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The Tea Party’s America AMST 100, Spring  2010
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I. The Tea Party’s America II. Final Questions Agenda
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Origins Ron Paul Presidential  Campaign Opposition to Iraq War Opposition to Banks Opposition to Taxes Grows with economic   downturn I. The Tea Party’s America
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Mostly White Slightly Male Above 45 Higher Income Conservative Who?
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Bank Bailouts “Socialism” BUT ALSO: Gay Marriage Efforts to Equalize  opportunity Engagement with  Islamic Countries Immigration Birth Certificate Environmental  Legislation Opposition
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Constitution Obama not a citizen
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Most popular politician  among Tea Party  (2010) What is the authentic  America? Who are “the people”? Identity Politics How to fit into broader  scope of class?  Sarah Palin’s Speech
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Basic conflict over what  values are appropriate in  America Gun Rights Women’s Rights Gay Rights Affirmative Action Drugs Censorship Non-English Education Church and State
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Unformatted text preview: Confederate Flag? The Culture Wars Public Funding for this? Enola Gay Controversy Should we talk about casualties and debate dropping of bomb in a national museum? The Culture Wars and History Two opposing visions of America Growing sense of hostility between groups of Americans Old but direct result of conflicts of 1960s Culture Wars Leftist view of America after 2004 1960s Focus on Individual Rights Speech Privacy Legal Rights Other Rights? Clean Environment? Non-Discrimination? Church-State? The Rights Revolution Constitution: What values does it promote? What role should it play in defining America? II. Final Questions What holds America together? What role have radicals played in defining America? What is America? Final Questions...
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course AMST-A 100 taught by Professor Carter-david during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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