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All Americans Have Equal Rights ----By Rylie and Logan

No More segregation

Jim Crow Laws have taken over the South. This means that segregation is growing down in the south. Jim Crow was painting his face black to make fun of the African Americans. in 1890 Louisiana passed a Jim Crow Law which segregated railroad cars. Everything was segregated from water fountains to neighbor hoods. If an African American and a white person applied for the same job, the white person would most likely get the job, but if not the African American would get paid a significantly lower salary. There is to much segregation spread throughout the south.

Segregation From African Americans

There is a very big amount of African Americans in the south that are being segregated from whites. While blacks and whites were segregated, many activists from both side fought against it like Martin Luther King Junior. Segregation happened mostly in the south, but it still happened in the north as well. Segregation was all over the world.

Rights For Women

The Nineteenth Amendment

Women didn't have equal rights in the 1800's. In 1848 the Seneca Falls Convention took place in New York to discuss the rights of women. In 1860 Wyoming gave women the right to vote. On August 26, 1920 equal rights for women were put into The Nineteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It was exactly 80 years after the Seneca Falls Convention that women got the right to vote. Nowadays women can vote and run for political positions.

Women Leaders

There are three really important women whom fought for women rights. Susan B. Anthony is the most famous of the three for voting illegaly and was the speaker at the Seneca Falls Convention. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was Susan's best friend and engineer of the Seneca Falls convention. Carry Chapman Catt was another activist who also spoke at the Seneca Falls Convention. The women stood brodly standing out for women rights.
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