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development of personal identity

A project I did for a paper. The paper was on personal identity and i liked the idea so I decided to share :)

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Obama Protesting at Harvard in 1991 Watch how a President is Born.

@wcntv commentary. If you love history and how a President is born examine his roots. Totally inspriational love him or hate him.  You gotta respect him as THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.  ROCK THE VOTE.

 

Barack Obama in a 1990 video at Harvard protests in favor of the cause of Professor Derek Bell and the hiring of more minority faculty members.

 

Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed discovered this little gem of a video, in which then-law student Barack Obama spoke at a protest in favor of Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell.

 

Kaczynski explains what the protest was all about.

Bell was the first black tenured professor at the school, and a pioneer of "critical race theory," which insisted, controversially, on reading issues of race and power into legal scholarship. His protest that spring was occasioned by Harvard's denial of tenure to a black woman professor, Regina Austin, at a time when only three of the law school's professors were black and only five women. He told Harvard he would take a leave of absence — a kind of academic strike — "until a woman of color is offered and accepted a tenured position on this faculty," and he launched a hunger strike to dramatize his point.

Obama was a major figure on campus, the first black president of the Law Review. Some friends, in a prescient joke, just referred to him as "the first black president." He had a reputation as a conciliatory figure, not a confrontational one like Bell.

 

Probably the most amazing thing about it is the fact that Obama's speech-giving style is so little changed since his days at Harvard. Obama has the same soaring cadence, dramatic pauses, and light-hearted jokes that you find in almost every one of his speeches.

Here's the video:

 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-1991-video-of-a-harvard-protest-shows-barack-obama-has-always-given-great-speeches-2012-3?utm_source=alerts&nr_email_referer=1#ixzz1oSKthOke


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The Preamble to the Constitution: Making Inferences About Intent Using Two Drafts from the Library of Congress | Teaching with the Library of Congress

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The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution is well known to many Americans. But the meaning of those 52 words, and the original intent of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, are still widely studied and debated.

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Drafting the Declaration of Independence. The Committee - Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Livingston and Sherman. Copy of engraving after Alonzo Chappel. | DocsTeach: Documents

Drafting the Declaration of Independence. The Committee - Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Livingston and Sherman. Copy of engraving after Alonzo Chappel. | DocsTeach: Documents | RI.11-12.8: Evaluating the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts. | Scoop.it

Here we see Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Livingston, and Sherman depicted as they discussed the wording of the Declaration of Independence.  This is a copy of an engraving by Alonzo Chappel.


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The Bill of Rights

This was a project for school and i really dont care what your views are on the bill of rights.
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President Abraham Lincoln Second Inaugural Address - Hear and Read the Full Text

Listen to and read the 2nd Inauguration Address of U.S. Republican President Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln delivered this speech on March 4, 1865 at the...
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Declaration of Independence P3 - Liberty First

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Continuing our Study of the Declaration of Independence, we learn about the "Laws of Nature & of Nature's " (RT @KrisAnneHall: Declaration of Independence P3 - http://t.co/h0LI5X5oNe
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Bill of Rights of the US Constitution: Promise Made, Promise Kept | David J. Shestokas

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The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are known collectively as the Bill of Rights.

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Alyssa Serrano's curator insight, February 12, 2014 12:39 PM

This article is talking about the constitution and how the bill of rights protects citizens. The articles also talks about how there were two proposed amendments that did not get ratified at the time (now they are ratified). It also talks about the promises that constitution kept for the citizens. 

khedlu17's curator insight, April 9, 2014 6:32 PM

This article talks about the Bill of Rights which are the first ten Amendments to the US Constitution. Why this relates to government and law is that it talks about the protections of natural rights of liberty and property. Those rights include freedoms of religion, speech, free press, free assembly, petition for redress of grievances, and the right to keep or bear arms. 

naknuts37's curator insight, April 13, 2014 2:06 PM

In response to khedlu17: 

I was a little surprised to learn that the 27th amendment was ratified nearly 200 years after it was initially proposed. The amendments found in the Bill of Rights limit the power of the federal government. The Bill of Rights has the natural rights given by the Creator. What would our country be like if we didn't have the Bill of Rights? 

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Bill of Rights Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, Read the Bill of Rights, Learn the purpose of the Bill of Rights

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Bill of Rights Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Read the Bill of Rights and learn the purpose of the US Bill of Rights.

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Bullet Holes in the Bill of Rights - Huffington Post

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The most ardent proponents of gun rights and the most impassioned advocates for gun control are obligated to come together and acknowledge the relevance of the Bill of Rights.
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The Declaration of Independence

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PRIMARY SOURCE: The Declaration of Independence


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