What are the rights of a citizen?
Explain Romans established that one of the highest rights was the right to serve in the military- with leading others only reserved to actual full citizens.
-3/5 citizenship for African America- not allowed to be paid while serving as soldiers unless great need, not allowed to lead (The law of 1792, which generally prohibited enlistment of blacks in the Army became the United States Army's official policy until 1862.)
-In order to have enough people for the union army Lincoln permitted AA to join and be paid
Were not allowed to lead until after the war
African-American soldiers played a significant role in World War II. More than half a million served in Europe. Despite the numbers they faced racial discrimination: prior to the war the military maintained a racially segregated force. In studies by the military, blacks were often classified as unfit for combat and were not allowed on the front lines. They were mostly given support duties, and were not allowed in units with white soldiers.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Bill De Shields, a historian and founder of The Black Military History Institute of America in Annapolis, Maryland, says, "The symbol of black participation at that time was 'the Double V'. in other words, 'Double V' meant two victories: victory against the enemy abroad, and victory against the enemy at home. The enemy at home of course being racism, discrimination, prejudice and Jim Crow."
Despite orders from President Harry Truman in 1948 to integrate the U.S. military, black soldiers were still kept in separate units during the Korean War, which lasted until 1953.http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-2005-05-10-voa47-67929177.html
What does the Painting of soldiers in WWII tell you?
the third picture is the one of Obama by Fairey. The stylized one- sorry I cannot show it. We have permission to use it for the exhibit-but the Washington Post owns it.
- Today- President Obama as Commander and Chief....