However, it the best time to show the fans what issues they are protesting. This act of protest is nothing new to America, but it has only just become an outrage due, to the involvement of the president and many other average citizens that claim it to be an unfit way to protest.
The Civil War changed the nations beliefs about equality and freedom for everyone. The white culture will be upset about this situation in a while (paragraph 1, Ain’t I A Woman). While everyone wanted equal rights, some white people didn’t want slavery to end. This changed the nations views about equality because if one person is affected the whole nation
Sojourner Truth was one of the very few women that stood up and contradicted mens ideas for women 's right and helped changed sexist points of view. Therefore , the Civil War redefined Americans perspective of equality, slavery, and women rights. The idea of equality has changed Americans way of thinking since the Civil War. For example in the Gettysburg Address it says 87 years ago America got its independence from britain, a new country made from the freedom of the people, and is committed to the idea that everyone is born similar (lincoln)
The military draft was a very controversial topic during these times. Some people believed it violated a person’s inalienable rights while others argued it was a part of being an American to be honored to show your patriotism; however, if you refused to serve, you were shunned and beaten by local villagers (Greenberg). President at the time, “Lyndon Johnson, called the draft "a part of America, a part of the process of our democracy"” arguing that the draft was an honorable and patriotic sacrifice for young men to make for their country (Greenberg). With the major cultural difference between the the 1960’s and today, less young men are enlisting to serve in the military. According to the National Public Radio, an estimated 8.7 million men served during The Vietnam War while only 2.2 million men serve in today’s military.
One of those people being Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln said that our nation is not just about our great army or our forts but it’s about liberty for all people,everywhere not just here in America and by expanding America lost thought of that. He also said that the people who take away freedom from others don’t deserve the freedom they have. Secondly, the US didn’t want any different cultures or language other than our language and culture however, they got Hawaii,Alaska,China and Japan which all ahve differnt languages and cultures. Lastly, by expanding they broke the trust of some of the nations and drained them of their liberty and freedom that Americans claim is what the US is all about.
Many may question the idea that a law is unjust if it is inflicted on a mass population who had no part in enacting and devising the law. In the United States, citizens would consider that predicament as a violation of democracy. However, many minorities, particular black American were inflicted by laws that were passed without a fair consensus due to simulations that limited their rights as American citizens. As a result, many black Americans risk their lives fighting for justice for the black community. Although it is one’s moral obligation to abide by the laws for the sake of humanity and harmony amongst the nation, it is unconstitutional to not hold all accountable to the same standards of this nation’s constitution.
Being at an NFL game was not the correct time or place to hold a silent protest, and there are people that fight to give Americans the freedoms and rights that they have, so why disrespect those who risk their lives for the USA. It may be one simple act of protest, but not only does it disrespect those fighting but their family and friends too. Like every situation in life, there are two sides to every story, both sides of this one have reasonable arguments. In conclusion, most people frown upon any type of act to disrespect those who give them their freedoms and rights, as well as those who’s duty is to keep communities
The commoners fought back for their right to a fair vote. They wanted equal representation and equal votes. The Third Estate reason for this was because they thought that the ones that worked and paid taxes were the nation. The voting should be done individually by the delegates. Third Estate felt so good about the enlightenment ideas that they even created and called themselves the National Assembly.
Political activist, Lillian Hellman once said, “For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.” People have to fight for their freedom even today. Not everyone has the same opinion, but everyone does have that responsibility. Saying, everyday people are just bystanders. Being a bystander doesn’t make the world 's opinion and stereotypes change in any way possible.
According to the article, ¨Fighting for Democracy¨, it states “I was angered to realize that my government felt that I was disloyal and part of the enemy, [an] enemy alien,” Inouye said. “And I wanted to be able to demonstrate, not only to my government, but to my neighbors that I was a good American.” This shows that many volunteered for the task force to prove America wrong about Japanese Americans. Many wanted to show everyone, that they are loyal and just as American as anybody
Concept: The Importance of Voting Article: “Patriot Connectors to Discuss Importance of Voting” My article began by introducing a group named the Patriot Connectors, and the entirety of the article expressed the group 's views on why people should vote and exactly how important voting is to American society. The group states that not voting or not even being registered to vote in essence, undermines America 's representative democracy. They attribute the lack of voters being related to the fact that many feel that their votes do not matter in a government system they see as unfair or rigged. The article relays the fact that voting is something citizens learn to do.
The founding fathers play a big role in modern day America, because if they wouldn’t have broken away from Great Britain people would not have religious freedoms or many other freedoms. “many people to drift away from the moorings of orthodox religion during the eighteenth century,” (Tindall and Shi, 79). The colonist left Great Britain, so they could have more say in what they believed; they even sat the country up to where no religion would be favored over the other. The wanted freedom, fairness, and justice for all United States citizens. There were many different religious views when the nation began, mostly different forms of Christianity and Native Americans.
They also believe that mandatory voting would make people choose random candidate in order to just do their duty and not get fines or other punishments, but that’s not true because people had already gone to choose so they will take their time because they are already there. They also argue that quality rather quantity is prefered to achieve successful election and strong government, however, having large numbers of people will show exactly the amount of support for that candidate and the one that they choose to run their country in the future and lead them to better country. Voting doesn’t need the political knowledge, and everyone can choose the right person without having any idea about politics. When government forces the people to vote that means it’s so important for the country, and they don’t just do it for no reason. Mandatory voting is a huge change maker, it affects the country in many ways; socially,politically and economically.
Dhingra and Rodriguez discuss citizenship in this week’s reading, specifically about US citizenship. To they, US citizenship “defines people as politically equal … it downplays other inequalities that should not be ignored.” I appreciate the part where the authors break down the legal citizenship, because I feel that most American citizens underestimate how hard it is to get a US legal citizenship since they never have to worry about it. “US affirms heteronormative family and corporate interests though its immigration policies.” Citizenship was used to define whiteness and alienate people who do not fit the mold.
Despite claiming to be an activist against racism, Carson has stated that he does not believe a Muslim should be allowed to be president of the United States. In an article written June 2015, Carson states, “Racism was once epidemic in America, but through struggle, sacrifice, soul-searching and meaningful social change, we have made much progress. Clearly, the struggle is far from finished, and we must own up to that fact and that challenge.” Many media outlets have called him a hypocrite, saying although he claims to be an activist, he is being racist when stating that Muslims should not be president. Carson has not backed down from his statement, believing that a Muslim president would be a terrorist attempting to attack the United States.