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US - English Research and Composition: Politcal Speech and Propaganda

Unit support for AP Seminar at ZIS

Driving Question

How can we define the line between civil political speech and propaganda?

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Political Speeches

Stimulus Materials for Cornerstone 2

Stafford, Tom. "How Liars Create the 'illusion of Truth'" BBC - Future. British Broadcasting Company,

26 Oct. 2016. Web. 15 Nov. 2016.


De Goya, Francisco. The Executions of the Third of May, 1808. 1814. Oil. Museo Del Prado, Madrid.


Wilson, Woodrow. War Messages, 65th Cong., 1st Sess. Senate Doc. No. 5, Serial No. 7264,

Washington, D.C., 1917; pp. 3-8, passim.'s_War_Message_to_Congress

Web Resources

Example primary sources sets from the DPLA include 

  • Abbott, Franky. “Japanese American Internment During World War II: Primary Source Sets”

  • Barnette, Adena. “Patronage and Populism: The Politics of the Gilded Age: Primary Source Sets”

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