There was a deadly shooting in South Carolina on June 17, 2015. People think it had to do with the confederate flag (Black Confederate Flag supporter says 'I Will Not Turn My Back) . The confederate flag should be flown around government and state grounds. The Confederate Flag is about heritage. The Confederate Flag came from the war.
Charleston Shooting and Confederate Flag Debate The ongoing controversy of the Confederate flag began again on June 17th, as Dylann Roof entered an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot and killed nine people including the church 's pastor. After the shooting, pictures were taken of Roof holding up the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism and white supremacy. The act drove our nation into outrage as racially offended people called for the removal of the flag. A month later, South Carolina 's Capitol grounds removed the battle flag and sent it to a military museum down the road. Hundreds came to the monument to witness the flag-lowering.
Lincoln’s “Address Delivered at the dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg” was written in American in the midst of a savage civil war. Union troops had only four months earlier defeated Confederate troops, which was recognized as the turning point of war. “Pericles’s Funeral Oration” by Thucydides is a speech glorifying The achievements that were designed to stir spirits who are troubled by the war they died during. While evaluating Lincoln’s “Address Delivered at the dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg” and “Pericles’s Funeral Oration” by Thucydides, I was able to notice clearly the parallels between the speeches. Though there is a significant length desperation, the content of the two orations is similar.
Recently, our country has been under scrutiny for racial discrimination. From police brutality to shootings at a church, America’s racial problems that were swept under the rug for so long have come back out into the light. After the raciallymotivated shooting of nine people in South Carolina, many petitions were made regarding the removal of Confederate flags and monuments, including the removal of the historic carving on the side of Stone Mountain, but I believe this would be a terrible mistake. The largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War, President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
The U.S. Army ordered a special investigation, and the inquiry released their report in March 1970. Fourteen were charged; all were acquitted except Calley, who was given a life sentence for his role in directing the killings at My Lai. Seen by many as a scapegoat, Calley’s sentence was reduced on appeal to 20 years, then to 10, and he was paroled in
House of Representatives for Mississippi. A year later he left the house to command a unit in the Mexican War. In 1847 Davis was told by the governor of Mississippi to fill out a senate term. He was elected to be in the senate the following year. One year later he left the senate and ran for governor of Mississippi and was unsuccessful.
He said he was acting for god. He and his followers had killed 5 pro-slavery supporters during “Bleeding Kansas”. In 1859 he attempted to capture an armory at Harper’s Ferry and use the weapons acquired to arm the slaves. A younger Robert E. Lee led U.S. Marines and the raid only lasted less than 2 days. Once captured John Brown was sentenced to hanging and died.
However, unofficially, the Confederate flag was made with stars removed to represent its departure. That is why there are Confederacy flags from this period with different sum total of stars, when only eleven states were committed to its roots. In May 1863, it was decided that the "Stars and Bars" should be replaced; because, the flag could easily be confused with the Union flag at a distance (Woodhead). The new design was called the "Stainless Banner," and called for a pure white flag with a Confederate battle flag emblazoned in the top left
The first Confederate Flag used in the Civil war was reminiscent of the Betsy Ross flag, stars in the corner and red and blue stripes in the field, however, this flag only lasted one year due to this resemblance. After Stonewall Jackson’s death the battle flag (Confederate Flag) was draped over his coffin as he lay in wait which earned the flag its historic significance and became a symbol of Southern pride. Subsequent versions of the next two confederate flags incorporated the Virginian Battle Flag, by, placing the Virginia battle flag in the corner and making the field white, and then adding a red stripe to the end of the field, so as not confuse the new flag as a white flag of surrender. Never recognized as an official Civil War symbol, the Virginian Battle Flag, historically, holds a significant place in the
Martin O’Malley had one clear chance to make waves within the Democratic National Committee, and he seized it, delivering a fiery speech Friday that condemned his party’s leadership for what he called a process “rigged” to help Hillary Rodham Clinton — namely, curtailing the number of presidential primary debates. Accusing party leaders of trying to keep Democratic ideas hidden as the Republican presidential candidates spew “racist hate” from their debate lecterns, Mr. O’Malley, the former Maryland governor and mayor of Baltimore, questioned the decision to hold “four debates and four debates only” before the first four states finish voting. “This is totally unprecedented in our party’s history,” Mr. O’Malley said. “This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before. Whose decree is it
There are about 5,000 to 8,000 members in the U.S. today. Trial of Josephus Anderson was when an African American was charged with murder of a white police officer. The local KKK was upset because they didn’t reach a verdict, they believed that they couldn’t because some of the jury members were African American On May 17th, 2000, the FBI announced the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing was done by the KKK splinter group (Cahaba Boys). There were 4 men involved Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry. Cash was dead, Blanton and Cherry were arrested.
Even Bill Cosby spoke out against giving the death penalty to the man who shot and killed his own son. Over 100 innocent people have been accused and executed over the years before death penalty was illegal. There are 8 ways to lead up to be in the position of the death penalty, the ways are treason, terrorism, espionage, drug trafficking, attempting to kill