Though some would argue that people should not take responsibility for solving problems that affect their communities and nation, I strongly believe that they should. Without people rising up and taking initiative, no progress can be made in society. The actions of Martin Luther King and Thomas Jefferson show that taking responsibility in solving problems that affect a nation leads to the formation of a better society. Martin Luther King’s advocacy for civil rights eventually allowed African - Americans to thrive in America. Also, Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence allowed America to become its own country with much liberty. Martin Luther King’s willingness to help out his nation caused America to accept people of all colors. In 1963, Martin Luther King made a speech titled I Have a Dream. This speech was made on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 people. He pleaded that African - Americans deserved equal rights as caucasians. Because he took the initiative, African - Americans eventually recieved the same oppurtunities as people of other races. Nowadays, African - Americans have the same jobs and go to the same colleges as other Americans. This all stems from Martin Luther King’s willingness to take responsibility to help out his nation. Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence allowed America to become its own country. By 1776, like most Americans, Thomas Jefferson was frustrated with his living conditions. He knew that Americans
Dreaming About Freedom
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is one of the most successful and most legendary speeches in United States history. Martin Luther King Jr. was a masterful speaker, who established a strong command of rhetorical strategies. By his eloquent use of ethos, logos, and pathos, as well as his command of presentation skills and rhetorical devices, King was able to persuade his generation that "the Negro is not free" (King 1). His speech became the rallying cry for…
Gandhi was an Indian religious leader, born on October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar, India. He died in Delhi, India on January 30th, 1948. He was most known for his famous struggle for India’s independence from Britain. The main focuses of his philosophy were non-violence and racial equality for Indians. Gandhi was born into a wealthy family of merchants, who owned a couple of small cities. Although Gandhi was interested in majoring in medicine, his father disagreed and made him study law instead. Gandhi…
Essay Response to Question 1
History 170C, MTWR – 11:15 A.M.-2:05 P.M.
July 24, 2014
The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important written work of its period. However, the importance of the document lies not in the original intention for which it was created, to declare independence from Great Britain, but rather how future generations have interpreted Jefferson’s words. A speculative segment of the document, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…
In 1507, German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere "America" after Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci.
The first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymously written essay published in the Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 6, 1776. In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson included the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized…
includes the Bering land bridge, an ancient land bridge roughly 1,000 miles (1,600 km) wide (north to south) at its greatest extent, which connected Asia with North America at various times during the Pleistocene ice ages.
Aztec Empire- These city-states ruled the area in and around the Valley of Mexico from 1428 until they were defeated by the Spanish conquistadores and their native allies under Hernán Cortés in 1521.
Christopher columbus- he completed four voyages across…
choose educational ideas and methods that can benefit in our future lives.
We reach a point in our life when we or rather our parents have to decide what kind of education they want for their children. In Article 26 of the “Universal Declaration of Humans Rights,” it states “Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.” There are many kinds of education we can choose in the world. Will we choose the old Narrative way of education where the teacher…
APWH:Unit 6 CURVE
April 15, 2015
1) Theory of relativity:
The idea that theory and time are relative concepts rather than absolute
concepts. Influenced developments in physics, geometry and astronomy.
2) Quantum Mechanics:
Explains the structure of an atom and the structure of a nucleus. It is
important because it created the physics and chemistry we know today.
3) Big Bang Theory:
The theory that the universe was created 20 billion years ago from the
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 all, rights include property, liberty etc., only actions harmful to society are illegal, sovereignty…
The behavior of homo sapiens -- human beings tend to pursue their own interests. They behave in ways that promote individual interests, and are motivated by incentives (both positive and negative). This is one of the reasons proposed for the development of governments: groups of individuals all acting in their own interests leads to collective action problems, and governments exist as a solution to those problems.
Collective action problem -- this occurs when a group of individuals, each acting…
Advanced Placement Untied States History
Dr. Alba 2014-2015 School Year
Course Description: AP U.S. History covers the spectrum of American history from pre- Columbian days to the present. Using chronological and thematic approaches to the material, the course exposes students to extensive primary and secondary sources and to the interpretations of various historians. Class participation through seminar reports, discussions, debates, and role-playing activities is required; special emphasis…