In addition, the Voting Rights Act protected all voting rights for American individuals of all races, not just African-Americans. However, prejudice was still alive and present, especially in the south. Not everyone agreed with the new laws that were being made, but nevertheless blacks didn’t give up hope. They continued to preserve and fight for their rights in hopes that a change wou... ... middle of paper ... ...in color. It was because of this that it’s the most important event in African-American history and culture due to its great accomplishment in giving blacks liberty and putting an end to all discrimination for everyone.
The Reconstruction Era, a period of reform after the conclusion of the American Civil War, allowed for great changes to occur throughout the Union. With the unpolished policies left by Lincoln, President Johnson and Congress were left to decide the fate of the newly freed blacks as well as the Confederates that had left the Union in shambles. The decisions made for the African American population were especially significant because they were some of the most radical policies set up during that period, and they decided the fate of thousands of newly freed people. While the Reconstruction Era had its faults, on the whole it was a period of successful change for the Union as well as the newly freed African American citizens. The successes of 2,000 African Americans (Clark-Pujara, Lecture 11/11) and many supportive white politicians that held public office during the Reconstruction Era led to political reform that benefited blacks following the Civil War.
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This amendment also made an attempt to equalize everyone that is born here in America or naturalized. The ripple effect of this change to the constitution is still being felt today. It is hard to imagine living in a world where the African American community was not considered equal to the white man. A ground breaking distinction in the language written out in the document was that of it applying on the federal level as well as the state jurisdiction. This is especially important as we see the civil union marriages have conflict
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When American Congress passed the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendment, African Americans rejoiced everywhere. It equalized their rights with everybody else’s rights. These were the first steps in African American freedom. After the civil war happened, American needed to be rebuilt from all the losses and damages. A big part of being rebuilt was passing the Thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendment.
Since the Emancipation Proclamation only applied to 11 Confederate states at war with the Union, and other states the Union had no control over. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”( passed by Congress, 13th Amendment. on January 1, 1865, and ratified on December 6,
He uses several times “ I Have a Dream”, in order to “implant his thoughts into the heads of his audience”. He also uses the powerful words “Free at last” in order to show the importance of the situation of the black population. The repetition is useful to show the audience the importance of the subject and the urgency to react. King’s historical speech in 1963 has held great symbolic value not only for the African Americans, but also for all of the equal rights supporters of every age and race. He was the first one who really fought for the same rights of African Americans and therefore inspired other people to live his dream and to continue his work for racial equality.
Today, King’s 1963 Speech is viewed as one of the most iconic speeches in history. However, was it a key turning point in African Americans achieving racial equality? Federal endorsement would suggest yes after decades of southern states being able to subvert the Federal law designed to break down segregation. This support built upon the corner stones of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth amendments in the nineteenth century. Therefore looking at the national status of black Americans fro... ... middle of paper ... ... was also the clearest way of drawing the Federal Government to the support for the civil rights campaign and the large force that black Americans represented.
Supreme Court. The verdict towards the Amistad case remained the same. This case tested the United States government’s abilities while providing other insights for Americans. The Amistad’s became a huge attraction to the American people as they became interested in every aspect of the case whether they were for or against the ruling forcing Americans to reexamine their thoughts on slavery. Abolitionists sought the Amistad case as an opportunity to prove to not only the United States government but to all Americans as well that African Americans have been treated unjust by using Amistad’s as an example.