Barack Obama was our first african-american president of the United States; But history had a big play on how his presidency actually succeeded. Heres how:
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, issued two laws to be made; the Proclamation for Amnesty and Reconstruction, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Both of these helped America to abolish slavery. First in the south, and second all across America
The Jim Crow Era:
Activists: Rosa Parks
Jim Crow law, in U.S. history, any of the laws that enforced racial segregation in the South between the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and the beginning of the civil rights movement in the 1950s
This impacted America by going against Lincolns documents and laws that he passed, causing us to 'go back in time'.
Rosa Parks invigorated the struggle for racial equality when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Parks' arrest on December 1, 1955 launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott by 17,000 black citizens. This changed America by beginning to develop rights for people of color; starting with choosing seats, and developing into more independence.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a well-known civil rights leader and activist who had a great deal of influence on American society in the 1950s and 1960s. His strong belief in nonviolent protest helped set the tone of the movement. He changed America by becoming greatly responsible for the passing of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act for African Americans, both in the mid 1960s.
Civil Rights Act:
The Civil Rights Act:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
from 1966 to 1968. He was the first African-American mayor of an American city of any size, though this achievement is frequently overshadowed by fellow African American mayor Carl B. Stokes, who was elected mayor of Cleveland in 1967.
Robert C. Henry
In the United States presidential election, 1988 heading the New Alliance Party ticket, she became the first woman and the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states.
to what extent does a persons identity determine their power in America?
Before Lincoln passed his documents: A persons identity took a very big part in their power in America. No African American at that time had any kind of human rights. They were only considered property. But now, in 2019, their identity still somewhat plays a role but definitely not as much. We still don't let illegal immigrants into the US; but that is only because they are illegal. All legal immigrants and other minorities are accepted, and we try to help them start their lives in America by finding jobs. So now a days; a persons identity doesn't determine their power in America as much.
An American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008.
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