The Rights Of The United States Essay

2180 Words Oct 14th, 2016 9 Pages
Equality is something that is viewed as one of the main foundations that America was built on, yet it also is one of the core struggles that the U.S. has had to deal with over time. It was easy, for example, to vote to give African Americans the right to vote, but it was not easy to change the minds of the people that opposed them having the right to vote, and get them to treat African Americans as equals. Equality is the ability to have every person treated as an equal, for every person to have the same rights as the person next to them, regardless of their race, gender, or religious beliefs. It is an idea that has not been well executed in the past, and continues to be hard to execute as we head towards the future.

In this paper we will discuss multiple people groups in our time frame that were at times treated with equality, but more frequently treated with inequality and discrimination. Some were discriminated for their beliefs, some because of their race, but all deserved far more equality and rights than they were given. We will discuss how their treatment changed over time, and how they themselves reacted to that treatment. In some cases, we will even discuss how this treatment continues to happen now, almost 100 years later.

The first example of equality, or in this case inequality, we will be looking at is the treatment of the Mormons, from the time of the formation of their religion to the 1890’s when their persecution was at its high. The Mormon…

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