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Madelyne Hamilton English 12 AP Mrs. Perino—Period 6 16 November 2011 Civil Disobedience Essay Civil disobedience may arise when individuals deliberately refuse to tolerate the law. It may occur within a passive, civilized manner to protest the law. Many times, distinctive actions of civil disobedience have assisted in forcing a re-examination of society’s moral or ethical standards. During the 1800s, Susan B. Anthony caused a pandemonium in America by casting a ballot in a presidential election when the right for women to vote was nonexistent. This act put Susan B. Anthony on a path of resistance that led to a life of peril and persecution.
There were multiple reasons for why the declaration of independence was written. Some of the reasons were as follows: the king is destructive, tyrannical, and he holds no concern for the welfare of his people. Here’s the proof. Jefferson once said, “He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” This proves that he is destructive. When your own ruler turns his back on you or just takes what he wants of yours to use for himself, he’s destroying his country and many other things.
It seems very sad to me that men in this country believe that they own or have the right to tell women or even another individual what they have to do or how they have to behave. Women were given the right to vote in the United States in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was passed and ratified into the constitution. This right for women to vote became known as the women’s suffrage right. Women did not even have equal rights to men in the United States until 1972 when an Equal Rights Amendments was passed into law. Women had been fighting for equals to men since 1923 and continue to fight to this day to have the Equal Rights Amendment ratified into the constitution.
The women wanted to have the same rights as the men did. The Woman’s Rights Movement that happened in Great Britain was the turning point for women rights. These protests were a stepping stone for women’s right to vote. Woman began to protest after Parliament began passing laws that didn’t satisfy the women. Women were upset that they didn’t have a voice in choosing the law.