Yet, a notable person who overcame these obstacles and made the most out of his experiences was Malcolm X. He made a dramatic change not only in American history but in African American rights. From the beginning of Malcolm X’s life he saw the injustices in the country of America, he was only a kid innocent to the world around him. His father was supposedly killed in a car accident, but Malcolm and his family believe that he was murdered by the Black Legion, which was a group of white racist. Even worse the officials claimed that his father had committed suicide, which prevented his family from inheriting the life insurance money.
In President Bush’s speech to the public on the night of September eleventh 2001 he showed that his point of view was from the perspective that he was trying the comfort the American public. In the first part of his speech he showed and supported this when he said, “These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed.
John F. Kennedy’s Assassination and The Effects It had on the Nation in Many Ways that the Country was not Prepared For On November 22nd, 1963 in Dallas, Texas President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. At approximately 12:30 he was in a motorcade with his wife and was shot twice by Lee Harvey Oswald. Little did the United States know this moment would possibly forever change many cultures in the United States, especially the culture of violence. The assassination of the President shocked and frightened the nation. Nobody knew the lasting affects that moment in history would have on the country.
“You don’t have peaceful revolution,” said X. (Biography.com Editors X) By the 60’s X had emerged as a lead voice of civil rights with a statement message that altered from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. “I feel that Malcolm has done himself and our people a great disservice.” Dr. King believed in nothing but peaceful protest, X believed that if it took violence for the point to be made so be it. After X returned from his journey to Mecca, he came back with a different mindset. He gained peaceful aspect to problems and was less angered. X used this method to deliver speeches and take part in protest with Dr.King.
Jim Jones was one of the well-known leader of a religious cult which was called people 's temple in the United States. He was manipulating followers, led over 900 followers to commit suicide (Mellissa Dittmann. 2003). He was famous about his extreme beliefs and practices before the incident happened, but followers could not realized the peculiarity and followed Jones 's order even killing themselves. The leader of the religious
generals covered up the story and lied about the massacre of My Lai, because they knew that as soon as the media would find out about the massacre , there would be huge protests and uprisings against the Vietnam War Officials claimed at first, that Charlie Company achieved its aim and “had killed 128 Vietcong guerillas and that 22 civilians had died in this battle” (The Vietnam, p. 47) The My Lai massacre happened after the Tet-Offensive, so the military could not risk the publishing of the massacre to the U.S. citizens, because of all the protests that were happening anyways The story about the massacre must have spread, because more and more people found out about it and got involved in it until, one soldier, named Ron Ridenhour, who heard the story, wrote a letter “to the president Richard Nixon, the Pentagon, State Department and other high ranking government officials” ( ) The government as well as the military still tried to hide the scandal from the public and charged many officers discretely for
In September 2011 a big event happened in the United State in New York City, where 19 terrorists from al-Qaeda took the place of the people that are flying the plane and make the dead of 2,977 people in the twin towers because it collapsed in the towers (www.911memorial.org). From the day on the Muslim people are discriminated because they are cataloged that they are terrorists, they have to be separate from other communities, people don 't want them in the country and want to deport them. “In the “Invitation to a Dialogue: Being Muslim in America” Jenan A. Matari said that many people like her that are “diverse” have been tagged as the less important people and their rights and safety are taken away because they government and the people who are higher than them order it. This means that they were not accepted and also by the government because they
Within the lyrics of this verse Bob Dylan describes that although not really understanding the underlying cause for the reason of the WWI, he decided to accept it, with pride even, because he was told by his government that God was on the side of the victor (United States). Another verse that identifies the three themes or war, government betrayal and the use of religion are, “But now we got weapons of the chemical dust. If fire them we 're forced to then fire them, we must. One push of the button and a shot the world wide and you never ask questions when God 's on your side” (Dylan,
Everyone has a Story Can one imagine a world where people undergo such insanity, that they willingly go on suicide plane missions? Neither could the United States before September 11, 2001. The 9/11 terrorists attacks, lead by an Islamic group al-Qaeda, devastated the country. This group so heavily believed in their religion, that they wanted to create an independent Muslim State. The tragic event of 9/11 impacted everyone in the United States, whether or not they were present at the terrorists site of attack.
Like I said up there, everybody has their own theory and some of them make sense as to the Vice president killing him to become president. His assassination also caused a permanent distrust within the people of their own federal government; the federal government couldn’t even catch the right assassin that killed their beloved president, John F. Kennedy. It also changed our troops in Vietnam, Kennedy wanted a lot of troops over there for a strong military presence, and many people say if he would’ve lived we wouldn’t be where we are now with
Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was unjust because Lincoln was an amazing leader and one of the best presidents to date, he pulled a nation together after a civil war, and created the Emancipation Proclamation which led to the freedom of slaves. However, his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, killed him simply because he was sympathetic toward the Confederacy. Lincoln’s assassination was executed in 1865 at Ford’s Theater after Booth failed to kidnap him prior to the Confederacy’s downfall. He tried to save the Confederacy by killing Lincoln, the Vice President, and the Secretary of State to try to upset the balance of the Union. After he was shot, Lincoln was said to be, “slumped in his chair, paralyzed, and struggling to breathe.” He
Iraq had also become a regional power, and Mr. Hussein expected to dominate the Arab world,” (MacFarquhar, 44). Afraid of the possibility of losing control, in 1982, he shot his health minister for proposing a cease-fire with Iran (MacFarquhar,
The True Story Behind America’s Most Infamous Assassination in History Attorney Craig Zirbel insists that Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was the mastermind behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson had the motive, means, and opportunity to kill John F. Kennedy. Although Johnson did not pull the trigger that caused the fatal wound, he did orchestrate the conspiracy. Desire for political gain fueled his motivation to assassinate Kennedy. Johnson desperately wanted to become president.
On the event of 9-11, Malala is telling people there are some misunderstandings in different countries. After the terrorists attack the World Trade Center, fear of Islam rises in western world that they think Muslim countries are supporting this event. However, some religious men in Malala’s society are viewing Bin Laden as a hero that he gives a hard punishment to the US because the US government is doing bad things in other countries. To my surprise, Malala is telling a different opinion than others. She thinks the 9-11 event is terrorism because people in the World Trade Center have nothing to do with the policies of the US government and Muslims are told not to kill innocent people in the Quran.