An Analysis Of Letter From A Birmingham Jail By Thomas Jefferson

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In 1787, a group of men gathered in Philadelphia to make revisions to the Articles of Confederation that governed their country. Instead, these men locked the doors, closed the windows, and planned out a completely new system of government. They knew that the strength the new Constitution gave to the government would be beneficial and change the country for the better; however, they also knew that they were imperfect. One of these men, Benjamin Franklin, once said that “For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.” He was not alone in acknowledging his imperfections. George Washington, in his Farewell Address, said the following: “Though, in reviewing the …show more content…

The most well-known examples of peaceful resistance come from the civil rights movement. In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defends his protests by stating that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. King’s letter was a response to white men who had called his protests untimely. Dr. King points out that protesting will always be untimely, but that it must be done in order to see change. King was correct. People don’t like being made to feel

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