Argumentative Essay: The Bill Of Rights Movement

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The Bill of Rights contains many different freedoms granted to us as citizens. WIthout them, our nation wouldn’t be what it is today. The idea of freedom shows in our actions throughout our own history and in the history of the world as we try to help others gain a freedom. Since not all people of our country believe in the violence of wars, many try to achieve what they’re fighting for with civil acts of protesting or disobedience. This means that people are fighting for something they believe in by disobeying the things they do not agree with while possibly breaking laws at the same time. Our country does this today, but many wonder if it helps at all. Violence has occurred from some of these attempts to be civil with protests, but people then still try to get what…show more content…
Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Meryl Streep, and other people of movements in our past history as well as those in the present. Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, Dr. King led civil rights movements and led a nonviolent movement unlike Malcolm X, and Parks stood up against the issues with race by keeping her seat on a public bus. In current times, Meryl Streep gave a speech at the Golden Globes after receiving an award for lifetime achievement where she addressed concerns within our society as well as concerns with the leadership of our country. Other people like her in our country have also stood up for the rights for others. Shailene Woodley was a part of a peaceful protest against the Dakota Access line being put together which would cause it to go through sacred grounds for Native Americans. She ended up going to jail because of her support, but she or her other protestors did not start a physical fight over it. Like Woodley, some protesters have been punished for what they do or believe in, but many don’t resort to
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