Die Rechte der Schwarzen in den USA Inhaltsverzeich­nis Rassismus in USA 1 Terror gegen Schwarze. 1 Bürgerrechtsbew­eg­ung. 2 Der Montgomery Busboykott (1955). 3 Neue Widerstandsform­en. 4 Wichtige Personen. 5 Malcolm X. 5 Martin Luther King. 6 Rechte der Schwarzen heute. 8 Rassismus in USA Terror gegen Schwarze In den USA bestand ein umfassendes System der Segregation vom Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts bis in die 1960er Jahre, durch das farbige Menschen gegenüber Weißen in fast allem benachteiligt waren. Nachdem der Norden nach…
Equality and freedom
Today I am here to talk to you about equality and freedom in the United States of America. My presentation is divided into 3 parts. I’ll start with the definitions of equality and freedom in general. Next I’ll going to talk about the theory and reality in American history.
And last but not least my conclusion about importance and improvement of equality and freedom until today.
Freedom and equality are two terms which are components of the American Ideology. But what do freedom and equality exactly mean and why are they so important for the American people? Have freedom and equality improved until today?
Definiton: Equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities.
Freedom or Liberty are two words with almost the same meaning in the English language. But “Liberty” is defined as “the right and the power to believe, act, and express oneself as one chooses, of being free from restriction, and having the freedom of choice. “Freedom” basically means that every human being is allowed to do whatever he wants to do as long as it doesn’t hurt others.
He’s also able to make decisions of his own accord. “Freedom” is a more concrete concept than “liberty” which is more associated with an individual’s connection with the state rather than with other individuals and circumstances. Although an individual has freedom or liberty, he must still conform to what is morally right and ethical.
Theory and reality in American history
The American citizens cherish freedom very much.
On July 4thin 1776 the “United States Declaration of Independence” was a statement announcing that the thirteen American Colonies were no longer a part of the British Empire. The Declaration stressed (hervorheben) two themes: individual rights and the right of revolution.
These ideas became widely held by Americans and spread internationally as well, influencing in particul.....[read full text]
There was also inequality between men and women.In contrast to men, women were not allowed to study and to do every job. Drinking, smoking, wearing short skirts and short hair were also forbidden. The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits (verbieten) the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
It was adopted on 18th August, 1920. Until then women didn’t have the right to vote. In 1923 an equal rights amendment to the Constitution was proposed by women. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) passed by Congress in 1972 but was not ratified by the states until today.
Equality of men and women or rather gender equality means that both genders enjoy the same rights and opportunities in regard to .....