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Thomas Jefferson Peaceful Resistance Essay

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Peaceful resistance to laws positively impact a free society because it helps get people's points across, without breaking any rules. People are allowed to voice there opinion, without causing any physical harm to themselves, or anyone around them. Many equal right came about during peaceful resistances. Thomas Jefferson is an example of that. He led a revolution, and changed the lives of millions of African Americans, then and now. Thomas Jefferson is a great example of civil disobedience. He led one of the greatest revolutions in history, because his opinion was not the same as everyone else's. He believed that slaves should be free. They should not be kept as property because they are humans, too. One of his most famous quotes was used in the Declaration of Independence. It states, "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Obligated. People as a whole are obligated to stand up and speak for their rights. If everybody is equal, then one man should not have more privileges over another man. Especially because on man has a different race, color, ethnicity, background, or religion as another man. No matter what color a person is, at the end of the day, they are still human, and deserves equal…show more content…
"Jefferson won most of the important political battles he engaged in, and he did not live long enough to face the actuality of widespread slave rebellions." Jefferson, as well as many other great leaders, like Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Edward Snowden, fought peacefully for Americans to have rights. They put their lives in danger, so Americans, can have equal rights. "The right of a revolution was seen as a necessary defense of freedom." I thank these people, these hero's, for risking their lives, to ensure that I, and millions of other people, have a better
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