He was able to assume responsibilities in the midst of extreme times and troubles. Lyndon B. Johnson took the place of JFK and served a phenomenal term. First, Lyndon B. Johnson’s domestic affairs in the U.S. influenced many lives. He passed many laws that changed America for good such as: The Voting Right Act, Medicare, Federal Aid, and education for homeless children. He also passed Food Stamp, national public radio and broadcast, and The Civil Right Act (Millercemter.org, copyroght 2017).
Gideon V. Wainright was a landmark case, arguably one of the most important cases of the sixties. It brought about equality and fair justice. It was a case that spoke a lot of Warren court and their policies. It was symbolic of the new era and with it a symbol of equality and fairness. The rights of the accused were radically changing and people all around america were begining to see it.
The Equal Protection of the Law clause has led to many advances in racial equality. It not only helped free the slaves, but it also fueled the arguments of Civil Rights. The clause shaped the United States to be the role model of countries around the world. If not for this clause, we might still be segregated and the World would be very different. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is one of the most significant changes in the whole document.
Because the jury did not favor black men, Tom Robinson did not receive a fair trial, although Atticus made a great case. Segregation directly disobeys the fourteenth amendment, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” Maycomb Alabama is where the story, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place. Tom Robinson’s trial out come was not based on factual evidence. Mayella was lying to the jury, while Tom was completely innocent. He could not have done everything that Mayella said he did, due to the fact that he one has one working arm.
The fugitive slave act was passed in this compromise. The act stated that anyone who interfered with a slave owner’s rights to their slaves would receive criminal penalties. It also restricted the rights that fugitive slaves had to a fair trial. Although I wasn 't a fugitive slave or a runaway, the court still ruled against me because ruling for me would mean they were interfering with Emerson’s rights to her property. My case ruling, along with the Compromise of 1850, basically crushed the idea of the Underground Railroad.
Introduction. Propaganda has been used through world wars and civil wars throughout time. Since “propaganda defines the construction, maintenance and use of history and perceptions by the powerful” (Csete, 2000, p 212) propaganda continuously is changing and adapting to the fluctuating social norms; however, the 20th century was a pivoting point. This century was when we were able to see the African minority revolt and fight back. To this day the propaganda from the early 1900’s has created marches, social movements, and riots that still affect them today.
The Bill of Rights consisted of ten great amendments that heavily impacted the lives of citizens back then and continue to do the same today. Each amendment is equally important, but I feel that the First Amendment and the Sixth Amendment played a major role in shaping the way that people view the United States. Our nation was created by a group of men who recognized and understood the rights that we deserved. Although race and gender determined whether someone was given those rights during this time, the Bill of Rights created a more equal
D. Martin Luther King has shaped America into something we today know as normal but things in the past they would look at us like were crazy. Dr. Martin Luther Kings “i have a dream” speech is one of the most influential peices of writting ever written. it inspired people back then to stand for what they belive in. Anf today for our generations it shows us to be brave and do stuff for our country and be patriotic. Dr. king had many mediums he could have used, but same of the main ones we know today , are television, paper, recording/ audio.
Many different groups in the United States have fought for their equal rights through civil rights battles. Each one inspiring the next, slowly transforming America into the country it is today. Some of these battles have come a long way, since the beginning of history for a lot, some of which are still in the mist of being fought, some of which made huge improvements yet still haven’t reached full equality. Through the many steps taken in marches, and blood and tears shed though the riots, all these battles though has change the way Americans see one another and their country. Going for the common goal of equality, these civil rights movements have changed America for the greater good.
Rand Paul once said “The government has a history of not treating people fairly, from the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II to African-Americans in the Civil Rights era.”(Brainy Quotes). In Louisiana, receiving equal rights was probably considered impossible in the 1960’s. Segregation was insurmountable to escape; everywhere you turned there were signs stating “Whites Only” or “Colored Entrance”. The blacks, although citizens of the United States, were still separated unfairly. Citizens that did nothing to deserve the discrimination they drew in by others were ridiculed for the color of their skin, the way they were born.