Social movements, such as the Women’s Rights Movement and the Civil Rights Movement, are what helped to shape victimology into what it is today. Individual people took a stand for what was wrongfully done to them and demanded a change no matter what the cost entailed. Would you be willing to fight against injustice being done to you? The Women’s Rights Movement began as fight for the “right to vote, [to put an end to] domestic violence, sexual assault, and [to promote] temperance,” however, their goal in the fight extended for “victims of rape and domestic violence while still pushing for equal treatment with men in all areas,” after women achieved their initial goals (Victim Services Network, 2010).
Queen Elizabeth impacted her society mainly by sacrificing and by protecting. Empress Theodora impacted her society mainly by protecting women and children and by changing laws. Both women impacted their society at a time where women were kind of down graded but they both took a step and and brought us back to where we are respected. Empress Theodora and Queen Elizabeth ways they impacted the society can teach readers that that sometimes you sacrifice something to keep somebody protected and that there is always going to be rough times just overcome it and help put a stop to it. Throughout history these women impacted societies and played a huge role in history so our life could be
This movement gained most of its support through activists such as Elizabeth Stanton. She gave many rousing speeches, including the Seneca Falls Declaration. Here, she speaks directly to anti-suffragists explaining why the constitution justifies equal rights for women, particularly the right to vote. The expansion of these basic rights are what made this into a democratic reform. Abolition undoubtedly had the most dramatic impact on America’s history.
In the Dominican Republic, a leader named Trujillo oppresses the people of the country hurting everyone who happens to get in his way. It was Minerva, one of the sisters, who spoke out and declared the cruelty the people are faced with. Her passion and leadership is shown from the very beginning as a child. Her influence also carried on to the other sisters making them become more strong in their beliefs. Sadly, the other sisters had plans and their own ideas of how to live their lives.
First, it was Minerva with her friend, Sinita, and her family, then it was Mate joining the revolution because she figured out Minerva was in it and got interested. During a retreat Patria went to with her church, she witnessed the killing of a boy that looked like her son. Although she had previous knowledge of the revolution from Minerva and the news, she started getting more interested and joined. “ It happened on the last day of our retreat. The fourteenth of June; how can I ever forget that day.”
In this chapter, I chose to write about Hytapia Belicia Cabral. I think Diaz wants the audience to know details about Belicia's life, struggles, hardship, and why she is they way she is. Belicia had a difficult life growing up without a father, mother, and her two sisters. Her father, mother, and two sisters passed away while Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina was the dictator of the Dominican Republic. What I like about the character Belicia is that she wanted to become independent at a young age.
In the book The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi W. Durrow, is centered around the main characters and their efforts of defining what family means. Due to the traumatizing event that happened to them, their unfamiliar environment and, the image that society has label onto them, which led the main characters to question themselves what does family means. Both of the protagonist in the story suffers from the traumatizing event that had happened to them by the cause of their family. When Rachel was still a child, her mother always told her that she will always be there to protect Rachel, however, that was not the case. Rachel's mother pushed Rachel and her siblings off a 9 story building.
As Americans, we pledge to fulfill our duty as citizens to achieve “liberty and justice for all.” When Elizabeth Cady Stanton took this pledge, she proved to be a true patriot, bringing suffrage to American women. When Martin Luther King Jr. took this pledge, he put his own life at risk in order to protect the lives and rights of his fellow Americans. When Rachel Carson took this pledge, she wrote a book dedicated to exposing the dangers of pesticides to both the environment and the American people. When I took this pledge, I considered all the activists who came before me
Maya Angelou was a strong African-American women who made an influential impact on the Civil Rights Movement, in bother her actions, and her literature. Her life experiences and courage helped others, and made her work influential. During Maya’s early life, she experienced many hardships that shaped her into the person many remember her as. Born on April 4, 1928, she only lived in St. Louis, MO for three years before her parents got divorced, and Maya, along with her mother and brother, moved in with her grandparents in Arkansas. At the age of eight, raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Maya learned the power that words possess.
This horrible incident inspired Ida to begin her anti-lynching crusade. A national holiday should be dedicated to Ida B. Wells, who has had a positive impacted on this country because of her civic and political participation for women’s and civic rights. Ida has had a big impact on today’s society because her actions has helped changed the way African Americans are treated and allowed women to have the right to vote. As a woman, I’m allowed to vote and am treated with respect due to Ida’s civic and political participation.
Given the oppressive rule of the Taliban, how could women survive without men in their family? The book The Other Side of the Sky by Farah Ahmedi and Tamim Ansary, answers that question by the journey of Farah and her mother. Their journey goes from Afghanistan all the way to America. On this trip, Farah and her mom face many hardships, including their physical injuries and losing their family. In Afghanistan and Pakistan women lacked various rights under Taliban rule that limited their freedoms, but conditions have improved since the Taliban relinquished their power, which shows that given the opportunity women can become independent.
An article from USA Today wrote that “the ensuing images on national television could become as much of a catalyst for social change as peaceful protests”, which directly agrees with Douglass’s claim (USA Today). The article includes a quote from a woman witnessing the riots saying “You cannot quiet us down. You cannot tell us to shut up. This is our movement…this is our time”, sounding very similar
The “Sin Pais” video details the story of the Mejia family, who is shown experiencing the deportation of their mother and father back to their native country of Guatemala. It mainly focuses on Helen and Gilbert, the eldest two children of the Mejia’s. Due to their parents’ deportation, Helen and Gilbert experience more stress because of the added responsibilities they now face. Gilbert will need to take care of Helen from now on, although he will have additional help from family members, he will be the primary source of support for his sister.
History 202 Midterm Exam Paper Throughout the semester we have studied several extremely influential time periods in American history. We have studied the post-Civil War tension between the Republican North and the Democratic South. We traveled through the rise of the railroad and the 2nd industrial revolution in America. We witnessed the taming of the West and watched American ideals spread to the wild lands and people’s there.