He stated that those who want to preserve the Union are biased and against the Southern ideals and institutions. Those who want to preserve the Union at the same time want to violate the Constitution. He feels that if they were truly in favor of the Union they would stop berating the slavery issue. Calhoun felt that Henry Clay’s compromise cannot save the Union, but he would support it. He believed the South had already sacrificed so much, and had little left to surrender, and that the South just wanted justice.
According to Martin Luther King’s speech, ‘I have Dream’ speech he says, “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.” While Malcolm X says, ‘ I’m nonviolent with those who are nonviolent with me. But when you drop that violence on me, then you’ve made me go insane, and I’m not responsible for what i do.” This shows that Martin Luther King shouldn’t be the leader because get beat up and not defend ourselves using violence, but sometime some guys need the sense to be beaten into their brain and body to realize. Malcolm x wants us to defend ourselves while the oppressor is attacking and that’s why he should be leader because I am not gonna stand there and deliver a speech to you while you are abusing my family and neither am I going to run away like a coward. If the enemy isn’t to realize by my words then thee is going to realize by pain.
On the other hand, Thoreau uses pathos to show how unjust the government and get citizens to take action if they desire justice. One of his most powerful quotes is: “I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave’s government also.” Thoreau is trying to get Americans to see that the government is not fit to rule when they allow the atrocity that is slavery to take place. Even though King and Thoreau have used ethos and pathos, they use one more appeal to fully convince their readers of their
Although some people took advantage of the fugitive slave laws, there were groups of abolitionists who still fought to end slavery, despite what the Constitution upheld. Men such as Ralph Waldo Emerson from Document D, and William Lloyd Garrison from Document E, fought tireless to spread their beliefs about the immoral nature of slavery. Emerson believed that the fugitive slave law contradicted the very Constitution it was protected by, as it took away the right to liberty and life. He felt that because the law is immoral and the constitution contradicted itself, the Union was coming to an end. William Lloyd Garrison shared similar views to that of Emerson, and refused to support a Constitution that protects slavery.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon B. Johnson were two exceptional men who made this country superior in the idea of desegregation. King refrained from abandoning his neighbors in the reality of injustice. King conducted marches from place to place to exude nonviolent protests, determined to abolish the unjust approach towards African Americans. President Johnson would soon realize that the parade of African Americans would not relinquish their goal until the head of state put forth his input and supported them, allowing them to register to vote. With President Johnson’s speech, he recognizes to the public how unjust African Americans were being treated and that the racial actions at the time should have been put to an end.
Martin Luther King wrote his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail," in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight religious leaders of the South. The statement "A Call For Unity", implored Dr. King and his "outsiders" to obey the law and wait for integration to naturally come out of the courts. King responded with his Letter from Birmingham Jail, voicing his disappointment in the white clergy, who should be "among our strongest allies". This was the persuasive power of King’s writing, an epitome of the art of rhetoric. His letter used the three rhetorical appeals ethos, pathos, and logos, while also utilizing the literary device of kairos in an attempt to explain his actions and change the opinions of his audience.
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, two authors, two activists who advocated different strategies to achieve a shared end, have since their deaths, transcended the local, pragmatic potency of their respective narratives of African-American resistance (Garrow, 1991). The film 's use of the metonymic figures “King” and “X” as well as the ethically divergent meta-narratives of which they are the cultural signifiers suffuses its dramatic structure with the ideological tension generated by the trope of “double-consciousness” (Garrow, 1991). The vehicle by which Do the Right Thing represents the black community reminding itself, so to speak, of the presence of these figures is the ubiquitous Smiley, a young man with cerebral palsy who earns money selling photographs of African-American heroes to his Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbors. The film calls attention to one image in particular: the famous photograph of King and Malcolm X shaking hands and smiling during their first and only meeting. While King had focused on loving our enemies, Malcolm X called us back to ourselves, acknowledging that taking care of blackness was our central responsibility.
was the lack of negotiation; however Martin Luther King asserts that his attempt at negotiating failed. After meeting with the political officials of Birmingham an agreement was made by the officials to remove signs that promoted segregation. When the promises of the political officials were unfulfilled measures had to be taken to continue the mission of equal treatment. Martin Luther King Jr. also points out to his criticizers that negotiation leads to strain and tension between the two opposing sides. Tension provides a forceful hand to get demands met and to demonstrate standing firm when promises are broken.
Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) and Malcolm X had different views on social changes. MLK believed that nonviolent protesters was the way to African-Americans equal rights. Malcolm X believed that citizens must do what is necessary to protect themselves even if it means being defensive and persistent. Although both MLK and Malcolm X are straightforward with their beliefs and ideas. In both sources, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and “TV Interview with Malcolm X” it is agreed that African Americans should fight for equal rights.
The reason Thoreau write the essay is that he was appalled by the ministry 's policy of hunting down and returning runaway slaves to their masters in the south. Thoreau was so angry about it that he later wrote this essay to express his feelings. As for Martin Luther King Jr., he is a leader of the civil right movement; he devoted his life to the welfare of the African Americans, he even went to jail for protesting against segregation. He also stated in his letter that all segregation is unjust because it distorts the soul and damages the personality. Since they both fought against anti-segregation, they both fought for justice.