Women's Rights Movement Equality

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The United States has made highly momentous developments concerning liberty, equality, and power from the time of the Reconstruction to today. The United States was founded on such principles and the U.S. has made every effort in order to ensure the progression of those values. Many movements have surfaced throughout the course of U.S. history, each one bringing Americans one step closer to achieving liberty, equality, and power.
One of the clearest evidences of increased liberty, equality, and power can be seen in greater political empowerment. Simply put, more people have achieved the right to vote. The Civil War Amendments such as the 13th, 14th, and 15th during Reconstruction paved the way for African-Americans finally earning their citizenship
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After World War II, social movements such as the Civil Rights Movement and Women’s Rights Movement brought the much needed attention to the issues of African-Americans and of women across the nation. Workers ' rights movements brought more voices into the mix of the American social issues as well. And more recently, the LGBT movement has been gaining ground and achieved a historic win for gay marriage with the recent Supreme Court decision, making gay marriage legal in all fifty states. This is especially significant considering that they too, had faced discrimination. By showcasing these issues in to the center of the political atmosphere, more people eventually experienced greater liberty, equality, and power. Of course, the work to achieve all three is far from over. However, one can easily acknowledge that since Reconstruction, more Americans have achieved greater liberty, equality, and power because of wider political empowerment and social presence across the United States. It is through these movements for equality, liberty, and power that groups such as African Americans and women now have full equality and liberties when before they did not used …show more content…
By 1890, the United States economy was the world 's most productive one. The American industry produced twice as much as its biggest competition, Britain. In 1898 and 1899, the United States seized Hawaii and took over the Philippines, Puerto Rico, portions of the Samoan islands, and various other Pacific islands in order to gain power. The Spanish American War and the gaining of the Philippines represented a stretching out of earlier imperialist impulses and a noticeable departure from the American foreign policy that had once guided the U.S. in the past. The United States made a move that had not been done before. The U.S. devised a significant strategic commitment in the Far East, took over areas that were never intended for the States, and committed itself to regulate actions and intervention in the Central America and in the

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