TOP TEN MOST SHAMEFUL EVENTS IN USA HISTORY
Americans are proud of their country and this country deserves to be proud of as America has given this World very useful inventions. But there are several moments in US history that are indeed shameful. These shameful events are just like a brand of infamy on the forehead of America. America has committed some mistakes in history and historian of each era will never ever forgive America. Here, we have listed top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.
SHAMEFUL EVENTS IN USA HISTORY
Indian Land Sale
Indians were cheated by America. They were forced to sell their land in dollars. It is a sad fact that by an executive order, Indians were forced off their native land. They were relocated to other states. It is indeed shameful because Indians were removed off the land that was rightly theirs and there was no reason for them to lose ownership of their native land. It is a sad fact of history that Indian tribes were forcibly removed from four different States. They made to walk for thousands of miles to Oklahoma. About 19,500 Greek, 20,000 Cherokee, 4,300 Chickasaw, 2,833 Seminole and 12,500 were compelled to go Oklahoma. Thousands of Indians lost their lives due to diseases, frostbite and hunger. This journey is also renowned in history as the “Trial of Tears”. It was indeed one of Hitler’s inspirations for the Holocaust. President Andrew Jackson set an infamous example by approving removal Act of 1830. Through this act USA allotted about 7000 armed militia to force the Indians out. Approximately 2000 to 8000 people died of cholera. And this was the dirty politics of white politicians. Thousand of Indians died during journey. This event is given no. 10 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.
The Assassination of President Kennedy
US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963. He was the 35th President of the United States. He was fatally shot by a sniper while he was travelling with his wife in presidential motorcade. It was the fourth successful assassinations of an American President. It was come to know in 1979 that Kennedy’s murder was a result of a conspiracy. It is also said that American Intelligence Agencies managed to kill President Kennedy. This event is given no. 9 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.
No doubt, one of the 10 most shameful events in US history is Watergate Scandal. Watergate scandal resulted in the resignations of President Nixon. Due to this scandal he lost the political faith of his country. This major political scandal occurred in 1970s when Nixon was president. The term Watergate stands for illegal activities undertaken by the members of the Nixon administration. This historical affair began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the DNC headquarters at the Watergate complex in 1972. This event is given no. 8 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.
The Salem Witch Hunts
Around 1691 to 1693, the Salem Witch Hunts stared. During this women suspected of witchcraft were brutally burned and hung at the stake by Puritans. Those Puritans has a fear of Satan. This event is given no. 7 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History. (See Details)
Jim Crow Laws
The so called Jim Crow Laws were imposed by South of the USA. These laws singled out African Americans in a manner that was shamefully dehumanizing. These laws were to regulate African Americans to live a segregated and third class lifestyle. The African American were/are normally called coloured. They had separated Toilets, buses, rows, stations, shops, localities and education. Black people were treated as second class human beings. The credit of all these things goes to Jim Crow Laws. Jim Crow Laws is a slap on the face of so called American civilization and one of the most shameful events in USA history. This event is given no. 6 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.(See Details)
Slavery had been a trade mark of American civilization. USA can never ever erase the shame that still lingers from its participation in the West African Slave Trade. People of West Africa from coastal countries were shipped in filthy conditions to America. They were used as slaves in America. Slavery considered the heart of quite a few problems of USA’s past. Although Slavery is no more but the anger felt by blacks toward whites still exists. In past slaves were status symbols like wealth. The more slaves you owned, the rich you were. Black families were broken up in auctions and never saw each other for ever. Slaves were treated like cattle. This event is given no. 5 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.
USA feared, when the Communist Party came to power in China. USA feared that Vietnam would become the next Asian Communist Domino. The sole reason was this which led to make a decision in 1950 to give aid to the French who were fighting the Vietminh. United States of America incrementally took part in the war to accomplish its greedy tasks. Vietnam War was a costly and long armed conflict created by USA. This arm conflict ruined the North Vietnam and its southern allies. North Vietnam was a communist regime. The southern ally was known as the Viet Congo. This terrible war was also unpopular in American public. The terrible war ended with the withdrawal of US Army in 1973. It is one of the most shameful events in US history in which 3 million people of Vietnam and 58, 0000 Americans lost their lives. This event is given no. 4 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.
The primary so called rationalization for Iraq war was articulated by a joint resolution of US Congress. This resolution is known as Iraq Resolution. It was said that Iraq was the regime that developed and used mass destruction weapons. USA also pressurized UN Security Council to endorse his sin. UN is also called a handmaid of USA. UN proved this by passing the resolution of 678 and 687 to use all necessary means to compel Iraq to comply with its international obligations. During 2001-2 and early 2003, USA worked to build a case for invading Iraq. USA invaded Iraq and brutally killed over one million innocent people. Iraq’s President Saddam Hussain was also killed by the order of US Army’s so called court. After occupying the whole Iraq, USA could not find the Mass destruction weapons in Iraq. USA could not prove that he rightly invaded Iraq because the main reason for invading Iraq was only Mass destruction weapons. This event is given no. 3 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.
America Invaded Afghanistan in 2001. America pretended that World trade centre and pentagon was attacked by Al Qaeda and its leader was in Afghanistan. Several thousand civilians were brutally killed by USA army and this civilian loss is more than that of the past wars loss. In 2003, NATO became involved as alliance and played its dreadful role to kill Afghan civilians. Countless soldiers of NATO and USA’s lost their lives in this mission. Why USA did so? Answer is simple: USA is in the habit of ruining countries for its own greedy interests. Hundred of innocent Afghans were killed in Guantanamo Bay. This event is given no. 2 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
It is the dirtiest and most shameful events in US history. Let me say, it is the dirtiest crime America ever has committed. At the final stage of Second World War, USA dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the two beautiful cities of Japan. 129,000 people were lost their lives at first stage of atomic attack. After some days of attack, it was estimated that 90,000-166,000 people lost their lives in Hiroshima and 39,000-80,000 people lost their lives in Nagasaki. After that a larger numbers of innocent people died from the effect of burns, injuries, malnutrition, radiation and sickness. Most the dead were civilians in both cities. History will never forgive US for this war crime. Even the historian of future will never ever for give US for this crime. This event is given no. 1 in this list of top 10 Most Shameful Events in USA History. (See details)