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Daniel Inouye

Amst 320 Fall 2013
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Erika Jang

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of Daniel Inouye

Final Presentation
By: Erika Jang
AMST 320 (2013)

Education
Mckinley High School
University of Hawaii
George Washington University
Law Degree
Political Career
Longest serving U.S. Senator
8 consecutive terms over 49 years
Deputy Public Prosecutor of Honolulu
House of Representatives
Territorial Senate
1959: Inouye becomes the 1st congressman from Hawaii
1987: Chairman of Committee of Indian Affairs
Championed the rights of American Indians
Restored Indian's denied spiritual freedom
Asian
Important Life Event
1941: Hawaii was bombed
1943: Joined 442nd combat team
1945: lost right arm in Italy during battle
awarded Distinguished Service Cross for heroism
1973: Watergate Hearings
break in and wiretapped headquarters of Democratic National Committee to help reelect President Nixon

Inouye was Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee
led to President Nixon's resignation
1987: Iran-Contra Affair
Sold arms to Iran

Inouye was part of Senate Investigation Committee
accused administration of creating secret military establishment
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Pruitt, Sarah. History, "Remembering Daniel Inouye (1932-2012)." Last modified 12 18, 2012. Accessed October 14, 2013. http://www.history.com/news/remembering-senator- daniel- inouye-1924-2012.

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Smith, Huston. One Nation Under God: The Triumph of the Native American Church. Santa Fe: Clear Light Publishers, 1997.

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Wingfield, Laura. Daniel Inouye: Hero from Hawaii. Boston: Houghton Miffil, 2004.
Tough questioning
Firm
Humble
Speeches
Advocate for the under-represented
1. Background
2. Policies Challenged
3. Tactics
4. Relevance
Bibliography
Protected Indian culture and language
Formal apology from federal government for assisting in Hawaiian Monarchy
Affordable housing and better health care and educational opportunities
Championed the rights of Native Indians and Native Hawaiians
Personal Life
Son of poor Japanese immigrants
Oldest of 4 siblings
Motivation: struggle with racial discrimination after WWII --> sparked interest in serving minority groups

Married twice
Margaret Awamura (top)
Irene Hirano (right)
One son: Daniel Ken Inouye Jr.
guitarist in band called Marginal Man
"He gave me a powerful sense of hope. As I watched those hearings, I learned how our democracy was suppose to work. A government of and by the people. At the age of 11, Daniel Inouye was perhaps my earliest political inspiration.
QUIZ!
1. What did Daniel Inouye lose during battle?
A. Right leg
B. Right eye
C. Right arm
D. Right to equality
QUIZ!
1. What did Daniel Inouye lose during battle?
A. Right leg
B. Right eye
C. Right arm
D. Right to equality
QUIZ!
2. What is the name of the investigation that led to Pres. Nixon's resignation?

A. Waterbuffalo Hearings
B. Watermelon Hearings
C. Watergate Hearings
D. Waterport Hearings
QUIZ!
2. What is the name of the investigation that led to Pres. Nixon's resignation?

A. Waterbuffalo Hearings
B. Watermelon Hearings
C. Watergate Hearings
D. Waterport Hearings
Quiz!
3. What color was Daniel Inouye's suit in the video?

A. Gray
B. Black
C. White
D. Orange
Quiz!
3. What color was Daniel Inouye's suit in the video?

A. Gray
B. Black
C. White
D. Orange
September 7, 1924 - December 17, 2012 (88)
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