One of the effects of the Declaration of Independence was the liberation of black slaves. It brought about the Emancipation Proclamation, which gave black slaves their freedom. The Declaration of Independence also had an effect on the equality among all men and women. The first sentence of the Preamble states: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.” Throughout history, there have been so many distinctive changes, from freedom of slaves, to equality among men and women. Today women have been given every opportunity that men are given and are now equivalent among men.
His story gave many African Americans hope. All could see that he rose out of the shadows of nothing so why couldn’t they do the same? All black men, women, and children came together to overcome one thing; racism. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were a significant peace to the puzzle because they had the power to unite people into one cause. Without these men’s ideas of non-violence retaliation the black race would not have been seen as the victim, instead the problem.
On September 18, 1895 during the Exposition Booker T. Washington said that he wants to do more to improve and cement the relationships between the African-American and the white races and to start on the path of Industrial Progress. Booker also wanted not only to make peace with the white man, but with everyone regardless of race and Nationality. Booker T. Washington also wanted the two races to prosper in all things and areas like agriculture, mechanics in commerce, in domestic service and in all profession’s. Booker T. Washington said that the greatest danger of all is the transition from slavery to freedom that people will overlook that all of them must live by working together and they will only survive and thrive by dignifying and glorifying common labor and skills. (To me, I think Booker T. Washington was the best advocate for the African-American because he seems to connect to me better in how I would like to pursue my life as an African-American).
Everyone should be treated the same whether or not they are homosexual or heterosexual.” Pondering her answer makes it clear that not everyone is equal. The United States is about being equal no matter whether someone, as an American citizen, male or female, black or white, or even have disabilities. Yet, what the United States did not realize is that the judgment it held against homosexuals would come, in a sense, to bite them in the butt. Equality is about putting everyone on the same playing field. As of today, interracial marriages are equal to same race marriages thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Loving in the case Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S (1967), interracial couples are able to marry.
CONS: * There are no other options available to you if your found guilty or plead guilty no judge can offer a suspended sentence or probation you are required by law to serve the specific amount of time. * It cost alot of money to house offenders in prisons and jails if offenders who got the determinate sentence could be released early this would free up millions of dollars for the state. Indeterminate Sentence PROS: * This can encourage offenders to act right and follow rules while incarcerated because they know that by doing this it can help in getting a early release date. * Empowers judges and parole boards to make sure that offenders that still seem to be a risk to the public remains incarcerated. * Individualizing sentencing & release decisions.
It is the reason that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his life to make sure that African-Americans would have the very same rights as any other American citizen. “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal” (Declaration of Sentiments, Women’s Rights Convention, Seneca Falls, NY, 1848). To me, self-evident means that it should be understood that because God created each human being, each human being should be allowed to have the
The 14th Amendment was ratified on July 9, 1868 and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” and included former slaves which had recently been freed due to the Civil War. It also forbids states from denying any person “life, liberty or property, without due process of law” or to “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” By the 14th Amendment directly mentioning the role of the states, it greatly expanded the protection of civil rights to all Americans and is cited in more litigation than any other amendment. The first 10 Amendments contain the Bill of Rights and one might say that the Bill of Rights and the Equal Protection Clause go hand in hand. Equal protection in regards to race, national origin, free speech, the right to bear arms, and the right to privacy are but a few areas covered by the 14th Amendment. Equal protection can be broken down into three basic areas of importance Federal Implications (the government), Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties; what follows is a brief overview of these three areas of importance with some historical background concerning Equal Protection Under the Law.
The Niagara Movement was one of the most influential movements in American history it had a huge impact in the African American community. The ideas that they encouraged pushed blacks to fight for true equality. Equality was just a word to so many African Americans for it had never been realized in their lives. Most African Americans just settled for the right to be a citizen but the Niagara movement encouraged the fighting for the same rights as those of a white man. Without this movement there would no telling where blacks would be today group that were primarily organized by W. E. B. Dubois .this was to get freedom and let blacks think for themselves and to have the faith and the mental toughness.
Kennedy included phrases such as one-half, one-third, twice as much, and half as much to indicate the chances of an average American Negro to complete certain obstacles equivalent to the average white American. The motivation for such number references is relevant and leads up to Kennedy's thought that "a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics. Within the speech, Kennedy described this nation to be "founded on the principle that all men are created equal however this applied to everyone but Negroes in the community. Lincoln freed the slaves more than a hundred years ago, but to this day, the slaves'
There no different than your neighbors next door. We should treat all Americans as members of our society including gays. This would allow them the same rights as everyone else including the right to get married. Each citizen in our society has the same right and freedoms. “Civil rights are the constitutional guaranteed rights of a person given to that person virtue of that individual’s status as a member of society.” (Gale