Essay On Civil Rights And Voting Rights

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Civil Rights and the Voting Right Act. Civil Rights and Voting Rights are two of the most important things that are in our Constitution. They give us the right to establish who we are, whether it depended on our skin color or what gender we are, it gave us rights, rights that we deserve, rights that we fought for. The rise of the Civil Rights Movements in the United States started in the 19th century, were African men and women, including whites, took their argument to the local and national levels. They used their right to the first Amendment, the right to protest to bring their argument to these levels. (Davis, Jack E) The role that the NAACP played was that, they wanted to “to ensure the political, education, social, and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States and eliminate race prejudice.” (Ciampaglia, Dante A.). The leader of the NAACP was A. Philip Randolph, and these were some of the strategies that he used to overcome equal right for colored people. The strategy that the NAACP used was to “ political rights through political pressure” which mean that since the black vote was small …show more content…
What one of the supporters had to say about this change was that “ our country has changed” this quote came form Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. (LIPTAK, A.). He basically said that its not and issue and it shouldn’t be an issue as long as congress remedy the problem. Two of the opponents were President Obama and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Obama had said that he was “deeply disappointed in the ruling” (LIPTAK, A.), and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had disagreed with the decision, “disserved by todays decision”, because she believes that it took away what Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for which was equality among both blacks and whites. (LIPTAK,

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