Section One: Identification and Evaluation of Sources The topic of this investigation is: To what extent was Martin Luther King Junior justified in his disapproval of the Vietnam War? The first source that was critical to this investigation was “A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr,” It contained All of the speeches and some other writing that were written by Martin Luther King Jr. who was arguably one of the most famous Civil Rights Leaders in the 60’s. His peaceful work against racial prejudice in the United States earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in October 1964. He worked as Civil Rights Leader and humanitarian until he was assassinated on April 4th 1968. James Melvin Washington was the editor
Lincoln initiates his speech by alluding to other great writings in American history that show that America has and will be a great nation even if they struggle at times. Though still in shock, he is able to find connections to America’s past to comfort it’s citizens now. Using text from the Declaration of Independence, he states that the United States of America was “...dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” At the end of his speech, Lincoln alludes to the Pledge of Allegiance by stating that we should feel pride in “…this nation, under God…”. In this time of
For example, “There is at the outset a very obvious and almost facile connection between the war in Vietnam and the struggle I, and others have been waging in America.” This states that there are similarities between the Vietnam War and America’s Civil Rights issues, the two focus points of King’s speech. It also presents logical information about the two main topics of the oration. “We were taking black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in South Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem.” This provides a logical example of how the Civil Rights movement was actually connected to the war; it states how black men made up the majority of the draft, went to war, and fought to give others the liberties that they themselves weren’t given, which appertains to both the war and the
After World War II, Black Veterans returned home focused on the promise of democracy, for which they had just finished fighting. The entire country was filled with zeal about democracy and against the fascism they had just defeated. This focus on democracy opened a window for Black Americans to begin to protest segregation and discriminatory laws. Religion, particularly Christianity, was a significant part of the Civil Rights movement. It was also a significant part of the opposition to the Civil Rights movement.
He and John Winthrop were much alike through in their preachings, sharing similar goals. In fact, Cotton even aided Winthrop in the banishment of many opposers to their way of life, such as Anne Hutchinson. Cotton’s written legacy includes a body of correspondence, numerous sermons, a catechism, and in 1646 a shorter catechism for children titled Milk for Babes Cotton too has a sermon that is well known, and it is called “God’s Promises to His Plantation”. It is essentially a pep-rally. He begins with a lovely sermon and goes on to explain that the soon-to-be-American’s are people of destiny, people who are important and remembered in history.
Jones worked closely with Father Divine, a man who often preached about “economic empowerment for his Harlem flock”. In the 1950s and 60s, there was a huge movement in the US for civil rights and Jones felt strongly on the matter. One of his major concerns within the church system was it segregation of races. Within the Peoples Temple, workdone in Indianapolis tried to desegregate movie theaters, hospitals, and restaurants. People 's Templed showed noble in their action.
I think this because he left such a legacy that he was given his own holiday. That holiday represents what he did to support what he believed in if he did not go through with what he did to fight for his people we would still have black schools and white schools. I think MLK Jr was the most powerful leader in this time if went up to someone and asked them who do you think of when you think of civil rights, they would answer MLK Jr 95% of the time. Bibliography: (Expert 21, 2010) (Skelly Wright,
During his presidency, he created variety of programs that responded to the needs and demands of the people. Other presidents such as Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson, choose to act as “the voice of the people” by understanding themselves to be the heads of their political parties and making executive decisions. It is important to understand that the symbolic importance of a presidency can lead to the transcending of formal constitutional powers. However, what happens when a president seemly transcends his constitutional power, by executive action? When President Lincoln employed a war power when he announced a blockade on Southern ports without the declaration of war (Baker 177), he caused much controversy.
All Shook Up: How Rock ‘N’ Roll Changed America showcased how one aspect of the Cultural Revolution during the 1950s and 1960s supplemented the perfect storm of social reforms. The first half of the book, Dr. Glenn Altschuler, largely focused on how rock ‘n’ roll and those who wrote and produced it stirred up topics such as race and sexuality. As with any new social or cultural shift, rock ‘n’ roll faced an almost immediate resistance from both religious and fundamentalist extremists. In most cases, it was the same types of people that opposed rock ‘n’ roll also opposed other major social reforms such as racial integration.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower was building what he termed a “spiritual arsenal” for the defense of America against the atheistic communism of the USSR. Eisenhower’s combination of military acumen and sudden spiritual commitment made him a unique defender of home and faith. As the Cold War waged on, Eisenhower, the former General, had one more battle to wage in defense of his country. This was a war of ideology fought in the hearts and minds of the combatants. However, as the USSR embraced an atheistic society, Americans embraced religion with a new enthusiasm.
How could it be otherwise?’.” This quote means that it is okay for a president to use religion in his politics and bring a faithful aspect to the table. Separation of church and state is keeping Americans from facing their fears of having a national religion. Americans are religious, even though there are many religions that are practiced throughout the country, we need a president who believes in a God to lead us. Many ask if the government needs religion and honestly yes we do. God has created this beautiful country for us to live on, and the government needs religion to help us
However, in each state, namely Mississippi, there were certain groups opposed to the decision to succeed. In this article, I will analyze those opposing views to help us better understand secession and its effects on the broader Mississippi population. To analyze why certain groups opposed the decision to secede, I must first look at the reason others were pro-secession. First, many states favored the decision to secede because of slavery. Slavery was legal in the South but banned by some states in the North.
It was possible for them to both believe that slavery should not be taking place. “The Lincoln-Douglas Debates were a defining event in American Politics”(Goldfield,389). Lincoln was a prominent lawyer in the years prior to being elected president and returned after his presidency. Lincoln represented blacks in courts where he fought for their rights to remain free, but also during the 1830s and 1840s represented slave owners. He occasionally expressed views that it was wrong to own humans, but as politician during that time, he knew he couldn’t run on a position that emphasized slavery(Black).
President Harry Truman also added on to this propaganda as well. The two men would fuel a propaganda for communist nations that are still being felt today. Examples of this propaganda is the Loyalty Order, McCarthyism, and the Cold War itself. Pre Cold War the country is on edge of communists trying to take over the country. President Harry Truman signed an executive order called the Loyalty Order.
The Gettysburg Address is known to be one of America’s greatest speeches made by the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. The Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation made a significant contribution to history by recognizing all humans as equals, redefining the nation at the time, and changing the course of American history by abolishing slavery. There was strife between the North and the South of America, because of slavery. The South had already seceded from the Union and Abraham recognized that he cannot change the laws of slavery. ““My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery.” – Abraham Lincoln, 1862”(KenCohPg425).