City Upon a Hill Blog


Posted on: February 24, 2009

Welcome to Dr. Murnane’s D period history class blog. Here we will post the results to our “City Upon a Hill” project and compare the speeches of former presidents to President Obama. This blog will feature a time line, a spreadsheet with the final tally, video and photos.

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  • David: Throughout President Obama's speech he does not make many direct references to city upon hill because of the troubled U.S. economy. Obama understood t
  • Maya M.: The graph shows significant rises and falls in the frequency of "City Upon a Hill" references in presidential speeches. This is directly related to t
  • Gracjan Gajdzinski: The increased and decreased use of the "City Upon a Hill Speech" differed from each president and time period. Sometimes after a crisis the "City Upon


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