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Remembering An Invasion: The Panama Intervention In America’S Political Memory, Dave Nagaji Dec 2018

Remembering An Invasion: The Panama Intervention In America’S Political Memory, Dave Nagaji

Senior Theses

In December of 1989, the United States launched Operation Just Cause, a military invasion of the country of Panama, capturing Manuel Noriega and overthrowing his government. This research project examines how Colin Powell, Richard Cheney, James Baker, and George H.W. Bush presented Operation Just Cause in their memoirs. It attempts to determine how these senior leaders’ depictions of this invasion incorporated it into the Bush administration’s overall foreign-policy strategy. The research finds that their general approach was to present the Panama intervention as an isolated incident which had no intentional link to other major events at the time ...


U.S. Presidential Leadership And Crisis Rhetoric, Robert Mccabe May 2018

U.S. Presidential Leadership And Crisis Rhetoric, Robert Mccabe

Honors Projects in History and Social Sciences

My capstone project seeks to determine what are U.S. presidents attempting to accomplish in (or with) their speeches? This matters because presidential responses to crises can reflect how a president’s leadership abilities are perceived by the people he serves. This perception plays a large role in determining how much political strength the president has to accomplish his agenda. I address this research question by analyzing four different speeches: President Kennedy’s Address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on the Bay of Pigs, President Kennedy’s Address on the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Bush’s National Cathedral ...


It’S Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Seismic Changes In The American Experiment, David King Jan 2018

It’S Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Seismic Changes In The American Experiment, David King

Bridge/Work

“I’ve never seen anything like this.” “Is this the end of the country?”

In 2016, it seemed that both of those statements, or something similar, was on the tongues of nearly every American. No matter who you supported, there seemed to be something entirely new about the election cycle that the nation found itself in. There is no doubt that for this generation, the 2016 election is a watershed moment for the United States. For the U.S., however, watershed moments in democracy are not the exception but the rule. To fully understand how our democracy transitions, one must ...


A Brief History Of America's Republic Empire, James G. Wilson May 2014

A Brief History Of America's Republic Empire, James G. Wilson

James G. Wilson

In his recent book, The Imperial Republic: A Structural History of American Constitutionalism from the Colonial Era to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century (Ashgate 2002), Professor Wilson discloses the quest for empire that has lain hidden in the heart of the American democracy since its founding. This essay for Law Notes places his findings in a contemporary context.


Dr. Patrick T. Conley On The Law And Order Constitution, Patrick T. Conley Jan 2012

Dr. Patrick T. Conley On The Law And Order Constitution, Patrick T. Conley

Dorr Scholarship

In this interview, Dr. Patrick T. Conley, constitutional historian and Dorr scholar, discusses the deficiencies of the Law & Order Constitution of 1843, the provisions of the People's Constitution of 1841, and his personal involvement in the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention of 1977.

To view this video interview please visit the Dorr Rebellion Project web site’s video gallery: http://library.providence.edu/dps/projects/dorr/video.php.


Raymond Lavertue On Dorr And The Anti-Slavery Movement, Raymond Lavertue Jan 2012

Raymond Lavertue On Dorr And The Anti-Slavery Movement, Raymond Lavertue

Dorr Scholarship

In this interview, Raymond Lavertue of St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, discusses Thomas Wilson Dorr's evolving relationship with the anti-slavery movement.

To view this video interview please visit the Dorr Rebellion Project web site’s video gallery: http://library.providence.edu/dps/projects/dorr/video.php.


Charles Francis Adams, Great Britain, And The American Question In 1861, Ian Delahanty Jan 2006

Charles Francis Adams, Great Britain, And The American Question In 1861, Ian Delahanty

Undergraduate Review

No abstract provided.


A Brief History Of America's Republic Empire, James G. Wilson Jan 2004

A Brief History Of America's Republic Empire, James G. Wilson

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

In his recent book, The Imperial Republic: A Structural History of American Constitutionalism from the Colonial Era to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century (Ashgate 2002), Professor Wilson discloses the quest for empire that has lain hidden in the heart of the American democracy since its founding. This essay for Law Notes places his findings in a contemporary context.


“Don't Buy Another Vote. I Won't Pay For A Landslide": The Sordid And Continuing History Of Political Corruption In West Virginia, Allen Hayes Loughry Ii Jan 2003

“Don't Buy Another Vote. I Won't Pay For A Landslide": The Sordid And Continuing History Of Political Corruption In West Virginia, Allen Hayes Loughry Ii

SJD Dissertation Abstracts

This study documents the long and sordid history of corruption--both perceived and corroborated--in the West Virginia political process. The researcher explores the considerable amounts of money spent by wealthy individuals for election or re-election. It documents the effect of high-cost elections, an effect which in many instances has spawned criminal activity. The author relates ostensibly ceaseless measures of corruption at the executive, legislative, and judicial levels. The findings indicate the existence of problems in West Virginia politics since the State's inception in 1863, including vote buying, vote rigging, undue geographical barriers, and lawlessness leading to numerous declarations of martial ...


Ten Years Of Rhode Island History, Edna Ethel Dawley Jan 1901

Ten Years Of Rhode Island History, Edna Ethel Dawley

Student and Lippitt Prize essays

Chronicles the economic and political struggles of the colonies of North America from 1765 to 1775, ultimately leading to the United States Declaration of Independence from the British Empire, with an emphasis on Rhode Island.


Charge Of Chief Justice Durfee, Job Durfee Mar 1842

Charge Of Chief Justice Durfee, Job Durfee

Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion

No abstract provided.


The Right Of The People Of Rhode Island To Form A Constitution: The Nine Lawyers' Opinion, Thomas W. Dorr Mar 1842

The Right Of The People Of Rhode Island To Form A Constitution: The Nine Lawyers' Opinion, Thomas W. Dorr

Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion

No abstract provided.


To The Members Of The General Assembly Of Rhode Island, John Pitman Jan 1842

To The Members Of The General Assembly Of Rhode Island, John Pitman

Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion

No abstract provided.


Address On The Right Of Suffrage, Seth Luther Dec 1832

Address On The Right Of Suffrage, Seth Luther

Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion

No abstract provided.


Extension Of Suffrage, B. Hazard Jan 1829

Extension Of Suffrage, B. Hazard

Pamphlets: Contemporary Assessments of the Dorr Rebellion

No abstract provided.