Comparing Martin Luther King Jr.'s Declaration Of Sentiments And Resolutions

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Throughout history, Jefferson, Paine, and de Crevecoeur have offered a unique perspective about certain truths concerning American rights and responsibilities. Each person gives a promise of what America could and eventually should be. The speeches “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. and “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton are well-known speeches that have undoubtedly shaped America into what it is today or in some cases, what America should be today. Although one could say that these particular speeches have changed America in one way or the other, it is important to analyze whether or not these speeches and how America is today meets the criteria and the promises of the Founding Fathers’ American ideals. Throughout this paper, an analysis of the speeches will be…show more content…
It is important to realize what the past set out to be the promises for America, and how we are keeping those promises today to better lives and America itself. It is most obvious that almost everyone in America has heard the “I have a Dream Speech.” It is recognized as one of the best speeches ever given. After this speech, Martin Luther King, without a doubt, changed the nation. His attempt to demand racial justice and an integrated society became very important to the black community. Throughout his speech, the main theme was that all people are created equal, and people must be treated that way in the future if not then. It is clear that the speech has two parts: the first being a nightmare of racial injustice and the second being the dream about the future. The first half has a common theme of never being satisfied. In the first part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech states, “And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “when will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as

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