The United States And The Civil Rights Movement

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The most violent element in society is ignorance. Throughout American history there have been many conflicts that have emerged in society because the majority did not want to accept the privileges of different individuals owing to the fact of their race, religion, language, sex and other status distinctions. An example of this in the United States was the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s through the 1960s. African Americans fought to assert their full rights as Americans. Women fought to be able to stand next to a man in any profession and receive equal pay and respect. Now, since the late 1960s it is the homosexuals who still struggle for their equal rights. The homosexuals movement is a civil rights movement that advocates for equivalent and social rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual or “LGBT” community in America. Homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexual in the United States because the Declaration of Independence gives all Americans natural rights. The constitution guarantees to each person of the United States equal protection under the laws. Freedom from discrimination is a basic human right. Marriage is about love and supporting one another The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of the American political tradition. It articulates the fundamental ideas that form the American nation and gives all Americans natural rights. According to this document it says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men

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