The Progression Of Civil Liberties


 “It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.” Maya Angelou


*** I started writing this post yesterday. I had to set it aside to deal with a family issue.***

Most of the liberties we enjoy were not always available in many democracies. They came into being after much protests, outcries.

  • The freedom of slaves happened after the civil war
  • In 1920 women finally had the right to vote in America after the nineteenth amendment was passed in congress
  • In 1964 President Lyndon signed the civil rights act
  • In 2015 gay marriage was made final in the Supreme Court held in a 5–4 decision that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages.

So dear reader most civil liberties only came to be only after much protest, petitions, court battles.

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  1. ashleyleia

    It’s good motivation to not give up.

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