Persuasive Essay On Equality In Society

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The term “equality” is described as sameness in measure, quality, or status. It is the ultimate goal in the United States and always has been. People have fought battle after battle for the equality everyone deserves, but not many receive. Today, the most affected by inequality area in society is the workplace. Discrimination is common in many aspects of life. Equality in all aspects has been fought for throughout all history, yet we continue the fight for it today.
Countless lives have been lost in the fight to win racial equality. The sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln stated while giving his famous Gettysburg Address, “...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom…” (Lincoln). The Battle of Gettysburg was fought during the Civil War and today is the fifth bloodiest battle in all of U.S. history. Over 7000 men died fighting for or against slavery. President Lincoln gave this address the morning after the battle ended. He, along with countless others in the United States at this time hoped and prayed for the war to end and for slaves to be freed. Women have always had to fight to be considered equal to men in society. “Some argued that women should concentrate on the home and domesticity… Women should not vote, or work outside the home, or be involved in politics” (O’Malley). The battle for woman suffrage began in the 1800s. Women were not even allowed

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