Delegates could know be elected to create a new revised state constitution and governments also all southerners would be pardoned accept for high ranking confederate army officers and government officials. Private property would be protected however this did not include slaves. While most of the Republicans in congress at that time supported the president's plane for reconstructions others wanted to punish the confederacy. One of the flaws to the plan was that it only took ten percent of the voters to decide if they wanted back into the Union This made voting no longer a democracy. On July 2 1864 two Radical Republicans Benjamin Wade and Henry Winter Davis wrote the Wade Davis Bill.
In order to understand the mind of Darl, the reader must also understand Darl’s place in the Bundren family. A majority of Darl’s family doesn’t like him, even before the death of Addie and the journey to Jefferson. Addie herself hates Darl’s very existence. She thinks of Darl as Anse’s child and not hers, “And now he has three children that are his and not mine” (102). Darl is also brings humiliation for Anse because other townsfolk are always talking about Darl and how strange he is.
In contrast to Mayella, Tom Robinson was treated as if he were not worth anything, for example he was being called Boy, big buck, when he was being questioned. When Mr Gilmer asked for Tom’s reason for helping Mayella, Tom admitted he had felt sorry for her. “ ‘.. I felt sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em-‘ ..‘You felt sorry for her, you felt sorry for her?’ Mr Gilmer seemed ready to rise to the ceiling”. (Page 217/218) No black man should feel sorry for a white person.
Although revered for his efforts and courage in the North, the South typically viewed John Brown as lawless murderer and condemned him. At this point, many abolitionists felt the need to abandon their means of peacefulness in their demands to end slavery. Southerners were shocked and scared regarding the matter since he had means of organizing a slave rebellion, even though he was a white man. The raid had caused a great amount of fear for slave revolts and abolition in the South, thus pushing further the issue of
Andy Eakes 12/11/10 P.4 Mr. Jimenez If you lived in Concord, Massachusetts during the 1830’s and 1840’s you would have definitely heard of Henry David Thoreau, but you wouldn’t have thought as highly of him as we do today. You would’ve most likely thought he was crazy. During Thoreau’s time there was a huge dispute over the American and Mexican border, which led to a war that angered many people. The only problem was that nobody wanted to oppose the government. Everyone kept their thoughts to themselves.
Malcolm X is addressing everyone; friends, enemies, brothers, sisters; everyone. It has really no effect on how he’s speaking because he’s sincere in his point, the democrats didn’t follow through on the civil rights as they said they would and if everyone worked together, the blacks could have a say and make a difference. When Malcolm X addressed the unjust treatment of the blacks he blamed the democrats for playing a “political con game.” The topics of all of these speeches are the same in the sense that they all speak of civil rights and racism; the lack of civil rights and the continuation of racism. Kennedy’s speech differs greatly from both Malcolm X and Martin Luther’s speeches because he is addressing his fellow citizens, but when you read on, you can clearly see he is addressing those that are being racially discriminant against the blacks. Martin Luther is different because he’s strictly speaking to his brothers and sisters and how they’re going to be the change and live out his
One person Gompers did not want to associate with was the socialist leader Eugene Debs. In 1907, the AFL created strong links with the Democratic Party. However, many believed that the AFL was too moderate and did not support the unskilled workers. This led to the formation of the IWW. Most Americans feared socialism; they linked it to trade unions, mass immigration and anarchy.
In fact half of the country was displeased at his victory in the Presidential election. Because of their feelings of hatred, the Southern slave-owning states decided to secede from the tensioned house, ripping it so that it would be vulnerable to more ill. What was the Southern planter aristocracy’s excuse? The Richmond Examiner explains:
In the 1840 election, he polled only seven thousand votes, but in 1844 he won sixty thousand, and from that time forth an anti-slavery party contested every national election until Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860. BLACK ANTI-SLAVERY ACTIVITY Many white abolitionists also balked at granting full recognition to black abolitionists of either sex.
He may have had good intentions for the country in a political way but the scandal ruined him as a leader and lost the trust of the American people. We knew that we couldn’t believe anything else that came out of his mouth whether good or bad ever again. He was caught in a lie that he couldn’t talk his way out of this time. The lies lead to his impeachment and many years of being the black sheep as well as the outcast. However, he will be one of the presidents to go down in history for his scandals whether good or bad.