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How true is this statement with regards to events in America?

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ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal: that there are endowed by their creator with certain and unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." How true is this statement with regards to events in America? I think this statement is not true because all white people and black people were not treated equally. There are a lot of reasons why they are not treated equally: such as; black slaves were sold at auctions; black people were not allowed to go to white schools when they tried they were spit on and had eggs threw at them, this happened in the south of U.S.A. The black and white people had different sections on the bus and blacks were also unable to vote. These are only a few of the reasons noted. All this had been happening for hundreds of year and was finaly stopped in 1954 when blacks were given their freedom. Father Josiah Henson, slave who escaped to freedom in Canada, told of the inhumanities he and his family faced at an auction. ...read more.

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The National Guard who was in charge at the school did not help the nine Negro students because he threatened them and he also let a lady spit on them. This is and has always been against the law because the guard is there to protect people and not to threaten them. Rights to vote: For a black man or women in the south, registering to vote was an act of great courage. Fannie Lou Hamer tried to register in order to become a first class citizen. As a result of this she was dismissed from her place of employment where she had worked for, for over twenty years. On her return from registering to vote she was arrested at Windona Mississippi and taken to a cell where under the supervision, of a highway patrol man. Two Negro prisoners beat her with a black Jack. During this time she tried to protect her left side as she suffered from polio when she was a child. This quote shows this poor lady Fannie Lou Hamer was not able to vote because she was black. ...read more.

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But if both sections of the bus were full and a white person wanted to sit down, someone in the black section of the bus would have to get up and move. So as you can see so far it has not been equal rights at all, between blacks and whites. But this caused a lot of hassle because she would not move from her seat, and she was arrested and taken to court. The black people did not use the public transport after that incident for a year, until it was decided that the in the buses, blacks could sit were they wanted and whites could sit where they wanted. So to conclude the statement ("We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal: that there are endowed by their creator with certain and unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.") was not true because the blacks were not treated with any respect, where as the whites were. All the facts I have written about blacks not being able to vote, and blacks not being able to go to the white schools, and they also had different sections on the bus. JINESH ADATIA 10BN ...read more.

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