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DEFORCE [electronic resource]: The Past, Present, and Future of Detroit

Once viewed as a model for urban America, Detroit has experienced what many believe to be the worst downturn in living standards and population of any large American city. Exactly how and why such a dramatic change occurred is still being debated, but the answers will undoubtedly shed light on challenges facing the U.S. as a whole. This documentary searches for the causes behind Motor City's disturbing decline. Questioning a widely held explanation that focuses on the collapse of the automobile industry, the film argues that Detroit's woes are largely political in nature. Viewers learn about vast socioeconomic differences between the city and neighboring communities and how issues connected to these disparities were mismanaged by federal, state, and local officials for decades. In to [...]
Online
2010
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The Legacy of Barbara Jordan [electronic resource]

This program is a memorable look at the rhetoric of legendary orator Barbara Jordan. Included in their entirety are her 1974 statement on impeachment, 1976 DNC keynote address, 1988 VP nomination, and 1992 DNC keynote address. These speeches along with biographical narration and comments from her memorial service make this a valuable resource for any classroom.
Online
2005
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The Rhetorical Highlights From the Impeachment of Bill Clinton [electronic resource]

This program focuses on memorable speeches from the rare political event of the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. Informative and discussion-provoking.
Online
2005
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Great Speeches: Volume 5 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Robert F. Kennedy [electronic resource]

This video features five landmark speeches: Franklin D. Roosevelt's first inaugural address; Franklin D. Roosevelt's declaration of war; Lyndon B. Johnson's 1965 Voting Rights Act speech; Ronald Reagan's tribute to the Challenger astronauts; and Robert F. Kennedy's eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr.
Online
2005
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LBJ Inaugural Address [electronic resource]

Excerpts from Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidential inaugural address on January 20, 1965.
Online
1965
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Carter Inaugural Address [electronic resource]

Excerpts from Jimmy Carter's presidential inaugural address on January 20, 1977.
Online
1977
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George H. W. Bush Inauguration: Part 1 [electronic resource]

Excerpts from George Bush's presidential inaugural address on January 20, 1989.
Online
1989
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Issues and Controversies in American History Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

To explore America's past in a meaningful way, a growing number of educators strive for spirited debate and passionate discussion in their classrooms. The key is get students talking about historical events with the same energy and immediacy that today's topics provoke. But accomplishing that is virtually impossible without the right catalyst. This collection of 25 concise video clips is designed to spark thoughtful, productive dialogue on major turning points in U.S. history. Each clip lays out two opposing viewpoints, framing a complex historical episode as if it were a debatable "issue" - just as citizens of the time might have thought and argued about it. In some cases, such as the segments on Jamestown or the Salem witch trials, the debate echoes scholarly disagreements that exi [...]
Online
2012
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Great Speeches: Volume 1 John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Adolf Hitler, Douglas MacArthur, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Barack Obama [electronic resource]

This program features six landmark speeches: John F. Kennedy's inaugural address; Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech; Adolf Hitler's address to the Nazi Party; Douglas MacArthur's farewell address; Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1942 State of the Union address; and Barack Obama's first inaugural address. Printable transcripts and critical essays are included on DVD only.
Online
2012
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Great Speeches: Volume 2 Winston Churchill, Adlai Stevenson, Richard Nixon, Barbara Jordan, and Golda Meir [electronic resource]

This video features five critical speeches: Winston Churchill's two wartime speeches; Adlai Stevenson's Cuban Missile Crisis speech to the UN; Richard Nixon's "Checkers" speech; Barbara Jordan's statement on impeachment; and Golda Meir's "Peace in the Middle East" speech.
Online
2004
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Great Speeches: Volume 3 Jesse Jackson, Richard Nixon, Geraldine Ferraro, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jeane Kirkpatrick [electronic resource]

