Strom Thurmond

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  • Essay on Strom Thurmond

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    Strom Thurmond Strom Thurmond began his political career as a Democrat strongly opposed to civil rights laws, but eventually he changed both his party and his ideology. Thurmond has been a strong influence on Southern Politics since his days as the Edgefield County superintendent of education. He has had a hand in most of the major events in the Southern political history of the 20th century. Strom Thurmond's career has been a reflection of the events in southern politics in several ways:

  • Civil Rights Debate

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    Two years before the long and hard fought senate debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, President John F. Kennedy declared, “Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves, but in this century, our Negro citizens have emancipated themselves”1. With this simple statement President John F. Kennedy addressed one of the oldest and most current issues of our nation, the blatant line between the Caucasian population and the other minorities that reside

  • The Negative Impact Of The Rehabilitation Act Of 1973

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    introduced to the Senate by Senator Thurmond Strom (R-SC) that proposed to exclude prisoners from receiving the benefits of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (S.33—107th Congress, 2001). A survey conducted in 2011 through 2012 showed that 32 percent of people who were in prison had at least one disability. Of that 32 percent, 2 out 10 prisoners reported having some form of a cognitive disability (Bureau of Justice Statistics, n.d.). If the bill that Senator Thurmond Strom introduced to the Senate were to

  • Lost Profit : The Life And Times Of Bayard Rustin

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    Bayard Rustin, a noteworthy civil rights activist who put forth brilliant work in organizing equality marches. Bayard Rustin was known to have a stand-out energetic personality that contributed to his success. Rustin believed in a non-violent philosophy, he pushed for peaceful conflict resolutions.  Later in his life he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work to promote civil rights and peace movements. That award did not come easy for Rustin, he faced many challenges along the

  • The American Civil Rights Movement

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    The American Civil Rights Movement is personified through several prominent personalities. These figures exhibited strong character throughout their careers in activism that revolutionized the ideals and opportunities of the 20th century, standing as precedents for courage and perseverance in the face of widespread systemic oppression. However, not all of these figures received the acknowledgment and acceptance that their legacy deserved. One such figure was Bayard Rustin, a lifelong Civil Rights

  • Pros And Cons Of Filibusters

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    On the other hand, there are a lot of cons to filibusters too. It is true that having the power to filibuster helps ensure the voices of the minority but it can also mean that having the power to filibuster ensures the tyranny of the minority. Because the size of the senate is not based on the size of the population of each state, every state gets two senators. It is now possible according to Jean Edward Smith, “for the senators representing the 34 million people who live in the 21 least populous

  • To What Extent Did The Media Affect The Election Of 1948?

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    Historical Investigation PART A: Plan of Investigation To what extent did the media affect the election of 1948? The scope of this investigation will include the months preceding the election of 1948. The investigation will look into the different ways the media affected the outcome of the election, how recent actions of the president Truman affected it, and any other possible influences on the election. This investigation will mainly use interviews and newspapers to get a better look at how people

  • James Brom Thurmond Biography

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    Strom (James) Thurmond was born in Edgefield, South Carolina on December 5, 1902. He was born to John William Thurmond and Eleanor Gertrude Strom. His father was greatly involved in the community and seen as leader although his repute was question when he killed a man in 1897, but he claimed self-defense. James Strom was the second kid born of six. He dropped his name of James and changed it to Strom. His father, John William Thurmond was involved in politics like serving as a campaign manager, chief

  • Thurmond's Influence On Political Analysis

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    the state of South Carolina and resigned from his judicial duties. He campaigned hard and won the governorship and was inaugurated on January 21, 1947. The governor race had 11 candidates total including the incumbent and a Hollywood stuntman and Thurmond gave them the name the “Barnwell ring” after the political leaders in Barnwell did not support him. While governor he pushed for more money to education and the formation of more kindergartens, enacting a minimum wage, and to help get women more

  • Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

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    When Associate Justice Antonin Scalia perished in Texas from natural causes, the focus was on the storm of controversy that was sparked by the now vacant space on the highest court in the nation, rather than the great tragedy of an honorable and long-serving government official passing away. While this does paint a sorry picture of our nation's focus on who has the power rather than individual's happiness, the altercation caused by the urgent, important, and pressing question of who should appoint