In what ways did the Social, Economic and Political Status of the Black Americans vary across the United States at the End of World War II.
Faye Watts 12F Mr Leitch. In what ways did the Social, Economic and Political Status of the Black Americans vary across the United States at the End of World War II. 1945 The Social status of the Black Americans varied across the United States although both the Northern and Southern areas ran into problems. At the end of World War II the government assigned the Jim Crow Law which meant blacks had worse facilities. Also the law limited social opportunities, as whites believed Blacks to be inferior due to them once being slaves and they don't have the right to live a white life. Groups of people called the Ku Klux Klan in the South were responsible for many lynchings on black citizens. The Ku Klux Klan believed that Black Americans were inferior human beings and that their actions toward blacks were helping to protect the 'American Way of Life'. The lynchings were terrible assaults on blacks, which could consist of kidnapping people and whipping them till they are mutilated or even murdered. The Klan was very good at using intimidation to prevent blacks from going for jobs as well. The blacks tried to live in large ghetto communities to stop fighting and the Klan from attacking. This does not occur in the North but there was reportings of whites attacking blacks in street riots. Blacks were
Do you think Martin Luther King deserves his reputation for being a great leader of the Civil Rights movement? What were his strengths and weakness? Overall, what is your verdict?
Do you think Martin Luther King deserves his reputation for being a great leader of the Civil Rights movement? What were his strengths and weakness? Overall, what is your verdict? Dr. Martin Luther King's actions during the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's demonstrated that, in the eyes of many, he was one of the greatest leaders of all time. His tactics of peaceful protest won him much praise and when he was killed in 1968, the non-violent protests faded out and were unable to continue without him, deepening the impression that he was an essential leader. However, his perverse private life and some of his actions has led his leadership qualities to be questioned. So, does King deserve the acclamation he receives from the majority of people for being a great leader, or was he just an ineffective pacifist? Martin Luther King certainly has many attributes that can support the claim that he was a great leader. He has won the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom before being assassinated in 1968. Because of his non-violent theories, he is considered a peacemaker and martyr by many people around the world. He also has a day established in his honour. However, both during and after his life it has been questioned whether his leadership skill is overrated. Many consider that King's input to the Civil Rights Movement is over-credited
Purpose of this report is to allow people to acknowledge the fact that rights and freedoms aren't applied to everybody in some countries, such as South Africa.
Case Study of Human Rights In Canada, it is taken for granted the fact that everybody is entitled to rights and freedoms under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The purpose of this report is to allow people to acknowledge the fact that rights and freedoms aren't applied to everybody in some countries, such as South Africa. Some examples of rights that exist in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that are denied to Blacks in South Africa are mobility rights, the right not to receive cruel punishment, and equity rights. Section 6 (1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms deals with mobility rights, specifically "Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in and leave Canada."1 Within a city in South Africa, there are areas divided that are intended for the whites and the blacks to live in because there's no possibility that the two races can live together without borders. Black people are also required to have their papers with them to move from area to area. When Peekay, Morrie and Marie stopped to talk with Gideon and his friend, their conversation was interrupted when policemen stopped to ask and see the papers from the two black men. Because it was after a certain curfew, the two men weren't allowed to stay in the area intended for the whites anymore and they had to go back to their own section. In Canada, people can choose if they
How far do these sources agree about what happened in Sharpeville on the morning of 21 March?
Assignment 2 (assessment Objectives2 and3) Question one Q: How far do these sources agree about what happened in Sharpeville on the morning of 21 March? Sources A and B both agree that a protest took place on the 21st of March around lunchtime. Both also agree that protesters and police were present. The police were in Saracens armoured vehicles. The sources also state the violence started around the police station. Source A: "There were plenty of police too, well armed," The police clearly expecting violence otherwise they would not be armed. The writers of these sources convey many differences in atmosphere .Source A conveys the atmosphere to be peaceful "It was like a Sunday outing" However, source B it is shown as something out of a gangster movie with lots of shootings. "There was a shooting in the morning in which African was killed and another wounded". This is quiet horrific you would not expect this to happen in broad day light with children and women around, this would defiantly make the atmosphere tense. The sources agree that the protesters and police were present the police had their armoured vehicles. The sources vastly differ, they do not agree on the level of violence or who was to blame. Source A says the protesters were well behaved and the police were the aggressors, "A constable shoved his rifle against my wind shield. Another pointed
In What Ways Were Some of the Following Reasons More Important Than Others In Affecting the Social, Political and Economic Position of Black People
In what ways were some of the following reasons more important than others in affecting the social, political and economic position of black people In this essay I' am going to discuss the following topics: Slave Status, the attitude of the Southern states after the civil war, the Ku Klux Klan and European immigration up to the years of 1914. I will answer them using quotes and my own points of views. Slave status was an important factor that affected social, political and economic position of black Americans an many ways, such as the following; Due to slavery black Americans didn't get educated unless they were lucky which affected them if they wanted to become politicians or even get a job. If they weren't employed they were bound not be wealthy and live in a struggle and in poverty which would lead to them having a low social status and people would still think of black Americans as being inferior, this trapped them in a way that they had no way of changing their status or gaining respect. Many ex-slaves did take up sharecropping this was a system in which they stayed on the cotton plantation and gave their former owners a share of their crops in exchange for land and equipment. This meant that they were in a similar situation as before, still dependent on white people. To vote people had to pass literacy test which very few black people could do or they were said to
Use your own knowledge to explain why the different views in Source G were expressed.
