Imagine being placed in a situation where if one does not confess to their actions or beliefs, even if they are not true, there will be negative consequences. One would either confess truthfully or not, based the consequence and if they are willing to go through it for the greater good. This theme has been demonstrated through many ways such as in books, mainstream current media, and in the history of the United States. Negative consequences can influence whether or not one chooses to rightly, or falsely, confess as evidenced by characters in the Crucible by Arthur Miller, President Clinton confessing his affair after denying it, and finally, during the McCarthy era when politicians attempted to convince many Hollywood stars to falsely confess
Kelsey Leigh Reber hit it right on the nail when he said, “People are always quick to call evil what they do not know. The unknown sprouts fear. It spreads like an infection, burrowing into every facet of their lives. They need a scapegoat, someone to blame.” This was seen in the play The Crucible, and many events in history after the Salem Witch Trials.
Widespread fear during the Cold War produced a restraint of freedoms in the United States, including freedom of speech and freedom of political association. The Cold War brought feelings of the fear of communism to head with McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Council (HUAC), which led to the restriction of political association. HUAC investigated the alleged communist influence in Hollywood. In Trumbo, HUAC questioned Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood Ten because they supposedly inserted propaganda for the Communist Party into films.
The difference between the Red Scare in the 1940’s and the 1920’s, you had the Red Scare of 1940’s all about the characteristic of the affluent society when the people were in constant fear. Fear of nuclear bombs, nuclear weapons, fear of spies and politicians who were taking advantage of that fear. There was that constant fear of infiltration and espionage from the communists that made everyone always on the edge. You had working class people moving up to middle class, becoming all about materialistic things. Going up economically began to change the people in the society.
Blocking freedom of speech in America is as detrimental as a traffic jam in Los Angeles. Once the traffic jam clears, some are given the chance to speed out of the untidy heap of cars while others are left behind and made late to work or school. On February 24, 1969 three Iowan students revolutionized freedom of speech. The case was called Tinker v. Des Moines which addressed if the First Amendment applied to students in a school setting. Consequently, the landmark case has been a tremendous influence on modern cases and issues pertaining to First Amendment rights.
Democracy is a political system in which it restricts the government and enlarges the people, this also expands the power of the citizens. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact that the Bill of Rights has had on advancing democracy in the United States. The Bill of Rights is a collection of the first ten amendments of the U.S constitution that are used to protect our civil rights and liberties. According to Goldstein (1988) "Beginning with the words "Congress shall make no law ...," these amendments limited only the power of the federal (not the state) governments." But there are many cases that overthrow this believing.
Law 21 clearly states that if a thief has stolen property, he shall be put to death and hanged at the scene(Doc D). While others may say this is fair and that he deserves it, this law does not demarcate between official documents or a toy. Many of our youth have played harmless tricks on their peers and if they 're caught, even if it’s a dare, they shall die a painful and torturous death. This removes one man from society and it lowers the moral of the city and in turn, Babylonian, crippling it.
The American culture of the 1950's portrays an unpredictable and absurd picture of dramatic advances in the economic prosperity ; uneasily coinciding with extreme , however , partially recognized social and cultural strains. After the second world war , the united states had a great deal of anxiety about any form of government that was different from their own . The actions and policies of Hitler , Stalin, and Trotsky terrified the Americans ; there was a very real fear that communist spies will weaken the country from the inside .This fear created McCarthyism , in which General Joseph McCarthy rose to national prominence by starting a test to uncover communists holding important positions in the most astounding areas of the government
In the early 1950s, the fear of Communism washed over America. Whether it be the end of Harry S. Truman’s eight years in the Oval Office or the beginning of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s two-terms, the political pendulum in the United States violently swung back towards conservatism. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, and Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, fear is the driving force of prejudice. Respected political philosopher Thomas Paine made the claim, “It is from a strange mixture of tyranny and cowardice that exclusions have been set up and continued. The boldness to do wrong at first, changes afterwards into cowardly craft, and at last into fear.”
Sumerian DBQ Surprisingly ancient civilizations have influenced this modern world starting at 3500 BC in what now day middle east ,the first of ancient civilizations began. Ancient Mesopotamia influenced in our world today in many ways. Two contributions from the Mesopotamian civilization were the inventions of cuneiform and Hammurabi’s Code.