Civil Disobedience Essay

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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
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She was arrested for violating an edict in Montgomery, which required her to resign her seat on the bus to a white passenger, if there are no seats available. Though she did not intend for her action to bring about any change in any form, she was just exhausted from her job as a seamstress. “I didn’t get on the bus with the intention of being arrested, I got on the bus with the intention of going home.” When asked by the bus conductor to move toward the back of the bus so that a white person could sit down, she could not bring herself to do so. Her act of defiance sparked the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. This boycott began on the day of her court hearing, and lasted 381 days. The popularity and advancement of the public bus boycott ultimately made the U.S. supreme court review and order that the bus systems must be integrate, due to it being unconstitutional. After the successfully conclusion of the bus boycott in 1956, Parks decided to continued working in the civil rights movement. Thought Parks was not the first black person to refuse the call to relinquish their seat. Several months before Parks arrest, a 15 year old girl Claudette Colvin did the same and was arrested for it. The black city leaders were ready to protest until later discovering that she was pregnant, and decided that she was not an appropriate image for their campaign. Rosa Parks was the spark, the reason needed to protest against the injustice and suppressive laws, which limited the freedom of black people at the

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