Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson were both big influential political figures in two different eras. In their Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy they had a lot of political, economic, social, and religious beliefs. Each formed their own democracy that helped shape the way the government is today. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson had a couple of similarities in their democracy but they also had a lot of differences too. These men both had good ideas and tried hard to help the United States be the best it can be.
Book Review: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen Lies My Teacher Told Me is James Loewen’s analysis of how courses in American high schools and, more particularly, their textbooks, are a disservice to the students, and furthermore, the country said texts and courses aim to protect. Loewen begins by addressing how high school textbooks treat historical figures such as Helen Keller and Woodrow Wilson: portraying them as bland heroes sans any interesting facts societal forces might find objectionable or define as “taboo.” Next, Loewen discusses how race is misrepresented in textbooks, using the example of Christopher Columbus, who is continually portrayed as a scholarly explorer, ignoring his role in slavery and genocide of Native Americans. Identified is how the roles of European-American beliefs in oneness, and inferiority of the Indian society, go unchallenged, perpetuating myths about superiority and inferiority of such races and further promoting Whiteness in schools. Loewen then turns to the plight of African Americans, and discusses how racism remains invisible in textbooks, which allows justification of the institution of slavery as well as demand for its abolition. Also discussed is how textbooks ignore other taboo subjects such as social stratification, and also how they portray government snafus like handling foreign policy and the Civil Rights movement as rosy government triumphs.
Malcolm X Speech Analysis Have you ever been persuaded by a speaker to do or believe in something that you wouldn’t have without listening to their speech? Throughout history speakers have used many different techniques to persuade their audience into believing and supporting their ideals. One speaker who has done this was African American rights activist Malcolm X. He convinces his audience of his ideals through the use of rhetorical devices, fallacies, and the effective use of ethos pathos and logos during his “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech. Malcolm X was a controversial speaker who often used the Constitution as a body of law and appeals to ‘the human condition and universal human rights’ to logically assess the status of African Americans progress in the nation.
In his article he hypothesizes, “The point of the experiment is to see how far a person will proceed in a concrete and measurable situation in which he is ordered to inflict increasing pain on a protesting victim” (Milgram63). This experiment was inspired by WW2, which had just roughly ended. Milgram saw the Nazis fulfill orders without any questions to carry out horrific acts. This made Milgram question just how far the average citizen would go in order to obey. In the first execution of the experiment Milgram randomly selected Yale students to use for the experiment.
Moore is a popular figure in the American media for his work, which includes the documentaries "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Bowling for Columbine." "Idiot Nation" appears in Moore's book "Stupid White Men...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!" first published in 2001. In this essay, Moore critiques the state of American education and how he believes the nation has become ignorant, an "idiot" state of mind, like he likes to call it. Moore believes that politicians, from state legislatures to the President, prefer to fund projects and war efforts while cutting funding to educational things.
Socrates and Machiavelli are two of the most historic figures in the world. They both taught mankind the secrets of society behaviors. They both had different philosophy of how people in society should act, think and behave. Ethics and morale are seen differently between the two. Socrates believed that people should evaluate their lives and become ethically responsible.
In order to study non-violent resistance, Bonhoefer went first to England and then to India where he studied under the tutelage of Ghándí. After two years, Bonhoeffer returned back to Berlin where he became director of the seminary for the confessing church in 1935. Shortly after the start of second world war, Gestapo started to act against him and the confessing church. They closed the seminary declaring it to be an illegal organization. Bonhoeffer then joyned the politacal resistance.
Thomas Hobbes is recognized as one of the most controversial philosophers of the 16th and 17th centuries. He is most recognized for his book Leviathan, which was written in 1651 following the English Civil War. In his book, Hobbes argues that that the primitive state of man is naturally evil, self-centered, and greedy. He believed that without a strong monarch held in check by the elite, chaos and war would ensue. Hobbes’ unorthodox thinking sparked debates with many intellectual adversaries, particularly John Locke, who argued that men were innately social creatures who could cooperate and coexist peacefully.
Martin Luther King Jr’s main perspective during the fight on racism was equality. At the time in which he fought the crisis of racial inequality a main concern was to address that "white America must assume the guilt for the black man's inferior status" (King, 9) as stated in the reading Racism and the White Backlash. Also Dr. Martin Luther King from my understanding believes reparation in this nation at that time was not the top priority. He could not stress enough about how essential racial equality was for the nation to become solve mainstream crisis during the peak of
He talked about being invited as an honorary professor, and kept it all very short – just enough to introduce his audience to him, and move on to the meat of the speech. The President of the humble United States had started out by putting himself in the role of "professor" giving a short lecture to his students. That set the tone for the audience. It told them that he was going to teach them about an important topic. It told them to open their minds and pay attention as it also lent to his credibility as a speaker.