Coercion Definition

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Liberty, freedom and equality is the basic vale of democratic countries. In most people’s view, American is the countries which is the most democratic country. In this country citizen has power to vote their president; in this country. However, several history expertise and socialists consider that the U.S. is a democratic country, but the Constitution of the U.S. is not democratic, because it is blind the slavery. This paper will critical analyze the freedom, liberty and equality for three forms of coercion, including slavery, woman power and Native American in the U.S. society during 1776 to 1865. As well demonstrate these coercion forms have strong impact on the development of American society and promoting the democracy in the U.S.
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Before the war, many women stayed at home with the family or worked jobs that were considered "women 's roles”. Since men went off to fight the British colonist , women stayed at home, and were unable to pay for the basic expenses, such as food and clothing. Women started to apply for jobs. Because the labor force quickly saw a shortage of men, employers had no choice but to hire the women. American independence brought women greater freedom from husbands who were abusive, neglectful, or adulterous. After Revaluation War, under the American legal system in 1820s, woman is considered as the possession of her husband. She did not have right to make contract, right of vote, right to manage money which she earned nor right for equal chance to work (Jones, 285). When the new U.S. Constitution went into effect on March 4, 1789, concern over individual liberties gave rise to the adoption of the Bill of Rights, but those rights did not pertain directly to women(MacLean). In 1848, the first women’s rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York. After 2 days of discussion and debates, 68 women and 32 men sign a Declaration of Sentiments, which outlines grievances and set agenda for the woman’s rights movement. A set of 12 resolutions is adopted calling for equal treatment of women and men under the law and voting rights for women. And the first National Women 's Rights Convention takes place in Worcester, Mass(Ann-Marie). …show more content…
As the indigenous inhabitant in the U.S., before European colonist, Native America was the owner of land. After British colonist enter this land, Britain pillaged the resource and land from Native America. Also, force them lived in caves and enslaved them. The number of Native America was decreased sharply during that period. Most Native America jointed the military to struggle with British army during the Revolutionary War. They were eager to get the freedom from Britain and stop British expansion. Many native communities signed a treaty with the new United States Government after Revolutionary War. Hadn’t Indians fought against American rights and freedoms at the time of the nation’s birth? They could not now expect to share those rights and freedoms that had been won. In most founding fathers’ point, the United States had no obligation to include Indians in the body politic or to protect Indian lands. But, the Declaration had also made clear that Indians were “savages” (Calloway). United States policy toward Native Americans had continued to evolve after the American Revolution. George Washington considered that Native Americans were equals with other American citizens but that their society was inferior. In the late of 18th century he tried to give the same rights to Native America, such as, education rights for adult and children. Within the breakout of Civil War, large number of Native America serve as

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