Edmund Morgan and Howard Zinn had very different views on America and its history, but that does that mean that one was better than the other. Morgan believed that although there were bumps along the way, America was bound together by everyone working together for one common goal of human equality and freedom. While Zinn on the other hand believed that America was a constant struggle between the oppressors and the oppressed. Edmund Morgan’s view of America’s history was that the government was built for the people and meant to protect the people. He explained his point when speaking about the American Revolution.
These words were people rights that were felt to be protected. The declaration explained democracy. It stated the government should only be overthrown when it is no longer protecting the people rights. Thomas Jefferson who did most of the writing was most famous for his words Life, Liberty, and happiness. These words were people rights that were felt to be protected.
It leads to society making premature judgments about other cultures, not knowing all the facts about another culture. Cultures judge other cultures on what they may be good at, and we may overlook different details of life that another culture may maneuver more precise than another culture would do. It can also have other cultures ignoring what is happening in other cultures would not accept any help or conception merely
This is because this act has persuaded judges to rule more confidentally rather than having to follow instructions of the common law e.g precedents. This means that judges are able to make more effective decisions and increase their own independance and improve lives for other people. For example, in the case of Catherine Zeta Jones with Hello Magazine 2001, the court was able to rule clearly that the article 8 'right to privacy' outweighed the magazine's article 10 'right to expression' and therefore Zeta Jones' wedding was allowed to remain private. This clearly shows that the protection of civil liberties in Britain are very effective. Although, on the other hand the soveriegnty of parliament does widely interfere with the judicarys ability to protect civil liberties in britain.
Justice is what is seen to be right and just by society and this means that society is catered for. However, an outsider does not conform with society so what they may think is just is different to society. These conflicting views mean that societies justice can be placed on the outsider. Outsiders are often isolated, they don't fit in or necessarily want to fit in . They often don't pick up on the nrules or cues society have to operate.
Zinn’s view on how governments use patriotism and unity is that patriotism came from American workers who wanted protection from foreign competition. Laws were said to create a more broad level of support. He said that the Bill of Rights was trying to say it would be serving the interests of wealthy elite, and also doing enough for small property owners, for middle-income mechanics and farmers. Zinn did not believe it one bit. Zinn’s analysis has excellent points.
Because of this ther e was religious freedom. It unified the colonies and gave them a sense of nationalism. Even though England believed in a system of mercantilism, Sir Robert Walpole espoused a view of "salutary neglec t?. In this system the British had very little interference in the international affairs of the Ame rican colonies. Walpole believed that this
They would find it outrages since it would be unorthodox to their teachings. With the different viewpoints and knowledge levels of the people today, it would not be a surprise to see varies people agree or disagree with cultural relativism. Given a position of one of the two views in the world today, I believe many would side with the idea that seems morally right even though a small group believes it’s the right thing to do. For example, she gives a scenario in which between two different civilizations. One of the civilizations was the Greeks who practiced cremation for the dead while the other civilization, the Callatians, believed in Cannibalism of eating the dead.
Thoreau Encouraged Individualism and Lived by His Own Advice Thoreau presents the idea of individualism in his essays “Civil Disobedience” and “Where I Lived and What I Lived For”. He presents the idea that as individuals we cannot allow the government or the rest of society direct and determine how our lives are lived. He also discusses avoiding minor trivial details and superficial ideas that complicate our lives. Thoreau’s essays allow us to reflect on our own life, to see how truly individual we are and how components of our life affect us and our way of living. Thoreau accuses society for being responsible for consuming the identity of people by preoccupying them with small details and of life, such as the government unjustly using people because they do not know anything different than to obey and conform.
The United States is a powerful culture that seems to have an issue finding motivation to learn about cultures of less dominance. Although America is supposed to be a “melting pot” of cultures, the “American” culture is dominant and other cultures in our own country seem to be oppressed in comparison. In this way, Americans do not have the motivation to communicate with other cultures instilled in them as do other cultures that must learn the English language and American culture to be successful. Therefore, having the motivation to learn how to engage in successful intercultural