Grant was a great battle leader and was instrumental in winning the Civil War that lead to the emancipation of black slaves. He saw a great need to protect the rights of all Americans. As president, Grant vigorously enforced the 14th and 15th amendments and prosecuted thousands of people who violated African American civil rights, using the power of his militia to stop the Ku Klux Klan and an uprising against black Republicans in Louisiana. Grant signed the Civil Rights Act of 1870 and1875 that allowed all citizens equal access to public restaurants, hotels, and places of entertainment. He worked on a peace policy for Indians and went on to reform the western Indian agencies hoping to protect their rights to freedom of religion and property.
Lincoln ignored a Supreme Court justice 's decision overturning his order, and over the next few years, the Great Emancipator, in one of the war 's starkest ironies, allowed these new restrictions, which also imposed martial law in some volatile border areas and curbed freedom of speech and the press, to expand throughout the Northern states. As the war drew to a close, though, some historians believe Lincoln may have begun to recognize the dangers of his own unprecedented expansion of presidential war powers. More than 13,000 civilians were arrested under martial law during the war throughout the Union. But it was in Missouri, in particular, nearly a thousand miles from the nation 's capital and far beyond the federal government 's
Thousands of Cherokees died on the journey to their destination due to harsh conditions, “whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera and starvation”. Protection of territory was promised to them but later ended in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. The Indian territories have completely disappeared. America desired more land and spread of influence.
President Richard Nixon resigned on August ninth 1974 because too much was going on with the Watergate and the documents. On August eighth 1974 President Richard Nixon announced that he will resign the next day. After two very bad years with a public debate about the Watergate scandal. President Richard Nixon was the first president to resign in American history. Before President Richard Nixon resigned he said “By taking this action” he said seriously and dramatically from a televised advertisement "I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America."
In the world of today, the actions of our ancestors are frowned upon and chastised, but piles of history books cannot cover the crude horrors of the people before us and the suffering they caused. Centuries ago, American soldiers drove the Navajo Indian tribe off their land to seize it for themselves. They were thrown into places with “conditions that could only be described as concentration camp-like” (Ault). The Navajo Nation, the largest of the approximately 500 Native American tribes who used to roam the lands of the United States, had to stand up to the American government over a century ago and fight to keep their land that their ancestors had held for hundreds of years (Ault).
There were more than 500 treaties that was made and broken by the U.S. government. The well-known treaty was the treaty of Fort Laramie which was to bring peace with the europeans and the sioux to settle by the black hills, but a miner found gold traces in the black hills and the U.S. broke the treaty. Then the government decided to put the Lakotas, Dakotas, and Nakotas into reservations so they can stop raiding settlements and U.S. Forts. Before there were more 1 million native americans, but by the 19th century, there were estimated 237,000 left in the country. Should cultural treasures be returned to their country of origin?
In one verse from the tune Paxton says “Lyndon Johnson told the nation, ‘Have no fear of escalation, I am trying everyone to please.’ Though it isn’t really war, we’re sending fifty thousand more to help save Vietnam from the Vietnamese.”. These lines hit home for many Americans at the time and was driving factor behind the initial anti-war movement. A song that emerged when the movement had become more prominent was “War” by Edwin Starr. It’s filled with a blatantly clear message and directly goes against the entire concept of war.
The abolitionist movement was striking at the very foundation of America. To join this movement required much courage because there was often violence involved at protests from individuals that supported slavery. Even with the threat of violence, women became involved in the antislavery movement from the very beginning. The earliest women’s antislavery groups were founded in the early 1830s in places such as Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. These early groups tended to be locally based and not part of a larger national organization.
Despite our superiority, America still has a plethora of problems from within, one of them is a corrupted system of law enforcement. Our own law enforcement is one of the factors contributing to America’s downfall. What people think is keeping them safe is really just hurting them behind their backs. A publicist by the name of Shaun King has taken note that so far as of July 17, 2017, 660 people have been killed by police or some type of law enforcement. That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013.
This is justified by, ‘the popularity of protest music in the 1960s was also fuelled by the massive social change that evolved from the Civil Rights Movement, the rise of feminism,’ (4) showing that many artists were also fighting for an ideological change in the way American citizens were treated by their country, namely African Americans and women, rather than only fighting against what they believed was an unjust war. Artists like James Brown (5) fought for black empowerment in American society. Brown’s song, ‘Say it Loud: I’m Black and I’m Proud’ (5) is described as being ‘an important document in the development of the Civil Rights Movement’ (5) due to its infectious rhythm and strong message about black pride and self-empowerment. Another example of a black artist is Aretha Franklin, who wrote songs about women rising up and demanding ‘respect’ (5) in the country in which she lived, both as an African American and a woman, as shown by her song title.
This period attempted to use military force to alleviate racial tensions in the U.S., but only resulted in more violence and backlash upon military removal after 1876. By the point of Harper’s death, racial equality was still far from existing in America, with Plessy v. Ferguson being passed in 1896, which proclaimed that “separate but equal facilities” are constitutional (National Park
Most of the African-American Civil Rights era use of protest was nonviolent, and passive. This was referred to as pacifism, the system of nonviolence is an effort to influence society positively. Although acts of racial discrimination have happened historically throughout America. The states with the most use of violence was the regions which had formerly been Confederate states. During this era the peaceful protesting of the Civil Rights Movement caused definite racial strain, which gained national attention.
He did try to use force to get them back, unfortunately it ended up killing many of the Americans. This did not help the world’s view on America, it made them seem weak. As this was happening the Soviet Union was gaining power, they were slowly taking over countries, making them seem stronger than
With the Congressmen winning their case the executive branch appealed it to the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard the case immediately “because the act directed the Court to hear as soon as possible any suit challenging its constitutionality”. The court dismissed that case, Raines v. Byrd on May 27, 1997 because the court did not feel that the congressmen were “the right litigants”. After the Court made their decision, President Clinton invoked the act and cancelled more than 80 items that included money for New York City hospitals and a tax break for potato farmers in Idaho. This angered the parties involved and they filed to sue under one consolidated case against the act and the Court held that the law was an unconstitutional delegation of