The 2016 Primary Season has altered long standing ideas of how the modern American political process should be conducted. Donald Trump has capitalized off of the current political climate and is succeeding through the new age tactics he employs. His biggest success has come from empowering a subculture in America that has been relatively quiet in elections past. In my oral presentation, I will examine the Trump subculture and the historical impact of Trump’s campaign by looking at news and social media sources. Then I will focus on one particular symbol employed by Mr. Trump back in early March − an outstretched right arm salute. This was best known for its usage by the Nazi Party and thought to be Roman in origin. I will use historical documentation to bring its usage as a propaganda piece to light, as well as highlight its significance in context to today’s time period.
Demi Edwards is a first year history student at Kent State Stark. After she graduates, she plans on going to law school to become an attorney. In her minimal free time she enjoys relaxing through the outlets of cooking, reading, and watching movies.