In the early 1960s, race had become the biggest issue in the South. Many African Americans were being sprayed down with water hoses just because of the color of their skin. Many bombings had taken place, one in particular, the 16th Street Baptist Church. The church was bombed, ultimately because the church was home to African Americans. This society was no longer about right and wrong, but had turned into hatred for the opposite race.
When it comes to America's History you can clearly see how peaceful protest has brought this world to what it is today. If it wasn't for people such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks who voiced their opinions in a nonviolent manner, it's possible that our world would not have reached this equivalent state. While it is true that peaceful resistance has positively affected our society for centuries, these brave people have faced the consequences. For example, King was arrested after one of his nonviolent protests and sent to Birmingham Jail. While there he wrote the now famous piece "A Letter From Birmingham Jail".
Madison Duignan Doc Analysis Professor McKenna 10/27/17 I do believe that the Magna Carta deeply influenced the growth of American society due to the numerous similarities between the Magna Carta and the significant documents that shaped America. In the year 1215, The Magna Carta was created so that the King wouldn’t become too controlling and powerful, he would be checked and balanced though the system of the barons. The Declaration of Independence was created on July 4, 1776 to declare their independence from England and The Bill of Rights was created to give the newly formed nation amendments so that they would never be controlled by one King again. All of these documents take away power from one person and give it back to the people who are fighting for their freedom.
Peaceful resistance to laws positively affect a free society. Throughout history, there have been multiple cases of both violent and peaceful protests. However, the peaceful protests are the ones that tend to stick with a society and are the ones that change the society for the better. In April 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter about just and unjust laws while he was in Birmingham jail for peacefully protesting. King came to Birmingham because "injustice is here".
Race is a term that defines who we are collectively or individually. Race also determines how others see us, as ethnicity is a way to distinguish a person from others. While our identity is how we make sense of ourselves within society. Race is a group of people who share similar physical characteristics. The Civil Rights movement In the 1950s and 1960s involved Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along with several other great Civil Rights Activists.
The United States Declaration of Independence states that "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government" Our nation was a phoenix that rose from the ashes of a monarchy through a resistance that had grown into a revolution. The result of our founding fathers resistance was a nation, a nation that held promises of freedom and equality for all of it’s citizens yet bitterly was not at all close to equality and justice for all. The gruesome and haunting past of America's oppressive history lingers in the socio-political infrastructures which control and drive our government and society. Our nation, horrifically and
The greatest revolutionaries of the United States of America, both past and present, answer to values, principles of American culture and widely-accepted beliefs. They do not answer to laws. The belief that obedience to laws is a sign of patriotism is deeply flawed in the fact that the original patriots of the thirteen colonies were everything except obedient to their government. In the ideal democracy, the core values, moral justices, of the people will be reflected in the laws of the nation. When a split in laws and moral justice occurs, it is the right and obligation of the people of said nation to act as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson; it is their duty to disobey.
Peaceful resistance and the freedom to protest has always been the basis of America’s fundamentals of democracy. The American people hold the right to criticize their government and make known when they do not approve of their policies. Because of this, I believe that peaceful resistance has been a successful way to move the American people closer to a free society In fact, our country has been founded on the basis of peaceful resistance through the boycotting of the Stamp Act to the various political cartoons that sparked the American revolution. Peaceful resistance has always been a tool for awareness to social and political issues.
The idea of America is freedom over life, liberty, and equality for the pursuit of happiness. According to the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary; freedom means the quality or state of being free. Liberty means the state or condition of people who are able to act and speak freely. Equality means the quality or state of being equal; the quality or state of having the same rights or social status. The following paragraphs will show support for these ideas, starting with freedom.
The civil rights movement in the 1960s, lead by Martin Luther King Jr, was well executed compared to the black lives matter movement happening today. The Goals of the civil rights movement and the black lives matter movement are different, but they both come back to the same idea of equality. The major goals of the civil rights movement were to end segregation, equal access to jobs and housing, and fair voting rights. The black lives matter movement wants to end violent policing, the oppression of black people, and the racism in America (“About”). There is many reasons that the civil rights movement has had a larger effect on the government and their policy than the black lives matters have had.
The Civil Rights movement was a very big part of the 1950s and 1960s, the civil rights movement was not taken very seriously and had a lot of controversy between different beliefs. The only way to explain the civil rights movement in more detail is to explain the different aspects that actually shaped the civil rights movement. In 1965 Martin Luther King's, SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) made Selma, Alabama the focus to register black voters in the capital. Selma was an organization to help black people gain equality and give them voting rights. This organization helped raise awareness of the difficulty faced by black voters in the south and the need for a voting rights.
The 60’s was a platform for the people of the United States to speak up for what they believed in and to create cultural revolutions. Two of the most impactful revolutions during this era include the anti-war Vietnam and Civil Rights movements. Consequently, both movements had multiple interactions because of their overwhelming influence. Both of these movements overlapped in numerous ways as well. Including the struggle against media distortion, suppression dissent, and being a multi-issue movement all at the same time.