October 4, 2008 PAS 305 Midterm 1. Legal lynchings, a term used to describe how the American government was capable of prosecuting so many Africans within the United States. White Americans used the government in order to maintain white dominance in fear of black dominance or revolt. They created laws to ensure slavery, and constantly tried to instill fear into Africans. 2.
It can be related to the Haitian Revolution because the masters of the slaves and political figures were scared to get overthrown by the slaves, they also treated them harshly, and they arrested Toussaint L'Ouverture who was the leader of the revolt and freed slaves. This illustrates the political condition that the Haitian slaves had to overcome. In the economic aspect it went tumbling down because of the weapons for the war effort. In contrast to the Brazilian Revolution the Haitian Revolution was not as successful. The Brazilian Revolution was successful
Part 1 of the book details the Klan and their view of the changing workplace. The Klan’s view towards African Americans was unreal and irrational to say the least. Mclean explains in the text how the Klan believed that African Americans were symbols of “the propertyless population” who threatened to
Did Slavery Cause the Civil War? The claim of historians that the civil war in America was an outcome of slavery is true, as it was the issue of abolition of slavery that was considered not acceptable by Southern states of the country, as their major plantation and trade was there because of African slaves. According to the people of the South, North was trying to eliminate slavery with unjustified reasons. The Southerners regarded the Northerners as their enemies because, they thought that the government of North was interested in subjugating Southern States by ending slavery and by given equal rights to the slaves. There were eleven States of America that were slave states, as they held slaves in a large ratio; they named themselves as “Confederates of America” while the other side was named as “The Union” (Valley of the shadow).
Another cause of the civil war was the actions of John Brown, who attacked on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. His plan was to seize the weapons and help the slaves revolt, but it didn’t work (Doc 6). When violence broke out in Kansas’s territory over slavery, Charles Sumner gave a speech on the “crime against Kansas”. Preston brooks, took it upon himself to defend his colleagues and beat Sumner with a cane (Doc.8). If America was not faced with these problems that I have mentioned in the paragraphs above we might not of had a Civil War.
Power to the People - Thoughts on the Black Panther Party and Black Power Movement. During the civil rights movement, local whites harassed the peaceful and non-violent marchers while the police turned a blind eye and arrested the activists as troublemakers. This trend was becoming too much and what they needed was some form of liberation, that came through the agile activities of Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panther Party. Following the influence of Malcom X towards the end of his life, the Black Panthers Party was formed to protect local communities from police brutality and racism. It was not all about violence as most people relate the group to.
The Black Panthers ‘Through its beliefs and actions did the Black Panther Party cause detriment to the Civil Rights Movement?’ From the early 1600’s African/American people were treated as an inferior race, enslaved, tortured, segregated from white Americans, treated like animals, murdered indifferently and were governed by different laws. By the mid 1950’s, black Americans were starting to seek some equality and put an end to discrimination and oppression at which time Martin Luther King became president of The Southern Christian leadership conference. Martin Luther King and his followers were determined to fight for equality of the blacks one step at a time and by peaceful means. The Black Panther Party was formed in California in 1966, by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. Initially formed to protect local communities from police brutality and racism, The Black Panthers believed that the non-violent campaign of Martin Luther King had failed and any promised changes to their lifestyle via the 'traditional' civil rights movement, would take too long to be implemented or simply not introduced.
Racism in the 1960s was a huge decade and a battle between white and colored people. Propaganda played a big part in changing people’s minds. There is a whole range of media used to spread this propaganda, from prejudice commercials to inspiring speeches, for example ’I have a Dream from Birmingham Jail. People such as Martin Luther King Jr. tried to draw people to him by giving arrange speeches to the American public into changing people’s mind on segregation and to put an end to racism. Groups such as the KKK didn’t like to scare blacks into trying to leave town by putting up signs, burning homes down and killing people throughout the entire country, to show people the stand for what they believe in.
Thesecond program was used to inspire African Americans to pick up guns to defend the programssent out a message to the African Americans to try and defend the programs so that they can last.The final program was just a demonstration of how the white government had everything theyneeded and more, but only did so little with it, while the Black Panther Party had so little, but didso much with that little that they had. These programs also untied the party from criticism of novalid actions.After the turbulent 1960s, the Panthers lost much of their popular support, and their power waned. Some members turned to more conformist methods of political action, whileothers longed for the combative days. Bobby Seale resigned his place in the Black Panther Party.In 1990 Newton was killed in Oakland while buying crack cocaine. In 1992 former panther Bobby Rush won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the first IllinoisCongressional District.
[Name] [Course Title] [Instructor Name] [Date] The Black Panther Party In October 1966, California saw the emergence of a powerful group The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, later renamed to The Black Panther Party (BPP). Originally founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, it was created when “the Black Panthers believed that the non-violent campaign of Martin Luther King had failed and any promised changes to their lifestyle via the 'traditional' civil rights movement, would take too long to be implemented or simply not introduced,” (“The Black Panthers”). Fueled by the anger of many a black men and women being sent to the Vietnam War fronts against their wishes, racism was the main precursor towards this aggressive movement (“The Black Panther Party”). Their Activities and Controversy “The Black Panther Party (BPP) had four desires: equality in education, housing, employment and civil rights,” (“The Black Panthers”). The BPP demanded that the colored community should be given the freedom to determine its own destiny, decent housing should be provided to all irrespective of color, the promise that was made decades back of forty acres of land and two mules to all those African-Americans who were connected to slavery should be executed, and education should be made available to all with a historically correct version of the role of African-Americans being taught in the history of the US.