Free at Last!

By: Khyla Johnson


The connections between the Civil War, Civil Rights, and Vatican II Is that they changed peoples lives and their rights. ( equality, racism, etc.)

Significant Content: Civil War

America's bloodiest clash, the sectional of the Civil War (1861-1865) pitted the Union against the Confederate States of America and resulted in the death of more than 620,000, with millions more injured. The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. When Abraham Lincoln won election in 1860 as the first Republican president on a platform pledging to keep slavery out of the territories, seven slave states in the deep South seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America. The incoming Lincoln administration and most of the Northern people refused to recognize the legitimacy of secession. They feared that it would discredit democracy and create a fatal precedent that would eventually fragment the no-longer United States into several small, squabbling countries.

Famous Civil Rights Leaders!

Significant Content: Civil Rights Movement!

The Cvil Rights Movement was a mass popular movement to secure for African Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights of U.S. citizenship. Although the roots of the movement go back to the 19th century, it peaked in the 1950s and 1960s. African American men and women, along with whites, organized and led the movement at national and local levels. They pursued their goals through legal means, negotiations, petitions, and nonviolent protest demonstrations.The civil rights movement centered on the American South. That was where the African American population was concentrated and where racial inequality in education, economic opportunity, and the political and legal processes were blatant.
Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963

Significant Content: Vatican II

Second Vatican Council, popularly called Vatican II, 1962–65, the 21st ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, convened by Pope john XXIII and continued under Paul VI. Its announced purpose was spiritual renewal of the church and reconsideration of the position of the church in the modern world. After the Pope made his speech people could now eat meat on Fridays instead of just eating fish or anything that's not bleeding or bled. They could also speak in their own language instead of speaking Latin in every mass. Also that people should have the right to make good responsible choices, free exercise of any religion. According to the Vatican II documents, people should have the right to have dignity to not be treated right.
Ep.1: History and Genesis of Vatican II


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