David O. Stewart’s The Summer of 1787: the Men Who Wrote the Constitution provides an un-biased historical account on how the constitution came to be. The book begins in post-revolutionary war America under the failed Articles of Confederation to the constitutional convention and through the ratification process of the constitution. It provides the readers with an in depth look at the hard ball the founding fathers played to create a government that could deal with a violent rebellion, mass debt, and the states conflicting goals. The goal of The Summer of 1787 the Men Who Wrote the Constitution is to enlighten readers on how the constitution came to be by illustrating how the founding fathers personalities affected the process by providing a deeper look into these key figures personal life’s and how their experiences shaped their political views.
For example, in April of 1920, two anarchists were accused of murdering two men during an armed robbery at a shoe factory in Braintree, Massachusetts. The two anarchists were Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Many citizens believed that Sacco and Vanzetti 's main goal was to promote violent warfare against oppressive governments. They were arrested, charged with a wage of robbery, and placed on trial for their crime of murder. At the end of the trial, both were found guilty and executed. Despite the many controversies and doubt as to whether these two men actually committed the crime, the frightened public blamed them anyway. On May 1, 1920, a rumor began spreading that a major uprising would occur, however, this rumor never came to be true. It was not until September 16, 1920, that another bomb exploded, this time on Wall Street. 38 people lost their lives, and more than 140 were injured. Immediately, communists and anarchists were seen as possible suspects. Many communists and anarchists were brought in and questioned, yet nobody was arrested. Throughout the 1920s, there was substantial evidence that a strong communist and anarchists presence and activities in the United States. The Red Scare left a lasting effect on the United States. Hundreds of innocent people were deported, constitutional rights were violated, and the Ku Klux Klan greatly increased by targeting its attention to immigrants, such as Catholics and Jews. As a result, the Red Scare revealed America 's dominating strength and how much Americans appreciate and understand their own democracy, its constitutional ideals, and
Article 3 of the Constitution grants the Supreme Court the power to review cases and declare a verdict. However, the Supreme Court is only allowed to make a decision regarding a case if and only it is brought to them. In other words, only cases that has been passed through the lower courts and has made its way up into the Supreme Court is the Supreme Court allowed to make a decision. From the founding of the constitution, many cases have made its way up the courts and into the Supreme Court where the Justices deliver the final verdict. Cases similar to that of Nixon vs. United States challenged the federal power of the President.
In a time, in 1865, Reconstruction was ending. The Compromise of 1877 led the Republicans to end their fight for racial equality. This led to Rutherford B. Hayes, the President of the United States, to pull out troops from the South causing the Republican Party to dismiss. The end of Reconstruction brought America to imperialism. Imperialism allowed for America to gain more power by taking over territories aggressively. In the Gilded Age from 1865 to 1900, farmers and industrial workers responded significantly to industrialization by forming alliances and movements.
Persistently, the police enforcement were extremely ruthless, and they also took the law in their own hands. For instance, they beating and punished people before arrested them. These time in American history was well-known by frequent strikes for workers nationwide. Moreover, police tried to controlling lower society levels, in special workers who went on strike against large corporations. It was a corruption triangle among politicians, police and big business owners.
The American revolutionary war is marked as one of the historical victories to the American. Because of this victory, the Americans gained their independence from the British. It was a war for the sake of freedom and that is why the American found this cause worth dying and fighting for. Yet, many fighters died as victims of the war and others were taken as prisoners in the New York prison ships and the sugar houses in Manhattan. Edwin G.burrows, the author of The Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War, examines the horrifying treatment of the American prisoners by the British during the war of independence. This book gives an insight of what happened behind the walls of the British prisons by accumulating a large number of articles, biographies, and war memos to give the reader a better understanding of the forgotten patriots.
