The Boston Tea Party, The Womens Suffrage Movement, And The Women's Suffrage Movement?

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Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” (Bailey). The US Constitution provides all Americans with the right to peacefully petition the laws made by the government in the First Amendment. Without the right to petition, American schools would still be segregated between African Americans and whites and most women would still mainly be housewives. Some of the everyday things experienced in America were once fought for tirelessly by protesters. Protests have changed the country and often have a ripple effect in society and in government. Ripple effects stemming from protests cause one thing to lead to another until the problem is resolved. The Boston Tea Party, The The Women’s Suffrage Movement, and The March on Washington were the most influential protests in American History. One of the most influential protests in American History was the Boston Tea Party. In the early 1700’s, America was not yet it’s own country. The Thirteen Colonies were ruled by the British Parliament. In 1765, Parliament started taxing the colonies over unnecessary things, such as the Stamp Act. This act was passed on March 22, 1765, and it taxed the colonists on every piece of printed paper they used. The colonists worried that the Stamp Act would eventually lead to Parliament taking over all trading in the colonies (“Summary Stamp Act”). The Stamp Act aggravated the colonists, but it was the

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