In his review of Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (Mill, 1835) states that Tocqueville wrote the book not to determine whether democracy shall come, but how to make the best of it when it does” this assessment seems accurate and I will explore it in this essay. In explaining and evaluating why he decided to explore democracy by writing about America I will begin by looking by looking at both Tocqueville’s origins and his life situations and beliefs and then looking at the situation in France at the time Tocqueville made his decision to write Democracy in America and how this influenced him to do so. I will then move onto why he chose America of all the countries in the world to study democracy in throughout the essay and after each section
Title: Gentrifying Chicago neighborhoods. General Purpose: To inform my audience of Gentrification in the Norther part of Chicago around the 1960s. Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will understand the meaning of gentrification, how Puerto Rican families in the Northern part of Chicago lost their homes to Gentrification, how they fought against gentrification, and how gentrification is now occurring to Mexican families in the Southern part of Chicago. Thesis: Puerto Rican families lost their homes in the 1960s when Lincoln Park was gentrified despites their best efforts, and today Mexican families are losing their homes in Pilsen to gentrification. Introduction I. Attention: What would you risk in order to continue having a home?
In the article “The Hunger for Indian Land in Andrew Jackson’s America” written by Anthony F. C. Wallace, the treatment of Indian tribes and land in the Jacksonian Era is discussed. This purpose of the article is to explain the reason for Indian removal that occurred under Andrew Jackson’s presidency. The thesis of this article is that Americans kicked the natives off of their land to expand America's cotton industry. In Wallace’s first point he explains Andrew Jackson's reasons for removing the Indians from their lands were for his personal interest rather than for the good of the people.
In 1854, a group of African Americans met in Cleveland, Ohio to discuss options for leaving America. The force behind the convention was Martin Delany (1820-1876), who many scholars call the foremost black nationalist of his day. Born into a free black family in Charleston, West Virginia, Delany moved to western Pennsylvania. There he learned the newspaper business, eventually becoming Frederick Douglass’s co-editor for a time. He also attended medical school at Harvard University, where white students rejected the presence of a black student, and forced him out.
During the expansion of the West there was confrontation between the Whites and Native Americans. The white men believed that the removal of Native Americans was crucial to develop the America they imagined. To “Americanize” the Native Americans they were placed in a form of “concentration camps”. In these camps their hair was cut, not allowed to wear traditional dress, and they were not allowed to call one another by their Native names.
However, Britain and the United States did not want to take in Jews after escaping Germany. Once the United States was aware that 's when Peter Bergson advertised what was happening through newspapers. This forced Roosevelt to create a government agency to devise ways to rescue European Jewry and the United States reacted. “The establishment of the board did not resolve all the problems blocking American rescue efforts. For example, the War Department repeatedly refused to bomb Nazi concentration camps or the railroads leading to them”(Berman).
“Homeland is something one becomes aware of only through its loss, Gunter Grass.” In Peter Gay’s memoir, My German Question, he articulates what it was like living in Germany with the presence of the Nazis or in his own experience the lack there of. Peter lived in a family that didn’t directly practice Judaism and most German families didn’t perceive them as Jews until the Nazis defined what a Jew was to the public. The persecution of other Jewish families in Germany where far worse than what Peter experienced growing up. There was a major contrast between how Gay’s family was treated and how other Jews who actively practiced the religion in Germany were treated which played a contributing factor for why the family stayed so long before they left.
Rudolf Hess said that, he a SS soldier aren’t supposed to think that if the Jews were as a matter of fact, his enemy. Rudolf Hess is more responsible for the outcome of the Holocaust than the unknown factory worker.
The Niagara movement started in 1905 at Niagara Falls in New York. William Monroe trotter and W.E.B Dubois organized this movement with the principles to refuse to assimilate to white people (as Booker T. Washington had suggested) or to allow people to continue believing black people are less valuable or inferior. People who were involved in the Niagara Movement wanted to inspire legal changes in education, health, religion, crime, and education. The people of the Niagara movement wanted equal educational and economic rights for both black men and women and was set apart from other movements because of its powerful demand for equality. In 1908, a race riot broke out in Springfield, Illinois where 8 black people were killed while over 2000 left
The 1936 Summer Olympics was officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad. In the Olympics, Adolf Hitler hosted it in Berlin, Germany. At first Hitler did not want to host the Olympics because he detested the thought of athletes of all nations and all races coming together and competing on equal terms. Later on Joseph Goebbels, Hitler 's advisor, convinced Hitler that hosting the Olympics would be an ideal distraction. It would give the Nazis a chance to portray Germany as a civilized and modern state.
The reason why Takaki tells us the story of his interaction with the taxi cab driver is because the driver assumed since he was not white, that he was not American. It showed him that his taxicab driver lacked knowledge of past history and basically judged a book by its cover. When Takaki’s talks about “look American” he is referring to white people in America. At the time, America was made up mostly of white people so when they see someone who does not have that skin color, they automatically assume they are foreigners.
His weekly trips to Torrance were not to promote and aid Japanese communities, but to gather information for Japanese government. While on the verge of World War II, Jimmie served as an undercover Japanese spy tunneling his way through America for information. His identity and intentions were later discovered by American officials after threatening attempts were reported. The news made its way back to Louie. Needless to say, Louie was flabbergasted by the unearthing that “Jimmie’s attempts to pass as a student were an elaborate ruse” (1.5.5), and realized the world is and always has been gray rather than black and
As noted by Neil Jumonville, a professor at Florida State University, Commager a well-known partaker in discussing political and social events such as World War II and the New Deal, it wasn’t uncommon for Commager to show “…unmistakable activist traits well before any of [the events] occurred” (Jumonville “The Origin of Henry Steele Commager 's Activist Ideas”).
Jane Addams and her interpretation of the Pullman Strike had large implications on the fields of social work, philosophy, education, and on one man in particular, John Dewey. After founding the Hull House in 1889, she realized that the top down approach to uplift the community of Chicago was not effective. She soon learned that the Hull House would best serve through advocacy. Addams’ belief that “antagonism was always unnecessary” changed Dewey’s perspective forever. It was soon clear that, for her, the Pullman strike had the potential to serve as a model for what a democratic process can achieve, but the strikers did not identify their mutual interests.
When Vladek is taking Anja to the sanitarium, it introduces “the beginning of 1938-before the war-hanging high in the center of town, it was a Nazi flag” (Spiegelman 23). After Vladek returns from war, the German troops begin to invade Poland. Graphic scenes such as “Haskel took from me Father-in-Law’s jewels. But, finally, he didn’t help them. On Wednesday the vans came.