African American Political Culture

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The American political culture changed dramatically from 2004 to 2008. The 2000 election was not without turmoil. As many American's remember the Florida recounts as well as the Supreme Court's ruling was the deciding factor granting George W. Bush election and four years as our President. This contributed to many American's, particularly African American's pivotal role in the 2008 election of our first African American President, Barack Obama. The political climate mirrored that of the American people's views of where our country was headed. The adage states that history repeats itself. This seems apparent when you view the political climate during Carter's tenure, as with that of George W. Bush. The Invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviets,
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