Equality During The Civil War

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What would it be like to receive hate for being a certain color? Has there ever been equality? For centuries equality has been a problem. Some years there is total equality and some years there was division. Whether it was slavery from 1861-1865 or legalization of gay marriage in 2015 equality has taken many twists and turns. According to the Declaration of Independence we are all created equal and this is partially true and partially not, throughout the years equality has either existed or it was nonexistent. During the Civil War many people fought because they wanted to not only put an end to slavery but just division all together. The Civil War was mostly whites vs. blacks. The north fought to end slavery and division and the south was…show more content…
Even after years of deadly war, division still existed. In the year 1954 “The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” doctrine that formed the basis for state-sanctioned discrimination, drawing national and international attention to African Americans’ plight (history.com).” Throughout the years following “ ...civil rights activists used nonviolent protest and civil disobedience to bring about change, and the federal government made legislative headway with initiatives such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (history.com).” Eventually segregation was defeated and everyone was equal. Division was coming to an end and people started to be nice with each other. There was not segregation in schools and white people and black people were treated equally. They lived up to the saying “All men are created equal” and there was peace. This sadly was only for the time…show more content…
An example of this is that Donald Trump is trying to get rid of Muslims from our country. Ever since 9/11, Muslims have been taking segregation problems. That is not fair because not every Muslim is a terrorist. According to CNN “Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States (cnn.com).” These are his plans if he becomes president. He wants to build a great wall to block out all immigrants. Recently he said “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life (Donald Trump).” He is causing a lot of stir in the political
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