hunter ellis due: 1/30/18 uw 1020 prof. mantler e1: coming to terms in scott a. sandage's essay "a marble House divided: the lincoln memorial, the civil rights movement, and the politics of memory, 1939-1963" he argues politics dramatically influence the public's memory and use of monuments. sandage articulates the way the public views history is subject to the political views of the time. his goal is to demonstrate how politics combined with public monuments can have a significant impact because of the memory Associated with the monuments. throughout his essay, sandage uses a case study of the lincoln memorial to fulfill this goal and provides the reader with a new way of thinking about public monuments. the materials, specifically the images,
“Why We Should Keep the Confederate Monuments Right Where They Are” by John Daniel Davidson is persuasive to an audience of U.S. citizens with the use of rhetorical strategies. Davidson gives the reader interest through the use of authority and expert testimony. He does this by describing President Donald Trump throughout his reading. The audience therefore becomes attracted to this text, because the mention of a big name such as the President, making this text effective. This article is also persuasive through the use of statistical evidence.
The event of the protesting of General Robert E. Lee and his statue has become a hot topic among people of varying ages. I believe that Robert E. Lee was wrong to fight for the south. But I also believe that the people of america shouldn’t take down statues or monuments of history. A famous philosopher for the following quote is George Santayana. ”Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
Intro: The United States ingrained slavery as part of its society since the country first started, and has been a recurring controversial issue throughout American history. In the Declaration of Independence, no one addressed the issue of slavery, fearing opposition and disunity from the South. The founding fathers who wrote the Constitution largely avoided the issue of slavery too (exception of 3/5th compromise). Despite the fact that weak political leadership, state v. federal rights, different economic systems, and westward expansion toward the Pacific created tensions within the country, it is the prevalent and underlying issue of slavery that caused the Civil War. The tensions caused by slavery echo across American history and is the major
After the conclusion of the Civil War, most southerners remembered the South as a heroic "Lost Cause" , while many other southerner groups continued to present remincense of the nation 's past. Advocates for the "Lost Cause" stated their work and ideas was not anything associated with politics. This claim is debatable but I agree with the Southerners point of view on the "Lost Cause" - it not having anything to do with politics. Once the Union and Confederates had united upon the conclusion of the Civil War, southerners varied approach when it came to deciding how to remember the South. One of the biggest aspects for advocating the Lost Cause was stating it was not a political issue, but merely a historical, educational, memorial, benevolent,
In 1896 the Civil War is over, but there is still one problem going on after it (Source 1). The problem that is going on is called segregation, and it is what separates the whites and blacks. They experienced oppression and segregation still after prohibiting slavery (Source 1). With this happening they still did not do the African Americans right and two reasons why are, segregation made the treatment for them unfair and so, it broke the 14th Amendment. When the Civil War ended, segregation made it unfair for them even through everything they have went through before (Source 1).
The confederate flag was a sign of the confederate states and the fallen tributes in the war. The flag never ceased being the flag of the Confederate soldier and still today commands wide respect as a memorial to the Confederate soldier. African-American newspapers decried the flag’s popularity
In Atlanta Ga, Charlottesville Nc, and in every other formerly Confederate State in the U.S. there has been controversial debates on whether or not the current standing Confederate statues should be removed from public areas. Many people claim that a modern society should not honor the racist soldiers who fought for slavery. Others believe that preserving historical accuracy is essential to learning from the mistakes of the past. The opinions of thousands of citizens clash with one another over the debate between offense and information. I believe that it is most beneficial for the majority of people if the current Confederate monuments remain where they are.
The three horizontal stripes of equal height, alternating red and white, with a blue square two-thirds the height of the flag as a canton. The Confederate Flag, which stood for the Confederacy during 1861-1865. Once the American Civil War ended, there has been private and official use of the flag. The flag commonly recognized the symbol of the Southern United States, or also known as the “rebel flag.” Within the 21st century the confederate flag has now become highly divisive symbol in the United States.
The Civil War The Civil War was the deadliest war in American history with over 600000 American deaths reported. This war was fought to keep the Confederate States from leaving the Union. The Union won because they had a telegraph system and had more resources. The effect of the Union victory has had a large impact on society.
A monument that is not desired will not be effective or honored such as the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota. People have to favor a monument being put in place in order for it to work. An example of this would be the Crazy Horse Memorial sculpture being developed in South Dakota. Lawrence Downes argues in Source C (Downes), “The Crazy Horse Memorial has some of the same problems: it is most definitely an unnatural landmark. Some of the Indians I met in South Dakota voiced their own misgivings, starting with the fact that it presumes to depict a proud man who was never captured in a photograph or drawn from life.”
One reason symbols become offensive is when they stop representing the history of a people and begin stereotyping people. For example, The Guardian website recently published an article discussing how statues can influence a viewer’s perspective of Native Americans. The site posted pictures of a group of monuments and wrote, “In this group of monuments, Native Americans are depicted in a position of weakness, usually at the feet of white settlers.” When visitors view these statues, the Native Americans look weak and helpless. Where are the statues depicting the strength and courage of the Native Americans?
Should monuments be removed? For many years people have been arguing whether certain controversial monuments, such as statues, should be destroyed or removed. A common type of monuments in this situation are the Confederacy monuments. These are various statues across the US which honor Confederate leaders or “heroes”. Many see these offensive since those people basically oppressed African Americans for years and were fighting to keep doing so.