In order to confirm this Judge Danforth calls Elizabeth Proctor to testify in court, in which she lies, as a result Danforth says “She spoke nothing of lechery, and this man has lied” (Miller 114). In this situation, Reverend Hale voices his concern by saying that it is a natural for her to lie in order to save her husband’s name (Miller 114). Here, Judge Danforth refuses to listen to Reverend Hale and inconsiderately dismisses his logical argument that given the circumstances a wife would lie to save their husband’s
In the play Antigone, Antigone, the protagonist buries her brother Polyneices. She did this against the King, Creon’s law. Her sister Ismene is against these actions. Antigone is then caught and brought to King Creon due to these actions. Creon than sentences Ismene to death.
Her son was born a few months later and his name was James VI of Scotland. The men Henry betrayed soon became angry and killed him. She was soon persuaded to marry one of the men, James Hepburn. The other men became enraged with Hepburn and battled with Mary but soon Mary turned herself over to be imprisoned. During her Imprisonment, she was forced to abdicate her throne to her infant son.
Many died in prison awaiting trail and some were even crushed by large stones. Many others were accused of witchcraft over the next few months. By September 1692, the public began to turn against the trials. The Massachusetts General Court slowed on the guilty verdicts. There was still an unsettled feeling throughout the
The Patriots were not justified in using harsh measures against the Loyalists because many times they did not have evidence of treason, because many Loyalists did not yet want to choose to support the revolution, and because many Loyalists had good reasons for wanting the colonies to remain peaceful with the
In spite of this, not everyone was happy about the new Constitution. This broke people up into two groups: Anti-Federalists and Federalists. The Anti-Federalists were those in favor of strong states’ rights. They disliked the Constitution because they believed that there was a chance that Constitution would destroy the freedoms the colonies fought for. They were scared of tyranny, especially pertaining to the fact that under the new Constitution, the national government, or Congress, would be able to make decisions without even asking for the states’ permission.
An in an interracial couple, Mildred Jeter a 17-year-old, was black and Richard Loving a 23-year-old, was white. After they got married in Washington D.C and returned in 1958, they were charged and jailed for their actions. The judge told them that they would be sent to prison for one year or they could leave the state for 25 years in exile. Later on, they got arrested for traveling together in Virginia, they were referred to the American Civil Liberties Union. The court ruling disapproved with states banning interracial marriage because it was unconstitutional.
Many Americans believe that a person’s religious beliefs should be able to determine whether or not he or she performs the duties of a government official. Most recently, this has come into light in Kentucky where a county clerk, Kim Davis, refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, even though it is the law of the land as determined by the supreme court. However, actions such as these are considered unconstitutional and irrational because they violate the separation of church and state, are a misconception
The problem with the Reformation was that Henry did not have the control he wanted over it, (the problem being identical to the one he had with the Catholic Church). When Henry made his break from the Catholic Church, he did so to make himself supreme head of the English Church. Porter stated it perfectly when she said he “disliked superstition, idolatry, and anything that came between him and those he governed.” What he also came to dislike was the Lutheran and Calvinist churches and ideas that were being spread across his country, and what the reformers (and Parr herself) did not seem to understand, was that Henry was not for a complete overhaul of the Catholic Church, but rather a modification to remove what was irksome for him and the
He rapes her and promises to marry her in order “to save her reputation” (Guerrilla Girls). During her time, women are criticized for having sex before marriage and when a woman is raped the only way for them to avoid the shame is by marrying their rapist. Artemisia believes his promise of marriage so they continue their relationship. Then, Agostino Tassi reneged on his promise of marriage and Artemisia Gentileschi’s father filed a lawsuit against him followed by a publicized “seven-month trial” that ruined her reputation (Garrard 20). Agostino Tassi denies everything and accuses Artemisia Gentileschi of having intercourse with his friend.