Master of Arts (MA)
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In this thesis, the rhetoric surrounding President Clinton's announcement will be compared to the rhetoric surrounding President Truman's order for racial integration of the armed services. These significant presidential announcements, while seemingly unrelated, changed the focus of national debate on two controversial issues. To determine what similarities and differences exist in the rhetoric surrounding the two events I will compare the events using analog criticism (a method of comparing and contrasting two rhetorical events) as the framework for the study. Government studies and newspaper accounts of both rhetorical events will be relied upon to contrast and compare the rhetorical events.
Accepting; Argue; Bill Clinton; Blacks; Clinton; Equal; Harry S. Truman; Homosexuals; Military; Rights; Truman
Communication; Political science
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Leonard, JayDe Allen, "Accepting blacks and homosexuals into the military: Truman and Clinton argue for equal rights" (1996). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3247.