Essay on English: Lyndon B. Johnson and Civil Rights Act

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"The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. (Lyndon B. Johnson)". Voting is very important becuase our fathers died to defend our right to vote and if you want something to change, the only way to do that is by voting. The right to vote have been a major issue in the united state. When the united state Constition was written, they left the states to decied who should vote and who should not. Since the funding of our country, working men had to fight and win the right to vote. White people wouldnt allow African american to vote ( slaves ) and also some white people had to meet some religious standard to be able to vote, that didnt last for long. America went through a lot of sistuations about voting and who should vote, in the start of the united state, only free white men with property can vote and free blacks who owned property had voting rights in some Northern states and for a little while in north carolina. People had to own a least 50 acers to be able to reach the qulaitfication for voting rights and some are counted by paying taxes . Since the start of the united state rich had tried to keep poor from getting the right to vote. Years after, white men at the age of 21 started to get there voice heard and gained a lot of power, and the religious requirment dropped. The 15th amedment said that human's should not be deind the right to vote for any kind of race, and color.Congress passed a third Civil Rights Act in response to many white business owners and who refused to make their jobs equally available to black people. The Civil Rights Act of 1875 baned such cases of racial discrimination and made promises for equal access to public places of race or color. Some white people protested against black and how they should not get the right to vote, and equal rights. the congress inforced this law so african american were able to vote by 1955.
"We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever." Susan B. Anthony . The first time women spoke about voting was in 1647. Women were allowed to vote in Wyoming in 1869 , but they werent allowed in other states until Susan B. Anthony passed the amedment