He felt the North had too much power in government as there were more free states than slave states. The north also had a greater population giving them advantages in representation. Calhoun feared that the South will be forced to choose between abolition, or secession. A simple solution proposed by Calhoun is to discontinue talks of abolition, and allow slavery to continue unchanged. He stated that those who want to preserve the Union are biased and against the Southern ideals and institutions.
Andrew Jackson was said to be one of the democratic president to have good and bad choices during his term. Andrew Jackson made history for being the first democratic president. People thought that his choices were very bad for the country. Others thought that Andrew Jackson’s choices help to make the country greater and more better. Andrew Jackson was chosen for president for the smart decisions he made during the war.
His constant battle to maintain the image of being loyal to his father and grandfather did in fact in my opinion show weakness on his part. Qianlong was more focused on showing his filiaity than ruling, which in his later years would make him weak, but he was still a good emperor. At the beginning of his rule, he was directly involved with cases involving embezzlement over 1000 taels. If Qianlong decided the accused was guilty, he would order an immediate decapitation, which shows how he emulated his father. In the later years of his rule, however, Qianlong decided to use the aid of Hesen, who was a member of the grand council.
The war was unavoidable, the South needed slaves and the North didn’t do much to stop it. Lincoln mentions “One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves” he also mentions that the slaves localized in the southern states. Lincoln puts this in his speech to help people understand how the “interest of the salves somehow caused the war.” One of them would make war rather than unite and prestige embracing each other. Lincoln knew he was not powerful enough to change the fate of the nation so he bestowed the power to God. Everyone was religious and very faithful to God.
Even as the war proceeded, he was reluctant to make the decision because he feared that it might bring about more chaos than the current state of the United States during the Civil War. In his paper, professor Krug wrote, “Lincoln issued the Proclamation primarily from military necessity and that he was influenced little, if at all, by considerations of justice, freedom and morality”. At this point of the war, it was clear that the Union needs more manpower and constituents’ support. Furthermore, a boost in morale among the African American population was abundant in the effort to fight against the Confederate which is the motivation for President Lincoln to produce the
If Martin Luther King caused to many problems why would Kennedy help him? King also helped out many cities besides just his own. MLK did not just focus on himself he did what was good for everyone. The one thing King did not want was that for things to get violent, so what he said was,” Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” If there were problems in the society it was for the better good, because of what he did 53 years ago we now have peace between the races in the United
He wanted to believe that the colonist would eventually give in but that was never the case. King George III was a smart man but let his power hungry personality get in the way of his rational decision making. Killing England gives the readers insight on what was actually going on during the time of the American Revolution. Many people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and many others paved this road for us today to live in this great nation. Their hard work and sacrifice is something honorable to look at.
As I read about Ali, I learned about his successes, and also his struggles. Muhammad Ali and I have many cultural differences, but we also share similarities in our cultural ways. Muhammad Ali and I have a bountiful amount of cultural differences. God is very present in both of our lives, but the way we follow God is very different. Muhammad and I once followed the same religion of Christianity; until, he met Malcolm X who greatly inspired his life, and ultimately led him to follow the ways and beliefs of a Muslim.
Another particularly part of the speech that caught my eyes is towards the end when Lincoln says" The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it,far above our poor power to add or detract" to me he is showing honor for the soldiers who fought for the country. Lincoln's speech is very powerful because he made a change. It is also still remembered because it was a turning point in the civil war. What was challenging in this assignment was being able to read in between lines, at some point there were times I had to reread to get what he meant for example, the speech wasn’t just about the war as I finally read it for the 20th time . Although the speech speaks for itself, there were some confusing parts that I later understood.
Also, King has made a tremendous impact on the future of equality for all. Largely his most iconic speech was that of his 1963 speech, I Have a Dream (A&E Networks Television). Martin Luther king is widely recognized as one of the best speech givers of all time. Personally I picked him as a speaker to analyze as King appealed to the masses in a time period in which it was difficult, with a subject that was very hard to enforce. Also, one thing I really enjoy about King, as a speaker is his how relatable he is and how he practices what he preaches.
John Adams was not exactly like George Washington, despite working under him for over eight years. Adams first downfall was the Alien and Sedition Acts. These acts were the most bitterly contested acts of our nation yet. Our nation was designed to be a safe place for immigrants and people in general to live- the nation as a whole was built from refugees from England- yet these acts prevented our country from being able to do that. Although he was not perfect, he truly tried to be fair.
Abraham Lincoln was one of America’s greatest presidents .Knowed to the world as the “Great emancipator”, Abraham Lincoln left a legacy behind. As the 16th president Lincoln managed to save the nation, he took the first step towards abolishing slavery, allowed blacks to join the military, gave his world famous Gettysburg speech, and many more. To many people Abraham Lincoln was a hero, to others he was a man with a questionable motive. Through the eyes of Hofstader, Abraham Lincoln was a man who was inconsistent with his beliefs not only as a president but a politician as well. In the first few paragraphs, Hofstadter illustrates Lincoln as being a self made politician that used his “unfortunate upbringings” to further advance his political career.
I originally forgot to consider the European power factor in his timing and urgency, and do agree it was a strong factor in his timing. I believe more influential were the internal factors of keeping the union bonded together and not polarizing the issue that was already so much a point of contention among the Union and border states. Also I strongly agree that Lincoln was a genius in placing clear motivational distinction between the Union and Confederate, by making the North for freedom and the South against it. He intentionally made the divide bigger to motivate the Union to continue in a long war. It is clear in his speech pattern as you said that it was not his original intent to create freedom without recognizing loss of the Southern
•Both sides realized it would be a longer and bloodier war than they expected •It helped both sides get prepared with strategies •It helped inexperienced soldiers for battle •The first couple battle can add or subtract support •It showed that even though the south had less people they were still fight •It showed that the North neede better generals and soldiers •Most of all it showed the Confederates were prepared and ready to win after winning the first two battles
It’s hard to defer whether or not John Adams was an effective president because, although many historians believe that Adams was correct in not expanding the naval war with France into a conflict which saved many people’s lives, there were things that he established and believed that completely contradicted the newly established constitution. This could’ve put America into jeopardy. These things included the belief that the executive branch should stand above politics, his agreement to sign the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the fact that mostly of the people in the United States, including his own party, turned away from his ideas, which definitely did not make him the most effective president. Much of Adam’s isolation reflected a well conceived