He was arrested at his home in Maryland. He had supposedly been caught burning rail bridges prevent room for the Northern troops to come through the city. As you may know, the Habeas Corpus says that a person under arrest must be brought before a judge or into court. Lincoln didn’t obey anyone or the constitution at this time of the Civil War. Chief justice of the supreme court, also the judge had ordered Lincoln and the military to bring John Merryman before him.
The economy was reliant on agriculture and during the 1780s there were disastrous harvests causing prices to rapidly increase in urban areas. It is evident that the effects were so extreme that by 1789 a labourer was spending 88% of his daily wage on bread. As a result of this, protests sparked up in the city amongst workers and the tensions and unrest amongst the Parisians was further exacerbated when the government made no attempts to introduce new reforms to deal with the economic crisis when the Estates-General met in May 1789. Another factor which worsened the situation was the presence of Louis’s troops stationed around Paris. The King’s strategy of military force was believed to be necessary due to the third estate rebelling and breaking away from the Estates-General in June 1789.
Thousands of soldiers awaited the crowd having been informed incorrectly that the protestors where there to harm the tsar and destroy the palace. The soldiers fired into the mob, killing and wounding hundreds. The unprovoked massacre, called Bloody Sunday, became the catalyst for further strikes and uprisings against the government, called the 1905 Russian Revolution. Although the Tsar was not in the country at the time and had no part in giving orders for the troops to fire, he still received the blame for the deaths resulting in the Russian people losing faith in Nicholas II and a surge of bitterness towards himself and his autocratic rule. In response to this event and to gain back the trust of his people the tsar was forced to grant a constitution and establish a parliament, the
New Reports about the Columbia Race Riots The Columbia Race rights happened in February 25 through February 26 of 1946. It was a period in America that was defined by various violent outbreaks featuring various forms of racial segregation. African American during this period were not living in peace. Mink Side which was a neighborhood specifically for blacks was filled with terrified citizens scared for their life. There was a dispute that led to the Columbia Race Rights.
On October 15, 1969, one of the largest anti-Vietnam war protests took place, as thousands gathered in a nonvilent protest against the war.The protest came with an ultimatum: if the war did not end by October, a general strike would take place, where millions of Americans would participate. Because the Vietnam War was the first televised war, more and more people realised that war was not about adventure and glory; from the blood on the cameras and the horrific scenes shown on TV, the public understood how bloody and terrible war was. The general opinions towards the war quickly became strained as drafts were quickly passed. Young men had to leave home and fight a war on the other side of the world. Protesters began breaking into offices and burning draft cards and mass opposition towards the war spread like a wildfire.
Working 12 hours and pays getting cut because of depression , the Pullman workers began to walk out and protest. This had officially started the strike for Chicago. The members of the American Railway Union (ARU), soon joined them refusing to work on or run any trains , including Pullman-owned cars. Soon enough, 250,000 industry workers joined in the strike, effectively shutting down train traffic to the west of Chicago. The strike finally came to a end when President Grover Cleveland sent federal troops to Chicago on July 6, 1894.
There were signs of an early revolution in the making when the people had had enough off being ruled by an autocratic government. On January 9, 1905 in St. Petersburg, the civilians of Russia peacefully marched to the palace of the tsar with just a simple compromise in which the Russian government was not very fond of due to the fact that they thought an autocratic government was the only government that could rule Russia. They ordered to soldiers to open fire on the demonstrators killing nearly 1,000 people. Russian’s were furious with this and throughout the year, they went on strikes in which one strike paralyzed the country, which then compelled Nicholas the second to grant civil and political freedoms to the people. The document was known as The October Manifesto.
This protest could be seen as the beginning of the end for Tsar Nicholas II as he called his army to open fire on all the protesters, killing several hundred protestors. Because of the high death count this event is known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. This caused more people to lose respect for the monarchy and began to lose loyalty from his army, an example of this would be in June 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin rebelled in the Russon-Japanese War. Because of this Nicholas was faced with two choices, a continuence of the current condictions or consitiutional reform. The reforms that Nicholas signed in October 1905 promised the people of Russia, civil liberties, freedon of speech, freedom of assembly and that no laws are to be introduced without the agreement of the Duma.
Prisoners rioted in some states. Tennessee had to end the partnership with the furniture company within a year because the furniture factory was burned down by the inmates. Later, state officials decided to build branch prisons and lease the prisoners to local coal mining companies. This also ended in tragedy. The competition of the cheap labor that the prisons provided hurt the free miners economically.
The lines waiting for fuel in some gas stations are about a mile long and the people panicking over gas are making the situation even worse. Hurricane Sandy might have affected New York City in a negative way but I think of it as a lesson to the people of New York. It brought them a lot of anger but it got them aware of how much more they need to prepare for future natural disasters. This gave them the chance to rebuild and reconstruct their homes or restaurants. This hurricane taught the people of New York City to deal with these problems later on.