Civil Disobedience Consequences

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The United States History is filled with a lot of racial discrimination from the Native American, African American, and Immigrants. In history, Civil Disobedience is something every race does, consequences always follow civil disobedience, and today some of the consequences have changed. In the start of the United States, the country known for its freedom, was created due to civil disobedience. When the colonist refused to follow the taxes the king instructed to be collected the colonist reacted with civil disobedience. In the days when the English, French, and Spanish came to the Americas and took the land of the Native Americans. The English mostly wanted to change the ways of the Natives to make them more civilized. Some adopted the new …show more content…
At the time when the colonist was refusing to pay the taxes implemented by the king. The consequences were the colonist had to go to war against Britain who had the most powerful army and navy in the world at the time. The Native Americans, when they decided that they did not like the rules of the English. The consequences that followed were the ones that believed fought for their land with the settlers losing many natives in battles. During the civil rights movement in the 1960’s, the consequences were African Americans were sent to jail for standing for their rights as American citizens. Those were the lucky ones, in the Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. “When you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, and even kill your black brothers and sisters;” These heinous crimes were acted out upon African Americans just trying to obtain equality. While the whites were barely punished for their crimes most Africans Americans went to jail for just doing peaceful