This volume features five major speeches: Jesse Jackson's "Rainbow Coalition" speech; Richard Nixon's presidential resignation; Geraldine Ferraro vice presidential acceptance speech; Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" speech; and Jeane Kirkpatrick's statement on the KAL 007 disaster.
Online
2005
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Great Speeches: Volume 4 Mario Cuomo, Ronald Reagan, Barbara Jordan, Hubert Humphrey, and John F. Kennedy [electronic resource]

This program features five vital speeches: Mario Cuomo's 1984 DNC keynote address; Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential acceptance; Barbara Jordan's 1976 DNC keynote address; Hubert Humphrey's vice presidential acceptance speech; and John F. Kennedy's address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association.
Online
2005
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Great Speeches: Volume 6 Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Edward Kennedy [electronic resource]

This volume features five crucial speeches: Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Mountaintop" speech; Eleanor Roosevelt's UN address; George H. W. Bush's "Defense of Saudi Arabia"; Richard Nixon's "Watergate" speech; and Edward Kennedy's "Truth and Tolerance in America" speech.
Online
2005
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Great Speeches: Volume 9 Al Gore, Barbara Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Franklin D. Roosevelt [electronic resource]

This video features five pivotal speeches: Al Gore's 1992 vice presidential acceptance speech; Barbara Bush's 1992 RNC speech; Mikhail Gorbachev's talk at Westminster College; Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential farewell; and Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 "Fireside Chat.
Online
2005
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Great Speeches: Volume 19 John McCain, Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Robert Byrd, Carol Moseley, and Lyndon B. Johnson [electronic resource]

This volume features six vital speeches: John McCain's USC commencement address; Barack Obama's 2004 DNC keynote address; Margaret Thatcher's eulogy for Ronald Reagan; Robert Byrd's "On the Brink of War" speech; Carol Moseley Braun's health care address; and Lyndon B. Johnson's "I Will Not Run" speech.
Online
2005
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Great Speeches: Volume 22 Elie Wiesel, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford [electronic resource]

This volume features five major speeches: Elie Wiesel's 2006 Dartmouth College commencement address; John Boehner speech to introduce the House speaker; Nancy Pelosi's speech upon taking office as the first woman speaker of the House; Jimmy Carter's eulogy for Gerald Ford; and Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon.
Online
2008
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Great Speeches: Volume 24 Barack Obama, Neville Isdell, Al Sharpton, Ted Kennedy Jr., and Ronald Reagan [electronic resource]

This video features five memorable speeches: Barack Obama's eulogy for Ted Kennedy; Neville Isdell's (president of Coca-Cola) "Building a Culture of Ethics" speech; Al Sharpton's eulogy for Michael Jackson; Ted Kennedy Jr.'s eulogy for Ted Kennedy; and Ronald Reagan's 1980 inaugural address.
Online
2010
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Great Speeches: Volume 25 Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Arlen Specter, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, and Richard Nixon [electronic resource]

This volume features six vital speeches: Barack Obama's Tucson shooting memorial address; Sarah Palin's 2010 Reagan dinner address; Arlen Specter's farewell address; Nancy Pelosi's "Turning Over the Gavel" speech; John Boehner's speech upon becoming speaker of the House; and Richard Nixon's second inaugural address.
Online
2011
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Great Speeches: Volume 8 Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, Ann Richards, and Stokely Carmichael [electronic resource]

This program features five historic speeches: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen's "Communism and America" speech; John F. Kennedy's "I Am a Berliner" speech; Harry S. Truman's "Whistlestop" speech; Ann Richards' 1988 DNC keynote address; and Stokely Carmichael's "We Ain't Going" speech.
Online
2005
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Great Speeches: Volume 7 Lech Walesa, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Jesse Jackson, and Jerry Falwell [electronic resource]

This episode features five major speeches: Lech Walesa's RFK Foundation Awards keynote address; Jimmy Carter's speech on the energy crisis; George H. W. Bush's 1991 State of the Union address; Jesse Jackson's 1988 DNC speech; and Jerry Falwell's speech on America's policy on South Africa.
Online
2005