The use of the monographs will offer students with an insight on several American eras that faced significant changes in the nation’s society. The importance of learning cultural history with the reading of the monographs allows students to consider how the identity of American society evolved over the nation’s history. The narratives stress the function that American history courses have in education. Functioning as a method to explain the modern world, the course’s monographs will seek develop this concept by highlighting themes of cultural history. Ascertaining the themes of cultural history allows students to analyze the monographs critically.
People have been fighting over a flag for far too long. It is cloth stained with dye on a pole. Why does something made with cloth and stitches have to separate a country based on freedom? Some people argue the Confederate flag is an item of racism, and should be banned from being flown. Others believe it is “just culture” and “heritage”, nothing more than an item of history that can be used for learning purposes and historical Reenactments.
The real reason why amends haven’t been made between the races, especially blacks and whites, may be due to the unjust treatment that blacks experience. In order for both sides to reconcile, the nation needs to openly admit the wrongs of participating in slavery and allow the past to stay in the past. The past shouldn’t be forgotten, but it should also be a way for individuals to learn and make
Some people think the Confederate Flag is racist. Many people believe that the flag stands for an ugly time in our history because the flag was made during a time where people owned slaves and how the black people were unfairly treated. Many years have been passed on but till this day there are many emotions spreading just like wild fire. Another piece of evidence is that even in the year 2015, by displaying the flag everyone knows it means hostility, which means someone may not be showing an act of kindness which in this case it may offend many people due to its background history. So if the flag were to be displayed many people can take it to offense and may not show any respect of what this flag has done and is.
Dew uses letters and speeches of the secession commissioners to assess their effect on sparkling resent and bitter emotions by the south to foster the secession movement. Dew’s central thesis is that the secessionist movement was largely motivated by racial inequality and the need to keep that as the status quo. Dew writes that a lot of the secession leaders used that as a reason for wanting the secession. He writes that, “Alabama's Leroy Pope Walker summarized that Republican rule would cost southerners first, ‘our property,’ ‘then our liberties,’ and finally ‘the sacred purity of our daughters’ (Dew, 80).
It is, therefore, important to teach this history since it is expected to help these students also learn about themselves in the process. Therefore a creation of a curriculum that will teach black history is expected to have effects where black students understand and appreciate their heritage while white students and students of the other races focus on appreciating and incorporating the ideas shown by history in their day to day lives. This customs them into behaving and appreciating rather than judging and provoking. The curriculum is crucially important since it is expected to create units on literature to history that students can make connections with around the society and in the
Introduction: William Tecumseh Sherman, although not a career military commander before the war, would become one of "the most widely renowned of the Union’s military leaders next to U. S. Grant.” Sherman, one of eleven children, was born into a distinguished family. His father had served on the Supreme Court of Ohio until his sudden death in 1829, leaving Sherman and his family to stay with several friends and relatives. During this period, Sherman found himself living with Senator Thomas Ewing, who obtained an appointment for Sherman to the United States Military Academy, and he graduated sixth in the class of 1840.
In an interview, a Confederate soldier says, "Johnston 's strategy was to take a strong defensive position and waiting for the enemy to attack." On the other side, a Union soldier said, "Sherman
I have this desire due to my academic experience. In my experiences, learning about events such as the Revolution were more fascinating when I visited historical sites. For example when I was in high school, I visited the Red Bank Battlefield. This battle took place during the Revolution and prevented the British from using the Delaware River to transport supplies. While visiting, I learned a vast amount of information that could not be learned from a textbook.
He was one of the most prestigious army generals known in the United States. During the civil war the north wanted Lee to be the leader of their army, but the hang up is that he was from Virginia. His family is from Virginia, but it was also a state that was going to succeed from the Union. In short Robert E Lee has two options to fight for the United States or to fight as a general of the confederate army. It could be argued that off course he should fight for the United states to abolish slavery, but then what about his family who live in the southern state of Virginia.
A Monumental Debate The American Civil War was a moment in history that everyone would like to forget. The divisive conflict over slavery, state’s rights, and expansion tore apart a country that was founded on the ideals of freedom and unity. The North and South refused to compromise with each other, and as a result, hundreds of thousands lost their lives. The Civil War was one of the darkest times in our history, and hopefully it remains in history as a reminder to not forget what happens when division tears a country apart.
The issue of the confederate flag has been an important cultural discussion point for some years now, but has recently taken on even greater importance in light of recent hate crimes in South Carolina, as well as rampant police brutality and shootings across the country. Much of the discussion has been an argument between the two schools of thought being that either the flag is a symbol of cultural heritage and nothing more, and the other being that it is a symbol of systematic and violent racism that has no right being in a place of honor and reverence in today’s society. In a way both schools are correct. The Confederate flag is a symbol of southern cultural history; it also happens that that history is a history of systematic and violent racism, starting from the flag’s creation and on to its popular resurgence in the south at the time of desegregation and the civil-rights movement.
Founded during the Reconstruction Era (1865-1877), The Ku Klux Klan was an extremist hate group that violently challenged social and political laws which protected certain minority groups. The Klan’s deliberate use of terror and violence reflected the passion held for a racial hierarchy, with whites at the top of the social structure. The presence of KKK was seen not only during the Reconstruction Era, but also during the post–World War I era (1920s). There are distinct similarities and differences that define the motives of the 1860s Klan and the reincarnated 1920s Klan; however, I believe these characteristics hide the true representation of the intolerance of American citizens.
Though the south still had farming, and had joined the union, the south never bounced back to its former self after being decimated in the Civil War. The entire face of the southern economic system changed and their infrastructure was left in ruins after the battles. However before the start of the Civil War, there was a rush of southern pride throughout the south. Many southern residents had a fierce loyalty to their way of life and would die defending it. Thus being one of the main factors in the Civil War.
During the time of the Civil War around the time was Abraham Lincoln was the President of the United States, I believed that Abraham Lincoln was and was not a racist. As in Document A, I do not believe that Abraham Lincoln was being a racist because, in one of his many debates between him and Douglas, it says he became widely known for his views on slavery. Abraham Lincoln believes that African- Americans were born equal and that no human law can deprive them of these rights.