“The Great Communicator,” who, when listing the top presidents in American history, would be towards the top every time. As evident throughout his life, Ronald Reagan is indeed one of the most influential citizens of American history. For starters, Ronald Reagan was not only the most inspirational American in U.S. history, but he also lived the real American dream. He was the Average Joe born in the suburbs with a middle class family. It was then in his hometown of Dixon, Illinois that he learned, “the love and common sense of purpose that unites families and communities
(Trail of Tears). This popularity lead to his election in 1828. For many in the United States Jackson came to symbolize the democratic advances of the country (Trail of tears). All in all, Jackson was a very productive president. he accomplished many tasks to help the country.
The Emancipation Proclamation needed a constitutional amendment to guarantee abolishment of all slavery in the United States since the Proclamation could not do that itself (Guelzo, 2005). In conclusion, Emancipation Proclamation did not free the slaves, but the slaves freed themselves. The Proclamation process was an essential step in the abolishment of the slavery in America, although it was not the reason why the slavery ended. The document motivated the enslaved individuals and freed African American people to join the Union, which eventually became a war for freedom. Determinations and preservation of the slaves across the country struck fear in the eyes of the Confederacy (Carnahan, 2007).
July 2nd, 1964 brought the end of Jim Crow laws and introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which became a landmark in America’s history by enforcing the civil rights of all citizens and outlawing discrimination based on one’s race, religion, sex, or color. Despite the introduction of post-racism law and equal rights, in today’s society it is no secret that America is anything but a post-racial nation.
Intro Growing up, we have all heard the many stories of George Washington. While many recognize him as one of the most important figures in U.S history, others only recognize him by one of his multiple accomplishments; he was the 1st president of the United States. With presidency comes the variety of duties and responsibilities, the main being a president 's inaugural adress. In George Washington 's very 1st inaugural, he uses three rhetorical strategies: personification, amplification, and last but not least, repitition to convey what he truly wants for the States and why a successful Constitution should be in order. Historical Background Before Mr. Washington was even elected into presidency, he was a politician and a soldier.
George Washington is an important character in American history because he had a huge impact on the founding and governing of America. He was known for his political ideas, outstanding leadership style, and revolutionary plans. He was a commander in the American Revolution and because of him, in 1783, America won independence from Great Britain. He assisted in establishing a basis for the modern day US Government and oversaw the Constitution of 1787 being written. Washington was elected president of the United States on April 30, 1789 and remained in office until March 4, 1797.
INTRODUCTION MLK, The Giver, and Doodle are different and they are the same by all the details of all of the stories…… MLK Structure MLK was talking about how being different wasn’t a way to not use the same stuff. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted freedom without using or sharing the opposite of what the white people had. He believed that black and whites could live equally. Than his people no longer needed to be treated differently because of the color of their skin. Even though slavery ended a long time before white people still treated black people mean, and MLK just wanted to make it stop so now all the black people are free just like me and he wanted them to be treated just like me.
He says at the beginning that he wants to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia. The only problem that he believes is that there`s no enough money to send all the slaves to Liberia. He brings up the idea of the system of gradual emancipation and that it may actually be a good idea since most of the white people will not agree on setting the slaves free. Douglas pretty much says that Lincoln is against the decision of Dred Scott and the rights and privileges of slaves. Lincoln simply wants to bring both of the races together because he says that blacks rights are taken away from them.
Following the Civil War (1861-1865), a trio of constitutional amendments abolished slavery, making the former slaves citizens and gave all men the right to vote regardless of race. Nonetheless, many states particularly in the South, used poll taxes, literacy tests and other similar measures to keep their Black neighbors practically broke. They also enforced strict segregation through “Jim Crow” laws and condoned violence from white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. First proposed by President John F. Kennedy, it survived strong opposition from southern members of Congress and was then signed into law by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon B. Johnson.
It was not until 1865 that this preliminary Emancipation Proclamation that he proposed to congress at the time, which we know as the 13th amendment, was passed. Abraham Lincoln was strongly against slavery and spoke his mind about it. The 13th amendment was one of the most powerful and influential amendments to have ever been written and passed in our country. The passing of this amendment meant an ending of slavery. Even though the 13th amendment was passed, racism and segregation still played a major role in the lives of repressed groups and is an even bigger role in today’s society.