Europeans love Obama – but do all Americans?

This video shows the reactions and views of Republicans leading up to the 2008 election. It is an HBO documentary aired on television in Norway 14. January. It is difficult for Norwegians to understand these views. The people they interview claim to be the real Americans – do you agree?

Teaching methods – to discuss in class before watching the documentary

  1. What are the main differences between Republicans and Democrats?
  2. Who was president when the Us entered the following wars: WW1, WW2, Korean war, Vietnam, The war in Iraq

Written work:

  1. Write an article on your blog – what are your reactions to these accusations?

Right America: Feeling Wronged – Some Voices from the Campaign Trail

On the day Barack Obama was elected the 44th President, more than 58 million voters cast their ballots for John McCain. In the months leading up to this historic election, filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (HBO’s Emmy®-winning “Journeys with George”) took a road trip to meet some of the conservative Americans who waited in line for hours to support the GOP ticket, and saw their hopes and dreams evaporate in the wake of that Democratic victory. These voters share their feelings about the changing America in which they live

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  1. I’ll be provocative and just say that my opinion is that many people who criticize Obama are just upset that a black man is president. The people who are against him are the same people who messed up this country (US) and damaged its relations with the rest of the world! Just my two cents!!

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