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  • Christians Our Nation
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    Gay Marriage and Constitutional Rights... and separation of church and state'I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or another,' President Bush said (Hinojosa). From 2003 until present, gay marriage has been a hot issue nation wide. Debates rage on the sanctity of marriage and constitutional equal rights. Though many states have already decided on this issue it has yet to be resolved federally. Is it right to deny rights because of gender? Th...
  • Free And United Nation
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    A Great Passion for Equality With America struggling in a state of Civil War, the nation's very core was being shaken. Abraham Lincoln, who was president during this period, realized this, and delivered one of his most historically renowned speeches, 'The Gettysburg Address'. This speech addresses many concerns for the nation as a whole. Through 'The Gettysburg Address', Lincoln clearly states his views on what the country once was, how it was during the time he was in, and what his hopes and dr...
  • Alice Paul
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    Alice Paul was born on January 11, 1885, in Moorestown, New Jersey. Her father, who died when Alice was sixteen, was a businessman, banker, and property owner. The Pauls lived in the small Quaker community of Moorestown. One of the beliefs of the Quakers was equality of the sexes. As a young girl, Alice attended the Quaker suffrage meetings with her mother. Alice Pauls' father left them enough money so she could attend the exclusive Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1905 asa b...
  • Important As Equality In A Democratic Society
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    TOP 10 LIST OF THINGS QUEVILLE WAS WRONG ABOUT: 1. Equality is treasured more than liberty because everyone has the inward passion to be considered equal to everyone else. But liberty is not the chief and constant object of their desires; equality is their idol: they make rapid and sudden efforts to obtain liberty, and, if they miss their aim, resign themselves to their disappointment; but nothing can satisfy them without equality, and they would rather perish than lose it. (p. 55) Tocqueville i...
  • African American Families
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    Bridging the Gap "Equal means getting the same thing". These were the words of Thurgood Marshall, both Supreme Court justice, and legal director of the NAACP. On February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded by a multiracial group of activists who initially called themselves the National Negro Committee. This group was built on the individual and collective courage of thousands of people. These people of all races, nationalities and religions, foug...
  • Link Between Affirmative Action And Civil Rights
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    Our nation, the United States of America, is supposedly the land of opportunity where all men are created equal. In this nation of equality, citizens and soon to be naturalized citizens are trying to gain a better life. A better life is comprised of necessities and luxuries alike, and also should contain a life with freedoms and justices. The United States Constitution grants every citizen the freedom of religion, press, so on and so forth. Yes, equality is the key to our world being a better pl...
  • Equal In Regards To Their Natural Abilities
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    Equality is something Americans strive to provide and maintain we always have. It has become a necessary part of our culture even now to the point that when people think of America, they naturally think of freedom and equality. The foundations of this country have relied upon it, just as it was the created by the events in the laying of those foundations. J.R. Pole states in his book, The Pursuit of Equality in American History, that the American Revolution plays an extremely significant role in...

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