There are some positive and negative aspects. He does not think that the nation America’s systems has produced is in any way superior to that of Great Britain’s: “They have in that country incalculable means of defence, and of offence too … they are a superior people.” Cooper recognizes the freedom that the American people exist with, although he still refuses to believe that this makes them better. For all the reasons that freedom of oppression would be superior to oppression, Cooper seems to believe the opposite. As he says in his first letter, America has more to defend so that the people would not lose their liberty. Cooper states, however, that the opposite must be
The traditional ideas and beliefs focusing on theory and methodology, that were implemented into their previous education system, were then modified to a practical approach, forcing their pre-existing system to slowly descend into oblivion. These western ideas concealed them from spreading their own culture, and placed their country in brief turmoil as they struggled to create a uniform education system after independence. Additionally, the true purpose of the railroads they established according to Dadabhai Naoroji, in his article, “The Benefits of British Rule for India” was to transport the raw material produced from India’s interior, rather than benefiting travel. Priyamvada Gopal also states in her article “The Story Peddled by Imperial Apologists [Defenders] is a Poisonous Fairy Tale” that during the construction of the railroads the British not only
Jane Tompkins researched a book entitled New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 written by Alden Vaughan. Overall, “His announced that "the New England Puritans followed a remarkably human erate, and just policy in their dealings with the Indians" seems by the scope, documentation, and methodical” (Tompkins 105). Vaughan does not feel that Puritans were humane when they met the Natives but he doesn 't think the Puritans were cruel either. When researching Francis Jennings work The Invasion of America, Tompkins concluded that her results completely contradicted what Vaughan was just saying. “Jennings rips wide open the idea that Puritans were humane and considerate in their dealings with the Indians” (Tompkins 106).
This is a reputable, secondary source, however it should be noticed it is possible to have slight bias. This Article was written in response to a question about whether or not the Antiwar movement had an effect on US policy. This article proposes that the anti-war movement was not a reason for change in American policy rather it was other factors such as, the brutality and cost of the war and lack of reason for fighting. However, This source doesn’t disprove of its impact, rather states that the influence of the Antiwar movement was one that is insignificant when compared to other factors. This source remains useful due to the fact that is relevant to the question, reliable and has provided adequate reasoning and arguments behind their
He had his rights, and they were not being considered. The soldiers chose to do whatever they felt was necessary, ignoring the fact that a strip and search was out of context. This epiphany opened Zeitoun's mind, he realized that the land of opportunities is also hypocritical and unjust. Initially he idealized America as the holy land that makes miracles for anyone that use it’s resources. However, this is not always true.
He would notice, however, that the book did include an actual slave owner's quote, but would mostly likely dislike the heading used. Additionally, Loewen would notice that racism is not mentioned, nor is the process and specifics of slavery. By not mentioning racism, this textbook makes slavery seem like a thing of the past and nothing to worry about, but it does have lasting effects that this book ignores. Although it was not in the excerpt I photographed, Loewen would also note that the book did not address any presidents having racist tendencies and remarks. Loewen would say that by not addressing racism and white-washing the abolitionist movement, that students would be ignorant to the effects of slavery and racism today.
In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous speech, “The American Scholar,” Emerson proposes the provocative argument that in order for one to be a great thinker and not just be a mere mocker of societies words, one can not worship nor be inspired by another one’s own words. As someone who loves and moreover finds purpose through music, reading as well as processing such an argument against what I believe in is quite disheartening. Whilst describing his ideal characteristics of a scholar as well as just the average joe, Emerson explains, “One must be an inventor to read well” (9 Emerson). Words alone can not do much, it takes an intelligent mind as well as an “inventor” to make something of these phrases presented to us. It takes a different kind of scholar
A famous writer named Rockwell saw consumerism not to be working against Americans but for it. Even using it as a way of propaganda by saying it could “equate consumerism with patriotism,” and therefore help to better America (Palmore, Haley M). Rockwell states “To be against commerce is to be against life itself”, In other words, if someone was completely against consumerism then there would be no room for the ideas of improvement in the country (In Defense of Consumerism). While consuming books are also seen as consuming knowledge, this isn’t always the case and can be twisted in many ways simply for a suppliers benefit, rather than the benefits a reader may get. However, books are not about what is being read, it’s about what is being felt, which is simply chosen by the consumer’s wants rather than their
If the voting system wasn't anonymous i'm sure the election would have been different. This is the opposite of what was needed for the fight for equality. We now have a leader that is against the fight for equality, and the worst part about it is that he doesn't think he is a racist. This is related to the American Law assignment that I had to do, no one thinks they are prejudice they just
The Executive Council states that, “Ethnic studies is a field of inquiry, not a form of propaganda. Such programs are designed to lead a greater understanding of the histories and cultures of the peoples of the United States, not to any partisan political or cultural outcome.” The article, Why Ethnic Studies Is Good For All Americans, argues that, “The fact is that in our increasingly racially and ethnically diverse nation, we are not preparing our children for the future they face if we do not teach them a history that includes the many communities that make up our nation.” The Executive Council also mentions that, “Ethnic studies curricula have provided important gateways for students to learn about the diversity of heritages in the United States” Learning about the different cultures and customs that minorities follow can help enrich our history of the United States and teach us more about ourselves as well as other