The 2008 Primary Presidential Election
Examines how race and gender played a role in the 2008 primary presidential elections.
# 113267 | 1,505 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Mar 25, 2009 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , African-American Studies (Historical Figures) , Women Studies (Historical Figures) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)
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This paper explains that the inclusion of African-American Barack Obama and a woman in the person of Hilary Clinton in the 2008 primary presidential elections underscored the issues of race and gender in the history of the United States. Next, the author relates that Barack Obama directly addressed the race issue through his speeches by invoking that the Americans must deal immediately with the divisions in the society. In addition, the paper discusses Republican candidate John McCain, a traditional white person from Arizona, and the issue of his age.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Associated Press. "Obama tackles race divide in major speech". MSNBC. 2008. 21 July 2008, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23687688/
- BBC. "Profile: Barack Obama". BBC News. 4 June 2008. 21 July 2008, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3936013.stm
- Blackwell, Kenneth. "The post-racial McCain". New York The Sun. 2008. 21 July 2008, http://www.nysun.com/opinion/the-post-racial-mccain/81543/
- On the Issues. Hilary Clinton on the issue of abortion. 2008. 21 July 2008, http://www.ontheissues.org/hillary_clinton.htm
- Page, Susan. "2008 race has the face of a changing America". USA Today. 3 December, 2007. 21 July 2008, http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-03-11-politics-diversity-cover_N.htm
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