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    George Wallace

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    George Wallace Former Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama, who built his political career on segregation and spent a tormented retirement arguing that he was not a racist in his heart, died Sunday night at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. He was 79 and lived in Montgomery, Ala. Wallace died of respiratory and cardiac arrest at 9:49 p.m., said Dana Beyerly, a spokeswoman for Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. Wallace had been in declining health since being shot in his 1972 presidential campaign

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    George C. Wallace

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    George Wallace The 1960's were characterized as an era full of turmoil. During this era, one of the most controversial topics was the fight over civil rights. One of the key political figures against civil rights movement and pro-segregation was George Wallace. Wallace represented the racist southern view. Many Americans were segregationist, but Wallace was adamant about the topic. Many established political figures were assassinated, during the 1960's. Martin Luther King, JFK, and RFK were all

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    George Wallace: American Independent

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    Party, and in the earlier years, whether they were from the North or the South. One such person was George C. Wallace. Wallace campaigned in favor of segregation, but was he really for segregation, or did he just believe that the government was stepping on state’s rights? Wallace attended the University of Alabama in 1942, and graduated with his law degree. After attending law school, Wallace aspired as a politician. In 1946 he ran as a moderate Democrat, and was elected as the state representative

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    George Wallace Rhetoric

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    Politics and rhetoric of George Wallace influenced later conservative leaders such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Regan, Bill Clinton and George Bush. All in which modified his political toolbox, knowns as the Southern Strategy, for example creating wedge issue in polarization, accommodating the public’s emotion and most importantly using technology to their advantage in communicating to the public. Though the utilization of the silent majority, new technology, and the southern strategy were effective

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    HEROISM ESSAY

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    imagine, George C. Wallace an American hero. Strong, courageous, noble and thoughtful are a few words used to describe a hero. Merriam-Webster (2014) dictionary defines a hero as a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. Among several historical and controversial leaders, George Wallace and Gilgamesh are considered great heroes. However through their individual journeys they both learned how to humble themselves for the greater good of their society. George C. Wallace was considered

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    Moral Courage

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    believing that what they were doing was immoral and wrong. One of these people was George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, and three time presidential contender. (George Wallace Biography) George Wallace demonstrated moral courage by supporting his belief that segregation should continue with bold and defiant actions actions. Like Atticus Finch, in the book “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” by Harper Lee, Wallace fearlessly fought for what he believed in even when success was out of his reach. Both

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    Wallace, also, brings up the idea of the founding fathers and lists figures such as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington as examples to associate highly identifiable members of American history with the in-group. Identifying these men with the South gives Wallace’s speech more creditability and helps persuade his audience to become a part of the in-group. Wallace points out these men are all from the South and to go against

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    George Wallace and Dr. Martin Luther King jr. both spoke about the segregation in their speeches, and both had different views but also shared a few similarities. George Wallace delivered his speech on January 14, 1963 in front of the entrance of a prestigious educational institution known as Alabama State University. Thousands of people showed up to hear the governor’s speech about his regulations on to keep segregating people of color and people who were white. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made

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    Walk Across America Response Paper In Walk Across America, Peter Jenkins takes a cross country walk to rediscover himself and the nation. In his journeys, he crosses through various states and meets many different kinds of people. From New York to New Orleans, Peter treks around this great country of ours and falls back in love with the place that he has called home for his entire life. After losing faith in the hypocrisy of America and how we are perceived around the world, Pete wants to find out

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    Mercedes Benz and The State of Alabama

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    Mercedes-Benz was looking to build their first auto manufacturing plant in the United States in 1993. The company was intent on locating in North Carolina because of their experience with their large truck division plant that was located in that state. The company’s officials did not intend on visiting Alabama and was not considering the state when Governor Jim Folsom, Jr. and other officials signaled their intent to bid on the new plant. This “give-away” was viewed negatively in a state that has

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