Thomas Nast was a political commentator, and he used his artwork to execute his ability. His artworks contained political ideas that he wanted to show, and he could change citizen’s public opinion softly through his works, such as he showed his political ideas to supporting the North during the Civil war and he showed his political ideas of abolishing the slavery. Thomas Nast was a cartoonist for newspapers, at that time he created two symbolic political icons, the Republican Elephant and the Democratic Donkey. They were famous. Nowadays seldom people are remembering Nast, but they know what is the Republic Elephant and the Democratic Donkey.
Yet, his past and only active military experience brands him as little more than a comedian. The Black Hawk war was probably a topic Mr. Lincoln preferred only when there was need for humor. Effective leadership was not about winning points with the people or the supporters. It was about delivering results. The task was to unite a nation that was broken in half over the deplorable practice of slavery.
Television enhanced the civil rights movement, which gave the movement the momentum it needed to succeed and spur the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The importance of the television was in how people not directly involved in the movement could see and hear exactly what was happening. This lead to a greater public understanding of how people of color were being treated, and the violence used by segregationists to suppress the movement. While other factors did contribute to the overall success of the movement, such as civil rights groups and the presidential leadership, it was television that lead to achievement and progress. It was not television alone that drove change, both presidential leadership and the leadership of civil rights activists played a crucial part in act being passed.
Refugee, exile, immigrant—whatever species of displaced human we were, we did not simply live in two cultures, as celebrants of the great American melting pot imagined. Displaced people also lived in two time zones, the here and the there, the present and the past, being as we were reluctant time travelers” (199). This exclusion allows him to connect with the opposing side. By connecting with them more, the Narrator becomes more trusted, for example, he convinces the General that the Major is the spy. This trust also causes people to not suspect him being the
The Revolution came from them- the middle class. The working classes were incapable of starting or controlling the Revolution. They were just beginning to learn to read.” Although the idea is true considering the low literacy among people in the 18th century, without the support of the working classes, the overthrow of the monarchy cannot be done. Lord Acton suggests that “…the suffering of the people was not greater than they had been before. The ideas of the philosophes were not directly responsible for the outbreak…[but] the spark that changed thought into action was supplied by the Declaration of American Independence.” As supporters of American Independence, Frenchmen are familiar with that “news”.
This action consisted of whites promoting nativist ideas towards those of other ethnicities and trying to prove their inferiority. Some white Americans even tried to organize political parties such as the Know Nothing Party to staunchly resist certain immigrants being admitted into the U.S. Not only was it individuals promoting such ideas, but the Federal government helped ban immigration from certain countries and or limit it. This in contrast with what immigrants experienced in the 1920s was almost nothing as in the 1920s the KKK is reborn and the number of lynching’s increases. However, the violence expressed toward immigrants in America was not even considered wrong at either point in
Unification in Society Martin Luther King Jr. is a popular figure who is known for his speech “I Have A Dream”, which is based on racial equality in the mid-20th century. Martin Luther King Jr. uses his words to persuade the end of discrimination without using the use of violence. This speech had a substantial effect on the world, because many people were inspired by his use of figurative language relating to everything. He used poetic devices to connect with his audience’s emotion, they were already unified to perceive his opinions on discrimination. There weren’t just blacks, but whites came to hear his speech too.
According to David Bohm, author of On Communication, “such communication can lead to the creation of something new only if people are able freely to listen to each other, without prejudice, and without trying to influence each other” (15). If only these two-young educated black men would have openly communicated with each other, would they have sparked a difference in the Civil Rights Movement? Sadly, we will never know. But, it was because of their close-mindedness/stubbornness that ultimately cut off the benefits of both of their acquired knowledge and altered the possible outlook of
The fight against Hitler and 9/11 have both had a great impact on national identity (Bloom). Charles Kesler states the attacks in this way: “They didn't murder the innocents in the Twin Towers or the Pentagon or on board the airplanes because they were black, white, Asian-American, or Mexican-American, but because they were American.” This fact was also known by American citizens, so they stood up together and fought against terrorism. Since then there has not been such an event with the power to unite Americans. On the contrary, a study by the Pew Research Centre shows clearly that the gap between republicans and democrats is increasing (“Political Polarization”). The two parties are seen as two different “countries” now because they emphasise confrontation over cooperation and have utterly different views on almost everything (Abramowitz).
Before radio was invented, the only form of mass communication was done through writing with books, letters and newspapers. Meaning that politicians that were ugly and very poor speakers like Abraham Lincoln, could only be successful if they made a good enough print copy. Then, the radio area gave an easy entry to success to people like Winston Churchill, who had a good command of the spoken word but would have struggled in today’s visual area. Politicians of the 21st Century understand that in politics, image, appearance and the way they present themselves are important so they hire body language consultants to help them come appear as more honest and caring, even when they are not. The quote mentioned above is what high-profile politicians, actors and successful spokespeople use in order to prepare themselves before going in front of big audiences and also, what is the most common sentence used in body language and public communication books.