Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy (1993 - 2011)

DADT Policy Prezi Presentation, By: Thomas Nicolella

           I chose the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy to talk about because it is a policy that has had such a large impact on a large group of America's population. Ever since 1993 there has been outrage about the DADT policy and although it was made out of good intention by President Bill Clinton, it ultimately held back homosexual and bisexual military service members. I thought that a Prezi would be the best way to present this data without being boring because a Prezi presentation is thrilling to look at just because of how smooth it operates. This way of presenting made it easy for me to tell a story of the policy as it unfolded and eventually got repealed earlier this year.
          Some of the biggest challenges for me were included with the research process. At first, I couldn't actually figure out how the policy was started, as there were many attempts at starting a policy like this one that would take away the total ban of homosexual service members. If I was able to do the project differently, I would make the presentation into more of a story as opposed to a linear procession through the major events in the policy's timeline. After researching thoroughly, I found out that all of the attempts at this policy before Bill Clinton's intrusion into the topic were shot down fairly quickly. Congress even wanted to shoot down Clinton's policy when he proposed DADT. He eventually got his was and ratified the policy with a great amount of opposition from many in congress. The project basically went along as planned. I knew there was going to be a lot of information, unlike many other bills that were chosen because the DADT policy was closely monitored throughout it's life and has recently made a big splash in the media because of its repeal.


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