LBST 2101-248 Western History and Culture
LBST 2101-248 Western History and Culture 2101-248
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jasmine sykes on Monday August 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 2101-248 at 1 MDSS-SGSLM-Langley AFB Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months taught by Joachim Ghislain in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Western History & Culture (LACS) in Lbst at 1 MDSS-SGSLM-Langley AFB Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months.
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Date Created: 08/29/16
Jasmine Sykes 08/25/2016 2101-248 Fall Western History and Culture One Specific historical example that showed how Americans viewed equally back in the day was the “separate but equal law”, this law was established in the Plessy V. Ferguson case in 1896. The case was about a young man named Homer Plessy, Homer was of mixed race but his rights were very limited. Homer explained that his constitutional rights had been violated after he was intentionally forced to move to a colored only car when he was on a train. When this case was taken to the Supreme Court, they ruled that railway businesses had the right to provide separate but equal rules for whites and colored people. The ruling established the term separate but equal. This is how America viewed equality during this time, the fact that someone could be treated completely different with less rights was argued to be equal to someone who had more privilege. The idea that separate but equal was even considered is completely insane, the idea of equally is that everyone has an equal opportunity and that everyone, regardless of race has rights and freedom to live their own life. Another historical example of “equality’ in American history is the rights that women th had back in the 20 century and earlier. An advocate for women’s rights –Susan B Anthony fought for the right for women to vote in the 1800’s. During the 1800’s women did not have the equal right to vote like men did, somehow this was okay to Americans but women did not settle for this, they fought for their right to vote. Not only were women not allowed to vote but African Americans did not have that right as well. Susan B Anthony demanded that the fourteenth amendment would allow women and African Americans to vote. During this time between the 1800’s and 1900’s women also fought for equal opportunities in economic and political reforms. Women fought for their right to work as well, between 1880 and 1910 the amounts of women in the work place drastically increased. Women and African Americans were slowly exercising their rights for equally in this nation. The idea that ‘all men are created equal’ wasn’t clearly understood since America’s history is filled with American people fighting for equal rights in society; and they continue to fight today. Today in the twenty first century it is pretty clear that America has come a long way considering the idea of equality. Even after all these centuries of fighting for equality is it true that everyone is considered “equal”? Today in 2016 the average women makes less than a man in the work force. The idea that women make less than men has been the topic of conversation for years, why hasn’t anything changed? Even though there are more and more women in political offices and are holding powerful positions they are still outnumbered and the opportunity is very limited. Men have always been known as the dominant being which held women to a lower standard than men. The phrase “All men are created equal” doesn’t mean much when it isn’t applied to everyone the way it should be. If all men are created equal then all men and women should be treated equally regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.
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