The Nazis also hoped to gain money from the thousands of tourists who could and most likely would bring needed foreign currency into the country. Another reason why the USA shouldn’t have boycotted the 1936 Berlin Olympics was because of the participation rules Germany had set up. Germany originally had banned athletes of the non-Aryan race to attend and participate in the Games. After being condemned internationally by other nations of their actions, Germany allowed all athletes of races and religions to participate in the Olympics. Even after allowing athletes of all races and religions to participate in the Olympics, many Nazis were still against promoting racial equality during the Games.
The election of 1796, John Adams versus Thomas Jefferson. The former won by only 3 single electoral college votes. In a highly competitive, controversial race filled with fake smiles and harsh glares, those votes made all the difference in the world to these two men and their running mates. Because George Washington refused a second term, political parties took root when election time came around. No one knew that this election in the early stages of Americas development would define the future of the United States of America.
The 1936 Olympics were supposed to support Hitler’s belief that German “Aryan” people were the dominant race. The Berlin games were supposed to be a German showcase and a statement for Aryan supremacy. The African Americans of Team U.S.A. faced a lot of challenges including the competition, and Hitler’s view of Aryan Supremacy, also known as Hitler’s ideal domination of white Europeans. Jesse Owens proved Hitler wrong, when he became the first American athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad. Adolf Hitler was so stunned and angry that Owens had successfully defeated his German people, that he even walked out of the stadium.
Oscar Wilde, Irish writer, theatrically said in 1891 that “progress has been made” because of “disobedience and... rebellion.” Furthermore, Wilde argues that disobedience is man's original virtue. Disobedience of law led to the American Revolution, desegregation, and improved civil rights across the board, proving that Wilde is correct. However, Wilde's claim ignores disobedience or the law that is regressive and detrimental to the health of the public, such as the Confederacy seceding for slavery, school districts that refused to desegregate, shootings that kill dozens of people. Additionally, in early human life, obedience was important for survival, leading me to believe that disobedience is “man's original virtue” if motivated by greed,
In the 1700’s the British ruled the 13 colonies and the people of the colonies were in unrest by the British but no one wanted to take action in fear of the British. At the Virginia Convention, on 20 March 1775, great minds of the colony were deciding whether to take action. Patrick Henry persuaded the people of the Virginia Convention to take up arms and fight against the British to win their freedom and independence. He showed how powerful Pathos was by using it in his speech to heavily sway the hearts and minds of the members which persuaded them to fight against the British. “It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
Lastly, the United States was avid to prove their independence from the British Empire. Before 1812, Indiana’s territorial governor William Henry Harrison led U.S. troops to victory in the Battle of Tippecanoe. Consequently, this defeat convinced many Indians that they needed British support to prevent American settlers moving them further from their land. Pressure was mounting on the President at that time John Madison.
80,000 Austrian and Prussian armies were marching towards France to end the revolution (Doc C). It is true that the French forces stopped them at the Battle of Valmy in 1792, a year before the Reign of Terror (Doc C). But the goals of the revolution was to spread the new ideas of liberty, equality, and male suffrage (the right to vote) across Europe. In 1791, Austria and Prussia officially expressed their support for the French monarchy (Doc B). Furthermore, France faced internal threats in the Western region of Vendee, where emigres or nobles conspired against the young republic.
World War II was the largest armed conflict in history. Germany, under the command of Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland and tried taking over other parts of Europe. While that was happening Japan tried taking over China. Many
Some might say the Battle of Bunker Hill where General Gage sent 2,400 redcoats to fight colonists where the colonists lost was the turning point because it was the deadliest battle. Winter at Valley Forge where Washington and his troops were low on food supplies since it was harsh winter and 1/5 of every Soldiers died and made continental the troops stronger and more disciplined. One more flip side would be last major battle of the war, Battle of Yorktown, where American and French made Cornwallis surrender his British troops. So, there for the turning point in the Revolutionary War is considered the crucial Battles of Saratoga where the Patriots had a crucial victory in both wars.
Also, I think that we should get rid of the popular vote. There are so many reasons why we need an Electoral College. The Electoral College keeps the coastal elites from basically choosing whoever they want for president. Many people often get mistaken and believe that the Founders wanted a popular vote and power to the people, however, nowhere in the constitution does it say anything about that. If there wasn’t an Electoral College then the smaller states would be at a complete disadvantage.
Hieu, I completely agree with your views on the two main struggles the Founding Fathers encountered while developing the foundation for this great nation. Your views on both taxation and the Shays ' Rebellion are very similar to mine. It 's crazy that a society in that time frame didn 't adopt the Europeans way of taxation, which evolved around the king and his government. Another good point you have is how it was up to the individual states to fend for themselves for protection. Where the thirteen colonies just finished working together to defeat Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.
Suttles court case. “[Nolan]Breedlove led to the introduction of the first poll tax constitutional amendment in 1939 and to efforts to abolish the poll tax through State Action”(thefreedictionary.com). After Nolan Breedlove a twenty-eight year old man who was white tries to vote but was denied do to his inability to pay the poll tax. Nolan decided to sue the state of Georgia arguing that poll taxes were unconstitutional due to the fourteenth amendment which states equal protection for all groups. However the Supreme Court ruled the tax still constitutional by itself.
But upon entering the campaign in earnest in late September, 1944, Roosevelt displayed enough passion and fight to allay most concerns and to deflect Republican attacks. With the war still raging, he urged voters not to "change horses in mid-stream." Just as important, he showed some of his famous campaign fire. In a classic speech FDR belittled the Republican attacks on him. Recalling the charges from a Minnesota congressman who accused FDR of sending a battleship to Alaska to retrieve his dog Fala, FDR nearly chortled "These Republican leaders have not been content with attacks on me, or my wife, or my sons.
Throughout history our forefathers have fought and bled for our inalienable rights. They fought and defended our nation from the tyranny of King George III and the many taxes he imposed upon our nation. On July 4, 1776 we gained our independence from Britain, and became a free nation. While taking our first step as a nation and creating the Constitution at the Constitutional Convention, George Mason stormed out due to the lack of human rights in the Constitution. George Mason worked endlessly to pass amendments that would protect citizens from an invasive government.
He hoped for enthusiastic national support to an electoral alliance between Anti-Masons and National Republicans that would overpower the Jacksonian Democrats. When his expectations did not work, he wrote in frustration about his presidential aspirations: "What the use ... it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket. " In the election, Wirt carried Vermont with seven electoral votes, becoming the first candidate of an organized third party to carry a state, and he remains the only Presidential candidate so successful who came from Maryland. When The Providence American newspaper suggested that Wirt could run again in 1836, he quickly declined.