What reasons did the H.S.C.A have in 1979 for suggesting that president Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963
Question 3 Thomas Boddington What reasons did the H.S.C.A have in 1979 for suggesting that president Kenndy was the victim of a conspiracy in 1963 There are many the theories of how President Kennedy was assassinated and there are many people who still don't believe the Warren Commission's report. Unlike the Warren Commission the H.S.C.A were able to conduct a more thorough investigation, most likely because they had more time to come to a verdict. In this essay I cant say who really did kill Americas youngest president but I can say why the H.S.C.A and many other people don't believe the Warren Commission. In the Warren Commission report probably their biggest mistake was disregarding key eyewitnesses who they considered to be incompatible and inconsistent. Although they rely on witnesses saying that they saw a rifle being fried from the Texas schoolbook depository to locate the position of the assassin. Out of 500 witnesses at the event, only 90 were questioned and 58 of those said that they saw smoke and heard gun shot sounds from the grassy knoll. These reports didn't collaborate with the Warren Commission. They said all 58 witnesses were mistaken This might just have something to do with the fact that they don't collaborate with there single assassin theory. Many witnesses weren't even
What role did Dwight D Eisenhower play in WWI and WWII?
Foster Logan Ms Eichelberger English 9 December 13, 2009 What role did Dwight D Eisenhower play in WWI and WWII? Dwight Eisenhower had a long an eventful life. Starting off at wanting a career in professional baseball, to joining the army and serving his nation. Dwight Eisenhower also had a passion for politics, and this eventually led to him being president of the United States. (October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969) Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th president of the united ststes from 1953 until 1961. he was also a five star general in the united states army. He was also Supreme commander of the allied powers During the second world war. During this time he was responsible for planing and supervising the Very sucessful invasion of Germany and France. This was the beginning of the end of WWI.During his presidency he maintaned pressure ob the Soviet Union during the Cold War, oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, Launched the Space Race, made Nuclear Wepons a higher defense priority, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System (Dwight D. Eisenhower Wikipedia). Eisenhower was born at 208 East Day Street in Denison, Texas, on October 14, 1890, he was the first president born in Texas. His father was David Jacob Eisenhower, and his mother was Ida Elizabeth Stover, they were both of German, English, and Swiss Ancestry. Although he was
Describe role of Malcolm X in struggle for civil rights in the 1960's.
Describe role of Malcolm X in struggle for civil rights in the 1960's Malcolm X has been credited for being the first person to have spoken about black peoples self defence and militancy. This was a very different role from Martin Luther King who believed in non-violent, peaceful protests. X was a powerful and persuasive man. Previously he had been the National Representative of Islam and was in control of recruiting others to Islam. Therefore he was able to make speeches in order to obtain a strong following of support. This showed that he was a very influential man as he was able to round up support and persuade others to follow his beliefs. Many people believed in X's views and felt he was a suitable role model for struggle for civil rights. His preaching encouraged black pride and he became very popular amongst ghetto blacks. Similarly to King, X did come under attack and was threatened, for example death threats and the destruction of his home. Unlike King, X believed in violence to achieve his aims of racial separatism or a return to Africa. This was similar to the role of Marcus Garvey and his ideas on Racial Pride. X believed violence was necessary to achieve equality for black people throughout America. He said, "If we don't protect ourselves, no-one else will, certainly not the police." X was a national figure in this movement as many supported him in his
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : 'I Have a Dream'
Essay: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : 'I Have a Dream' Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to the thousands of African Americans who had marched on Washington, D.C. at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The date of the speech was August 28, 1963, but it is one that will live for generations. Of course his purpose was to convince his audience on several fronts: he sought to persuade the black community to stand up for the rights afforded them under the Constitution, and he also sought to demonstrate to the white community that a "simple" black man could so effectively use powers of persuasion that they too would have reason to join the cause. He stated in his opening sentence that the event at which he spoke would "go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation". His words were indeed true, and they certainly fit the event. The first point that Dr. King made in his speech was that of recalling for all the promise inherent in Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. He refers to the hundred years span as "five score," recalling even the manner in which Lincoln himself had referred to the passage of time in his Gettysburg address. Of the Proclamation, King said, "This momentous decree came as a great beacon of light of hope to millions of Negro slaves, who had been seared in the flames of
Describe the disadvantages that Black Americans faced in the early 1950’s.
