"Clay Beats Liston: February 25, 1964"
From the accounts of various Kentucky newspapers, I was able to learn a few
facts about Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, as well as the attitudes
of his fellow Kentuckians. The first thing I noticed in all the newspapers that
I viewed was that almost all the articles written about the fight were written
by writers from either the Associated Press (AP) or United Press International
(UPI). This displayed three things about the Kentucky press, first the belief
that Clay's fight was not important enough to cover themselves, secondly that
the newspapers probably did not make enough money to send their own reporters
down to Miami Beach, and finally the localization of the newspapers' audiences.
Another aspect of the fight is the effect it had on Kentucky society, especially
the sports scene.
The Rough Riders
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, William McKinley defeated
Grover Cleveland for the presidency and there was a huge push for the
United States of America to expand beyond its continental boarders.
(Lorant, p. 281) With an enthusiasm for a new urge for international
Manifest Destiny, the American people wanted to match Europe^s imperial
power by making America^s weight felt around the world. (Boger p.714)
The extent of expansionism was felt in the Pacific Ocean with the
occupation of the Hawaiian Islands and Guam, but the most famous
example of Americas enthusiasm for international assertiveness came in
Amongst all of the years in the decade 1963 is a year that would be forever remembered as a tragic year around the world.
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