First, he mentions the dishonesty of a “one-sided idea of who was kept free” by the war if “the highest percentage of casualties” were African-American (15). Kerry made his speech during the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement, and he keeps it in mind when discussing the unfortunate state of veterans in America, particularly black veterans. Similarly, it doesn’t escape his notice that the war America is fighting in a third-world country is much more violent and inhumane than one fought in a European country. He accuses America of losing its “sense of morality” because of its apathy to corruption and massacres such as what happened in My Lai (16). Due to such destructive war tactics, Kerry says that “America placed a cheapness on the lives of” the Southeast Asians that they were fighting (17).
How much freedom is enough? In the “American Flag Stands for Tolerance”, someone burns the American flag, and is prosecuted for it, but the Supreme Court’s decision fell on the man’s favor. The purpose of the author was to convince people that the Supreme Court made the right decision. The first method to convince people the author uses is a comparison to introduce a worst-case scenario into his argument. The author compares this case in the US to China’s soldiers firing upon protesters several times in the essay.
The overall pattern of the sentence is similar and stays consistent. It affects your emotions by setting goals to bring hope to students that don’t receive the treatment that is deserved. Another example of parallel structure within the speech is, “And with your help, your commitment, and your courage, we will all cross the bridge that leads to true equality. Our children, and our nation, deserve no less.” The pattern of the structure is the use of “your” and “our” before each item that is listed. This influences your thoughts and feelings by implying that it is the responsibility of you to bring about equality.
It was based very little on rage, in fact, it was mostly an accident. The infamous Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770 was the result of the Patriots protesting, Britain’s outrageous laws, and the gruesome consequences wounded three, and even killed five innocent Patriots. The laws passed by the British caused protests that harmed the economies and lives of both the
The terrorist attack that occurred on Sept 11, 2001 was the deadliest hit on American soil since Pearl Harbor. This horrific act of terrorism has and forever will have a lasting impact on our national security policies, our economy and our perception of the Muslim community. Osama Bin Laden orchestrated a very strategic, methodical terror attack on the US that resulted in nearly 3000 souls perishing on that fateful day. This senseless attack has shattered the sense of security we once knew and has made us painfully aware that the U.S. is not immune from the ruthless rage of our enemy. On the morning of Sept 11, 2001 19 terrorists who were members of the al-Qaeda terror organization hijacked four U.S. planes that departed from major airports
One governor wrote, that the “violent, licentious measures that have been taken here to prevent a submission to the Stamp Act” were such a cause for concern, he suggested that new stamps had to be put under the protection of British warships for landing and security purposes . After months of riots, injuries to both people and property, as well as the disdain and flat out refusal to pay, the Stamp Act was repealed. Although a victory for the colonists, it was short lived as the Townshend Act shortly took its
With the understanding of when the speaker in an argument messes up, students would be able to be safer in their arguments and much more 'protected'. Students would really benefit in the study of rhetoric. Many precious qualities are contained within rhetoric. Not only would they benefit from rhetoric’s valuable argumentative qualities, but they would also benefit in interpreting as well as shaping modern
Asian Americans have faced discrimination since the Chinese first came to the United States in the mid 1800s. They faced discrimination because as foreigners they stood out and as the US citizens started targeting foreigners for taking their gold; their opportunity to “strike it rich” since they were the citizens of the United States and the foreigners were taking what belonged. The Japanese later faced heavy discrimination from Americans whether they were an Issei, the first generation Japanese immigrants or Nisei, who were born in the US and who only a handful of them had ever been to Japan even before the Pearl Harbor. The Pearl Harbor incident had only added fuel to the fire to make the underlying discrimination against Japanese show its
The Black Death, considered to be one of the largest pandemics in the world to date, had disastrous effects on most of Europe, the Middle East, and China. In Europe particularly, it caused extensive damage to the Roman Catholic church and the economy. The sources I will be using are: Ordinance on Laborers, 1394, Woodcuts from Hans Holbein’s Dance of Death, power points used in class, and additional secondary sources. Prior to the Black Death pandemic, the Roman Catholic Church was a very powerful entity and a large contributor to education of both sexes (although to have your child accepted into their education programs, you were required to have close ties to the church or contribute a generous donation.) This, however, all changed when
The United States chose to discriminate against the Japanese before the attacks on Pearl Harbor due to the large flow of Japanese immigration with in the west coast. The fact that a good portion of this discrimination and racism was shown through various different print sources is very astounding, especially since most of this took place in 1941, the year in which the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the island of Pearl Harbor. Simon Worrall shows some examples of discrimination in his non-fiction article How Racism Arrogance, and Incompetence Led to Pearl Harbor. He says, “If you read the American magazines and newspapers in 1941, it’s amazing how the Japanese were considered a funny, curious people who were technologically inept. They were supposedly physiologically incapable of being good aviators because they lacked a sense of balance and their eyes were not right” (Worrall 1).