He was the most courageous and dedicated leader during the civil rights struggle, and his leadership impacted millions. King spoke for African-American and helped to conquer discrimination based on race and skin color. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech will be remembered by Americans for many generations, and overall, he impacted the nation in more ways than words can describe. His courage to fight for what he believed in is one of the many reasons why the United States government created a national holiday in his honor. That there is an entire day dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. proves that he was the best leader in United States history (Ling,
As you can see Martin Luther King Jr. has changed America in ways that may seem impossible to be done by the voice and actions of a single man. This man has proved to people that they can do anything that they believe and change things so that they are right. He became well educated and went to many colleges, he became a great leader, he had gotten many people organized together, he faced the nation with bravery, and he never gave up, and was a hero, and inspired many
Martin Luther King Jr. helped shape the society we live today and continues to have an influence on civil rights reforms today. Many philanthropic groups have formed to carry out the visions inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. such as The King Center, NAACP and the National Civil Rights Museum. I believe that Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement represented a positive social change on American society today. Without them, society today would not be what it is today; People would not be able to walk proud and live in peace and equality and be happy with who they were regardless of race. While I still feel that society has a long way to go in regards to discrimination of race I feel that we have also come a long way.
The war produced more than 970,000 casualties, and 620,000 soldiers died. Even though all these soldiers died, “260,000 from the South and 360,000 from the North”9 were worth it, because four million slaves freed by the war. On January 1, 1863, the emancipation proclamation order issued by President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the freedom of slaves; however, the thirteenth amendment of the constitution end slavery completely in the United States.10 In the end, the civil war was very devastating. Many citizens died in this war than any other war in American history. The two causes of the civil war were slavery and Abraham Lincoln.
The immediate effects that he left was the 1968 Riots in Chicago, the improvement of the Civil Rights Act, and the Poor People’s campaign which demanded for economic and human rights for everyone in the United States. On the long term impact, his death led to a social change because of the acts that helped the African Americans get less discriminated. And last but not the least, the Martin Luther King was a positive impact because this day was all about service towards people who needed help. Some of the impacts that was left behind might seem to be negative but these impacts were all about change that everyone has an initiative on
It carried on all the affairs of a separate government and making a major war until defeated in 1865. Their way of life that was based on slavery, was irretrievably threatened by the election of President Abraham Lincoln in November 1860, the seven states of the South Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas seceded from the Union during the following months. When the war began with the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, they were joined by four states of the upper South Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
This idea that they were dying for an ideological dream of freedom that wasn’t even extended to their homes began the attitudes of people to change and when the attitudes of people change the government has to mould to keep the people appeased. After the war there was a huge crisis facing the American Government the booming war time economy was over, many black people were fired and left unemployed. Many of the soldiers returning home were demoralized and tired of fighting for a fake representation of freedom. Harry Truman was elected President at that time and he was seen as quite a racist figure by many historians as he famously and publically joined the KKK. Despite this the changing mood surrounding civil rights inspired Truman to make a difference.
“The civil rights movement lost direction by 1968” I believe that the civil rights movement did lose direction by 1968. The deaths of key figures slowed its momentum down and also events during the civil rights movement started with the intended hunt for more and better rights but they began to lose focus as time went on and were just used as excuses to cause mindless violence and destruction. One example of the change of direction of the civil rights movement is the riots. Protestors started by using simple and peaceful protests such as the march on Washington in 1963, these peaceful protests soon evolved to something much more sinister and losing focus. An example of this was the watts riots in 1965 which was spurred by the “un-justified” to some arrest of an African American citizen 21-year-old Marquette Frye.
How the Civil War Started The Civil War started on April 12, 1861 with the attack on Fort Sumter and lasted until April 9, 1865 when Lee’s army finally surrendered at the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia. This war revolved into one of the bloodiest in American History; the people of the nation were so divided that, in some families, brother fought against brother. During the war, America was divided into two nations: the North that was labeled “the Union” and the South that was titled “the Confederacy”. The causes of this war are numerous and debatable. However, the most debated, relevant, and obvious causes include: Conflicts of slavery, the election of President Abraham Lincoln, and the secession of the southern states.
Introduction : The Civil War in the US started in 1861 and ended in 1865. It was the result of tensions between the North and South because they didn't agree over slavery. After the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America. We'll see in a first part the causes of this war, in a second part we'll see that during the first two years of the war, Southern troops (the Confederates) won numerous victories but in the third point we'll see how the north forced the South to surrender in April 1865. I.