War and protest music comes in many genres, but Creedance Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” was released in the upbeat, rock manner that society in the 1960s was just becoming familiar with. The music video used is not original, but instead is a collage of videos taken from Vietnam War. The video shows the carnage endured by American soldiers during the battle and demonstrates the realities of war. This work fits the overall theme because although the song does not explicitly mention Vietnam, Creedance Clearwater Revival intended for the song to be seen as a means of protest against U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Many civilians during the 1960s were against the United States entering the war in Vietnam, and males were worried that they would be picked in the draft.
This reminds us of the epic atmosphere, where man battles against man, and where stable institutions that are supposed to regulate their actions are absent. However, despite their presence in modern American world, Mario Puzo denies their role or importance in the lives of his characters. In his book The Godfather and American Culture (2002), Chris Messenger drew a connection between Puzo’s The Godfather and ancient epics in terms of themes and characters. His study was based on critics and psychoanalysts that have attempted to bridge the novel and the epic together. To name few, the critic George Lukacs, for instance, “sees the survival of the epic in the personalized tradition of the ‘epic individual’, the hero of the novel, driven to an ‘autonomous life of interiority’ when an ‘unbridgeable chasm’ has been created between world and consciousness.” (233).
Hinojosa, Gilberto Miguel. A borderlands town in transition: Laredo, 1755-1870. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983. In his book, A borderlands town in transition: Laredo, 1755-1870, author Gilberto Hinojosa explores the history of Laredo, Tx, originally known as Villa de San Agustín de Laredo. This book earned him the Presidio la Bahia Award, presented by the Sons of the Republic of Texas.
A lot of reviewers felt similar to Belko and respected the work he did on Green. “Belko 's book is impressive in providing a new, stimulating perspective on Jacksonian politics, and in effectively re-evaluating the figure of Duff Green. However, his insistence in connoting him as a Westerner tout court tends to reinforce, rather than challenge traditional views of interregional contraposition that have long underscored the South 's isolation--ideological, cultural, and economic--from the mainstream of American history. It would be a shame if Belko, with his vast knowledge of Green 's life and thought, didn 't seize the opportunity and cover the last few decades of his existence in the South” (Susanna Delfino). “Belko has produced an outstanding book, both in substance and style.
Overall, historians and theorists have predicated the Cold War as a learning experience for future decision-making. However, one can draw similarities in current military actions, like Iraq and Afghanistan, where those can argue not much has changed in the demeanor and action of military leadership to civilian leadership. Overall, Betts provides a thoroughly researched and structured framework for the reader to analyze historical evidence from a different perspective but I found his conclusions to be inherently flawed. Bibliography: Betts, Richard K. Soldiers, Statesmen, and Cold War Crises. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1977.
Johnson expectation to prevent deliberation over whether to re-admit the Southern acme by accomplishing full ratification before Congress mee in December. He expect he could silence those who wished to disavow the Southern states their abode in the Union by pointing to how essential their agree had been to the auspicious sanction of the Thirteenth Amendment. In Selective Draft Law Cases, the Supreme Court regulation that the infantry draft was not
Although Lincoln concentrated on his plans for Reconstruction, he didn 't apply much diligence towards the Southern properties that were lost due to technical tax evasion. Abraham Lincoln 's plan proposed land be given to Emancipation accepting "rebels", but Confederate officers and people highly involved in their government, would be closed out from this proposition. Lincoln also granted that if ten percent of the state 's majority (of those who could vote), they 'd be allowed to make a new government. This last proposition caused the North anxiety for it could allow the South to receive unneeded power, causing the original split between the regions once again.
In 1957, Johnson did support a federal law on voting rights, but the final bill was so watered down it had little to no effect. In document B it says “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Lyndon Johnson is handling the civil rights problem?” Over 50% approve that he is. But if he didn’t take action the law might not of even have passed. The only reason why I could see LBJ hold off on the civil rights bill. Is the stress and time and effort he had put into the Vietnam War.
There are numerous examples of metafiction in The Things They Carried; many are clear, and some are harder to notice at first glance. In the text, author Tim O’Brien uses a metafictional writing style to vividly illustrate what emotions and thoughts went through the minds of the soldiers fighting in Vietnam, including himself. It is unclear whether or not some of the stories he tells in the text actually happened, but there is no doubt that they are paramount to the underlying objective of O’Brien’s writing style: to use realistic scenarios that may not have actually happened, to make whatever changes necessary to the story to get his point across. Tim O’Brien uses metafiction to obscure the line between truth and fiction by manipulating details that trigger certain emotions to influence the reader. Metafiction allows writers like Tim O’Brien to manipulate what is held to be truth, and fabricate certain details in an attempt to enhance or reinforce the meaning of a story.
I don’t have a great understanding of this but it seemed like Grimsley looked at the Northern point of view. Sherman took the entire course of the war to change from being a commander who sought to exclude civilians from the conflict to becoming a leader who actively searched for ways to terrorize Southern civilians into giving up their cause (without injuring them). In the first three years of the war, Sherman went from rigorously protecting Southern civilians and their property to believing that these citizens were ultimately responsible for the war and had to be convinced to stop supporting it. He sought a way to end the war with as little bloodshed as possible. Sherman’s method of war became the Federal strategy for winning the war.
In Mexico City, which is where Stephen traveled, he persuaded the government to repeal the Law of April 6, 1830, and to promise important reforms in Texas local government. Stephen left for home, and he was satisfied with the work he had done. However, Santa Anna had refused to allow a state government for Texas. While traveling home, Austin was arrested at Saltillo under suspicion of trying to incite rebellion in Texas and taken back to Mexico City. Luckily, no charges were made against him, and he was set free to go back to Texas.
Ford issued Executive Order 11850, renouncing first use of herbicides in war by the United States except for control of vegetation on and around the defensive perimeters of US bases. With this order, President Ford ensured that an operation like Operation Ranch Hand could never happen again. Agent Orange: Veteran Health Issues and Legal Battle Questions regarding Agent Orange arose in the United States after an increasing number of returning Vietnam veterans and their families began to report a range of afflictions, including rashes and other skin irritations, miscarriages, psychological symptoms, Type-2 diabetes, birth defects in children and cancers such as Hodgkin’s disease, prostate cancer and leukemia. In 1979, a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of 2.4 million veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during their service in Vietnam. Five years later, in an out-of-court-settlement, seven large chemical companies that manufactured the herbicide agreed to pay $180 million in compensation to the veterans or their next of kin.
Though I agree with what the act it trying to accomplish because Congress in trying to stay in control of the power to declare war and limit the President’s power to declare war. I honestly feel that power is too much power for one person such as the President to control. I would hope in the future that Congress passes a more effective War Powers Act that the President will have to follow. One of the Presidents that has violated the War Powers Act was President Bill Clinton when he got our military involved in Kosovo. President Clinton didn’t receive Congress’s approval to get involved in the conflict in Kosovo, in fact they voted against it several times.
McCullough reassures us how important this year was for American history. He places his views through his extensive use of research, from battle plans, letters, journal entries, and more. But as important as the Declaration of Independence and political aspects may be, it does not fit in with McCullough’s purpose. His purpose concludes military aspects of 1776 in the war itself. McCullough’s solidifies his views when he said, “Such courage and high ideals were of little consequence, of course, the Declaration itself being no more than a declaration without military success against the most formidable force on earth” (145).