The same chart also shows that only one of the sixteen northern states allowed Blacks the right to serve on juries (Doc A). This is a simple right given to all Americans that Blacks do not get to have. Juries are supposed to be a fair representation of the population, yet a whole fourteen percent of the population cannot serve on them. Blacks in the North had very little political freedom because they were not guaranteed the right to vote and could not serve on
become an American citizen they had so many laws and things to stop African Americans to be equal to White citizens. First, there were these codes called black codes they allowed slaves to be freed but they stopped them from having rights they restricted freed slaves from voting, they could not go in jury duty and limited there right to testify against white people. They also were not allowed to own guns or any weapons and also could not work in many places so even though they were freed they were still held against their rights and they did not have much at all. Amendments were passed to allow people as in African American men to vote they banned or prohibited government from denying U.S. citizens the right to vote based on race,color,or past servitude.
In fact, around 18th century slaves where not accepted into free public school’s due to the white people fearing that the slaves will become a threat. For example, Douglass was not allowed to possess books nor to be taught how to read and write unless instructed by his master. Moreover, Douglass at one point found that learning to read and write was more of curse than a blessing because of all the things that he learned about slavery. On the other hand, X was allowed to read as many books he wanted and was also allowed to learn to read and write. In fact, he described it as being more free than he has ever been in his life and that reading and writing completely changed the course of his life.
There are quite a few people who argue that the Articles of Confederation are unacceptable for the United States, however there are people who question whether they are or are not unnaceptable. These people think that since there was no single leader to tell them what to do, since each state had one vote in congress, and since the congress was allowed to deal with westered lands, that the articles were acceptable. “[The articles of confederation] had no executive or judicial branch, the Confederation could not levy taxes, [and] all states had to agree before the Articles could be changed…” Regardless, the Articles of Confederation were unsuitable for the United States because there was no judicial or executive branches, all the states had
In a recent study, 61% of Puerto Rican voters were in favor of being recognized as an independent nation. Even though they are legal United State citizens, they have absolutely no voting rights, no federal medicare/medicaid rights, and no federal tax return rights. For this reason it is not right for Puerto Ricans to be looked at as imperfect citizens. In addition Puerto Rico has a member in Congress, and has completely no voting rights but is only there to express opinions. As of now the United States can deny access to Puerto Rico from any national law they choose because they are not a state.
This essay discusses how I disagree with Calhoun’s position in the reading passage. Slavery can’t be justified at all. No one should have to work for somebody else because of their skin color or position compared to the other person. No matter what you couldn’t defend the fact that slavery is wrong. Slaves had no pay ,and could not run away.
Because the jury did not favor black men, Tom Robinson did not receive a fair trial, although Atticus made a great case. Segregation directly disobeys the fourteenth amendment, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” Maycomb Alabama is where the story, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place. Tom Robinson’s trial out come was not based on factual evidence. Mayella was lying to the jury, while Tom was completely innocent.
In page 809 of the course book, it explains that domestic and agricultural workers, as well as those working for non-profit organizations (such as schools or hospitals), were excluded from this act—totaling about 5 million people who were excluded from the social security act. This total included a large portion of both African Americans and women. The exclusion of so many from this act shows its lack of democracy. Since the passing of the bill, all citizens are required to have a social security number and are subject to withholdings. Due to the fact that one cannot choose whether or not they have a social or the government withholds any funds, I cannot see how this improved freedom, as previously defined, in any way.
“For the first time in my life I was learning what it felt like to be a ‘nigger.’” ~ Clifton Davis In 1959 Clifton Davis, a poor black kid living in Long Island, New York, was told he was not allowed to enter Glen Echo Amusement Park with some of his middle school friends, on a class trip - because of his race. Glen Echo Amusement Park’s policy to exclude people of different nationalities or ethnicities is just because this action was not against Jim Crow Laws at the time, the amusement parks had the right to refuse service to anyone, and because of the 1st Amendment.
Our congress, made up of mostly white males, should not be deciding the future for black males and females. It does not matter how educated a person is; they are not in the same situation as the person who is having their rights taken away. Many young children aspire to be the president. In their minds the president can do whatever they like, and never receive punishment.
It was clear that the poor and African Americans struggled the most when it came to having the same opportunities to achieve the American Dream. In reality, the main ones who had completely freedom, equality, and opportunity was the rich, white males in society. Jillson mentions that, “American Indians were removed, slaves were imported, and women were legally subordinated. . . “Even when these people gained rights, the white privileged men always seemed to prevail. Cullen also touched base on this issue when discussing the Plessy v. Ferguson case in which he makes a point of linking that with the most sought after of American Dreams for African Americans and that is equality.