Q.4. Use your own knowledge to explain why the different views in Source G were expressed The three different people speaking out against Elvis Presley in Source G all have the same negative view of Elvis and the impact he was having, but have these views for different reasons and also have different reasons for expressing them publicly. Emmanuel Celler, who was an American Republican politician, is disapproving of Elvis Presley and is basically saying that Elvis is in bad taste and his uncivilised, immoral behaviour is only suitable for coloured people - though he is not directly racist, he implies strongly that black people are primitive compared to white people. He is expressing a conservative, adult, white view, because he would have been appealing to mature white people, in an effort to gain more votes from this group and ultimately get elected. The racist view given by Emmanuel Cellers in Source G would have supported by his white public because the 1950s was a time of racial segregation in America (mainly in the southern states, where the slave trade had been based). This meant that the 10% of Americans who were black (African-Americans) were generally prevented from sharing in America's prosperity, were excluded from the democratic process, endured racial discrimination and severe economic inequality, in spite of the abolition of slavery. Segregation was imposed on
Assess the extent to which equality was achieved for Blacks in the 1960's
Sarah Whiteway Assess the extent to which equality was achieved for Blacks in the 1960's The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's and the 1960's was one of inspired leaders such as Martin Luther King Jnr, but it was also a movement of public outcry and public involvement in which individuals put themselves in harm's way for their beliefs. It was a time of enormous change and struggle for social, economic and political freedom and equality for the black population, and this was achieved to a large extent during the 1960's by the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jnr emerged to successfully unite divisions within the black civil rights movement and mount a unified, non-violent stand against unjust laws. Together, they fought against segregation and discrimination in many areas, adopting passive resistance and civil disobedience as tactics in their plight. Such examples of this tactic can be seen in the Montgomery Bus Boycott in which 50,000 Negroes refused to catch segregated buses for 381 days, instead opting to "...walk the streets of Montgomery until the walls of segregation were finally battered by the forces of justice"- in King's words. This protest resulted in the Supreme Court decision that segregation on buses was unconstitutional. Another example of the non-violent tactics used during the 1960's was the Freedom Summer Negro voting registration drive in
To what extent was the USA a Divided Union in the years 1941-1980?
Question: to what extent was the USA a Divided Union in the years 1941-1980? Politically the USA has always been a democracy, with an allowance for all political parties to express their opinions. But there have been times in the aforementioned decades from 1941-1980 where political beliefs, like socialism and communism have been feared in the government to such an extent that McCarthyism was allowed to become mainstream in the 1950's. This fear was so great that people were tried and prosecuted on false allegations, and that based on these lies most were sentenced to jail, and some were even killed, like the Rosenbergs. The Rosenbergs were nuclear scientists who during the Second World War, while the USA was allied with the USSR, gave some non-classified information to the Soviets. They were tried and executed in 1953. True, some of the accused were indeed communists, or had communist beliefs, but none of them had ever done anything to jeopardise the security of the USA, nor had the power to. Also in the American political system there did not exist anyone to represent the minority blacks, as they did not have the power to vote until the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and even then there never was a black president voted into power as there is still a certain amount of non active racial discrimination in the American governmental system till the 1980's. Socially, Racism has
This essay will explain what happened on 22nd November 1963 to J.F.Kennedy. It will tell you who the warren commission blamed for the assassination and why.
This essay will explain what happened on 22nd November 1963 to J.F.Kennedy. It will tell you who the warren commission blamed for the assassination and why. It will also try and explain why so many people now question Oswald's guilt and it will give you all the different theories that were put forward and why they didn't work. In this essay there will be different sides and evidence that will help you to decide if Oswald was the person that was really responsible for the assassination of the president. There are reasons to believe that this was all a conspiracy and that it was all carefully planned out by the CIA itself. Hopefully you will keep an open mind and make your own judgements as to what you think happened on that fateful day in Dallas. Now please read on... On November 22nd 1963 an event occurred that changed the lives of many Americans. John. F. Kennedy, the president of the United States, was assassinated in front of hundreds of eyewitnesses. Within 1 hour of the shooting, Dallas police had their man. The accused was Lee Harvey Oswald. The purpose of Kennedy's trip was to campaign for the presidential elections. He arrived in Dallas at 11:37 AM. Kennedy was to ride in a limousine with his wife Jacqueline, John Connally, the governor of Texas, and Mrs. Connally. Because the people of Dallas had a reputation for opposing Kennedy, extra security measures had been
Society is faced with many problems today. For example there is economic exploitation as well as questions of race and gender.
Society is faced with many problems today. For example there is economic exploitation as well as questions of race and gender. The hardships of individuals are among the more important and controversial issues tearing apart present and past society around the world. Like those who lived before us, we too are faced with economic, gender, and racial conflict. Some of the solutions to our own social ills lie in the past and good historical events challenge us to achieve the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Slavery has been practiced since ancient times around the world. In the early imperial age of Rome, historians gave an excellent description of slavery under their rule. Also there are concerns about the impact of slavery on the moral character of both the master and slave. In the Roman expansion and conquest of foreign neighbors, the slave population increased by almost a third. "The Roman attitude towards slavery was that of bad luck that happened to them." (McKay et al. pg.148). The Romans did not "view" the slaves in a racial context nor did they treat slaves as an "inferior" race. (McKay et al. pg. 148.). However, some slaves were "valued" because of their "physical distinctions". (McKay et. al. pg. 148.). For example "black Africans" and "blonde Germans" were "favorites" of the Romans. (McKay et al. pg.148). Slaves were considered the