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American will : the forgotten choices that changed our republic

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The governor of Louisiana explores how fourteen different lessons from U.S. history have influenced and defined current affairs, including the Louisiana Purchase, the conflict between the Federaliss and the anti-Federalists, and Reagan and Nixon's welfare fight.

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  • ISBN: 9781501117077 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1501117076 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781501117091 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1501117092 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Threshold Editions, 2015.

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Introduction: American will -- Part I. American visionaries -- Individual liberty: the Anti-Federalists and the fight for a Bill of Rights -- Defending American sovereignty: Napoleon, Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase -- Boom: the first energy revolution and the rise of the American entrepreneur -- Part II. America off-course -- Preemptive surrender: Joe Kennedy and the perils of appeasement -- In defense of Federalism: Ronald Reagan and the fight against Richard Nixon's welfare state -- From Hillarycare to Obamacare: the left's quest for socialized medicine -- Part III. Division and indecision -- A party divided: the great Republican crack-up of 1912 -- The Truman afterthought: how indecision and recklessness almost lost the Cold War -- Part IV. Questions of faith -- Great awakenings: abolition and the hidden hand of God -- Religion and the schools: how religious bigotry has punished American students -- Conclusion: 2016: another turning point.
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The governor of Louisiana explores how fourteen different lessons from U.S. history have influenced and defined current affairs, including the Louisiana Purchase, the conflict between the Federaliss and the anti-Federalists, and Reagan and Nixon's welfare fight.
Subject: National characteristics, American.
Conservatism > United States > History > Anecdotes.
United States > History > Anecdotes.
United States > Politics and government > Anecdotes.


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