Do you agree that Martin Luther King was the most important factor in helping Blacks gain more Civil Rights in the 1960s? Explain your answer
Do you agree that Martin Luther King was the most important factor in helping Blacks gain more Civil Rights in the 1960s? Explain your answer The Civil Rights bill was brought before Congress in 1963 and in a speech on television on 11th June, Kennedy pointed out that: "The Negro baby born in America today, regardless of the section of the nation in which he is born, has about one-half as much chance of completing high school as a white baby born in the same place on the same day; one third as much chance of completing college; one third as much chance of becoming a professional man; twice as much chance of becoming unemployed; about one-seventh as much chance of earning $10,000 a year; a life expectancy which is seven years shorter; and the prospects of earning only half as much." Congress was still debating Kennedy's Civil Rights bill when he was assassinated in November 1963. When Lyndon Baines Johnson became president he took over from Kennedy over the Civil Rights Act but he had a poor record on the civil rights issues. Using his considerable influence in Congress, Johnson was able to get the legislation passed. The 1964 Civil Rights Act made racial discrimination in public places, such as theaters, restaurants and hotels, illegal. It also required employers to provide equal employment opportunities. Projects involving federal funds could now be cut off if there was
Does the term 'divided nation' accurately describe the USAin the 1960's?
Does the term 'divided nation' accurately describe the USA in the 1960's? In this essay I will be trying to find out whether the term 'divided nation' accurately describes America in the 1960's. B y the term 'divided nation' I mean was this country split? I will be looking at the Civil Rights Movement, and how it affected America, also I will be looking at other protests and events, also looking at the New Frontier. The New Frontier took place took place between 1961-63. In 1960 the presidential elections were held. There were two candidates Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. Kennedy was very successful and had a large percentage of the nation backing him. Nixon also had a lot of support gained by television appearances. Nearly 69 million votes were cast in the election. John F. Kennedy won 34,227,000 and Richard Nixon polled 34,107,000. It was an extremely close election. An extract from John F. Kennedy's speech "The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace...(then asks American's)... to pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." I also think another previous speech made in 1960 was important... "We stand at the edge of the New Frontier - the frontier of unknown opportunities and
'It is difficult to be a disciple in the post modern world.' Do you agree, give reasons for your answer, showing you have considered more than one point of view?
Discipleship Assignment 'It is difficult to be a disciple in the post modern world.' Do you agree, give reasons for your answer, showing you have considered more than one point of view? I agree with the statement above because just as it was hard for the rich man to rise to the challenge and give all his riches to the poor it is hard for Christians today to rise to the challenge of building the Kingdom and all that entails. What makes it even harder for people to be a disciple today is all the choices, consumerism, media, and materialism. With all this around it is very hard for anyone to be single minded. Jesus once said in Mark 8: 34, '..."If anyone wants to come with me...he must forget self, carry his cross, and follow me."' If you want to follow Jesus' explain you have to 'forget self, this is what the media, materialism and consumerism hopes you can do, because if you can do this then media, materialism and consumerism should no longer be a problem. An excellent example of the consumerism that is everywhere in the postmodern world is there are1500 different types of bottled water. Water being the source of life should not be sold as a fashion item, rather it should given to those who need it most. The simplest tasked of being a Christian is now getting harder, such as going to church on Sunday. In the last ten years the shops have been opening on Sundays.
Do Men and women have equal rights?
GCSE English aural Do Men and women have equal rights? 2 person debate This is our discussion on the equal rights for men and women in our society. In this discussion each of us are going to give different opinions on the subject - " Do men and women have equal rights and opportunities in this modern day and age". o Women get the same wage as men if they are as capable. Some women may not have the same qualifications as men or vice versa, so this will affect the wage they receive. As for the " Champions", the government have tried their best to apply this technique to as many businesses as possible, but this is not always the way. People get bonuses on the standard of their work, not on whether they're male or female. o Specific jobs like manual labour, can't be an option for a job for some women because of their strength and body structure. For example a 5ft 4, small built women of the age of 20, would not be as strong as a 6ft 2 big built man of the same age. Most people now a days can go into the profession they want. You see a lot more male nurses and female doctors, because of the equal opportunity for men and women. This was not the case 30 odd years ago, but because of people who fought for the equal rights of men and women, has made this possible today. o This topic has been in the news a lot recently. Because of equal rights more women go to work and earn a
KKKThe first branch of the Ku Klux Klan was established in Pulaski, Tennessee, in May 1866. A year later
KKK The Ku Klux Klan also known as the KKK. Were a group that basically had an extreme hate for black people. They didn't believe that black people had the right to vote or even share the same bus as white people. Their thought was that they belonged on farms as slaves. The first branch of the Ku Klux Klan was established in Pulaski, Tennessee, in May 1866. A year later a general organization of local Klans was established in Nashville in April, 1867. Most of the leaders were former members of the Confederate Army. During the next two years Klansmen wearing masks, white cardboard hats and draped in white sheets, tortured and killed black Americans and sympathetic whites. Immigrants, who they blamed for the election of Radical Republicans were also targets of their hatred. Between 1868 and 1870 the Ku Klux Klan played an important role in restoring white rule in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. At first the main objective of white supremacy organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan was to stop black people voting. After white governments had been established in the South the Ku Klux Klan continued to undermine the power of blacks. Successful black businessmen were attacked and any attempt to form black protection groups such as trade unions was quickly dealt with. Radical Republicans in Congress such as Benjamin Butler urged President Ulysses S. Grant to take action
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
'How far did the fact that Martin Luther King was a Christian affect what he did?'
