The Resource We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America, Juan Williams

We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America, Juan Williams

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We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America
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We the people
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the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America
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Juan Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
Life in the United States today is vastly different from anything the original Founders could have imagined in the late 1700s. The notion of an African-American president of the United States, or a woman as Secretary of State would have been unimaginable to the men who wrote and ratified the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Williams examines the lives of the men and women in the 20th century who have extended the Founding Fathers' original vision of the country and reshaped what America is
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.W535 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America, Juan Williams
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We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped and affirmed the Founding Fathers' vision of America, Juan Williams
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Founding Fathers and modern America -- The great American melting pot. JFK, Ted Kennedy, and the immigration reform that changed America -- The living Constitution. Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon Johnson, and the fight for civil rights -- Broken windows, urban crime, and hard data. Bill Bratton and modern policing -- "No apologies, no regrets." General William Westmoreland and the rebirth of the U.S. military -- It's the economy, stupid. Milton Friedman's new math of free markets, big business, and small taxes -- Liberty and justice for all. Eleanor Roosevelt and the fight for universal human rights -- The bridge and tunnel crowd. Robert Moses, William Levitt, and the American city -- "Keep the boys happy." George Meany, labor unions, and the rise of the middle class -- One nation under God. Billy Graham and the power of the Christian right -- Girls to women to your boss. Betty Friedan and American feminism -- The power of diplomacy. Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, and the opening of China -- One-third of a nation. Pat Moynihan and the war on poverty -- Equal protection under the law. Harry Hay, Barry Goldwater, and gay rights -- Back to the future. Ronald Reagan, Ed Meese, and the remaking of the judicial system -- The social safety net. Social Security, Medicare, and Robert Ball -- 'Silent spring.' Rachel Carson and the environmental movement -- A new beginning. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson, and the fight for racial equality -- The right to bear arms. Charlton Heston and the NRA
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ocn933729143
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 453 pages
Isbn
9780307952042
Lccn
2016010921
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)933729143

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