Civil Disobedience is the refusal to comply with certain laws but as a peaceful form of political protest.from that exact definition, personally I think civil disobedience can be a good thing if demonstrated correctly. Civil disobedience is one of the main things the help change laws and other national problems. In 1773, civil disobedience was one big component in the Boston Tea Party. American colonist were outraged with the british government, which lead to Americans dumping tea over board; which as a result, led to the american revolution. In Theorus expert Civil Disobedience, “ The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished,” Theorus saying this proves how laws and other national problems have been
the demonstration in Birmingham was necessary, well thought out, and fair because of their God given right to have the same liberties as white men. King contemplates the topics of just and unjust laws, civil disobedience, and direct action using personal and theological example to support his thesis.
King’s first uses the topic of just and unjust laws to demonstrate why the demonstrator’s actions in Birmingham were justified. He address how it is possible disobey some laws and break others by circling…
anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” MLK feels that he needs to be in Birmingham because of the injustices and racism. His presence in non-violent demonstrations is his way of fighting the injustice everywhere. One way that he supports his thesis is by listing out many of the things the “white moderate”’s have done to blacks. “I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Councilor or the Ku…
John Austin 1820’s
Begins school of thought about nature of law
Legal Positivism- Plain fact view
Command Theory of Law
Set of command that is issued by some entity (government), where the entity is characterized by its ability to get people to follow commands
Law only exists because of the power of an entity to make the general public accept their existence (Law is coercive)
John S. Mill
The legitimate ends of coercive law is to prevent persons from harming…
past brings it back to the present to reveal new information from it such as
in the case of POD or reconstructed in Devil’s Highway by interpretive body. For the media can
use the dead and commemorate them as heroes who risked their lives in civil disobedience, or
the same story can be transfigured by la migra to bolster apartheid against the coyotes. Thus,
Mendez instead of being just a regular Mexican walker automatically becomes “the ur-Coyote
shitheel we’d been hunting for thirty years, the…
He was the pioneer of satyagraha resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence ---- which led India to independence and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. He is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi 'Great Soul’. He is officially honored in India as the Father of the Nation.
He first employed non-violent disobedience while an expatriate lawyer in South Africa. → faced discrimination…
Annotating is not merely understanding or highlighting text.
Learning is best accomplished by restraining ideas in your own words
● Note taking
You will appreciate the benefits of taking notes when you tackle lengthy essays.
● Questioning the text
Ask these questions:
What is the thesis or main point of the text
What methods does the author use to support these points, for instance, illustration,
example, citing authorities, citing studies and/or statistics, description, personal experience or
What value position…
account. (Textbook. Journals)
STAMP: Structure/Thesis/Author, Argument, Audience/Motives/Primary Sources.
***Chapter Titles, Topic Sentence
1. Reconstruction, 1865-1877
Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse. Lincoln is assassinated 5 days later on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth who acted as a spy for the south at Fords theatre.
Booth opposed abolition and Lincoln’s plan to free the slaves. He hoped to create a new civil war; he also planned to kill the VP and sec of state…
by the people, for the people’ 1863
Also known as the ‘Gettysburg Address’, this concise speech is simple in its language yet carries a complex message of freedom for all men including the abolition of Negroes in slavery during the period of the Civil War in America. Given at Gettysburg after a great battle and victory for the North, Lincoln praises the efforts of the dead and also calls upon the living to continue fighting for the cause of liberty. It is a speech of passionate resolve and high…
Would eventually convince all of the colonies to ratify, join the new nation
Anti-Federalist Those who were against ratifying the new proposed constitution
Thought that it gave the federal government too much power
Wanted to preserve certain civil rights
Their concerns were addressed in the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution (Bill of Rights), the First Amendment guaranteeing right to Speech, Press, Assembly, Religion, Petition
Shay's Rebellion (Daniel Shay) (1787) Uprising in Massachusetts…