Three Representations of Effective Peaceful Protests in Securing Civil Rights in the USA

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Analyse the representations (1,2 and 3E) and choose the one which you think is the best representations of how effective peaceful protest was in securing civil rights in the USA

Representation 2 is the best representation in showing how effective peaceful protest was because it has the best accuracy since it’s a history book, for example “In 1961, 26 year old African-American teacher” this is an accurate report, moreover the source has good comprehensiveness and covers most of the events of the civil rights in the USA. However, Representation 1,2 and 3E all represent how effective peaceful protest was in securing civil rights in the USA. All the representations are judged on accuracy, which is compared to my own knowledge of factual
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Furthermore, representation 2 mentions how people were “killed….As part of a white backlash” this suggests that the source is suggesting violence has a counter-productive effect and how there was a “silence majority” that were afraid of this. This is clearly demonstrated in the 1968 election where Nixon and his republicans where voted in due to public’s wish who wanted a more conservative government. The fact that the source written in 2002 likely historian perspective as well as analysis effects such as the peaceful and violent protest this allows the source to be very objective. Also representation 2 is very accurate and includes large amount of details in facts and figures for example “In 1961, 26 year old African-American teacher Robert Moses…” it also states “34 people died in riots that erupted in Watts” which is also valid, and it also talks about the literacy tests which in some states included impossible questions such as “how many bubbles in a bar of soap” In conclusion, representation 1, 2 and 3E which are all not fully complete and do not mention the Civil Rights Act 1964 and the main effect of peaceful protest such as during the 1960’s. Rep 3E only focuses on the march on Selma while Representation 1 does not mention

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