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"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal

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Mitul Patel 10H Mr Mayers English Coursework 1 "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal: that they are dowed by their creator, with certain 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 that the statement above in my opinion is not true. With the evidence that I have gathered and analyzed I found that at the time of this statement, all men were not created equally. I have come to this conclusion as, if all men were created equally, black people should have been treated the same as white people. An example of unalienable rights is when Mrs Rosaparks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, she was sent to jail. This was the Montgomery Bus Boycott. I definitely do not see this as equal rights. The white people had a choice of were they wanted to sit, this usually meant they got better seats, were as the black people were only allowed to sit in the seat they had allocated to them. ...read more.


Elizabeth managed to run away. Whilst sitting at the bus stop she was approached by a white couple. The white man sat down next to her, put his hand around her and said, "Don't let them see you cry". The white women saw her safely on the bus home. President Eisenhower finally sent united state marines to Little Rock to enforce the court ruling and ensure the right of the nine negro students. I think that what happen outside the school was not acceptable. The guards were put outside for a purpose. They did not for fill their purpose. They let the angry mob through sometimes and didn't let Elizabeth through when she wanted to. Education is an important part of life, and not having the right education could result in someone's life being ruined, as if you have no education you have no good job then you don't have a lot of money. The white people interfered in other people's lives. They stopped other children's education. The white people would not like it if someone else was interfering in their children's education. I think the racist comment the old lady made was uncalled for. If another person said a racist comment to a white person they would be arrested and put in jail straight away. ...read more.


I think what Rozaparks did, not give up her seat to a white man was right. Black people had their own places were they had to sit. This was said by the white people. If they had to sit in the places the black people were allocated they would not like it either. This is a perfect example of unequal rights, just like all the other examples above. I think it was good of the black people to stop using the buses for over a year; they finally got what they wanted. After the buses were desegregated, they were allowed were to seat and had no problems on the buses. Overall, looking at all of the evidences I conclude that the statement was false. In the statement it says "all men are created equally" as in all of the evidences, it is seen that everybody is not created equally. The white people felt as if they had power over the black people. Also in the statement is says "pursuit of happiness". The white people already had their happiness, and the black people didn't as they were getting arrested for the littlest things and they had to have and do different things to the white people. ...read more.

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