The Constitution, until recently, did not apply to blacks; blacks feel they deserve payments from 310 years of slavery, destruction to their minds and culture. Dr. Martin Luther King's dilemma in the United States was of a different kind. He was torn between his identity as a Black man of African descent and his identity as an American. He urged Americans to judge based on the content of the character not by skin color and also believed in non-violent protests. Martin Luther King Jr’s main perspective during the fight on racism was equality.
On the other hand, the anti-imperialists argued that it went against our American democracy and was harmful to the territories we were trying to acquire and our country itself. Even though they had a major difference, they had one similarity in that they both wanted the country to progress and become more successful through overseas expansion, just not using imperialismto justify it. Imperialist thought it was their duty to take over the smaller countries in order to save them from themselves because they were not fit for self government. Behind the imperialists were a plethora of people and they all supported it for multiple reasons. Blacks at the time liked the idea because it gave them an opportunity to serve their country and have perfect unity with the whites as well as patriotic unity for themselves (doc1).
Jefferson also believed slavery to be an atrocious blot on the face of America. Their strong opinions of equality resonate in today’s world but were not considered the correct morals in their time. 2. a.) The conspiracy between Jefferson and his affair with Sally Hemings, his slave, first surfaced in a publication written by James Callender.
A slave was treated like property and not like a Human Being and owned by other Human Being's. Many people believed Slavery was morally wrong and wanted to do something about it. Granville Sharp was one of the first and greatest campaigners against slavery. He did not manage to abolish the slave trade but still was able to turn the public’s opinion against slavery. He also believed that slavery was sinful and against some religions.
When in reality, they are both wrong. Everyone deserves to be equal in the American, it’s our right, and if you don’t like it then become a hermit so you will not have to deal with it. The Black Panthers want Africans to take over the white race, as if to make war with them. The Skinheads hate anyone who is not white; believe the saying “if you’re not white you’re not right”. I believe the old school Black Panthers had a bigger impact on U.S. society more than anything.
Slavery was part of southern culture. This caused debate with the North and South and caused them to spit into two separate territories. Lastly, The Northerners hated the fugitive slave law, which was another important cause of the Civil War. The fugitive slave law stated that anyone being caught helping a slave will be fined and that citizens had to report any acts of someone helping a slave to freedom. The Northerners hated this law.
Jim Crow Laws promoted the idea that blacks were naturally mediocre to blacks in all important ways, including intelligence, morality, and civilized behavior. Whites believed that sexual encounters between blacks and whites would produce a mongrel race that could destroy America; treating blacks as equals would encourage interracial sexual unions; any activity which suggested social equality encouraged interracial sexual relations; if necessary, violence must be used to keep blacks at the bottom of the racial hierarchy.Failure to abide by these laws meant you could be beaten, jailed, or even killed! Brutality was influential for Jim Crow. It was a technique of social power. A black person could be lynched for even demonstrating their intelligence!
With time, the concerns over slavery became a controversy of the morality verse the importance of it. In the first document, Thomas Jefferson explains the exploitation of discrimination among the slaves by writing, “The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other” (Document 1, Thomas Jefferson Wrestles with Slavery, 1785, p 387). He also testifies that the exploitation belittles a man, “The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances” (Document 1, Thomas Jefferson Wrestles with Slavery, 1785, 388). Slavery was also frowned upon because of the religious aspects of it being sinful and discriminatory. ‘…a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God?
According to the Declaration of Independence, “all men are created equal”. This statement may refer to the equality of the American people but it only applies unalienable rights to a certain group of citizens rather than the entire nation. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Fredrick Douglass, famous opposers of this document, strongly criticize the hypocrisy of the government and the socalled American Dream. However, each individual had their own reasoning in why they don’t favor and agree with the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Sentiments was an inspiring and powerful speech written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton where she argues about the inequality of women and the lack of rights given to them, regardless of them being poor, wealthy or a different race.
He opposed slavery because of its unjust oppression of men and women. Slavery is an example of a popular idea that is not the most thought out or effective; the types of ideas that Thoreau warns against. Thoreau’s form of action to demonstrate his disapproval of the war, and slavery as well was a refusal to pay a