A. In 1924, Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S. It was enacted partially in recognition of the thousands of Indians who served in the armed forces during World War I. B. I'm happy that Natives Americans gain citizenship as they play a vital role in the country. C. Today, Native Americans have equal rights and freedom in the United States.
A. Thurgood Marshall was instrumental in ending legal segregation. In 1948, he left his private law practice and began to work for the NAACP where he heads of their legal defense efforts and works tireless to end segregation. He made a huge impact by attacking racial inequality legally through the courts. B. Due to Marshall's legal victories, I get to go to school and get a good education with different races. C. Today, legal segregation has ended and everyone is treated equally according to the law, thanks to Marshall.
A. In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball. Robinson changed the way Americans thought. When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, more than sixty years of racial segregation in major-league baseball came to an end. B. I appreciate his bravery because his contribution opened the door for many others like me. C. His pioneering legacy still resonates throughout the game of baseball today, as there are blacks, whites, and many other races that are playing on the field together today.
A. Philip Randolph, trade unionist and civil-rights leader who was a dedicated and persistent leader in the struggle for justice and parity for the black American community. He threatened to march on Washington D.C. during WWll if more civil right legislation was not passed which caused Roosevelt to sign Executive Order 8802. B. I admire his bravery because he helped African Americans get equal employment, so they can be successful and create new ideas. Now I can have a good job as well. C. In the United States today, citizens have equal employment due to Randolph's courage.
A. The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), became one of the leading activist organizations in the early years of the American civil rights movement. It was a pivotal event because it helped to improve race relations and end discriminatory policies through direct-action projects; and used nonviolent approach to combating racial prejudice. B. I am happy and proud that this group went out and brought awareness to stop discrimination and I know that I can speak and express my ideas if I want a change to happen. C. Today, African Americans are allowed equal rights in the United States that they didn't have.
A. The Nineteenth Amendment was ratification on August 18, 1920 and women were granted the right to vote. This was a very positive impact to the women in the United States. After decades of struggle and protest, they were finally given the right to vote. B. It's good to see women get the right to vote because they play an important role in the country. Im happy that my mom and sister get the right to vote. C. Now women can vote in all elections today.
A. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. He signed the Executive Order 8802, prohibiting discrimination in the defense industry and created the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) to monitor hiring practices. Due to Roosevelt signing this order, more than 200,000 Northern Blacks found work without discrimination, and that was just the beginning. B. I respect Roosevelt decision to sign the Order because Blacks are given equal employment opportunities like my parents have today and that I would have in the future. C. Roosevelt's order still in effect and now everyone has equal opportunities with jobs regardless of race.
A. Executive Order 9981, executive order issued on July 26, 1948, by U.S. Pres. Harry S. Truman that abolished racial segregation in the U.S. military. It was a very positive impact on the US because there would be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. B. I think this was a great decision by the country and as a young black teenager, it feels good to know that I can fight for my country if I choose to. C. The United States military of the present-day is comprised of servicemen and women of diverse social and racial backgrounds; all are dedicated to one common purpose: the defense of their country and its citizens. This executive order made this possible.
A. During the 1920s, Garvey established the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), which was the largest secular organization in African-American history. He was a proponent of Black nationalism as his movement was the first black attempt to join modern urban goals and mass organization. B. I admire Marcus Garvey because he worked to enhance the black aspirations for justice, wealth, and a sense of community. C. Garvey was a leader in the movement for social and economic improvements for Blacks. Through the years, Blacks have advanced socially and economically due to his efforts.
A. W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the most important African-American activists in the early 1900's. He co-founded the NAACP and supported Pan-Africanism which sought to fight for equality on the national front. B. W.E.B. DuBois' efforts and work inspired me because he went through a lot of challenges but he continued to fight for equality, I think he was brave and smart because he went to Harvard and was the first black to earne a PhD. C. Due to his efforts, blacks now have more equality and freedoms today.