Equality means every individual has equal opportunities. Historically, certain groups of people, African Americans, have been denied of their rights as Americans. The Voting Rights of 1965, a law passed, elimated literacy test that restricted African Americans from voting. In Lydon B. Johnson speech ¨ The American Promise¨ ,Johnson is making an effort to have equality among white and black in society.
John Lewis has been the U.S. representative for Georgia since 1987, but that is not where his political career began. In the series, March, by John Lewis, it takes the reader back to the very beginning of Lewis’ life where he lived on a chicken farm in Alabama. He then begins fighting for civil rights as a young man and was even one of the famous speakers in Selma. Before he could get to where he is now, John Lewis had to go through a series of events that would change his perspective on life. Lewis has had many turning points throughout his civil rights journey, but there are four specific moments that helped him grow into the man that many people of color looked up to in hope of change.
The controversy over whether every citizen, regardless of race, should have the right to vote was one that was not taken lightly. On March 15, 1965, President Johnson delivered a speech a week after the Selma to Montgomery March regarding the racially induced violence that arose. His speech was very similar to the speech Dr. King would later deliver regarding what he believed the resolution should be. He thought that all Americans should have the equal opportunity to vote. On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. stood up and made a speech regarding the Selma to Montgomery March, also.
In the 1960’s during the era of the Civil Rights movement, America had been divided by the voting rights that were not given to the African Americans. Although, a decade ago the African Americans had been freed from slavery, but they were still not considered “equal” because they weren't able to vote. The discrimination in the area even had political leaders affected, therefore many of those political leaders during that time attempted to put an end to the several agonizing events going on. Lyndon B Johnson, a white persistent president speaks out to the lawmakers using compassionate encouraging appeals about voting for Civil Rights, in order to unify the nation “to build a new community”. President Johnson utilizes many devices in his speech such as anaphora, emotional appeals, and
The author, a 19th century women’ rights leader, intends to justify her voting act was not a crime but rather an act based on her constitutional rights and further claims that since all women are also people, all women should not be discriminated because of their gender: just like how negroes should not be segregated because of their skin color. In order to effectively and strongly build her argument, the writer, Susan Anthony uses various writing techniques: use of emotional and deep-seated terminologies to describe the unfair intolerance; analogies with the ‘negroes’ engage the readers; repetition of phrases to emphasize her statement. First of all, the use of the narrator’s sentimental words and phrases enhances her argument’s verity and
On March 15th, 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson gave an incredible speech regarding African American rights and voting legislation. He addressed the nation shortly after the disaster of “Bloody Sunday” in Alabama. “Bloody Sunday” was when Alabama State Troopers brutally attacked Civil Rights activists during their march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. This march was to get the African Americans the voting rights they deserved. When President Johnson gave the speech We Shall Overcome it became remembered as a historical and significant speech.
In The Amistad, John Quincy Adam’s Speech defended the Africans and argued that they should be granted their freedom. His words drew many people approve that everyone has their own right. His skillful arguments convinced the court to rule in favor of returning the Africans to their native country. One of John Quincy Adam’s speeches was, “The District Judge, contrary to all the anticipations of the Executive, decided that the thirty-six Negroes brought before the Court were freemen; that they had been kidnapped in Africa; that they did not own Spanish names; that they were not correctly described in the passport, but were new Negroes fully entitled to their liberty.” He stated that those people, who were born in Africa, were free men.
In the early 1890’s the Supreme Court ruled that segregation was legal. This means that blacks and whites used different restaurants, hotels theatres, and hotels. Blacks were considered inferior to white people and got less money from the government. The black schools and hospitals were considerably subpar to the white public places. Jim Crows laws in the South allowed this type of segregation and inequity to occur.
“The ‘Mudsill’ Theory”, was created by James Henry Hammond. It was in one of his speeches and was first introduced March 4, 1858. Hammond had a clear message in this speech, where he was trying to justify slavery. He was a politician in the south who strongly believed in slavery. He was trying to advocate for it and let everyone know why they needed slavery.
He develops his argument very good because he manages to connect with the audience. He shows a lot of emotion and evidence when he says a "white person killed Martin Luther king." He tells everyone that we should work together and that they should be fighting against each others side because that is what Martin was fighting for that they should stop being racist and stop treating dark skin people like they do not belong there. He also says that Martin "dedicated his life to love and justice between fellow human beings. In paragraph 2 he says "I have some very sad news" and it shows his emotion toward the assassination not only because he was fighting for something good but also because that was his brother.