The Boxer Rebellion was a renowned uprising that occurred in China from 1899-1901, however there have been many debates between historians surrounding the possible causes that fuelled the rebellion. There were three major causes that may have encouraged the rebellion, these include anti-foreign, anti-Christian and anti-Qing sentiment present within in the Chinese communities where Boxers originated from, such as Shandong. Historians often question the different impacts and used a series of extended research to back up their view, this results in an unclear conclusion, however there were some ideas that were more popular and sought out.
In 1900 in China, an underground association supported by peasants, the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fist, initiated attacks against Christians, foreigners and foreign property. They were labeled “Boxers”, due to their martial arts fighting style.
The act of violating the laws and authority of the state is justified only when the measures taken by the state are contrary to the morals, ethics, and public opinion of the governed. On the occasion that truly “unjust” rule is forced upon a citizenry, violating that authority can be validated. The factors which contribute to an unjust governance are the states’ adherence to common morality, the power structure of the government, how closely it follows the public will, and the ethical consideration taken by the power. Civil disobedience, however, must be exercised cautiously and with extreme restraint, because if the private individual has the power to neglect the law due to personal interest, the society will deteriorate into chaos. Although Sophocles’ Antigone and Plato’s Crito do not exhibit a shared interpretation of when it is justified to disobey the state, considering both pieces will strengthen an understanding of when it is appropriate to practice a degree of law breaking.
The Boxer Rebellion was an uprising initiated in China, after the Chinese suffered many devastating defeats at the hands of foreign powers. Originating in the 1900’s, a secret organisation called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists, began carrying out attacks on Chinese-Christians and foreigners. They became known in the West as the “boxers”, for their martial arts fighting style. What caused the Boxer Rebellion? There were three main causes.
On the day of October 18th, 1867, The United States takes formal possession of Alaska. The territory was purchased from Russia for 7.2 million dollars, which is less than two cents per acre. The purchased was championed by William Henry Seward, who served as President Andrew Johnson’s secretary at the time. Seward had negotiated the deal with the Russian Prime minister at the time, Eduard de Stoeckl. Russia had interests in selling the Alaskan territory, and decided that it was better to sell it, rather than lose it in a war. After the purchase had been final, it was named “Seward’s Folly.” Americans, at the time, believed that Alaska was a barren icy wasteland, so it was not the most popular of deals. It wasn’t until a year later, that Alaska Territory would be ratified. In 1896, Alaska had become more favorable, when the discovery of gold in its Klondike River had taken place. Alaska
In the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901), a violent anti-foreign and anti-Christian uprising, the fighting had largely ended with the relief of the besieged Legation Quarter in Peking on the afternoon of 14 August 1900.
Every year my school, Veterans Memorial Early College High School, takes part in National History Day. National History Day is an annual event where students have the opportunity to showcase an important event that has happened in history relating to the theme given. This year’s theme is Taking a Stand in History. When I first started this project, my only intentions were to gain extra points in my World History AP class. However when I chose my topic, "The Boxer Rebellion", I quickly became engrossed in my research. It became so much more than extra points after I truly understood what I was representing . I won the Veterans Memorial History Fair and went on to the Brownsville Independent School District History Fair and placed 1st in the
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How does the social responsibility of intellectuals to demonstrate civil disobedience differ from Lincoln and MLK’s time and today as demonstrated by Black lives matter and Antifa
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