With the freedom to protest and speak out on subjects it has brought out some distasteful hate in the world. In the past our forefathers were not allowed to speak out against the government or its leader. There were laws put in place to discourage people for printing offensive and judgmental things towards the British government. This was one cause of the creation of our nation. The colonists were tired and decided that they would add the freedom of speech to the Constitution writing it as one of the first ten amendments( the first to be precise).
Eventually, America fought the Civil War in order to abolish slavery once and for all throughout the states. Many people believe that with slavery finally being abolished in America the people of color could finally live happily. Unfortunately, those people were wrong and people of color continued to be treated as if they were less than human. Even to this day, about two hundred and fifty years since America had gained independence, many people of color in American society still feel that they are treated unequally. In today’s society, the discussion of racial privilege has been a big discussion within society and politics in America.
With the help of the Women’s rights Movement, not only supporting African American rights, but that of women helped pair these organizations to influence society for the better of all mankind. Margaret Sanger opening the door, for women to be in control of their own bodies, literally. In 1916 Brooklyn the first birth control clinic was opened giving women a choice in what they want for themselves. Suffragists rallied all over the states expressing their right to free speech, fighting for Women’s Suffrage until 1920 when the nineteenth amendment ratified their rights. Women having played a major part in the wars found strength in numbers and with writers such as Jane Addams the inspiration was
Now the fight for civil rights was and is the fight to be treated as equal human beings. From the novel, it highlighted this fact as it played a major role in the setting and who the characters were. As it began with the signing of the Civil Rights Act and Rosaline in excitement with every breath, “INSERT PASSAGE” (Kidd ). As one could analyze her the joy that could only come from the years of cruel turmoil of her history. In considering the past of how she and her fellow race were treated for over a century, now to finally have a glimmer of light to escape the racism.
Up to date the history of United States has been the main subject that researchers have concentrated on since history. It revolves through the Europeans background and typically the unequal treatment that was experienced amongst the people of different races. The right of people was not respected. Consequently, the people engaged in great wars in protesting against discrimination. The constitution was therefore used to enhance the same.
Then came into being the famous movement called The Suffrage Movement during which the women fought for their equal voting rights which all men were enjoying at that time because they were of the view that they were a part of the society too and they deserve all the rights to elect their representatives. This movement was started in 1848 and it ended in 1920. It continued for quite a long time and women had to face many hardships to fight for their own rights. But the period still could not end up in signing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. During the whole period of 1920, women had put their emphasis on promoting the status of
After the trials of the four murderers had been held, people started to realize that they were treating African Americans horribly. Much time had passed before people realized they needed to do something about this racial prejudice. About a year later, the Civil Rights Act was passed by congress stating that it “ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin…” (History.com) The act helped vanquish segregation in cities forever, yet it still did not fully do the job. The assassination of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. followed in years after the law was made and showed that people still broke the rules and people still treated African-Americans with rotten
For example, before gaining sovereignty from Great Britain in the revolutionary era, the Coercive Acts of 1774 shut down Boston Harbor and implemented further restrictions on the patriots as a consequence of the Boston Tea Party. In Antebellum America, the United States’ Southern slave-based economy led to a multitude of failed slave revolts, including Nat Turner 's Rebellion. The Civil War and Reconstruction era was a time of greatly ineffective slave uprisings, such as the Inquisition in Mississippi, that basically only contributed to the deaths of a large number of people. Finally, the Haymarket Square Riot during the Gilded Age and Progressive period led to almost no workers’ reforms but rather many arrests instead. Revolts initiated primarily to gain more freedom for the people eventually lead to even more harsh restrictions being place upon them.
But still these events all had some play in history. Executive order 9981 president Harry Truman outlawed racial segregation in the USA. Armed forces or desegregation in the United States by Tom Head wouldn’t have happened without these tragic events. These sacrifices were good but they however were necessary. Racism was a long standing event, however the people (minorities) thought that it was time for change.
The veritable beginning of democracy in the United States can be traced to American Civil War. The Civil war ended in a victory of northern side, and three Amendments were established which were the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. The 13th Amendment repealed slavery and forced labor, the 14th Amendment defined that all people including African Americans born or naturalized in the United States were American citizens, and the 15th Amendment forbad governments from denying them the right of voting on the basis of race, color or past condition of servitude. Were the three Amendments valid and applied equitably to all? The answer to this question is No.