I Ve Been To The Mountaintop Analysis

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The key aspect that was discussed this semester was that most americans believe and assume that the First Amendment requires a “wall of separation between Church and State.” This is challenged today, but it is not actually a part of the Constitution or any of the Amendments it did not exist until the twentieth century. In fact, separation of church and state is a phrase that Thomas Jefferson and used to understand the function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution. In the letter to the danbury baptists, Thomas Jefferson states “My duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit”. This means that even though they wrote those kind words, he has responsibilities as well. So he can't make a…show more content…
During this time, racism was a growing problem that was creating uproars through hate crimes, and violent protests. On April 3, 1968 in Memphis Tennessee, Martin Luther King Jr gave a moving speech about the unfortunate reality of society. He was able to convey his powerful message of peace by using metaphors and different analogies that people could easily relate to. Not only did Martin Luther King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech lead to the acceptance of African Americans in what was during that time an all white society, but it gave new freedoms to those who were once discriminated against. The speech is effective in the sense that Martin Luther King was able to grab the audience's attention by using everyday scenarios as well as in depth metaphors in order to get his message across. His powerful words led to an increase of freedoms for the African American community and for all Americans. Martin Luther King’s speech was so powerful and inspiring that it has influenced the US to celebrate the differences in

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