Abraham Lincoln initially wanted to free slaves from the places where Confederacy resided but had to rethink his decision because that would be unfair to the African Americans who were still slaves. Because of the president’s quick thinking and smart planning such came out of the whole ordeal. Things were getting out of hand and were going from bad to worse therefore something had to be done to prevent utter chaos so the president had to step up because it was his duty to lead the United States in the right direction. Drafting the Emancipation Proclamation was an idea that was a last resort because Lincoln did not want to lose the war. As the Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery along the way more soldiers were added to the President’s army which he was the commander in chief of which would lead to victory.
Throughout the first paragraph of King’s speech, he used emotional diction with words such as struggle, poverty, and poor to prove that the war in Vietnam was bringing down the American’s and their families fighting overseas. King proved this partly with the quote, “America would never invest the necessary funds… in the rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued…” (King, Beyond, 9). King was establishing his point that America was more troubled about healing and adjusting other countries, but would never invest the same in their own country. He was in the process of proving that it wasn 't a money issue in America, but an equality issue. Along with, “...and the almost facile connection between the war in Vietnam
1. Opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War The two events protested the war in Washington, D.C. On 24 April 1971 and Anti-Vietnam War demonstration in 1967 demonstrate a large number of the American population were opposed to U.S. involvement in the South Vietnam during the course of the Vietnam War. Public opinion was strongly against the war from 1967 to 1970, which resulted in only a third of Americans supposed that the U.S made a right decision over participating in Vietnam War. It is why special groups led the anti-war movement to avoid America 's involved in the Vietnam War. The anti-war movement grew increasingly popular in American society, which led to America lost numerous supporters.
This speech made others aware of these issues and alarmed several supporters of the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jr. used his strengths and skills to "point out the hypocrisy of U.S. foreign affairs in view of the sorry domestic state of equality in America " (Knight). This speech was known as the turning point of the Vietnam War. In his speech, he talked about how he wanted the United States to conclude all the bombing of North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Luther was one of the many supporter of President Lyndon Johnson, however, "he became increasingly concerned about U.S. involvement in Vietnam and, as his concerns became more public, his relationship with the Johnson administration deteriorated" (“Martin Luther King, Jr., Speaks out against the War”).
“For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence.” This indicates the increasing importance of the boys, government, and many other people who are in fear. It shows how the war had exponentially affected America, and arouses consciousness to the audience. Lastly, he ends his speech by convincing the audience that the government should not progress the war with a metaphor. “So it is that hose of us who are yet determined that America will be-are- are led down the path of protest and dissent, working for the health of our land.” To sum up, Martin Luther King presents his claim in a persuasive tone
These protests against the Vietnam War were made to change the mind of the government. These protesters wanted America to not be involved in Vietnam any further so they decided to peacefully protest. These protests split the government from its citizens. These protests affected more than just the government and citizens but the splitting of families. It split parents and children physically by sending their children to a different country to fight for the country’s freedom.
According to Martin Luther King 's opinion over the Vietnam War it hurt both the poor and Vietnamese. As he has said “I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home, and death and corruption in Vietnam”. The war claims to fight for the freedom of the Vietnamese but the government can’t even secure freedom for it’s poor and african american homes. Also the methods going about freeing Vietnam with violence won 't work as “...Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems”. Shown by the Kent State Shootings you can’t even protest Vietnam without being met with force.
Martin luther King's says, “ But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim ;” This will give many a picture of what it will be like to have something precious taken away from them. Another example, is when King says, “ When you are humiliated day in and by nagging signs reading “white” men and “colored” when your first name becomes “nigger” and your middle name becomes “boy”. This will make them realise the struggle that african americans have to go through on a daily basis, and make the opposing group realise that they were the ones of fault since they want to disband something that will change america for the better. Some people may say that imagery will not persuade anyone, but in reality imagery is what gets your mind thinking and motivated to stand up for something or make a
The United States allied with Southern Vietnam, while Northern Vietnam allied with communist allies. Through fighting in this war the United States was practicing their policy of “containment” and wanted to prevent Southern Vietnam from falling to communist rule (Hasdovic). As stated in an article written by Ani Kington, “Some Americans believe it was the duty of the nation to defend other nations from the threat of Communism. Others believe it was not the U.S. 's place to get involved and that it was a costly mistake (Kington, U.S. Involvement in the Vietnam War). Many people lost their lives during the war, and most of those people were sent to fight without a choice.
Symbolic interactionist perspective in the article is the “flag” it symbolizes patriotic for the country and the “national anthem” shows how we fought for our freedom. Kaepernick believes that the flag does not represent that for his people. Kaepernick states the reason why he is so willing to sit is because of all the police brutality throughout the Caucasian, Hispanic, and African American community. Kaepernick said “I am not going to stand up and show pride for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color. To me this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.
He says, ““it would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again.” He goes on to state, “That’s what we so often do to avoid uncomfortable truths about the prejudice that still infects our society.” This is a call to action by the president for the nation to not forget about this incident. We cannot become quiet about this disaster as we have done for many others. Pinckney would want us to work towards eliminating this bias. The group singing of “Amazing Grace” was one of Obama’s uses of pathos. This has a unifying effect and makes the speech feel heartfelt.
He wanted the people to stay under control, because he knew that the state of the nation was fragile. He understood that unruly armed farmers threatening the new government could result in anarchy or a military dictatorship. George Washington did not want everything he fought for to turn into that. Even when a similar situation of agitated soldiers, better trained than Shay’s group of farmers, wanting to engage in a military coup arose and Washington could have gained dictatorial powers, Washington shut it down. Washington also warned that this rebellion was an embarrassment to the new nation and seemed to support the nation’s enemies across the sea’s theory that the people are unfit to govern themselves.
He was reelected because he told America that he would keep them out of the war. Before April 6, 1917 WW1 (World War 1) started in the United States, America was on the side lines, you could say, watching other countries fight for territory. America didn’t get involved yet because they were scared of being drawn into this foreign war, Woodrow Wilson knew that most of the immigrants came to America to get away from the wars that was going on. So Woodrow waited in till Germany did not hold up sinking
In David Barno’s , “A New Moral Compact,” he stresses about our countries current military situation, which is all-volunteer. Barno has also served time in the military himself as a lieutenant general. He claims that the countries current dependence on the all-volunteer military, allows us to rush into war without thinking about the consequences first. Barno proposes the idea, “that every use of military force over 60 days would automatically trigger an annual draft lottery to call up 10,000 men and women” (p.20).This solution is useful but it is not useful enough because it targets sympathy from the people while he needs to target the president because the president can initiate a war without consent of the people or Congress. Throughout Barno’s essay he makes some very good points about the toll or war and how it impacts the soldiers, giving specific examples from his son’s tours.
The negative opinions were affecting certain people, such as the ones that were put under pressure by doing all the work. This whole situation caused controversy and anger feelings. Even though there wouldn’t be an agreement because of those who accepted slavery to happen and a war would end up happening the government could have ended it by agreeing with the northern states, and instead of seeing those who fought for their rights being killed they should have just set laws favoring all citizens, and not letting violence happen and creating a bigger problem. There were ways to solve a situation like this instead of choosing violence. The civil war could have been prevented if there was union, but instead of choosing other ways they decided to divide and have opposing sides that only caused