Fair-Minded Civil Bearing

The Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and Vatican II

The Connections Between...

These three major points in history is that they wanted to detach themselves from ways of the past and present change. They are all ideas and examples of wanting to move forward, in one way or another. These significant events helped to shape socially acceptable behavior today.

Significant Content: The Civil War

The Civil War was a war fought in the United States, and lasted from 1861-1865; a total of four years. The number of casualties drafted in this war was greater than all the war the US has fought combined. The states were a total of 34, and of that 34, 11 states made up the South, and 23 states made up the North. Thus, the Confederacy (South), and the Union(North) was formed. Tensions were building up between the states, but a spark was ignited when Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States, and that spark ignited a fire. The Civil War started over disagreements over slavery. The North wanted to abolish slavery while the South wanted to keep slavery. The economical ideology between the North and the South were very contrasting. The South relied on hands-on labor with their plantations, while the North depended on industrial work and manufacturing. The North wanted to change their ways concerning African Americans, while the South did not want change. Their social behavior regarding slavery was clear: they did not want change, and in the bearing of that conduct they sent a message; they would not stand down.
Field Musicians of the Civil War

The Civil Rights Movement

After an entire century in which the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by president Lincoln, African Americans were still not treated as equally as white-colored people. The Civil Rights Movement had a goal: to end racial discrimination and end segregation regarding to an individual's race, color, religion, nationality, religion, and/or origin. The social behavior during the civil rights movement depended on someone's view. If you were an African American then you might be rioting in public often, and being rebellious to the rules put down. If you were white, then you are either for or against equality set for all races. If you are for just equality then you may be kind and polite towards the others races. A person's social behavior reflected on their identity. The Civil Rights Movement had a objective to raise fair social being. And for that to happen, they had to upraise a major example of how we want fair social behavior for everyone; The Civil Rights Movement was an exceptional example.

Vatican II

Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council on October 11th, 1962. The council was held in St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican II was known for its changing of the Catholic ideology. This newly set doctrine changed the way of several things: the priest had to commemorate the mass by the language in which the country it is in, the priest had to be facing the congregation, nuns starts to dress casually, and not in their strict attire, and men and women commenced being bolder, and began speaking out. They started taking risks when they spoke out in favor of women's rights, civil rights, and when they spoke out against the war in Vietnam. The doctrine also changed the views in which Catholics held other Christian denominations, and they became more pleasant with other religions;they became more ecumenical. This is an example of shifted socially acceptable behavior; the new doctrine of Vatican II. This social behavior set as an example for the people opened up, changed, and progressed into the modern world.
Conclave A.D. 1958 - Election of Blessed Pope John XXIII
Vaticanum Secundum (Opening of the Second Vatican Council) - II