American Political Rhetoric

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  • Copyright: 2005-04-28
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American Political Rhetoric is the only reader designed for introductory classes in American politics and government that is both focused on fundamental political principles and includes nothing but classic examples of our nation's political rhetoric. The fourth edition of this book is completely reorganized, with material both contemporary and classic added to each chapter. The most noteworthy innovations include a separate chapter on gender and the latest Supreme Court opinions on school prayer and abortion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Founding Principlesp. 1
The Declaration of Independence (1776)p. 1
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, vol. 1 (1835)p. 4
The Northwest Ordinance (1787)p. 11
Federalist 9p. 12
Federalist 10p. 15
Federalist 47p. 21
Federalist 48p. 27
Federalist 49p. 31
Federalist 51p. 34
Centinel, Letter I (1787)p. 38
James Madison, On Property (1792)p. 41
George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)p. 43
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams (1813)p. 44
Federalismp. 45
Federalist 39p. 45
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1784)p. 49
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)p. 50
Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918)p. 55
United States v. Darby (1941)p. 59
Ronald W. Reagan, State of the Union Address (1982)p. 60
Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority (1985)p. 62
U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton (1995)p. 67
United States v. Lopez (1995)p. 72
President and Congressp. 79
Federalist 57p. 79
Federalist 63p. 84
Federalist 70p. 86
Federalist 71p. 87
Federalist 73p. 89
Abraham Lincoln, Message to Congress in Special Session (1861)p. 92
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Message to Congress (1942)p. 94
The War Powers Resolution (1973)p. 96
United States v. Nixon (1974)p. 98
Gerald R. Ford, The Nixon Pardon (1974)p. 102
George H. W. Bush, Message to the House of Representatives Returning without Approval the Foreign Relations Authorization Act (1989)p. 103
George W. Bush, September 11, 2001 (2001)p. 106
Rasul v. Bush (2004)p. 107
Richard B. Cheney, Remarks at the State Funeral for Ronald W. Reagan (2004)p. 115
Judiciaryp. 119
Brutus, Essay XI (1788)p. 119
Federalist 78p. 120
Marbury v. Madison (1803)p. 126
Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address (1861)p. 132
William J. Brennan Jr., Speech to the Text and Teaching Symposium, Georgetown University (1985)p. 132
Robert H. Bork, Interpreting the Constitution (1987)p. 138
Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)p. 140
Roe v. Wade (1973)p. 142
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992)p. 147
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Speaking in a Judicial Voice (1992)p. 152
Stenberg v. Carhart (2000)p. 155
Lee v. Weisman (1992)p. 166
Santa Fe Independent School District v. Jane Doe (2000)p. 168
Constitutional Preservation and Political Changep. 175
Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Nehemiah Dodge and Others: A Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association, in the State of Connecticut (1802)p. 175
Abraham Lincoln, The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions: Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (1838)p. 176
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, vol. 2: What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear (1840)p. 183
Abraham Lincoln, Final Text of the Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg (1863)p. 186
Woodrow Wilson, Constitutional Government in the United States (1908)p. 186
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commonwealth Club Campaign Speech (1932)p. 188
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Address to the Young Democratic Clubs of America (1935)p. 197
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fireside Chat on Party Primaries (1938)p. 199
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Message on the State of the Union (1944)p. 201
The Port Huron Statement (1962)p. 203
Lyndon B. Johnson, State of the Union Address (1964)p. 206
Lyndon B. Johnson, Commencement Address at the University of Michigan (1964)p. 208
Ronald W. Reagan, State of the Union Address (1982)p. 210
Mario M. Cuomo, Speech Delivered at the Harvard Class Day (1985)p. 214
Vaclav Havel, Address to a Joint Session of Congress (1990)p. 221
Dan Quayle, Restoring Basic Values, Strengthening the Family (1992)p. 225
Bill Clinton, Remarks at the Welfare Reform Bill Signing (1996)p. 228
Bill Clinton, Remarks on the Human Genome Project (2000)p. 233
George W. Bush, Remarks on Stem Cell Research (2001)p. 235
Civil Rights: Racep. 241
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)p. 241
Sections of the U.S. Constitution Concerning Slaveryp. 246
Thomas Jefferson, Draft of the Declaration of Independence (1776)p. 246
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1784)p. 247
David Walker, Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World (1829)p. 248
Abraham Lincoln, Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise (1854)p. 251
Frederick Douglass, Address for the Promotion of Colored Enlistment (1864)p. 256
Frederick Douglass, Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln (1876)p. 256
Alexander Stephens, The "Corner Stone" Speech (1861)p. 257
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)p. 258
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)p. 259
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)p. 263
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream (1963)p. 277
Lyndon B. Johnson, Address on Voting Rights (1965)p. 280
South Carolina v. Katzenbach (1966)p. 286
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978)p. 289
Fullilove v. Klutznick (1980)p. 292
Richmond v. J. A. Croson Co. (1989)p. 296
Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena (1995)p. 302
Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)p. 305
Civil Rights: Genderp. 315
Abigail Adams, Letter to John Adams (1776)p. 315
John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams (1776)p. 316
The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions (1848)p. 316
Frederick Douglass, Woman's Suffrage Movement (1870)p. 320
Jane Addams, Why Women Should Vote (1910)p. 323
Rostker v. Goldberg (1981)p. 326
Jeane Kirkpatrick, Address to the Women's Forum (1984)p. 328
Barbara Jordan, Change: From What to What? (1992)p. 330
Romer v. Evans (1996)p. 333
Lawrence v. Texas (2003)p. 339
Foreign Policyp. 347
Federalist 23p. 347
Alexander Hamilton, Pacificus, Letter No. 1 (1793)p. 348
James Madison, Helvidius, Letter No. 1 (1793)p. 351
George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)p. 354
Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Four Freedoms" Speech (1941)p. 357
George F. Kennan, The Sources of Soviet Conduct (1947)p. 360
Harry S Truman, Special Message to Congress on Greece and Turkey: The Truman Doctrine (1947)p. 363
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address (1961)p. 366
John F. Kennedy, "Ich bin ein Berliner" (1963)p. 369
Jimmy Carter, Address at the University of Notre Dame (1977)p. 370
Jeane Kirkpatrick, Address Before the American Enterprise Institute (1981)p. 375
Ronald W. Reagan, Address to the British Parliament (1982)p. 381
Malcolm Wallop, Defense Policy after the Cold War (1992)p. 388
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