Presentation on theme: "By the People An Introduction to American History, Politics, and Culture Christopher Pastore Department of History University of Montana."— Presentation transcript:
By the People An Introduction to American History, Politics, and Culture Christopher Pastore Department of History University of Montana
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (1863) For Lincoln, the U.S. Civil War was fought to prove to the world that a “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956) “There comes a time when people get tired, tired of being segregated and humiliated; tired of being kicked around by the brutal feet of oppression.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March on Washington August 28, 1963 “I have a dream … of a day when the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. When all of God’s children … will be able to join hands and sing … ‘Free at lasts! free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’” 250,000 people, including 50,000 whites.