How Did The Civil Rights Movement Change

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The Civil Rights Movement and its leaders saw major changes during their lifetimes. More change was to come in the years following the movement as well. The movement involved freedom rides, sit-ins, marches and many other forms of nonviolent, as well as violent, protests in order to gain certain freedoms for African Americans. The less than hasty elimination of slavery and the struggle to gain the right to vote were problems faced by African Americans prior to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and the 1960s. The Dred Scott vs. Sanford case declared that someone who was once a slave was still property. This significantly slowed down any progress towards emancipation. Years later, after the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued, the slaves were …show more content…

Wade case. Pro-choice versus pro-life is a key issue that divides Democrats and Republicans. Pro-choice is often favored by Democrats who believe that the woman who is having the child should be in charge of deciding whether or not to carry the child. People also favor this idea in the case of the delivering or carrying of the baby that could potentially cause harm to the mother. The often religious Republicans usually favor a pro-life stance on this issue, meaning that they believe that the child is alive before they are out of the mother’s womb and to abort them should be tried like murder. Not all of those who are pro-life believe that an abortion could not be allowed very early on in the pregnancy. The Roe vs. Wade case decided that an abortion would be allowed in certain circumstances because of the right of privacy given in the Fourteenth Amendment. During the third trimester, the state could become more involved and would only allow an abortion if not doing so would endanger the woman’s health or life. The current ruling of Roe vs. Wade stands, although Trump wishes to contest the

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