Independence Of The Nation 's Independence Essays

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In the nineteenth century, celebration of the nation’s independence was fresh on everyone’s mind. Declaring independence gave our government the ability to regulate our nation in ways they thought best would support the success of our country. Fourth of July brought around the chance for people to celebrate the positive changes and evolutions that had been made throughout the country in previous years. With its title as Independence day, the Fourth of July, in the nineteenth century, enabled more of a division amongst people rather than unification due to women still living under mens superiority, blacks and indians still not receiving equal rights, and the misuse of the celebration of the holiday. Though women were beginning to make a rise for themselves they still had yet to gain the equal rights that men attained. Men still carried power over women. “He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead. He has taken her from her all right in property, even the wages she earns” (Source 6). Though the Declaration of Independence was supposed to declare “independence” for the country and spoke of such equality, women still did not receive that right. They did not have any rights and were considered to be second to men. Acknowledging their thick-headed comment they continue to say, “Now, in view of this entire disfranchisement of one-half the people of this country” (Source 6). This goes to show, even though everything they were saying was unrefined, they…

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