The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 and protracted in almost every southern state by 1870. “They became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the republican parties reconstruction era policies that aimed at endowing political and economic equality for blacks.” (history.com “Jim Crow Law”) The Ku Klux Klan was a dangerous force in the United States because support of local law enforcement, intimidation and pride. Back in the day, Local Law Enforcement officials belonged to the Klan or declined to take against it, even those who arrested klan members found it difficult to find witnesses that were willing to argue against them. White citizens in the south refused to speak out against the actions of the group, giving them understanding permission. After 1870, Republican state governments in the south went to the congress for help and made the Enforcement Act.
Moreover, the film did not show the actual happenings between after the final verdict and before the Africans got sent back to their homeland. It was simplified so much that it appeared as if the Africans were sent back almost immediately after they were released as free men. In reality, President Van Buren refused to provide a ship to bring them back to Africa. As a result, the Amistad Committee took full responsibility for the Africans. Funds were raised by conducting a speaking tour in the Northern states.
Wells was not only just a leader who was in the civil rights movement, but she was a journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist, and Georgist. She also revealed the lynchings in the literacy test and poll taxes which these two were used by white people to declare all blacks to not to vote. In the view of light African Americans have come a long way from where they came from. Although, they received a lot of rights, but they still couldn’t school because they were not allowed to attend an all white school. The law made it legal to segregate blacks from whites, which this was known as the Jim Crow Law.
For instance, Jefferson banished a white lad who sired a black baby to leave the state of Virginia lest she is placed out of the protection laws. This further affirms how difficult it was to overcome slavery in Virginia. Additionally, Southern Virginia had slave pricing and proceeds from such sales higher than those of stable food which further hindered any attempt for freedom . People with land tracts of farmlands in the southern Carolina and Georgia posit that ending slavery would adversely affect their farm proceeds
The revolt forced the Virginia legislature to openly discuss the idea of emancipation, which is “the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation” according to the English dictionary. A much smaller portion of the southern population reached to the conclusion that Nat Turner’s rebellion signaled that slavery should be abolished. This led to a debate in Virginia, which unfortunately the white politicians of that time decided to be against freedom, equality, and emancipation. Instead, they opted for much harsher slave codes including rigorous restrictions and limits on the movement of black slaves, black congregations and the communication of black preachers toward other slaves. Nat Turner was a preacher so Floyd, which was the Governor at that time, and many other leaders believed that the best way to stop future revolts was to restrict black preachers who otherwise would had access and influence over a wide swath of the black populace.
Mostly because the wonderful ideas of civil disobedience brought by Rosa Parks in 1955 where far from the slaves in the plantations, who lived centuries before the declaration of human rights and the abolition of slavery. Times were not mature enough, and the African American was too ignorant to even believe that there could be an end to slavery. Therefore, when slaves adopted a policy to work as less as they can in order to avoid whipping, it was not an act of active resistance but only a way to minimize the pain and survive in the exhausting life of the plantation. Equally, in the letter written by the slave to her son, when she prays to see him again it was not an act of hope to the future, but merely a moment of relief in a life of
The definition of a democracy is the population votes as a whole and everyone is equally represented. By modern standards however, America was far from democratic during Jackson’s presidency. Women could not vote and were legally controlled by their husbands, slavery was growing in southeast states, and Native Americans were forced out of their own rightful land. No action was taken to resolve any of these issues by Jackson. In other words not everyone benefited equally from Jackson’s presidency.
However, the South America did not do that and they published a new law, which mainly talked about if the slaves who belong to the South ran away to North. The slaveholder had power to catch them back. From 1850 to 1870, in these 20 years the laws of the South did not allow slaves ran away to the North. That is unfair, every people want free and a place where there was no slavery, no slaveholder everyone is equal. However, some people built some laws to prevent people to go there.
Moreover, the storyline progresses to that the white warrior saves the entire Song empire, and that the imperial government declares him as a national hero. This white savior film elevates the status of the white race, thus further foster the belief of white supremacy. This white supremacy sentiment posts danger to, for example, The Black Lives Matter Movement that voices unfair treatment towards the African American population. Considering to the Harvard-Harris survey, “only 35 percent of whites have a favorable view of the movement”
Susan B. Anthony gives an example of how the responsibility lies on the citizens to maintain equality for all people. “I stand before you tonight under indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election, without having a lawful right to vote”(pg 181). In 1872 B. Anthony voted illegally in the US and because of people like her who fought against anything and anyone women today in the US have the right to vote. This was a positive change for the country because today every legal adult has the right to vote whether they are male or female. This allows the ruled to vote for our rulers in a more balanced manner that interests both genders.