Muhammad Ali Research Papers

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The United States of America is in a better situation today than it was back in the 1960s. Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, was the greatest boxer of all time. He had a great boxing career. He passed away early in the summer of this year. Muhammad Ali was more than just a boxer; he was a member of the Nation of Islam and opposed the Vietnam War. He opposed the war so much that, even though he was drafted, he opted not to go to war and protested against it. When Ali did this, he angered a lot of people. Colin Kaepernick is an NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Colin helped lead his team to the Superbowl against the Baltimore Ravens, something the 49ers have not done since the 1990s. He has since not been as good as he was before because of injuries. He is now the second string, backup, quarterback. He began, during the…show more content…
Ali became one of the most hated people in the United States of America for protesting going to Vietnam. He was called to the courts to have the issue solved. Many people were surprised and upset that he did not want to fight for the country he was born, but the people did not have a real clue of why Ali was protesting the Vietnam War. Colin Kaepernick, with all of the recent killings of African-Americans in the United States, decided to sit during the National Anthem. He did this for the first two preseason games unnoticed. He was noticed in the third game. People were outraged when they saw and heard about this. A lot of people became even more outraged when he explained why he was doing it. Both men were ridiculed and despised because of what they did. Both men are in 2 different time periods, but still cannot express how they felt. This is important to know because it shows just how little valued the 1st Amendment Rights for American citizens are. Both Ali and Colin had a right to protest, but where hated for doing

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