Introduction The United States Constitution that came out of the Convention of 1787 receives criticism for no problem greater than the glaring one of slavery. For a nation born out of the premise in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal,” the outcome of the convention appears to many to have violated this … Continue reading Oliver Ellsworth: The Question of Slavery and the Constitution
Category: American Politics
Rhetoric of a Political Comeback: Nixon’s 1968 Nomination Acceptance Speech
"The speech was a pivotal moment in Nixon’s campaign, as it unified the Republican Party around a common theme of respect: respect for America internationally, respect for American rule of law domestically, and self-respect for the American citizen."