History 1302 Flex 2016 – Critical Thinking Project In this paper, you will first examine two different State of the Union addresses: Ronal Reagan (1988) and Barack Obama (2016). You will need to summarize each in your own word Second, you will compare and contrast the two addresses by examining what the issues were, the tone, have things changed in the past 25 years, etc. Third, you need to examine what the make-up of Congress was: how many Senators, Representatives, their political make-up (party), etc. Finally, using credible news sources tell me what they thought of the two addresses along with your thoughts and opinions on all the addresses. (Conservative, Liberal, and one other i.e. Libertarian, Green Party, Tea Party, etc.) You need one source for Ronald Reagan and two sources for Barack Obama. Format for written portion: The paper should be double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman Font with 1 inch margins all the way around with a minimum of 1000 words (word count does not include the bibliography and cover page). You should include a cover page and a bibliography. Be sure to cite all the sources using footnotes and Turabian style format. You also need to use at least 8 valid credible sources (should end in .org, .edu, .gov, or use non-internet sources). You can use news sources such as cnn.com, foxnews.com, nytimes.com, etc. Wikipedia is not a valid source, neither is About.com, infloplease.com, or answers.com. Here are a few internet sites to help you get started: • Ronald Reagan (1988) http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=36035 • Barack Obama (2016) http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=111174 Every paragraph should be cited by a source
Summary of the Reagan Ronald and Barack Obama State on the Union Addresses Name Course University Summary of the Reagan Ronald and Barack Obama State of the Union addresses Ronald Reagan style of speech can be said to be one of the most astonishing and at the same time admirable. Having been the governor of California, he boldly addressed revival of the economy with a lot of vigor and zeal. His speech on the State addresses focused on commitment as the President of United States of America, with absolute integrity. Ronald Reagan`s speech and national address urges the citizens to exercise high levels of personal character. He strictly advocated for honesty, free corruption working style and zero tolerance to compromise (Brown, n.d.). He had perseverance and rational approach to international and local leadership, according to his speech delivered at the public rally. Ronald Reagan`s speech shows that he is more focused on matters of economy and national unity consultation was one of his fundamental aspect of transformational talk. Reagan focused on the economic growth of the country more than any other sector, according to his command and talked about restoring the economy.