HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
Our history DVD’s look at social movements and presidential campaigns. Our government related programs explain our complicated electoral system and the functions and organization of Congress.
Modern Presidential Campaigns Part 1
Cat. # 2804D
“The Beginning of a New Century”
Cat. # 2851D
This DVD offers key rhetorical moments from nine major speeches given by the president whose administration boasted record domestic prosperity and a foreign policy free of American combat deaths by enemy fire. From his first inaugural to the Oklahoma City Memorial Service to his farewell address to the nation, this collection presents a glimpse into rhetorical skills of the 42nd President of the United States.
Cat. # 9728D
This three-part video takes the viewer step-by-step through the various functions of congress.
Cat. # 5604D
The most in-depth documentary produced about this traveling spectacle of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The viewer will experience what it was like to be a part of the events and see the influential rhetorical “stars” of an era before movies and television. Includes rare interviews with those who attended.
Cat. # 4903D
Explaining the presidential election process to students borders on theimpossible, but this program accomplishes just that. Newly revised for the 2008 election, this one-of-a-kind video employs footage of the candidates and events to trace the necessary and customary steps for electing the President of the United States. This latest revision takes into account the changes in the process that have occurred since the last two elections.
Segmented for classroom use, this program thoroughly details:
Cat. # 1914D
This definitive collection edits together over 100 clips of Ronald Reagan speaking—including television appearances, press conferences, addresses to Congress and the U.N., speeches at political conventions and even a few snippets from his movie career—into four 90 to 120 minute themed retrospectives. No narration or "expert" commentary clutters this pure unadulturated Reagan DVD, boiled down to pithy, punchy sound bites (as well as an archive of 28 lengthier exerpts).
Cat. # 9730D
Richard Katula’s documentary brings the era of the lyceum and chatauquato life with expert commentary, dramatic readings, still photos and rare action footage. Features Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, William Jennings Bryan and other historical figures.
Cat. # 2491D
More than just a biography, this one-of-a-kind documentary examines how Dr. King’s extraordinary life influenced and directed the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s. Using rare and largely unseen film footage and photographs it explores how Dr. King’s ideas, beliefs and methods evolved in the face of the rapidly changing climate of the movement.
A Civil Rights Timeline from the beginning of slavery to modern times details major events along the way. Simply click on an event and see a description of it and its importance. Among other features are two rare speeches by Dr. King.
Cat. # 9720D
Cat. # 9711D
Volume 1 Focuses on unusual elections...
Cat. # 2914D
Volume 2 Campaigns noted for firsts and lasts...
Cat. # 2915D