How does Dr. King effectively establish his stance on nonviolent direct action in "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"? Use direct quotes from the text.
Dr. King uses a straightforward, 4-point plan of action to explain his support and enforcement of nonviolent direct action. "In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: 1) collection of the facts to determine whether injustices are alive; 2) negotiation; 3) self-purification; and 4) direct action." He explains that while these actions may cause inconvenience or a raucous, they are in fact necessary, and that direct action "seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored".
How did the outcome of the Civil War affect states' rights?
With a Union victory over the Confederacy in 1865, this established priority and supremacy of federal government. States no longer held the same magnitude of rights and autonomy. Slavery was also outlawed.
Please explain, in your own words, the representation of Romeo and Juliet as "star-crossed lovers" and how it affects the entire character dynamic in the Shakespearean play.
From the very beginning of the play, one of the key details in establishing the plot is the generational feud of the Capulets and the Montagues. Since this is the basis of the story, the fact that the offspring of either side has fallen in love with each other makes for an interesting storyline. Each character is aware of the feud, so it affects how they communicate with not only the title characters but minor ones as well. Friendships and family ties are jeopardized because of their "star-crossed" fate.