One argument made by Senator Robert M. La Follette was “I think all men recognize that in time of war the citizen must surrender some rights for the common good which he is entitled to enjoy in time of peace. But, sir, the right to control their own Government according to constitutional forms is not one of the rights that the citizens of this country are called upon to surrender in time of war.” He does not agree with taking away the right of free speech. There was a cartoon drawn that states “Swat the Fly but Use Common Sense.” This cartoon shows that we wanted to win the war, but we should not take away the important rights of the citizens. There was a Japanese citizen of the United States named Korematsu. He was born in the United States, but his parents were born in Japan.
According to Malcolm X Blacks don’t need jobs, they have them. He also opposes to the tactic of the leaders of the civil rights Movement, who cooperate with the politicians in Washington DC. He criticizes them for being too weak and making compromises. He says that no progress made since 1954 and offers several solutions how to move the issue forward. One of them, according to Malcolm X, would be to expand the civil rights struggle into human rights problem and take it in front of the United Nations court.
President Kennedy strongly expressed his feelings towards the unjust situation of the two African Americans that could not enter into a school of their choice because of their color of skin. By reading and analyzing his speech you could read into his emotions from the tone of the text that President Kennedy was very disconsolate with the situation. I believe that Kennedy mentioned the issue on the campus of the University of Alabama not to just support part of the purpose of his speech but to also draw attention to the issue he was beginning to address, which was “all men are created equal”. President Kennedy said in his speech, “I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine the conscience about this and other related incidents.” Kennedy makes a point by basically telling the listening audience to think as if it was them that was in the same predicament as the people of color or to think of how it could be their sons or daughters. This thereby also supports him saying to treat people as you would want to be treated.
He went off to organize the first Civil Rights protest in the United States. Pathos really helped Wallace’s speech be more effective because people want to believe and feel that they can trust him. Little by little he starts to gain the trust of people by changing his beliefs. Wallace never spoke out in violence about black people, but he did want segregation because he knew he was more liked by people in that form. His famous words, “Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever,” really stayed in people’s minds.
“...Violating it’s most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere,” (Jefferson 1). However, this clause was considered irrelevant to other members of Congress and therefore was rejected. Rejected it may have been, but its message was not. Slavery was still a heinous act in the eyes of many, even those who held a high position in the Loyalist community, like Lady Seymour. “I find the buying and selling of children most repugnant”(Anderson 152).
The African American population, half believed that non-violence was the key while the other half opposed that mentality and believed violence would be the only solution. Unfortunately, at times peaceful discusses cannot resolve problems especially when it involves battling racist laws and attitudes. Martin Luther King 's was a prominent leader in the civil rights movement whose legacy and belief surrounded nonviolence. King was also a well-spoken man who went to extreme lengths for the equality of African Americans. One result of his protesting, however, was
Because of that, Plessy and the lawyer not agree with the statement of Justice Hanry Brown than he prosecutes the Supreme Court and make a petition. In the petition, Plessy said that black and white race must have equal right for example in public transportation and schools, because in 14th amendment said that all US citizen have same right to life, liberty, or property without due of law. At the end this case make a wrong doctrine to the citizens about “Separate but
Nelson Mandela fought for racial justice and democracy in South Africa he was quoted stating, “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw” Mandela believes that a person should stand up for his beliefs and should fight back if his way of life is challenged. For instance Mandela’s beliefs that all men are equal no matter the color of his skin was shunned by the Europeans who controlled the govern in South Africa. The government outlawed any protest or opposition to its segregation laws. Mandela felt that he had the right to protest the laws he deemed unfair which due to the fact that protesting was illegal made him an outlaw. Many individuals that have fought for their beliefs have
Anthony, and Cesar Chavez all were a major part in the fight for equality. Both Rosa Parks not giving up her seat on a bus, and Martin Luther King Jr. knew that the colour of their skin did not matter and no matter what they believed that they did not have to go to the “black water fountain” or the “black schools”. They, and many other people, wanted to make it clear that the black population could do anything that the white population was able to do. Protests such as The Freedom Rides, and the Little Rock Nine proved to America that blacks were sick of having to do what others said they had to do, and they were fed up and ready for a change in the society. In addition Susan B. Anthony proved to the world that women are just like men, they can do anything they set their mind to.
Another example is the Southern states’ secession from the United States. In this, eleven states seceded because of many reasons, including the fact that the North was against slavery, which was the main way the South made their profit, and that their newly elected president was completely against slavery and didn’t want it to spread to any other new territories the country would acquire. With the secession of the Southern states President Lincoln had to make sure the Union won the war so that the Confederacy would rejoin the country. To do this he instituted a draft and made sure European countries would have no reason to help the Confederacy. These actions ultimately proved to be very helpful, then and now.