The two out four questions that I choose are to 1.) Discuss the causes of the civil war. Cite as many facts as possible to back up your analysis. And answer 2.) If the enduring vision of America is embodied in the Declaration of Independence's statements about equality and universal rights to justice, liberty, and self-fulfillment, how much progress toward those ideals had blacks and women made by 1877?
Edna Greene Medford earned her degrees at Hampton University, University of Illinois, and University of Maryland where Medford earned her Ph.D. in United States History. Medford specialized topics are on the Civil War, the Reconstruction, 19th century African-American history to 1877, and the Jacksonian Era. Dr. Medford was awarded the Order of Lincoln, the State highest honor of Illinois as a Bicentennial laureate. In Dr. Medford’s book, Concise Lincoln Library: Lincoln and Emancipation, she describes the differences of political ideology over the topic of slavery which was the subject in every states, cities, and town during most of the 1800’s. Also, Dr. Medford explains the reasoning behind Abraham Lincoln peculiar perspective over African-Americans
The Civil War has had a significant impact in history for the nation today. It reconstructed our ideas about our freedom and equality. The Civil war was a very devastating time during the mid 1800’s. Things such as slavery, racism,and segregation took over. People had sacrificed their lives to devote freedom for our soon to come nation.
1 Gurung Alisha Gurung Sherry S. Sharifian Govt. 1 2305-73431 SLO #1 February 11, 2018 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: Differences and Relationship United States of America has had a long history describing every factor that come together to create it as a nation. The American history includes wars, cold wars, political issues, unions, rallies, movement and many other activities that established America as nation. In all of those activities, government had a great role into dealing with the issues. Also, one thing that is seen common in all of those movement was people and their fight for their rights and liberties.
The Second Inaugural address was told on March 4th,1865 at the White House, Washington D.C. Accordingly, by the time the speech was told it was during the Civil War. The speaker, President Abraham Lincoln, spoke to a thousand of people about the cause of the civil war being slavery. Not only that, but Abraham questions the divine providence and asserts that God caused the war for God," now wills to remove, He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense [slavery] came. "
A Professor of History and American Studies at Dickinson College, much of Rogers research was centred on African American communities in the American South. She was the author of numerous oral history related books and her reputation was that of a renowned and influential expert on the subject. Rogers outlines the difficulties of chronicling all of the facets of protest movements into the narrative framework of American history. The sheer volume of individuals engaged in protest as well as what she describes as
Racial inequality has been an issue for The United States for decades. Claudia Rankine makes you realize that racism happens in America, and is not an issue to take lightly. Racism as a social invention in and of itself became a breeding ground for many of the social injustices of today, such as, ethnic profiling, police brutality, sexism, and inequality. Claudia Rankine uses different approaches from her books Citizen, and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely to state the struggles against racial disparity, and discrimination. Rankine suggests the end of history is now a waste, our ancestors fought for racial equality, yet we face similar issues today.
Francois Zheng Murray MacMillan (G11) Pre-AP English Lang & Comp March 21, 2017 Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Essay 1 Uncle Tom’s Cabin is considered as an important novel in the history of America. In 1852, the novel was finished and published by Harriet Beecher Stowe, a female writer who cared about not only the condition of slaves but also the problems appeared in religion. The novel contributed a lot to the Civil War without doubt since it aroused the eagerness of African Americans about freedom. In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Christianity played a major role throughout.
Name: Instructor: Course: Date of submission: Development of social equality in America Introduction The history of race and culture in America has taken a rugged path since the inception of America. From the common social injustices to the current social liberty. This paper analyses the gradual development and civilization of the social face in the American society.
President Abraham Lincoln had many important documents one of them with was his, Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. The Gettysburg Address was a point made by the President to not only preserve the Union, but to create equality for all, which would lead to the disbandment of slavery. In Lydia Maria Child’s, Reply to Margaretta Mason, she also spoke of equality. She questioned why the treatments and laws for a person of color were so different from their white counterpart, especially when referencing the master and slave relationship. William Cushing, was also a firm believer in the fair treatment of all.
Ida Tarbell (1857-1944) was a teacher, biographer, author and editor as well as a pioneer of investigative journalism. She became famous for her serialized political biographies on figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) in McClure 's (1894-1904) and American Magazine (1906-1915) as well as for her reports on the corporate monopoly of John D. Rockefeller 's (1839-1937) business practices in The History of the Standard Oil Company (1904). Her reports on Rockefeller 's business are considered seminal works of investigative journalism, and they led to the dissolution of the Standard Oil Corporation and resulted in President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) labelling newspaper reporters like Tarbell as muckrakers. Despite being an accomplished woman who was considered pre-eminent in her field and a seminal part of the growing woman 's movement in her time, Tarbell was also known for advocating an anti-suffrage position,
In chapter one, Lincoln and Liberty, of Chandra Manning’s What This Cruel War Was Over, (2007), Manning explains that although there were many reasons for why a solider white or black, Union or Confederate, slavery was the ultimate cause of the Civil War. At first Manning lists all the reasons soldiers from certain backgrounds enlisted but then she shows how those reasons were connected to slavery or how slavery very quickly became the reason someone was fighting. She does this in order to show the reader that slavery affected everyone is some way or another and that is why it became the main cause of the war. I believe Manning is successful in showing the relation between slavery and the soldiers fighting for its continuation or its end. Manning
Building on the work of other Reconstructionist authors, Stephen Kantrowitz sets his work in a larger historiography of Reconstruction. Drawing upon letters, newspapers, pamphlets, diaries, accounts and reports of both white and black activists in Boston, Kantrowitz sets the scene for the struggle of “colored citizens” and their wide-ranging campaign of equal citizenship. Bringing a bold new perspective to one of our nation’s defining epochs, More than Freedom helps to provide a conceptual framework for examining the extent and limits of the so-called freedom achieved in 1865 and the legacy that endures today.
The three autobiographies that Frederick wrote are as follows: The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave; My Bondage and My Freedom; and Life and times of Frederick Douglass (Biography.com Editors). Douglass spoke on behalf of women’s rights and spoke to presidents about black soldiers and suffrage. Frederick also visited many countries to express his opinion on different matters. Three of those countries were Britain, Scotland, and Ireland (Biography.com Editors).