Conscientious objector

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  • Desmond Doss Stereotypes

    Desmond Doss, a World War II Medic, became the first conscientious objector to become famous and earn a medal of honor. He saved men, on the historic Hacksaw Ridge, by lowering down dozens of wounded soldiers with no gun to protect him from the Japanese. His story has begun to spread worldwide and Hollywood has made a motion picture, Hacksaw Ridge, about his impressive story. The film, Hacksaw Ridge, portrays the life of Desmond Doss accurate through violent war scenes, his kind country…

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  • Edward Snowden Citizenship Analysis

    Even on the opposite side of the spectrum, the draft-dodgers during Vietnam were loyal. However, they weren’t loyal to their country’s current state, but instead their own lives and/or beliefs. Loyalty was also seen in lives of conscientious objectors -- conscientious objectors who didn’t believe in the idea of participating in a war for moral or religious reasons --- who didn’t directly fight, but still showed their loyalty in a different way. These people worked in noncombatant roles as…

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  • Hacksaw Ridge Analysis

    REVIEW OF HACKSAW RIDGE: Good war-films can be very disturbing to watch. The dramatic realism of modern digital effects spares little and many audiences will find Hacksaw Ridge one of the most violent sensory assaults that can be experienced in a cinema. If it were not a true story that celebrates an unusual hero the film could have been accused of a glamourous display of unrelenting carnage. The film plays in two halves: the early life and romance of Army Medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield)…

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  • How Did Muhammed Ali Contribute To The Civil Rights Movement?

    activists was publicized even more than usual than other athletes. As either Cassius Clay the “braggart or free spirit; the dancing Ali could seem [as] an artist or a coward; the Muslim Ali could seem [as] religious or a political man; the conscientious objector could seem a con man, a pacifist, a traitor, or a martyr” (Oriard, 392). Regardless of anything that Ali did, his forms of activism, small or large, were always made larger than they seem due to his performances as an…

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  • Adam Hochschild's To End All Wars

    Adam Hochschild’s To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 chronicles Britain’s moral struggle concerning World War I from before the outbreak of the war to after the armistice on November 11th, 1918. Though World War I—also the Great War—is often portrayed in media as one that was celebrated by all, To End All Wars brings to light a sizable anti-war movement thriving in Britain while telling the story of the soldiers who fought on the Western Front. Hochschild focuses on the…

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  • Gandhi's Role In The Civil Rights Movement

    The 1960’s was a tumultuous time for the Civil Right Movement, many people rose to the cause and leaders were born. These individuals came from different social backgrounds but with one goal in common to facilitate an equal opportunity to all the members in society regardless of the gender, religion or heritage. Some were insurance salesmen in rural areas of the United States. Others were students, who became involved in the moment during their college years, or were lawyers, clergyman,…

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  • Jfk Assassination Speech Outline

    Topic What happened on November 22, 1963? How did this event affect the nation? (1-2) Name: Samantha Stern Source: "J. F. Kennedy's Assassination." U.S.A Sixties, Grolier Educational, 2001, pp. 5-9. Notes: (bullet points only) Tool used in presentation: Created by: Topic: Who were Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and how did they try to change American Society? What were they trying to accomplish? Name: Jessica Moskovits Source:…

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  • Cress And Robert E. Shalhope And The Second Amendment Analysis

    Lawrence Delbert Cress and Robert E. Shalhope both write extensively researched articles about the history of the Second Amendment, but they come to very contradictory conclusions. There are a number of questions that both Cress and Shalhope were attempting to answer. What is the historical background for how the writers of the Second Amendment would have looked at the basis for the Second Amendment? What sort of cultural influences at the time of the writing helped to shape the views of writers…

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  • Alvin York Character Traits

    Fighting and killing was strictly against his religion. When he received his draft notice, he consulted with his pastor and "was advised to seek conscientious objector status. As a result, he wrote on his draft card, "Don't want to fight." When his case was reviewed by local and state draft authorities, his request was denied as his church was not a recognized Christian sect" (Hickman). Therefore, Alvin…

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  • Strict Gun Laws Essay

    Strict gun laws, if instituted in the United States will only create easy targets for criminals and terrorist. While one would think that removing guns from civilians would decrease violent crime, guns in the hands of civilians act the same way that nuclear weapons did during the cold war. Having the ability to cause harm to others is in itself a deterrent we are a primitive race and the one thing that our little monkey brain knows best is that you leave the monkey with the big stick alone. This…

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