Here are the documents I have referred you to as well as additional documents that may interest you for the first semester.
The highlights of the four main speeches:
Barack Obama and George W. Bush:
- The American political system
– “Can the sitting president be indicted?” (NPR, Aug. 22nd)
– The American political system (ppt) + (lawmaking, click to enlarge) + gerrymandering patterns.
– The presentation: Reproductive Rights.
– John Oliver on abortion laws in the US and CPCs.
– Joss Whedon’s videoclip to support Planned Parenthood against Donald Trump’s threats to defund it:
– Interactive maps about abortion laws in the US, from The Guardian.
- Extremism in the political landscape
– Rudy Giuliani and “truth isn’t truth” (NPR)
– The powerpoint presentation about extremism in the political landscape.
Do you know your political systems? Try your hand at this Merriam Webster quiz 🙂
– The powerpoint presentation about indigenous peoples
- Religion in the Anglophone world
– The very short slideshow about religion in the US
– Last Week Tonight about televangelism (2015):
– The video about Evangelicals and how they became so powerful:
- Justice in the US and in the UK
– The presentation about justice in the US and in the UK
– A document about the reform of the American penitentiary system which is currently under way.
– The presentation about LGBT+ rights
– A document about the Stonewall Inn riots.
– The presentation about unions and lobbies.
– The NPR radio hour about free speech.
– The presentation about the US Constitution.