Philosophy Question: 'How far did the fact that Martin Luther King was a Christian affect what he did? Answer: Martin Luther King Jnr was born on 15th January 1929, in Atlanta. He was the son of the Reverend Martin Luther King Senior, which shows that he had a strong religious influence early on in his life. After going through school and university, King was licensed to preach in 1947 and in 1954 his father appointed him preacher of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Martin Luther King Jnr had a lot of beliefs that we related to the Bible. An example of this would be that King believed in non-violence and was a strong pacifist. This belief is parallel to the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25. In 1958, Martin Luther King Jnr even toured India so that he could increase his understanding of Gandhi's non-violent strategies. Pacifism was a shared belief between Martin Luther King Jnr. and Jesus. We can see Jesus demonstrating this belief in the New Testament, when he is being taken away to be crucified, he does not put up a fight, even though he probably knows that he is being taken away to be killed. And we can see King demonstrating this belief as King did not support violence in any way (even in protests) and was arrested many times, without ever putting up a fight. King was elected the president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, which was set up after a
Why did the civil rights movement gain so much support in the 1950s and early 1960s?
Alasdair Smith, 5/6 Why did the civil rights movement gain so much support in the 1950's and early 1960's? During the 1950's and early 1960's, segregation in the southern states and other problems faced by Black Americans were still a big problem in the USA. However, during this period, the Civil Rights movement made a considerable amount of progress. This is mainly due to the growth of support the Civil Rights movement received. There are many reasons as to why the Civil Rights movement gained so much support in the 1950's and early 1960's. One factor which shall be considered is the Montgomery bus boycott, which grew support within the black community and also amongst Northern White Americans. Also, peaceful protests such as the Sit-in campaigns and the Freedom Rides should be examined to show how they bolstered support for the movement. Finally, an important event which many say is the biggest reason for the growth in support was due to the Birmingham protests, which will also be closely looked at for explaining why the Civil Rights movement gained so much support in the 1950's and early 1960's. A major incident which gained the civil rights movement widespread support was the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. In December of that year, Rosa Parks was coming home from work. She sat down on a bus and when a white man ordered her to give him her seat, she refused. This was
Did the civil rights deal achieve a great deal in the 1950-1960's?
Did the civil rights deal achieve a great deal in the 1950-1960's? For the duration of 1950-1960's there was a lot of black civil unrest, in the need for civil rights. Black people wanted the right to vote to have equal job opportunities and pay because they worked equally as hard, they wanted the right to go to equally good schools as white students to have equal education, they wanted an end to segregation in cafes, swimming pools and buses as it was demeaning, they also wanted the right to be protected and not be attacked by police. A black leader such as Martin Luther King and Fames Foreman led protests, marches and riots in an attempt to gain these civil rights for black people. Black People wanted equality; not better but equal. I interpret a great deal to be for black people getting civil rights and being treated equally. Other people would interpret a great deal in different ways. The black protestors are not trying to get better rights for themselves, they want equal rights, they want to be treated the same as the white people. I can link sources C,E and I. They all show that black people have achieved something and gained come civil rights. Source C is a secondary written source, it explains and shows how many black children went to all white schools in the southern states in the late 50's early 60's. "Texas 1956-1957 3400, 1961-1962 4300" The source is not biased
Compare the position of Booker T Washington and W.E.B Dubios in promotion the Position of African Americans
Compare the position of Booker T Washington and W.E.B Dubios in promotion the Position of African Americans During the period of 1877-1945 Black Americans used a number of methods in order to achieve their civil, political and social position within the US society. For the majority of African Americans life involved poor living and working conditions in the Old South alongside facing the problem of legalized segregation and possible violence from the white community if they attempted to challenge this. In these conditions, leading black Americans offered ways of dealing with the situation, such as former slave Booker T Washington, whose own views were challenged by a north-educated man known as W.E.B Du Bois. This essay compares their position in society and how they used their position in promoting civil rights. Booker T Washington represented the aspirations and hopes of southern blacks who fought for freedom because of the northern civil war victory. He has been widely regarded as the leading voice in the African Community up to his death in 1915 and was the first black to ever graduate from Harvard University and dine at the white house with the president. He supported attempts to improve education that African Americans received through out the rest of his life, although the education provided to the African American students would be practical and not academic. He