Analysis Of Howard Zinn's A Kind Of Revolution

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In this week's reading Howard Zinn, chose to name the chapter “A Kind of Revolution” because it was a revolution that had a variety of class structure. The poor and white fought together in war, but the poor were seeking different economic opportunities to free themselves and having a little bit of power. However, the revolution was dominated by the powerful and wealthy who use the poor to get the most power for their state. “ Jefferson tried his best, as an enlightened, thoughtful individual might. But the structure of American society, the power of the cotton plantation, the slave trade, politics of unity between northern and southern elites, and the long culture..race prejudice… throughout his life,” said Zinn. The founding fathers tried …show more content…
The most power is always control by the wealthy who can dominate the weak. Also, it was a mixture of lies to brainwash the poor having a stronger army. “ When economic interest is seen behind the political clauses of the Constitution, then the document...not simply the work of wise men trying to establish a decent and orderly society, but the work… groups trying to maintain their privileges while giving just enough rights and liberties to enough of the people to ensure popular support,” said Zinn. The support of the people to join a revolution is important for a victory. Zinn believes “ A Kind of Revolution” because there is a limit to give people a small portion of rights and the injustice will always be present. Without the support of people, action could not happen because not mattering the class structure everyone has an individual power. The balance of a Constitution is vital to know the right amount of rights between the wealthy and weak, but the most power will be won by the …show more content…
If, the president became more independent, finding a different solution instead of a war. Fighting everything is gradually increasing, and it affects everyone, but most low-income families. “ We’re not going to be a military country. We’re going to take our immense resources, our wealth, we’re going to use it for the benefit of people,” said Zinn. The president should be more concern for its people because a war affects everyone in different financial forms. “ They were not mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, they were absent in the Constitution, they were invisible in the new political democracy,” said Zinn. The founding fathers and the history we have read has portrayed a false identity. Their power and wealthy have categorized them who they are putting others in the worst circumstances. A Kind of Revolution and the video shows how Zinn has discovered to trust no one. The progress that has been made has always benefited the wealthy and Zinn encourages people to be leaders. We have to take action and not let influential leaders brainwash our minds to see

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