Equality Between African Americans And Women

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Equality as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the quality or state of being equal : the quality or state of having the same rights, social status, etc. This nation was founded on three main principles, which were liberty, freedom, and equality. Though our country has struggled on many occasions to maintain each of these principles, the hardest one to maintain seems to be that of equality. Every human being has a desire to be seen as equal, its basic human nature. We seek equality in every aspect of our lives, whether it is the equality of religion, race, social class, or even gender. The inhabitants of this nation have fought for and over equality since its foundation. Throughout this paper I would like to delve into the written works of two great minds that strove to gain equal rights for both African Americans and women. These two individuals took it upon themselves to achieve the seemingly impossible, and our nation is a better place due to their desire to seek change where change was needed. Abraham Lincoln and Elizabeth Stanton used their speeches and written works to fuel changes in this nation that are still seen today, and I can wholeheartedly say that this nation is a better place due to their desires to seek justice for those who were not given a voice to help themselves. This paper will show how Lincoln and Stanton used their writings to open the eyes of this nation to the injustices that were being shown to not only women and African Americans, but…
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