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  • Stonewall Riots

    gay rights movement. The Stonewall Inn, at the time one of the few establishments that openly welcomed the gay demographic, was raided by the police. Subsequently, a riot erupted amongst the arrested crowd – the first time that the gay population had protested a police raid. The incident incited several more violent demonstrations in the following days, which have been famously dubbed as the Stonewall riots. The series of riots are often regarded as the sole catalyst for the modern gay rights…

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  • Marxism Vs Liberalism

    Liberalism, throughout centuries, has spread and established its values and ideology on a global scale. However, whilst liberal democracy approached towards a process of political universalisation proposing itself as a role model, a countless number of contradictions and limitations emerged from this political system. The so-called “end of history,” eulogised by Francis Fukuyama and achieved by a victorious liberal democracy, has at the same time fostered scepticism and diffidence in the very…

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  • Andrew Johnson's Plan Of Reconstruction

    As the Civil War came to an end, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and replaced by Andrew Johnson, a Southern Democrat who lacked the fundamental political skills and the ability to influence public opinion. He implemented his plan of Reconstruction which allowed the Whites to handle the transition from slavery to freedom without offering Blacks a role to play in the reconstruction. His plan for reconstruction was an epic fail because many believed that he was rebuilding the nation how…

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  • Civil War Essay Questions

    (675)Civil War Essay Questions: (337)Essay 1: The foundation of the American Civil War was the increasing problem of slavery in the Antebellum South. In the early 19th century, the moral issue of human slavery clashed with the original motives of the Founding Fathers, which had sought to bring equality and freedom to all people—even African Americans. Slavery was a major issue for the North, which sought to eradicate the immoral enslavement of human beings as a negative consequence of…

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  • Confederate Reckoning Book Review

    The Civil War took place from 1861-1865 and it was fought between the Union and the Southern Confederate States. The Confederate Army fought for their right to own slaves while the Union fought to abolish all slavery. In the book Confederate Reckoning by Stephanie McCurry, she explains things that take place during the war but are not apart of the battle. McCurry thoroughly explains African slaves and white women during the civil war and their political state of mind and political consequences…

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  • What Are The Factors That Lead To The Rebellion Of 1776

    The colonists hated taxes, the military measures, and oppression by the British, so naturally they hated having their civil rights being oppressed even more. The restriction of civil liberties was the main and most important factor that lead to the rebellion considering the fact that all the acts enacted by the British that pushed the colonies to rebel, restricted the their civil liberties. The British has slowly dragged the colonies over the cliff and the colonies have finally reached the…

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  • How Successful Was The Reconstruction Era

    Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. Officially it began in 1863 and lasted until 1877. The main aim was to reunite a nation with divided convictions and improve the position of African Americans, post abolition of slavery, economically and socially. It can be argued that Reconstruction failed as the legislation passed was ambiguous and was manipulated to continue disenfranchising African Americans and was hypocritical of its aims. Such as the Black Codes, that promoted legal, political,…

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  • African Americans Struggle For Equality

    African Americans and their influential leaders fought in many ways against racism, segregation, and discrimination following the Civil War until present time. African Americans’ struggle to achieve racial equality and full citizenship in the United States forced them to find ways to enhance their quality of life and establish strong political foundations capable of achieving meaningful social, cultural and economic changes. Their fight for equality led them to create durable movements that…

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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Political Influences

    In the 1960’s, the Kennedy’s possessed one of the biggest political machines. This political influence helped make John Fitzgerald Kennedy, or JFK, the president of the United States. Also, Robert Francis Kennedy, or RFK, had considerable political influence until his assassination. Finally, the Kennedy’s changed how social media affected politics and how the Secret Service operates. The Kennedy family had great political influence; as a result, JFK became the president; RFK almost became the…

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  • Martin Luther King March Against Fear Analysis

    with Carmichael and his associates, Sellers and Wise, awaited the arrival of NAACP’s representative Roy Wilkins and the Urban League’s Whitney Young. Peniel E. Joseph, a prominent researcher of the Civil Rights and Black Power era, described the latter two men as “two of America's most prominent civil rights leaders, they possessed tremendous influence, their range of contacts stretching from business and civic groups all the way to the White House.” As such, they commanded a presence in the…

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