American Ideals And The Founding Documents Essay example

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American Ideals in the Founding Documents
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America...solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be Free and Independent States.”(Jefferson) Justice is the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness. Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, also known as, “the mother of the freedom movement.” During 1995 in Montgomery, Alabama, Mrs. Parks was on her way home from working when she boarded a bus. During that time, Caucasians had the privilege of sitting in the front while African-Americans had to sit towards the back of the bus. The bus then stopped to pick up another caucasian, and the driver, J.P Blake, ordered that the four African-Americans including Parks to move to the back. As the three moved to the back, Rosa Parks remained seated. Blake then threatened Parks that he would arrest her, but still she remained seated. This event in history is known as the Montgomery bus boycott, and was a turning point for the black struggle during the civil rights movement. Rosa Parks was fighting for equality; which goes along with justice for the people who were African-American. An example of justice today, is the LGBT act. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Citizens who prefer to have a relationship with the same sex, have been fighting for marriage rights for many years. Being Christians, a numerous amount of…

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