Alex Viamari Professor: Marcus Nicolas ENC1102 T/R 9 October 2014 Issue Analysis Paper Following our nation’s reconstruction, racist sentiments continued to occur and White on Black violence was prevalent throughout American society. Racism was still alive with the oppression of African Americans through the Jim Crowe laws. Deprived of their civil and human rights, Blacks were reduced to a status of second-class citizenship. A tense atmosphere of racial hatred, ignorance and fear bred lawless mass violence, murder and lynching. The horrid act of lynching African Americans was thoroughly widespread in the United States, particularly in the South.
Referencing to the historical “I Have A Dream” speech, held by Martin Luther King in Washington D.C., 1963. Martin Luther King’s speech focused on his experience with oppression because of his skin tone and ethnicity. In his speech, he says that his children and grandchildren should not have to experience the discrimination that he did, he preached of unity, an end to prejudice and an end to racism in the United States. By mentioning this highly memorable speech, Obama is referencing to a historical event, making use of the mode of persuasion known as ethos. He is appealing to experience; how much America has changed since that day in 1963 as a kind of evidence that they can do that again.
World War 1 was the first war were propaganda played huge role in keeping people at the home front informed about what was happening throughout the battlefields. This was also the first war where the government introduced propaganda to target the public and change their opinion on war (“Propaganda in World War 1”). There were many reasons for the governments to use propaganda throughout World War 1 such as; to blacken the enemy's name, to turn countries against another country, to persuade people into enlisting, to make war sound glorious ("Facts - AL WWI Propaganda. "), and to calm down or even to stir up emotions throughout the war. One of the main ways propaganda was used in World War 1 was to ensure that the public only knew what the governments wanted them to know.
In the 1900’s a lot of things were happening like racism. Racism was a big thing that people talked about all the time like the Scottsboro Boys trial, the African American church burning, and the Jim Crow Laws. Harper Lee wanted to spread her expression to the people about racism and wanted to tell the world about how black people were treated differently because of their race. All of these were big factors in the 1900’s. Harper Lee later wrote the book To Kill a Mockingbird which was inspired by the Scottsboro Boys trial, the African American church burning, and the Jim crow Laws.
Okay so i think this is both persuasive and powerful because he's saying how about you help the millions of African Americans that they have hurt, made suffer, or killed over the majority of the years. Now finally Washington says, “The laws of changeless justice bind Oppressor with oppressed; And close as sin and suffering joined We march to fate abreast…” (Washington). Again i think it's both powerful and persuasive because he's saying that the white people are making African Americans even more oppressed on top of their already oppression. So all together think he has some pretty good, persuasive and powerful thoughts in his rhetorical devices in his claims/
Within accordance to Kenneth Robert Jenkens’s novel, The Wilmington Ten, Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s Introduction in The Condemnation of Blackness, Stanley Nelson 's The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan Whose Streets?, the interpretation of African Americans being treated unfairly within the court system is clearly portrayed. From the aspects of having an unfair trial, to police brutality, to even murder, racism is a problem that has been going on for various years, that just continues to happen. The Wilmington Ten were a group of teenagers who were wrongly incarcerated in 1971. The members of the Wilmington Ten included Chavis, Willie Vereen, Wayne Moore, Marvin Patrick, William Wright, Reginald Epps, Connie Tindall, James McKoy, and Jerry Jacobs an Anne Shepard Turner. The court case was one of the most controversial cases within Americas history.
From that point on until 1950 over 13,000 people were murdered by their own government. This is a horrendously high number. The highest rate America reached was during the early 1900s. From 1900 to 1950, 6,639 Americans received capital punishment from their own government (History of the Death Penalty). After many years of the use of capital punishment, the Supreme Court was set on making changes to the ways
The movement actually focused on removing private schools to ensure an “equal and fair education”. It also focused on nativism, meaning the need to Americanize these immigrants. The new media movement with the newspapers and tabloids influenced the trial because more people were interested in what was happening. H.L. Mencken was one of the premier journalists covering the trial and he sent daily trial reports to Nashville and Chattanooga.
It altered the course of the war, led to the impartiality of all blacks, and changed the future for the posterity. The Emancipation Proclamation altered the course of the war for the better. It was now moral responsibility to triumph the Confederacy and unbind the millions of African Americans held in subjugation (Bodenner). This document also changed the Civil War from a war of troubles to a campaign of human freedom (Emancipation Proclamation History.com). Amongst the Civil War, General Patrick Cleburne had mentioned how, “slavery, from being one of our chief sources of strength," had evolved into "one of our chief sources of weakness" (Bodenner).
The document was written by the radical Republicans in 1868 when Johnson had removed Stanton from office. I chose this source for my research paper because it clearly listed out all the crimes that Andrew Johnson was being charged for during his impeachment trials in 1868. In addition, this document appears in several parts throughout the paper and is one of the main focuses when discussing if Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial was justified. This was the first primary source I found for this paper and is the source I wrote about in the assignment that was turned in last