Today some people would say that John Brown is a terrorist, and some people would might say he isn’t. The dictionary’s definition of a terrorist is, “A person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims”. An example of this would be if a man shot about 20 to 35 children because culturally diverse kids were all in the same school together, versus the shooting at Las Vegas. That man was shooting people just to shoot people. Which is why I would say John Brown isn’t a terrorist because, he only killed the slave owners. His intentions were meant to be good, just the way he did it was bad. Instead of killing people he could have sneaked the slaves out of the plantations during the
John Brown was a zealous abolitionist who was responsible for the killing of five pro-slavery men at Pottawatomie Creek in 1856. Five years later, he returned after fleeing to Canada and attempted to raid the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Numerous people, especially Southerners, viewed Brown as a cold-blooded terrorist for his violent actions. However, Brown was also defended by those who saw him as an honorable martyr. I am convinced that Brown was both a martyr and terrorist because he terrorized others for political gain, but he died fighting for the abolishment of slavery.
One of an impactful, historical tragedy in U.S history is the Boston Bombing. On April 15, 2013, at about 2:50 p.m., two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bombs explode within 8-12 seconds of each other, and they were about 50-100 yards apart. 3 people got killed and more than 260 people got injured. The window of the store near the explosion were broken and a window on the third floor of the Boston Public Library was damaged.
Many acts of terrorism still happen today. Terrorism is the use of violence against a person's property. In the 1800's, John Brown was against slavery and fought for what he believed in, but his actions were violent and he terrorized many people. Even though terrorism can be defined in many ways, John Browns actions at Harpers Ferry and Pottawatomie Creek were acts of terrorism, which justify him as a terrorist.
America has gone through difficult times with war, but has gone through harder times with the war on terror. Terrorism is defined as the use of terror or threat. The war on terror became a big deal on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by hundreds of Japanese fighter planes, but has been a bigger deal since that attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.. The bombing of the Twin Towers and to the Pentagon was like a Pearl Harbor but for the 21st century. Terrorist turn to violent means such as killing and bombing of the government.
A bomb explodes outside of the FBI building in Oklahoma City. Over one hundred people were killed, the side of the building was blown open, and no one knew who did such a malicious thing. A few days later, people know Timothy McVeigh was the terrorist who blew up the FBI building. People like Timothy McVeigh don’t just blow up buildings just because they feel like it. Timothy, like the many other people after him, is called a terrorist because of the reason behind his violent doings. Terrorists all want a change in society according to their beliefs and thoughts of order by protesting with violence that terrify people.
The Red Scare of 1919-1920 was a nationwide fear of communists, socialists, anarchists, and more. The September 11th terrorist attack that took place in 2001 in New York City, Manhattan, Arlington County and Virginia was a four series coordinated terrorist attack by a Islamic terrorist group. They both have many similarities. In the Red Scare a post office discovered 38 bombs that had been mailed to leading Americans politicians and capitalist after that an Italian anarchist was blown up. The nation’s top law enforcement official then became convinced that there was a plot underway. After that the press was told that the government was tracking the activities of prominent American citizens who had voiced criticisms of the war effort and other
For a veteran to be called an American hero, they would be willing to take risks, be brave, and save people’s lives. Another thing they would have to do to become an American hero is that they need to stay faithful to their team and country. Another thing they need to do to be called an American hero is they need to be patient, caring, and selfless. Another thing they need to do to be called an American hero is to be respectful, be tidy, and follow direction or they could get in trouble and maybe if they go to war a bad thing may happen to that person and maybe others around them.
¨He that takes this down is an enemy to his country.¨ Incited by the Sons of Liberty. Thousands gathered and a sign was placed on the effigy of Andrew Oliver. The Sons of Liberty were american heros because they helped nullify the stamp act, they gave average people a way to be involved, they were the ones who started the revolution.
Norman Schwarzkopp once said, “It doesn’t take a hero to order me into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who gets into battle.” A hero does not have to be the one takes charge first or a leader. A hero can be the one all the way in the back doing little things to help the world. A real hero never falls. They get up, again and again, never stopping until they reach their dreams. Although heroism means excepting a challenge, it’s also about sacrificing everything.
There has been an online debate on why Stephen Paddock the Las Vegas gunman hasn’t been labeled a terrorist. The news has been describing him as a loner, gambler and an accountant but yet to find a motive. People are wondering why the term terrorist hasn’t been used to describe him. People feel that there is a disparity between how white suspects and suspects of color are described. They feel if he had been Muslim the word terrorist would have been used to describe him instantly. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus of what terrorist constitutes among the public. The counter arguments suggest that it’s not terrorism because there is no evidence of political motives. Basically, what it comes down to is people should consider how their use
The concept of the Hero’s Journey is about telling a story. The Hero’s Journey was created by Joseph Campbell who was an anthropologist who studied myths and stories around the world. It is a cycle where a person goes from a state of certainty to a state of uncertainty. There is a twelve-step process where a person goes from an ordinary world into a state of confusion. Then they are able to overcome that state of confusion and darkness, and things go back to normal. This process can be days, months, or even years. It depends on whether or not the person is strong enough to overcome their situation.
In 1969, violence erupted in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Riots of August 1969 was quickly described as a civil disturbance, and was at first regarded as a nuisance more so than a significant problem. Not long after however, the situation had escalated into a full blown conflict, which forced the Northern Irish government Stormont to ask the British government in Westminster to deploy troops to the conflict area. By the end, thirty years later, the “civil disturbance” had amounted to almost 50,000 casualties. The conflict can be broken down into fighting between the Protestant Unionists and the Catholic Nationalists. The Troubles did have other parties fighting, such as communists and anarchists, however, their input
The IRA campaign was justifiable in the eyes of the rebels since it was based on political and moral grounds. The IRA wanted the British out of Ireland. They viewed Great Britain as their enemy since they came in and took their land by force. Armed struggle against the British was the only means necessary to expel them from Ireland (Alonso, 2001). The IRA wanted to reside in a united Ireland free from British influence and force was one of the ways to achieve that goal (Page & Smith, 2000). Violence was seen as justifiable since they were fighting as an act of patriotism and sacrifice. The concept of one mans’ terrorist is another mans’ freedom fighter can be used in describing the conflict (Alonso, 2001).
What was the effect of Bloody Sunday on The Civil Rights Movement and The Troubles in Northern Ireland?