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Showing Grade 12, Unit 8, Media and Politics
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President Franklin Roosevelt's Radio Address unveiling the second half of the New Deal (1936)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=69

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In a radio address, President Franklin Roosevelt announced a second set of government actions to combat the Great Depression. Together, these became known as the Second New Deal. The major legislation that came out of the so-called Second New Deal was the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act, the Social Security Act, and the Wealth Tax Act, which brought about a sudden increase in taxes on the wealthy and created new and larger taxes on excess business profits, inheritances, large gifts, and profits from the sale of property. The Works Progress (later "Work Projects") Administration promoted both relief and reform. The WPA built streets, highways, bridges, airfields, and post offices and other pubic buildings and facilities; restored forests; developed parks and recreation areas; built reservoirs; and extended electrical power to rural areas. Standards 11.6.3, 11.6.4, 11.8.5, and 12.8.3 civics

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2509

Propaganda Analysis Homepage

http://www.propagandacritic.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is a systematic look at propaganda techniques with examples from World War I, the John Birch Society, Maoism, Newt Gingrich, and anti-American propaganda from Afghanistan. Thought provoking questions on how to identify propaganda are included. Standard 12.8.3

Comments: The questions require you to critically analyze material.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2543

Retrospective of Historic Presidential Elections

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/elections/1952/index.html?0807b

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Look back at presidential elections from 1896-1996. Each page offers a summary, New York Times coverage of the election, trivia quizzes, information on the winner, and more. Standard 12.8.1

Comments: This is a good supplement to the study of the formation of parties or the study of 20th century American history.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2635

Senate Resolution 301: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy (1954)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=86

Rating: 2, High!

Description: On February 9, 1950, Joseph McCarthy, a Republican Senator from Wisconsin, claimed that he had a list of 205 State Department employees who were Communists. While he offered little proof, the claims gained the Senator great notoriety. McCarthy took advantage of the Cold War atmosphere of fear and suspicion and with strong support in the opinion polls, McCarthy's attacks and interventions resulted in him being named chairman of the Committee on Government Operations and its Subcommittee on Investigations. From these posts he continued to accuse Government agencies of being "soft" on communism. In 1954 McCarthy's investigation of security threats in the U.S. Army was televised. McCarthy's bullying of witnesses turned public opinion against the Senator. On December 2, 1954, the Senate voted to censure him, describing his behavior as "contrary to senatorial traditions." Standard 11.9.3 and 12.8.3

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2744

Spanish American War and Role of Yellow Journalism

http://alt.tnt.tv/movies/tntoriginals/roughriders/war.home.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: he war between the United States and Spain was precipitated by seething tension between the two countries. By 1895, the Spanish-ruled Cuba was in turmoil. Spain's mistreatment of native Cubans was reported in the pages of U.S. newspapers and given sensational headlines by rival publishers, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. Standard 11.4.2 and 12.8.2 civics

Comments: This page was written to support the "Rough Riders" a TNT Original Film.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Resource ID: 2812

Television News Archive

http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn how the Gulf War was reported by visiting this well-organized, comprehensive site done by Vanderbuilt University. Standard 11.9.6 and 12.8.3 civics

Comments: This page is an excellent source of information on the Persian Gulf War since histories have not yet been written.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2938

The McLaughlin Group

http://www.mclaughlin.com/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The McLaughlin Group web site correlates with the television show by the same name. It features public debate issues and campaign issues with both sides of the issue presented. Standards 12.6.3, 12.6.4 and 12.8.2 civics

Comments: Here is general information on current public and political issues to prepare for position taking.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3046

Tom Paine's Revolution

http://www.self-gov.org/freeman/8904phil.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This article by J. Brian Phillips reminds Americans of how much we owe Thomas Paine for our freedom. His book Common Sense had an unprecedented influence on the minds of the American people to convince them to fight for their independence. Standards 8.1.3, 10.2.1, 11.1.2, and 12.8.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3179

Acquittal of Peter Zenger, The

http://www.historybuff.com/library/refzenger.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: One of the most important events in American journalism history was the libel trail of John Peter Zenger, printer of the New York Weekly Journal which occurred in New York in 1735. Standards 8.3.7 and 12.8.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 75

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