Describe the disadvantages that Black Americans faced in the early 1950's. I believe that behind each discriminatory product that affected the Black American in the early 1950's, was an underlying criterion for abuse from which stemmed some part of all the other disadvantages. The political voting rights of blacks in the early 1950's were one of the main barriers to social change. Without the chance to support a government that was likely to back their demands, the Civil Rights movement was always going to lack in one of the fundamental requirements of revolution. With little chance to vote and hence next to no government support, it was easy for white oppressors to get away with the excuse that they believed that their government knew best in how to deal with racial aspects, and this paved the way for under representation in all aspects of jobs, education and public transport. Education wise, in the South, there were no black colleges where it was possible to study for a PhD, and state statistics show that South Carolina spent three times more on transporting white students to and from school than any black students. Because of the inadequate education system and the fact that it was hard for black people to get jobs meant that many of the population lived in poverty and were usually confined to inadequate housing in the poorer parts of the cities (areas which were later
Toward Freedom and Equality
Toward Freedom and Equality Abstract: "All men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." The magnificent words are written in the Declaration of the Independence. However, it is obvious that these rights have not been secured as the black citizens are concerned. Therefore, they initiated the search for freedom and equality. Let's review together this period of history which mixed thorns and roses. Key words:freedom; equality; abolition; the slave system; the civil rights movement Have you seen a book called Roots? If you have read it, you must be impressed by the miserable life of the black slaves which is described vividly in the novel. With the increasing demand for Southern cotton industry, many people from Africa were bought to the New World against their will to work as forced laborers. These African men, women and children were shipped in foul-smelling and crowded conditions to start their long and bitter slavery life. Meanwhile, it also initiated the search for freedom and equality. For a long period of time the black slaves were controlled by several brutal means. However, forced to work for long hours, they managed to establish their own churches, develop their own music. And they also expressed their desire for freedom in some way such as "run-away", but
Why did some black activists reject the approach of Martin Luther King towards civil rights?
Question 2: why did some black activists reject the approach of Martin Luther King towards civil rights? Two main black activist leaders of the early 1950's were Martin Luther King andMalcolm X. Today, both of these men would be remembered as 'great leaders'.However, these two men had totally different approaches towards meeting the same main goal. Both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X fought for civil rights; however Malcolm X also wanted to have a separate black society whereas Martin Luther "wanted the integration of white people with black people. Malcolm X believed that violence was the key to his goat whereas Martin Luther King chose to take the non-violent approach This is one reason why some black activists rejected, the approach of Martin Luther King to civil rights. His non violent attitude led some black activists to conclude that Martin Luther king was too closely connected to white people Also, despite Martin Luther King's efforts, discrimination was still occurring. Black people were being discriminated against and being segregated on places like buses. On December 1st,1955, Rosa Parks(a black woman) refused to give her sat up to a white person on a bus. This resulted in her arrest, which caused an outrage in the black community, thus beginning the "bus boycott". Martin Luther King led the boycott of city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, which led the bus
Who is blamed for Kennedy's death in Source A and do the other sources confirm or contradict this?
Who is blamed for Kennedy's death in Source A and do the other sources confirm or contradict this? After JFk was assassinated the American Government appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to head an inquiry into Kennedy's death. They did this so as to end rumours of conspiracy theories within the government. The Warren Commission report was presented on the 27th of September 1964. It concluded that there three bullets fired at Kennedy from the School Book Depository behind the motorcade and that the shots were fired by a lone gun man named Lee Harvey Oswald, a man who worked in the Book Depository. They came to this conclusion from the following pieces of evidence. A bullet was found on Governor Connally's stretcher almost completely unmarked and the Warren Commission stated that it was: 'Fired from the 6.5millimeter Mannlicher-Carcano found on the sixth floor of the Depository building'. The Warren Commission came to the three bullet conclusion as there were: 'Three used cartridge cases found near the window of the sixth floor' and all three 'were fired from the same rifle as the one on Connally's stretcher' states the Warren commission. The wounds on Kennedy's and Connally's body were as follows; after the first bullet missed its target the second bullet entered Kennedy at the back of his neck and exited through the lower front portion of his neck, this bullet was not
Christianity and racial harmony
Christianity and racial harmony a) Religious pluralism is the act of accepting all religions and faiths as having an equal right to co-exist. b) These days, the roles of men and woman in Christianity are very different from wheat they used to be. At one time, people thought that men were far superior to woman. For example, this next quote from 1 Timothy 2;11-14 states that, 'A woman should learn in quietness and full in submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. For rAdam was formed first then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived.' This quote from the bible is giving a message to Christians that men are superior to woman and that men have authority over woman but woman do not have authority over men as men were created before woman. The Ephesians 5:22-24,33 also promotes the same meaning. In the Genesis 2, Adam is said to be created first and so, in many of the Evangelical Protestant churches, men and woman have separate rules. Women are responsible for bringing up children and maintain a Christian home. Men, on the other hand have to earn for the family and lead the family in religion. Only men are allowed to be church leaders. In the Galatians 3:28, it makes it clear that there is neither male nor female for everybody is one in God's eyes. And therefore, men and woman are
To what extent had the situation for black people in America improved by 1900?
24/09/05 To what extent had the situation for black people in America improved by 1900? The situation for black people in America underwent a huge improvement after their emancipation, but by 1900, due to segregation laws and discrimination in general, life was still very difficult for black people. A common black American saying, 'We ain't what we ought to be, we ain't what we going to be. But thank God we ain't what we used to be.', was how they summed up the situation for themselves. By 1900, the black people of America had many more opportunities than pre-1865, but there was still a long way to go before they gained equality with whites. They had poor jobs, poor pay and were generally treated as some kind of a subspecies by whites. On the positive side, black people were no longer slaves to white people. In 1865, after president Lincoln's death and the end of the civil war, slavery was abolished. The former slaves now had the freedom to travel, and therefore to find work, and to set up a home. In the South, radical Republicans had given blacks equal voting rights to whites; this ensured that the newly enfranchised blacks would vote for Lincoln's Republican Party. In the North blacks had legal and political equality; they could all vote. The right to vote is often thought of as the badge of citizenship; 700,000 black men in the South wore this badge after the end of