The American Liberty And Freedom

944 WordsNov 30, 20154 Pages
As time goes on our ways of life begin to change however, the ideas and past events still remain. Throughout history we have seen how American liberty and freedom is always centered on the dominant white male image. As time continues on those of minority decent have had work twice as hard to receive the same level of equality as all whites both male and female. Women and African Americans have struggled much more because back then white men believed that they couldn’t be trusted and that they were not worthy of holding power. The inequality of American liberties and freedom has been displayed recently when a white male cop attacked a young African American student. She wasn’t able to express her freedom because she had to adhere to the cop that was dominant towards her. Women had to work so hard to acquire their freedom and this was displayed through the Seneca Falls Convention. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted her voice to be heard and she spoke about how women deserved to be as free as men. She stated how government created “disgraceful laws as give man the power to chastise and imprison his wife, to take the wages which she earns, the property in which she inherits…” This clearly shows how back in the past women weren’t equal to men and they really didn’t have any liberties or really any freedom. The men were of power and basically anything they said was what was right. Going back to the case of the young African girl, her voice wasn’t being heard. All throughout the
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