The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects any person within their jurisdiction of their due process and equal protection. The Equal Protection Clause under the 14th Amendment requires the states to apply their laws equally to any person within their jurisdiction. The equal protection clause aims to provide equal application of the law. It is also crucial to the protection of civil rights. There should be no discrimination in its application.
He believed that all “individuals had natural rights to life, liberty, and property, which even a king or pope could not deny” (Schultz, 2010, p. 69). Rousseau, along with countless others fought for the rights of the people while insisting that each person is afforded the lawful right to live their own life and to cast aside the authoritativeness of others if they saw fit in doing
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. This statement by the Founding Fathers is the core disagreement between the 13 Colonies and Great Britain. Throughout this historical document, there are multiple arguments made to get the authors’ point across. The authors’ effectively use logos, ethos, and pathos to contribute to the formation of the concluding argument. Logos is used because the thesis is straight to the point and it is supported throughout the entire document.
Knew exactly how the United States should have been run from the beginning. In “I have a Dream” Dr. martin Luther King convinces his audience that every man is created equal and should be treated the same. IN his speach MLK Jr. uses many rhetorical devices including logos and allusion. He said,”This note was a promise that all men, yes black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “inalienable rights” of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”(King) MLK Jr. continues to explain, “Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” Here he uses allusion with the constitution. This helps his argument because the nation was based on the constitution, and if the constitution is treating people unfairly, then is the country really the best to live in?MLK then proves his point by saying, “...they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
In “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine wrote that the “cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.” I believe his claim to be correct. By this statement he meant that America’s goals are peace, freedom, and democracy. There are many similarities between The Deceleration of Independence and Common Sense like the need for freedom and to break away from Brittan and its rules. The cause of America is its goals for peace, democracy, and freedom. Paine is saying "is, for the most part, the same as" Then "the cause of all mankind" is the goals of all mankind.
“I Have a Dream” Courageous. Genius. Savior. These are just a few traits that Martin Luther King Jr. greatly portrayed. He believed that all people should have equal rights, regardless of their color or race.
The constitution states “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” What this means is All men are equal and no race or peoples are different from any other peoples. The constitution is also stating that we have natural rights given by god and can not be taken away from anyone. Right after the civil war, there was even an amendment made called the 13th amendment in which abolished
Nonetheless, there are basic principles that are shared by either. Consider what Hobbes had described in his work about the Leviathan. “...but if there be a common power set over them both, with right and force sufficient to compel performance, it is not void.” (Hobbes 100). In his work he describes an organization that must be in place in order to prevent the unavoidable result of everyone going to war with one another. While this is more of a forced ruling to make everyone abide by the same rules, it will perform its duty all the same.
In the article she uses the Declaration of Independence to support her thesis. She expresses that the author of the Declaration of Independence wrote that all men are created equal and that we were born with certain unalienable rights which are life, liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (Clark 1). The way she uses this to back up her thesis is when she divulges in paragraph one about how “life should be better and richer and fuller [...] in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable” (Clark 1). This helps her as well by comparing them both to see what they both have in common. It can also be the basics of the American