Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

Number of Pages

82

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Accepting; Argue; Bill Clinton; Blacks; Clinton; Equal; Harry S. Truman; Homosexuals; Military; Rights; Truman

Controlled Subject

Communication; Political science

File Format

pdf

File Size

2293.76 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ox4v-580s


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