There are many strange coincidences between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin in February 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. Much of his childhood was a struggle; his mother dying when he was just ten years old, and with his father being a frontiersman, money was scarce. Unlike John F. Kennedy who was born in May 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He lived a privileged childhood, coming from an extremely wealthy family. Though he grew up during the Great Depression he claimed the only experience he had of the crisis was that of which he read in textbooks. Later in life, both Lincoln and Kennedy were elected as president. Lincoln was elected to congress in 1846 where he played a part of the Illinois legislature for eight years, and for many years he also rode the circuit of courts. In 1860, Lincoln ran for president against Northern Democrat Douglas, Southern Democrat Breckinridge, and Constitutional Union candidate Bell. He defended the three, declaring him the sixteenth president of the United States of America. A hundred years later it was Kennedy’s turn. In 1946, after the war, Kennedy was elected into congress, where he served three terms in the House of Representatives. He represented the working-class Boston district, and earned the reputation of being a conservative Democrat. In 1960, he won the Democratic nomination for the 1960 presidential election. He ran against Republican Richard Nixon. Despite many concerns of his young age, and his Roman Catholic faith, he won the election, making him the 35th president of the United States. As presidents, both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation to abolish slavery from spreading to states in which it previously didn’t exist and give rights to African Americans. Kennedy’s political strategy was to delay submitting a civil rights bill until his second term. But African Americans were displeased by this
King vs. Lincoln
August 28, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s enduring speech entitled “I Have a Dream…” delivered before an estimated crowd of 250,000 people who gathered at the Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C. The speech was part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom organized by by civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, and John Lewis. King was the last of ten speakers to address the crowd…
John Adams is elected as the second president of the United States
French XYZ affair
Alien and Sedition Acts
Convention of 1800: Peace with France
Second Great Awakening begins
Thomas Jefferson is elected as the third president of the United States
Naval War with Tripoli
Revised Naturalization Law
Judiciary Act of 1801 repealed
Marbury vs. Madison
to bury fallen soldiers until after battle year, not buried on field but in Athens cemetery, buried by TRIBE
Pericles of Athens- Leading statesmen at Athens height of power- oversaw construction of the Parthenon
Declaration of the Rights of Man (John Locke)
The French Revolution- Reaction to inadequate leadership of Louis XVI, lead to financial crisis and disaffection of lower classes (Enlightenment)- Led to passing of Declaration of Right of Man (1789).
Natural Law- Declaration of equality for…
Freedom Riders were another breed of nonviolent civil rights activists, who exploited the transportation system as their form of reform. Specifically, under the notably liberal provision of the Warren Commission, the Supreme Court Case of Boynton vs. Virginia concluded in favor of civil rights, ruling that, in accordance with the stipulations of the Interstate Commerce Act, segregation in public transportation was illegal. This ruling was made on December 5, 1960, and the year that followed was…
Chapter Seven Outline
I. What is an Interest Group?. (What are its basic characteristics?)
A. Formal Membership-They have annual registration. Members pay dues. The group has rules and bylaws to govern the organization.
B. Narrow Policy Focus-Interest groups are based on a narrow agenda. They specialize on a single narrow goal such as civil rights, women's rights, workers (unions), environmentalism, etc.
C. Highly Cohesive Membership-Many interest…