PERIOD 8:

1945-1980

PERIOD 8 SHORT HISTORIES

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really, Period 8?!

Martin Luther King's famous 1963 speech was headed in a different direction until, in the middle of his address,  a colleague quietly urged him to "talk about  the dream," referring to a speech he had given many times. So King improvised. 

PERIOD 8 ARTIFACTS (aka, primary sources)

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Amerigo Vespucci, explorer, letter to his patron, 1502

President Harry Truman, speech to congress, 1947

THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE

X (George Kennan), foreign
affairs, journal, 1947

SOURCES OF SOVIET CONDUCT

1951

BIRMINGHAM CITY ORDINANCES

Langston Hughes, poem, 1951

HARLEM

Ken Kesey, 1502

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

Martin Luther King, various publications, 1963

LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL

President John Kennedy, television, 1963

ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

Martin Luther King, speech at the march on Washington, 1963

I HAVE A DREAM

George Wallace, campaign speech in Ohio, 1968

THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE SICK

President Richard Nixon, 1969

NIXON'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS

Coronet Instructional Films, 1947

ARE YOU POPULAR?

New York, 1950

HOME ECONOMICS EXAM

Record, 1961

RONALD REAGAN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST SOCIALIZED MEDICINE

1961

THE BLUE BOOK OF THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY

Undersecretary of State George Ball, memo to President Johnson, 1965

A COMPROMISE SOLUTION IN SOUTH VIETNAM

Advertisement, 1965

ARE YOU MAKING YOUR CHILDREN PAY FOR YOUR WEIGHT PROBLEM

Nixon campaign, 1968

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