Annotated bibliography #3 "The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered." 2015. 23 Aug. 2015 In Chuck Baldwin article about "The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered" (2015), he claims that the flag should stay up because the confederate flag is not is not all about slavery and racism Baldwin supports his claim by importing details about the historic meaning of the flag. His purpose is to give the reader and understanding of witch it true and what is false.
Confederate Flag Debate Holds Up Congress Even almost a month later, the removal of a Confederate battle flag from outside a South Carolina Statehouse seems to still be causing trouble in the American Government. After two weeks of arguments between both House parties, the House Republicans finally called for a solution between the two opposing sides, unexpectedly freezing most productivity in the House, yet it still seems that nothing has been resolved. House Democrats used this pause in government to pass amendments to an appropriation bill that then banned the Confederate battle flag from all federal cemeteries, as well as banning them from being sold at all gift shops and concession stands; all this without a debate or a formal “roll-call”
On March 21, 1861 The state of Louisiana joined The Confederate States of America, on April 12, 1861 The American Civil War started and didn't end until four years later on, May 9, 1865 until The Union States of America won. The year is currently 2017 one hundred and fifty-two years since The American Civil War and Robert E. Lee a General in The Confederate army, Jefferson Davis who was the President of The Confederate States and P.G.T. Beauregard a Military officer in the Confederate states, whose monuments were all still up until four months ago they were taken down. The person responsible for removing the statues is Mayor Landrieu of New Orleans, Louisiana he expressed a movable speech to the people of New Orleans and the citizens and noncitizens
The Civil War was fought over the controversy of slavery, the Union states against the Confederate states. The Confederate states created the “stars and bars” or “rebel flag” to represent them. The Confederate Flag was first flown on the state house of South Carolina to pronounce their secession from the union.
There was a move by the legislature in 1956 to incorporate a similar Confederate battle flag into the state flag. These legislators, who supported the segregation plans in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown V. Board of Education decision, also gave their support to changing the state flag to incorporate the Confederate battle flag (Cobb 111). , it’s simply ahistorical to deny the flags principal use in the 1960s was a segregationist symbol- and black Southerners haven’t
This loyalty was a significant characteristic of Southern Nationalism. The flag of the Confederacy was also another symbol of Southern Nationalism. “The Confederate government quickly became for the South, the successor to the federal government at Washington. A flag, the “ Stars and Bars,” was adopted for the new republic after a study by a committee that concluded that keeping the United States “Stars and Stripes” would be impractical and unpatriotic.” Southerners feared that white supremacy was in danger and feared slave rebellions.
Assuming that the flag has a deep history of racial injustice that exceed far beyond the Civil War. Adding that his motive is patriotism, the flag has been managed as a symbol of racism and radical inequality. While the Confederate flag is a prevailing and problematical symbol, one that should entirely be dismantled. Taking down the flag is only the first step. What we must do is knock down racism.
Is the existence of confederate flag in the campus influence how people think and act? The correct answer is no. The confederate flag has nothing to do with the neither mental capacity nor thought process of individuals. Its existence in the campus is never a distraction to any learning process. The confederate flag is not the minimum measure used by the University to determine, who enrolls and does not enroll.
The Confederate Flag has been around for hundreds of years. It has harmed nobody, but it has sparked a debate that has almost divided the country in half over its true meaning. The Confederate Flag was introduced in 1861 as part of the civil war. The flag represented 11 southern states that seceded from the union. The country in which it represented was the Confederate States of America.
Next, the confederate flag should not be flown on government property, because it has conflicted history. The confederate army changed the flag 4 times during the war, so the flag flown today is not the original flag. That is not very traditional. The second confederate flag had a large white stripe that went halfway down the middle, which represented white supremacy. The rebel flag still represents white supremacy and racism, because it was the final battle flag used in the southern states’ fight to keep slavery.
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.
Pictures of the accused killer flooded television, social networks and newspapers. The displaying of the killer holding the confederate flag was displayed because of the killer’s hate for the black race. Nine people were killed in the shooting spree. The incident in my opinion was a demonic act because the killer sat and open fire while the congregation prayed. Sadly, only because of nine people dying because of racism, the flag was removed for several southern states.
Most understand that America was built largely on the backs of African slaves and that a civil war was fought over the right of white people to own slaves. This war began when the southern states decided to secede from the rest of the United States in order to keep their slaves; these formed their own country, the Confederate States of America, and created two flags of their own. This is one of the darker parts of American history that many would like to gloss over. The end of the civil war led to both the abolishment of slavery, and the end of the Confederacy as the involved states returned to the union. At the time the war ended, the flags of the Confederacy were mostly retired, but some of the men who had fought for the Confederacy refused
Our nation has exaggerated the fear of a piece of history for far too long and now it is the time to put forth some truth. The confederate flag has been a part of heritage since 1861 and has been to this day. People today see it as a flag of hatred, which is interesting because this did not start happening until now. There have been people who have shot and killed others because they said their intentions were based from the confederate flag, which is a material item that cannot make anyone do anything that they do not want to do unless they had their own cause. This flag is not built on a racist appeal it was to show that the southern side will take up for their selves when the northern side wanted an industrialized world.