A Look at the Tea Party Movement of 2009

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The beginning:
A Look at the Tea Party Movement of 2009
Intro/ thesis
The Tea Party movement of 2009 and 2010 recapitulates the theme of revolt against taxes and unchecked government spending, against unqualified or corrupt authorities, and against liberal interpretations of the Constitution, echoing the concerns of the “strict constructionists.” As Woden Teachout, author of Capture the Flag: A Political History of American Patriotism, points out, “When social movements employ key symbols and elements of our history, “they invoke that sense of citizenship and nationhood” http://hnn.us/articles/94858.html. However, the current Tea Party is not a populist movement or a revolt by those who have no recourse against the machinations of a government; moreover,...
The end:
..... than a transformative movement”
http://politicalscience.stanford.edu/honorstheses/DerekFrome.pdf also cites Hofstadter
Works Cited
Brinkley, Douglas. "'The Sparck of Rebellion." American Heritage 59.4 (2010): 33-34. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web.
Hofstadter, Richard. "The Paranoid Style in American Politics." Harper's Magazine November 1964: pp. 77-86. Web. 18 Nov 2010. <http://www.kenrahn.com/jfk/conspiracy_theory/the_paranoid_mentality/the_paranoid_style.html>.
Teachout, Woden. "The Tea Party in Politics: Why the Event in Boston Harbor Keeps on Appealing to Conservatives." History Network News. HNN, 29 06 2009. Web. 18 Nov 2010. <http://hnn.us/articles/94858.html>.
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