Unformatted text preview: and common people. This caused a divide in society that resulted in King’s assassination. • Did the person’s views come to be shared by a larger number of Americans? By a majority of Americans? Kings viewpoint was supported by a large number of blacks, whites and other ethnic groups across the country. When King was assassinated, supporters for his ideal equal society increased exponentially. • Do you think that exercising his or her First Amendment rights caused this person — or his or her family — to change? In what ways? King remained the same person, but due to him exercising his first amendment rights to speech he was constantly placed in dangerous situations, leaving him and family as a vulnerable target. He was deemed a terrorist by the US federal government and constant investigations attempted to take King to court for treason. Many political groups such as the violent Black Panther party, which followed a black supremacy ideal targeted King as well....
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- Spring '11
- Economics, First Amendment to the United States Constitution