How does "Expansion" impact society?
Google’s definition of “expansion” is the action of becoming larger or more extensive. In saying that I believe expansion highly impacts society. It impacts in ways such as politically, morally, economically, and all sociologically. The more rights people expand on the more and more conflicts start to arise. And conflicts tear people apart in so many ways. Like the whole problem with the slaves.Slaves were able to sneak outwards onto what we call “free land”. This was not a problem with abolitionists and slaves, but it was a true and in depth problem with the slave owners. That caused some major conflict, and it caused the Fugitive Slave Act to be passed, which then caused even more problems. The Act said if you found a runaway slave you would have to turn them in or you would be fined. People had to choose to go against their whole lives morals or to stick with it and deal with the consequences.Expanding simple rights such as slaves in conclusion impact a society in big ways.
What do a nation's policies reveal about their values?
Values means the true importance of something.Our simple laws impact our perspectives. Our actions as a part of a society impact on how people view us. Different communities and countries might see us in a bad way if we make bad decisions as a whole. Like The Women's Suffrage Act and the 19th amendment addition to the United States Constitution. It shows that we take pride in women, and believe that they are equal to men. Also they have smart minds, and make a good addition to our society. That policy shows we have fair nice and simply moral laws, and other people might believe that we have a good strong society because of this.
How might leadership decisions be viewed from different perspectives?
I think everyone has a slightly different view and or perspective. I do think one may have similar ideas as another but not exactly the same. I think individuality is something to be appreciated. One example of this is with President Obama. He tried to ban Military assault weapons for our safety. Well some people viewed this as a great plan of action, and a good move upon the U.S. But others thought it was rude and crude, and it was not necessary, also people that owned these were not very happy about giving them up. So in conclusion we all are different and have our own opinions.
In class we did a visual representation of transcendentalism. Transcendentalists were people that did not believe in all of society's rules. They were mellow kind of people, and they tried to live a pretty care free life. Some of these were known as hippies, or even like the band the Beatles. I drew a picture of different kinds of people. And made the statement “Its ok to be different.” It relates to society because, sometimes we don't stop/do what society tells us to do. We do what we believe in. It expands our culture because we are getting different views of life. And not just the same personalities, we are expanding personally.
In class we were to come up with debates on why/why we shouldn't turn a slave in/why someone might be neutral on this topic. During this it expanded the rights of people. Meaning we had immoral laws now, and we could turn someone in just for the money. We were becoming cold hearted people. But some people were strong abolitionists, and they did have to go against their life practices for a stupid law. We were expanding our ideas of what was more important. To go to jail and pay a fine for not turning someone in, or go against of lifes morals and turn them in because we don't want to get in trouble.
In class we learned about Women's Rights. And we were to come up with a way to remember women's rights. I made this picture to show the powerful movement of Women’s Rights. We learned that women were not allowed to do much, and were not as wildly respected as men were. After a bunch of fighting and petitioning women finally got the right to vote, and other things to. When our country gave the women rights, it showed that we had values and heart for the women of our communities. It expanded the rights of women, and it expanded on what other people thought of us.