Who was Joseph McCarthy and why was he famous/infamous? Joseph McCarthy was a U.S. senator from Wisconsin he became a national figure in a highly publicized pursuit of a Communist "conspiracy. ", where the term McCarthyism became well known. McCarthyism helped to knock President Truman and the Democrats out of the White House and Congress, ending the era of the New Deal. He became famous for his four-year witch-hunt for Communists in the U.S. government that affected the lives of hundreds if not thousands.
In the 1930’s there was a group of hit men called Murder Inc. One of the hit men was Martin “Buggsy” Goldstein who was one of the Jewish members as opposed to the Italian hit men, who were normally affiliated with the mafia. Born Meyer Goldstein, Goldstein grew up in East New York, Brooklyn, New York, and initially led the crime group Murder, Inc. together with Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. Thanks in part to testimony by Reles, who turned informant in an effort to escape the electric chair, Goldstein and Harry "Pittsburgh Phil" Strauss were convicted of the murder of Irving "Puggy" Feinstein and sentenced to death. When given the opportunity to speak before receiving the mandatory sentence of a date with the electric chair, Goldstein,
John Dougherty September 19, 2011 Assignment 1: Theoretical Perspectives Do or Die, Kill or be Killed Introduction: The purpose of this assignment is to analyze the film Crips and Bloods: Made in America while weaving the three perspectives used in sociology. The three perspectives are Functionalism, Conflict, and Symbolic Interaction. The movie Crips and Bloods: Made in America is about a cluster of neighborhoods in the heart of Southern California. Which is home to two of America's most infamous gangs: the Crips and the Bloods. Over the course of their 40-year feud, more than 15,000 people have been murdered in an ongoing cycle of violence that continues unabated.
Jacob Watkins Professor Massenburg Critical Writing Seminar: Concepts in Popular Culture May 11, 2015 American Gangsters Equals America Cops The movie American Gangster addresses the corrupt system of the early 70’s and the consequences of abuse power when being an American gangster was more honorable than being an American cop. This movie was produced by Ridley Scott and was brought to theatres November 2, 2007. The main character in this movie is a man named Frank Lucas, played by the great Denzel Washington. Frank Lucas was a limo driver-turned-right hand man for a man by the name of Bumpy Johnson, an American mob boss in Harlem, New York. One day while in a store, Bumpy Johnson died of a heart attack.
Burns Burns International also boasts of a rich history. In 1909, William J. Burns founded the William J. Burns Detective Agency with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Burns was a man of integrity and served as a national crime watchdog. During his career, he was labelled "the greatest detective the U.S. has ever produced." In 1921, he was appointed the director of the newly formed National Bureau of Fingerprint investigation that later became the FBI.
Born |Michael King, Jr. January 15, 1929(1929-01-15) Atlanta, Georgia, United States | | |Parents |Martin Luther King, Sr. | | |Alberta Williams King | On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated by a sniper as he stood on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, TN. Martin Luther King is probably the most famous person associated with the civil rights movement. King was active from the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to 1956 until his murder in April 1968. To many Martin Luther King epitomised what the civil rights campaign was all about and he brought massive international cover to the movement. Dr.
- Civil Rights Diary Kathy Hardy, HIS 145 May 9, 2012 Dr. Bernnell Peltier * Civil Rights Diary The subject to discuss in this week paper is a journal entry from the perspective of a 1960 personas. This paper will discuss the murder of Malcolm X, which was one of the greatest activists in the sixties. Civil Rights Diary Today my husband and I went to the Fifth Ward Multi-Center to see and hear Malcolm X speak. When we arrived at the Multi-Center there were numerous demonstrators and police posted outside the Multi-Center. As customary I was there with my husband who has followed each phase of Malcolm X, and he himself believes that there is a need for change, and because Malcolm X stood those changes.
On the 30th of January 1939, During Hitler’s sixth year as Chancellor of Germany ‘Today 6 years later I am able to speak before the first Reichstag of Great Germany’ (Reichstag 1939), he appeared before an audience of thousands of his followers in Reichstag (German Parliament) to reveal a speech regarding the annihilation of all European Jews, and he would ‘settle the Jewish problem’(Reichstag 1939), he regarded them as communists and those they were the cause of Germany losing World War 1. As he said ‘If the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into world war’(Reichstag 1939) which resulted in the Great Depression when he says ’Outright attacks on the Jews were replaced by stepped up assaults on the Weimar Republic, which was blamed for the Great depression’ (Brose 2005). Also in his belief that they were conspiring to seek world domination. These were his justifications for his animosity of the Jews and it was the purpose for his decision to annihilate them. Furthermore, these thoughts and views were addressed to his audience throughout his public speech which intensified the public’s hatred towards the Jews and instigated criminal behaviour towards them.
He got this information from a study that was done in 1987 by Stanford Law. The study gave the figure that at least 23 innocent people have been executed in the United States just in this century (8). A famous trial that played into the fact that innocent people were killed was the Salem Witch Trial. The Judge at