Essay on Civil Disobedience And The Civil Rights Movement

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The acts of civil disobedience has helped changed the law regarding “minorities”. The practice of civil disobedience has helped improve laws to make them fair to all, this is due to it being started by “the people” who feel that the current laws in place, put in by the government or those in power are wrong, misconstructed as well as out of line, and must be changed. John Locke believed that the law was a reflection of the people, and that the government must insure life,liberty and property to all persons. Throughout history the law did not change the people but the people the law, due to the law itself being a reflection of the morals and values held by the people at that time,through The Famous 5, who for the right of women to be considered senator, the LGBTQ’s movement for the right of same sex marriages, as well as the spark of the civil rights movement by Rosa Parks.

The Famous 5 's, which consisted of Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Emily Murphy and Irene Parlby. This women were petitioners in the groundbreaking Persons Case. They put forward the following question for the Supreme Court to consider, if the word “Persons” in section 24 of the British North America Act 1867, included women. The Supreme Court of Canada later replied that the word "person" did not include women. However the Famous 5 were able to appeal to an even higher court, the British Privy Council. The same question was submitted to them and on October 18, 1929…

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