In 1935, Long led the fight for Louisiana to abolish the poll tax. The expensive poll tax required voters to pay a fee of 2 dollars (equivalent to 24 dollars today) to vote. Long’s success allowed for 250,000 new voters, including many poor African-Americans. Likewise, the CPUSA also campaigned for the abolishment of the poll tax. Further, Long was not afraid to attack the Ku Klux Klan, a Southern terrorist group that targeted African-Americans.
Reconstruction in 1865 through 1877 was terminated by Southern men due to their lack of acceptance of African Americans in restricting their political rights, not following the North’s precedence of equality, and the assassination of many a men by their ever so popular Klan. Reformation began after the Civil War which was fought over sectional differences and heavy slavery in the South. Southerns had always been pro slavery which contributed to their low treatment of African Americans as a whole. Once the South lost the War they could no longer legally enslave African Americans, but that did not change their persona in the eyes of the rich white men. Equality was a concept for white men according to the South, especially considering that
White politicians, many of whom were former yeoman, were the biggest supporters of white superiority and a continuation of slavery. This was due to their failed plans “to translate successes here into social or economic gains”. Many years later, after Reconstruction, the Redeemers, who were Southern capitalist Whigs, pushed hard for industry and left black and white farmers behind. This gave rise to the Populist movement, which included both whites and blacks. Both sides put aside racial differences in order to improve their condition.
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”(Martin Luther King, Jr.) Most people were racist but now since the civil rights have been established most have stopped being racist and moved on.Three supreme court case decisions influenced the civil rights movements by letting more and more poeple know what the Supreme Court was doing to African Americans,and of the unfair him crow laws:(Dred Scott v. Sanford,Plessy v. Ferguson,Brown v. Board of Education). Dred Scott v. Sanford Is a case that most people felt that Dred Scott had an unfair charge against him. Dred Scott was sued for his freedom on the grounds that he had lived for a time in a "free" territory. The Court ruled against him, saying that under the Constitution, he was his master 's property. The people involved with this court case are the Supreme Court,Dred Scott, and Chief Justice Roger B.
The American liberal media has been supporting gun control for a long time, but does gun control decrease the homicide rate? NO, IT DOESN 'T. The Disarmament Statute made almost impossible to own a legal gun in Brazil, it was signed by ex-socialist President Lula in 2006. On October 23, 2005, the Brazilian government held a referendum on the prohibition of firearms sale in Brazil. 63% of the population voted agaisnt the Disarmament Statute, nevertheless the gun control law was approved without the consensus of the people.
One of our most famous, or infamous, wars was centered around the enslavement of a whole race because white people in the South needed cheap labor and saw themselves as racially superior. However, after the war I have to admit that the Government at least tried with the Reconstruction Amendments. The 15th amendment gave the right to vote to African-American males which was a huge step in the right direction for change. This new amendment definitely benefited the black community considering there was a rise of African-American officeholders during the Reconstruction Era (Foner,
In the 6 century Athens was highly intense. The poor citizens against the richer citizens that are land owners .the poorer citizens had to sell themselves to slavery just so they can get out of Debt. So they asked Solon for help because he had the authority to change laws,make laws,pass laws. So he freed all the slaves but didn't empower them. one of Solon own quotes ”For the comment people I have as much power as is sufficient.Neither robbing them of dignity,nor giving them too much;and those who had power, and were marvelously rich,even those I contrived that they suffered no harm.
Following years of economic depression and war, America was primed for social change and the expansion of civil rights. Many of the changes initially put into law during the Reconstruction Era had been revised or completely rolled back, especially in the South. Black voting was extremely rare due to a racial South and local governments refusing to enforce laws. Many people were disgusted by such regression, after black and racially tolerant whites had worked for so long they seemingly had gotten nowhere. Many looked to violence and fleeing, which solved nothing and lead to even more prejudice.
The answer is easily given. It is not for the good of the Negroes, but for that of the whites, that measures are taken to abolish slavery in the United States.” One point in time American citizens were definitely wrong for taking advantage of the African Americans and I am glad that Tocqueville has stated his point on it. I believe we were too selfish and greedy and the whites were thinking too much about becoming rich that we did not think anything bad about slavery at the time. Eventually the north fought the south (Civil War) to abolish slavery and give the actual meaning of equal opportunity to every person in the United States in which was the moral thing to do. In conclusion Tocqueville has discussed the equality and liberalism as he adventured through America.
Abraham Lincoln took drastic measures to end the issue of slavery in America especially in the Southern states were it was rampant. Although it was a bloody battlefield that left 3,000 men dead and 8, 000 of them injured, his emancipation process became a success as slavery diminished in America. The blacks stopped being treated as slaves and they were recognized as human beings with equal rights as the whites although their rights were not observed right away. This move by Abraham Lincoln was very beneficial not only to the blacks but to world at large as it changed the position of the blacks in the society. Although the issue of racism and discrimination remained, this move by Abraham Lincoln was a motivation for many activists who were inspired