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“At approximately 2:49 that afternoon, with more than 5,600 runners still in the race, two pressure-cooker bombs–packed with shrapnel and other materials and hidden in backpacks that were placed on the ground amidst crowds of marathon-watchers–exploded within seconds of each other near the finish line along Boylston Street. The blasts instantly turned the sun-filled afternoon into a gruesome scene of destruction and chaos” (“Boston Marathon Bombings”). Soon after the attack a manhunt set out in search for the two suspects. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were the Boston Marathon Bombers who caused an unexpected event that led to the manhunt. The bombings, along with the manhunt caused much chaos and destruction to the city as well as to the
The men arrested would not speak of who sent them there but they were later traced back to Richard Nixon’s Committee to Re-Elect the President members. Nixon seemed to be in enough trouble, being moderately involved with this scandal, it was then known that the crooks had also been wiretapping the office and stole copies of top secret files. Although even to this day it is unknown if Nixon knew of the break-ins in the Watergate while it happened, it is fact that the President had sent hundreds of thousands of dollars in “hush-money” to the burglars to keep it out of the public eye. Nixon and his affiliates then began attempting to create the CIA to stop any further investigations of the FBI’s on the Watergate scandal (Staff). The former president continuously denied he was involved in the scandal, until the court ordered he handed over recordings that proved he attempted to redirect the fact-finding (“Richard”). All of this deceit only made Nixon viewed as dishonest and shady to the American people, making his impeachment seem almost predictable. But something that was not predicted was Richard Nixon’s
Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mandela, all had a vision of a world where equality was amongst the different races. The leaders decided to lead protests in favor of equality. This led to a lot of diversity between views. Violence broke out against the protesters but they were determined to fight for their beliefs. Peacefully protesting, completely avoiding violence, and accepting punishments, were all reasons these leaders’ movements could be considered successful today.
After the massacre came to end it received publicity nationwide. This massacre gave light to an issue within the American economy. It was an example of real lives lost over the greed of the insanely rich. Not only did it ensure Colorado's employment laws be followed, but set precedent for the next strike. The Ludlow Massacre will always be a symbol of the struggle between the working class attempting to survive and provide for themselves and the ones they love and the large companies that attempt to exploit labor for as much gain as they can.
The Boston Massacre’s significance was at a very high ratio in American History when the colonies were still trying to gain their Independence from Great Britain. The turning point I have acknowledged, was that the British troops whom were guarding their Leader’s house, the colonists we’re causing the large conflict. Not the British Troops, They were doing as told but took action basing on their feelings. Rage, discrimination, and the fact that the Colonist male members were taunting them all by throwing snowballs and shouting not necessary statements.
The Battle of Blair Mountain was “the largest armed rebellion in America since the Civil War” (Grayson, “The Second Civil War...”). Miners in West Virginia rose up against the mine bosses, who were cutting wages and attacking the miners’ unions. Capitalism worked against the interests of the miners. The conditions of the miners were caused by the need of the capitalist mine owners to make profits. The mine owners hired detectives to attack the workers, who were trying to improve their conditions and fight for their rights. The U.S. government helped the mine owners by using policemen and the army to stop the workers’ rebellion, which was interfering with the capitalist social order and undermining the profitability of the mines.
Founded in October 1966 in Oakland, California by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense set forth a principle to rescue African Americans from verbal and physical displays of racism. They stated that the Black Panther Party was formed to resist police brutality and the murder of black people by violence if necessary. The Panthers never despised white people and only wanted to create a unified, diverse nation. They wanted to terminate police brutality in African American communities by organizing harmless black protection groups dedicated to defending the black community, the Panthers believed that they could eliminate all forms of unwarranted police misconduct. The widespread tendency to react based on racial
Walter Palmer, an American dentist from Minnesota went on a hunting trip to Zimbabwe at the beginning of July. He was found to be responsible for shooting Cecil, a protected lion that was one of the most popular tourist attractions in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Palmer denies knowing that the animal was protected when he killed it, although some people believe otherwise. Despite the fact that the animal was killed in a protected zone, Palmer is not going to face any legal consequences for his actions because his hunting permits were “all in order”. Some people believe that the government of Zimbabwe chose not to prosecute Palmer because “We don't want hunters like Mr. Palmer to come to this country and face prosecution and prison. We want