America Is The First Amendment Essay

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America IS the first amendment: what it was founded on, what it was built upon, and the ideas that our country has always and continues to stand for. The first amendment- freedom of religion, speech, press, to assemble, and petition the Government- is about any individual having the power to voice their ideas and opinions no matter what. Peaceful resistance to laws is not only condoned by the first amendment, but encouraged. The founders of the United States who penned the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, the Bill of Rights, etc. did everything in their power through these documents to prevent the tyranny and abuse of government. Through these documents, the founders of America established that a true democracy is defined by the freedom of its constituents to …show more content…

The fight for women’s suffrage took dozens of protests and thousands of dedicated women and men to pass the nineteenth amendment. Alice Paul, considered one of the leaders of the suffrage movement, organized an immense suffrage parade on the same day as Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration. Paul went on to form the NWP (National Women’s Party) who protested for months outside the White House. Paul and several others were arrested, but once released would return to the picket line. The NWP and NAWSA (National American Woman Suffrage Association) were responsible for pressuring the President and Congress into passing the 19th amendment through lobbying and protests. Margaret Sanger, a trailblazer of the feminist movement, opened the first birth control clinic in America. Although the clinic was shut down and Sanger was arrested, she received an outpour of support and was able to open the clinic again in 1923. It is because of women like Alice Paul, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Margaret Sanger, Betty Friedan, and thousands of others, that women’s equality movement has made incredible

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