Tom Robinson should have been found not guilty for many reasons. First, Tom Robinson should have been found not guilty because he was right handed. Mayella the victim, was punched in the face on the night of the crime. On page 235, Mr. Heck Tate stated that Mayella had a black eye on her right eye
More than seven decades after the Seneca Falls Convention, their combined efforts ratified the 19th Amendment, enfranchising women. This victory is considered the most significant achievement of women in the Progressive Era. It was the single largest extension of democratic voting rights in our nation’s history, and it was achieved peacefully, through democratic
He had made an outstanding speech about Tom Robinson’s innocence at the altercation. Atticus should have won the trial because he had proved that Tom was innocent. However, the jury was biased against African American people, making them unable to see the goodness Tom Robinson. This is why the jury’s verdict was that Tom was guilty and he was sent to prison on death road. Atticus had proved that Tom was innocent by saying “We don’t know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left.
Second measure was open public institutions and organisations to protect women from any kind of assault. The United Nation’s initial goal was to make sure women get their human rights and fundamental freedoms. March 6, 2003 was very notable due to 171 States adopting the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women. It is a huge progress from 1960s, when 90% of women were obligated to marry in early 20s and dedicate her life to homemaking. The 38 percent of women who worked were limited in job choice, the most popular ones were nurse, teacher and secretary.
The first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls in 1848 when 200 women and 40 men met together for the cause of gender equality. The goal of the convention is to outline women’s grievance and to lay the foundation for women’s right movement that followed. Under the convention, a set of 12 resolutions was formed, which called for fair treatment for women under laws and equal voting rights. Leading by feminists Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the delegates make their claim that being part of American citizens, women should not be limited by their roles as mothers and wives. Thus in the language of the founding fathers, they wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women are created equal."
In jail, there is no freedom and not having freedom is not something an innocent person should suffer. The second reason Tom and Huck should have told the police that Injun Joe killed Mr. Robinson was that Injun Joe should not have been able to run the streets a mad, malevolent murderer. If Joe was capable of killing Mr. Robinson surely he could kill someone else without a second thought. Murderers shouldn’t be able to run free because they feel as if they got away with it, that it’s ok, or that they could do it again and get away with
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex"--Nineteenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution. Until the 1910s, most states did not give women the right to vote. The amendment was the culmination of the women 's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. On August 18, 1920, it appeared that Tennessee had ratified the amendment, the result of a change of vote by 24 year-old legislator Harry Burn at the insistence of his elderly mother, but those against the amendment managed to delay official ratification (www.archives.gov). Tennessee played a key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.
Right in front of them” (315), proves that it was illegal for the guards to kill Mr. Robinson for his escape attempt. There are many governmental institutions that could have been utilized to spare Tom: an increased punishment as decided by his appeals judge, higher security prisons, and fining. Therefore, shooting Tom, especially an arbitrary amount, was unnecessary and illegal. Finally, the death of a citizen would not only be illegal in the eyes of the state, but the loss of a child would also be heinous in the eyes of God. The sixth commandment of the Decalogue as stated by Exodus 20:13 of the NIV commands, “You shall not