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Praise for previous editions: Without question, the most comprehensive collection of political speeches and documents in one anthology... -- Robert E. Denton Jr., Virginia Tech Praise for previous editions: American Political Rhetoric takes one through the drama of American politics and clearly demonstrates that the art of politics is closely connected with the art of making an argument. And, as the readings demonstrate,there are rewards for making the right argument and profound consequences for making the wrong argument... -- Brian Janiskee, California State University at San Bernardino Praise for previous editions: American Political Rhetoric engages students in thoughtful reflection on the classic modernity and historical development of the American polity. Students appreciate reading the primary texts for themselves and many of them leave the course wanting to delve deeper into the writings of our greatest statesmen and jurists. The material in this book is essential preparation for upper level courses in American politics... -- John Ray, Xavier University Praise for previous editions: American Political Rhetoric engages students in thoughtful reflection on the classic modernity and historical development of the American polity. Students appreciate reading the primary texts for themselves and many of them leave the course wanting to delve deeper into the writings of our greatest statesmen and jurists. The material in this book is essential preparation for upper level courses in American politics. -- John Ray, Xavier University Praise for previous editions: American Political Rhetoric takes one through the drama of American politics and clearly demonstrates that the art of politics is closely connected with the art of making an argument. And, as the readings demonstrate, there are rewards for making the right argument and profound consequences for making the wrong argument. -- Brian Janiskee, California State University at San Bernardino Praise for previous editions: Without question, the most comprehensive collection of political speeches and documents in one anthology. -- Robert E. Denton Jr., Virginia Tech

Table of contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Chapter 1: Founding Principles Chapter 4 The Declaration of Independence (1776) Chapter 5 Democracy in America Chapter 6 The Northwest Ordinance (1787) Chapter 7 Federalist 9 Chapter 8 Federalist 10 Chapter 9 Federalist 47 Chapter 10 Federalist 48 Chapter 11 Federalist 49 Chapter 12 Federalist 51 Chapter 13 Letter I (1787) Chapter 14 On Property (1792) Chapter 15 Farewell Address (1796) Chapter 16 Letter to John Adams (1813) Part 17 Chapter 2: Federalism Chapter 18 Federalist 39 Chapter 19 Notes on the State of Virginia (1784) Chapter 20 McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) Chapter 21 Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918) Chapter 22 United States v. Darby (1941) Chapter 23 Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Tranit Authority (1985) Chapter 24 United States v. Lopez (1995) Part 25 Chapter 3: President and Congress Chapter 26 Federalist 57 Chapter 27 Federalist 63 Chapter 28 Federalist 70 Chapter 29 Federalist 71 Chapter 30 Federalist 73 Chapter 31 Message to Congress in Special Session (1861) Chapter 32 Message to Congress (1942) Chapter 33 The War Powers Resolution (1973) Chapter 34 United States v. Nixon (1974) Chapter 35 The Nixon Pardon (1974) Chapter 36 September 11, 2001 (2001) Chapter 37 "Statement on the Intelligence Authorization Act" (2004) Chapter 38 "Memorandum on Presidential Signing Statements" (2009) Part 39 Chapter 4: Judiciary Chapter 40 Essay XI (1788) Chapter 41 Federalist 78 Chapter 42 Marbury v. Madison (1803) Chapter 43 First Inaugural Address (1861) Chapter 44 "Court-Packing Address" (1937) Chapter 45 Speech to the Text and Teaching Symposium, Georgetown University (1985) Chapter 46 Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) Chapter 47 Roe v. Wade (1965) Chapter 48 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992) Chapter 49 Speaking in a Judicial Voice (1992) Chapter 50 Gonzales v. Carhart (2007) Chapter 51 Lee v. Weisman (1992) Chapter 52 McCreary v. American Civil Liberties Union (2005) Chapter 53 District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) Part 54 Chapter 5: Parties and Elections Chapter 55 Parties (1792) Chapter 56 "The Danger Threatening Representative Government" (1897) Chapter 57 Constitutional Government in the United States (1908) Chapter 58 Fireside Chat on Party Primaries (1938) Chapter 59 McGovern-Fraiser Commission Report (1970) Part 60 Chapter 6: Constitutional Preservation and Political Change Chapter 61 Letter to Nehemiah Dodge and Others: A Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association in the State of Connecticut (1802) Chapter 62 The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions: Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (1838) Chapter 63 Democracy in America (1840) Chapter 64 Final Text of the Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg (1863) Chapter 65 Constitutional Government in the United States (1908) Chapter 66 Commonweath Club Campaign Speech (1932) Chapter 67 Address to the Young Democratic Clubs of America (1935) Chapter 68 State of the Union Address (1964) Chapter 69 Commencement Address at the University of Michigan (1964) Chapter 70 State of the Union Address (1982) Chapter 71 Remarks at the Welfare Reform Bill Signing (1996) Chapter 72 Remarks on the Human Genome Project (2000) Chapter 73 Remarks on Stem Cell Research (2001) Chapter 74 Remarks on Stem Cell Executive Order and Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum (2009) Part 75 Chapter 7: Civil Rights: Race Chapter 76 Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) Chapter 77 Sections of the U.S. Constitution Concerning Slavery Chapter 78 Draft of the Declaration of Independence (1776) Chapter 79 Notes on the State of Virginia (1784) Chapter 80 Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise (1854) Chapter 81 Address for the Promotion of Colored Enlistment (1854) Chapter 82 Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln (1876) Chapter 83 Corner Stone Speech (1861) Chapter 84 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Chapter 85 Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Chapter 86 Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963) Chapter 87 Address on Voting Rights (1965) Chapter 88 Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) Chapter 89 Richmond v. Croson (1989) Chapter 90 Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (1995) Chapter 91 Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) Chapter 92 A More Perfect Union (2008) Chapter 93 Ricci v. DeStefano (2009) Part 94 Chapter 8: Civil Rights: Gender Chapter 95 Letter to John Adams (1776) Chapter 96 Letter to Abigail Adams (1776 Chapter 97 The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848) Chapter 98 Women's Suffrage Movement (1870) Chapter 99 Why Women Should Vote (1910) Chapter 100 Rostker v. Goldberg (1981) Chapter 101 Address to the Women's Forum (1984) Chapter 102 Change: From What to What? (1992) Chapter 103 Romer v. Evans (1996) Chapter 104 Lawrence v. Texas (2003) Part 105 Chapter 9: Foreign Policy Chapter 106 Federalist 23 Chapter 107 Pacificus, Letter No. 1 (1793) Chapter 108 Helvidius, Letter No. 1 (1793) Chapter 109 Farewell Address (1796) Chapter 110 "Four Freedoms" Speech (1941) Chapter 111 Special message to Congress on Greece and Turkey: The Truman Doctrine (1947) Chapter 112 Farewell Address (1961) Chapter 113 Address at the University of Notre Dame (1977) Chapter 114 Address to the British Parliament (1982) Chapter 115 Why We're Involved in Kosovo (1999) Chapter 116 "Second Inaugural Address" (2005) Chapter 117 "Remarks by the President at the Acceptance for the Nobel Peace Prize" (2009) Part 118 Appendix: The Constitution of the United States of America Part 119 About the Editors