Prd3. How revolutionary was the American Revolution? The American Revolution was both revolutionary and not revolutionary, because for the most part things that the African American race was fighting for such as equal rights are still not how the government portrays them to be. Economically the war was revolutionary because still till this day the Americans are still protected or in relation with another country to help them out. Socially the war was not revolutionary because, there was still that one race that was not treated like they belonged and felt like they were taking up space.
Contrary to popular belief, the American Revolution did not bring about change, because the rights, class structure and government remained the status quo in the colonies. For the most part, the rights of the colonists did undergo a transformation because of the Revolutionary War. It is a widely held belief that the war was declared in defense of the natural rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, the war did little in protecting these rights. After the war, there was still no liberty for blacks; in fact, the colonists disliked the idea of granting freedom to Blacks that they refused their offer to fight on the side of the patriots.
He goes on to say that some injustice was far too great to overlook, such as slavery. Thoreau continues by criticizing the American people. “There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put
Martin Luther King Jr. states “Oppressed People cannot remain oppressed forever.” (Cahn, 2009 p. 387) As we have seen throughout history, this is a true statement. Oppression is not something that sits well with any type of person that is under the oppression. To resist the oppression, one must carefully chose those laws that they fill are unjust and oppresses them, and once they are chosen then one can make a stand against the oppression. Oppression is unjust law that limits the power of the people that are oppressed into feeling powerless. The United States fought of the oppression over the colonies in the late 1700’s by first peacefully protesting the unjust taxes waged against them.
Another Major flaw was that “the country, whose president, Woodrow Wilson, had dreamt up the idea of the League - America -, refused to join it.” The league’s most powerful militaries Britain and France not only suffered casualties, but also economically as they were greatly in debt to the United States. Because of this neither country was enthusiastic to get involved in disputes that did not affect Western Europe. Therefore the League had no military might and could only enforce economic sanctions in hope that they worked against aggressive nations. All these flaws point to signs that the League of Nations was a failure. However, even though there were a few setbacks, the league was a success in many ways.
Segregation After the civil war in the USA, the African Americans gain “equal” rights. But the 14th amendment in 1868 (Absolute equality of the two races before the law) didn’t include “social rights” which meant that they didn’t get much choices in society, like choosing where you wanted to sit on a bus. This still made the African Americans feel inferior, knowing that within their home town the “whites” had the choices, and actual freedom. Blacks responded to their situation in 4 ways as their situation began to worsen from 1877. They would co-operate with any willing whites, migrate to the North or West, protest politically and would follow accommodationism.
Stopping racism is essential for the mollification of international relations as well as the way people view each other in any country in the world. While many people don’t like to approach the subject while many others believe all our problems are fixed, racial profiling is a real problem for the people of the world and is necessary for world peace. If racial profiling is not addressed, society will become more biased and colored peoples will never achieve the equality they deserve. ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union, explains that the US has entered a “post racial era”. Every day, people of color are targeted for searches for criminal activity and interrogations without evidence of criminal activity.
America Falling Apart: National Identity & Consumerism In Anthony Burgess’ Is America Falling Apart, Burgess states that America is not where it should be. Our nation for all we portray it to be has many issues, which cannot be easily solved, as they are part of the social fabric that holds us together. If we were to go out and proclaim about the ills that senseless consumerism brings us to our society we would be laughed upon, as we don’t see them as issues, but part of our greater American identity. Americans view consumerism as part of our identity, but our fascination on it does not allow us to appreciate the greater things in life, which play a much more important role in who we are. The United States of America comprises only 4% of the world’s population yet with our few numbers we manage to use around 25% of the world’s oil.
was a major activist for African Americans and minorities for civil rights. Martin Luther King was a peaceful activist for civil rights. King had initially known little about Gandhi and rarely used the term "nonviolence" during his early years of activism in the early 1950s. King initially believed in and practiced self-defense, even obtaining guns in his household as a means of defense against possible attackers. The pacifists guided King by showing him the alternative of nonviolent resistance, arguing that this would be a better means to accomplish his goals of civil rights than self-defense.
And will fight or help anyone together. So by us rejecting immigrants we are going against our constitution. We the people means all the people in the United States no matter where we are or where we come from if they are in the United States they are a part of us.“We the people” its not stating a specific race or ethnicity it is saying “all” so why discriminate against immigrants. We are only hurting ourselves saying we are not a country of our word and we are not united because we don't accept certain races. When other countries look at us and see how we treat illegal immigrants they say and that's what people call the world super power.