Civil Disobedience In America

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Many groups in America have been preaching tolerance and practicing civil disobedience for a number of years. Civil disobedience has been used to garner support and in some cases promote tolerance for a group’s beliefs, ideas or lifestyles. The ideas of tolerance and civil disobedience are not new and dates back to the colonial times in America.
In colonial times, Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur (n.d.) details how people of different backgrounds, beliefs, knowledge, standing and lifestyle lived and worked together without forcing other to follow their beliefs, lifestyles or ways of life from their country of origin. Tolerance used to be the idea of allowing other people to practice their religion, traditions and lifestyle without others or the government coming in to force them to change. Instead of being an inclusive society, America turned into an exclusive society when slavery entered the America. Crevecoeur (n.d.) describes the ability for everyone to come to the America and be included,
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Tolerance should be seen as a means to live with others without infringing on others rights. When people in America do not believe their ideas, beliefs or lifestyles are not being tolerated, they generally use civil disobedience to make plight

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