In the news today, a continual debate can be found about the significance of Confederate monuments and if they should remain or be removed. Confederate monuments that have been erected throughout the U.S. should be kept because of the preservation of America’s history. For instance, in the article, The Unbearable Lightness of Confederate-Statue Removal, the author lists how slaveholder monuments aren’t the only statues being vandalized, but the Lincoln Memorial and Mount Rushmore are other symbols of U.S. history that some believe need to “blow up” (Murdock). Every historical symbol can have both people who appreciate it and who oppose it. That doesn’t mean that we should tear down all symbols, but symbols in appropriate context lead to better
This document written by the government of South Carolina is justifying their succession from the Union. Their reasoning was that the northern states have denied the rights of property which were established in the United States Constitution. The government of South Carolina viewed Lincoln as a threat to slavery, this is evident when they said “ … All the states north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery.” (Doc 7). This also shows extremism as South Carolina did secede from the union, justifying it. This began to split the Union into two eventually leading to the Civil War.
Argumentative Essay The debate over how the Confederate and Columbus monuments should be treated starting from Confederate monuments in Southern cities like Charlottesville, VA has led to similar debates over Columbus monuments in northern cities like New York over what the statues have come to represent to people. In which to some it has come to represent racism, slavery, oppression, and destruction, but to others it is an honor towards their ancestors, culture, and race. Though in the end the Confederate monuments should just be left alone as there is no assurance that in the removal, destruction, or transfer of these monuments will stop or end the controversy involving the monuments in question towards both the supporting and opposing sides
Today, however, many believe Stowe 's attempts to expose the horrors of slavery ended up romanticizing this horrible occurrence and was seemingly racist through the use of many racial slurs. Others argue that it started the advancement of abolishing slavery and was a turning point in history . Uncle Tom 's Cabin became so controversial that schools started to ban it because of the tension of the Civil War in the 18th century, but those times have passed and currently, students are taught about the period of slavery. While school should not ban Uncle Tom 's Cabin, the merits of teaching it are very low due to its historical inaccuracies. One of the historical inaccuracies was that character Uncle Tom was portrayed in a way that seemed to be too unrealistic.
Now, many of these same Confederate generals, including Robert E. Lee, J.E.B. Stuart, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson have been hailed as “controversial.” Many of these same generals have been given monuments all over the country, but more specifically on Monument Avenue in Richmond. Originally, the monuments were meant to show the bravery of the soldiers throughout the war. Now, they have come under fire for a multitude of reasons, including “allowing domestic terrorism” and “having a toxic effect”. Robert E. Lee, known as a commander of the Confederate States Army, was given a monument on Richmond’s Monument Avenue, although the reception of the monument has changed drastically between from its unveiling to now.
Some feel it is a sign of racism, hatred, discrimination, whipping, beatings, and blood. The history of the confederate flag is simple and straightforward, the flag represents the confederate side of the war. another name for the confederate flag as many of you my know is Stars and Bars. The confederate flag was adopted in 1861 it is a symbol of the stars and stripes. I think that since we live in a free country people should be allowed to do what they want with this flag.
Did the victors that bled and died demand the removal and complete ban of their vanquished foe’s symbols and memorials, NO!. I think those of us who did not pay the price they did can learn from that example, unless some new progressive generation comes along and thinks it knows better than those who fought and died there, and rewrites the history, primarily TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL BETTER. "The Confederates
A monument is built in regard to an important part of a country’s history. They commemorate specific events or significant individuals. The debate about monument removal spins off a very heated controversy in which violence has already occurred. For example, in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, there was a protest against the proposed removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee statue which resulted in thirty-four injuries and one death. Personally, I feel that these monuments should be removed, but not destroyed because they are very expensive, because they are a foundation for brutality among individuals of the same society, and because of their offensive symbolism.
The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, but this did not apply to the African Americans until 1863. Benjamin Banneker, the son of a former slave, wrote a letter to Jefferson and Washington in attempt to show them that it did not ring true to all people. He did this by drawing connections from the past to the lives of slaves. Banneker used logos and pathos together to reveal that the idea of slavery is contradictory to what the Americans fought for during the American Revolution. Banneker used logos to remind Jefferson and Washington of the events that transpired before and during the American Revolution to draw out the emotion and victimize the readers.
Racism is very much alive now-a-days as it was years ago, I am pretty sure some people think it has gone away when in reality it is just getting back to the point where people are losing their lives over their skin color and appearance. The government wants to force blacks to pledge poems that do not apply to everyone, and you would think they would care to hear what they have to say about it but instead they try to blame THEM for their actions and also our own. Honestly african americans have many reasons to protest the national anthem, the pledge of allegiance and law enforcement due to pervasive racial discrimination, which is why we have created a movement called Black Lives Matter. I believe a lot of people do not know ALL of the history behind our National Anthem, because only less than half of the story about it is taught in schools (jason), except for when it became The National Anthem for the U.S on March 3rd in 1931. Before it was called ‘The National Anthem” or “The Star Spangled Banner” it was originally entitled as “ Defence of Fort M’Henry” (klein), first written on September 14th 1814 by Francis Scott Key (“the national anthem”).