Category Archives: September 16 Assignment

Women: can’t live with them & wouldn’t be alive without them.

Throughout all of history around the world, women have always been second-class citizens in nations they helped build. When the 15th Amendmentwas finally passed, many African Americans rejoiced because they now had the right to vote, but only the males. … Continue reading

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Yeah, you know it. Go make your own sandwiches.

One type of freedom besides the African Americans breaking off from slavery was the women’s rights. So once the 15th amendment was established on the constitution, many white females started wondering about their rights to vote as well.  They thought … Continue reading

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From the auction-block to the ballot-box

One of the freedoms that Eric Foner discusses in his Chapter on Reconstruction is political freedom. What this mainly boiled down to was the right to vote. Before the reconstruction era, this right was limited only to White citizens excluding … Continue reading

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Land, Labor & Freedom

Freedom to own property. Before 1865, African Americans were slaves, working without payment. During the Reconstruction era, African Americans believed that they deserved to acquire the land that they worked on due to the fact that they haven’t received payment … Continue reading

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Men had it easy. Women worked harder.

You know that question that most men ask about women, what do women want. Well prior to 1920, women wanted freedom. Ever since the Reconstruction period women started to think about their freedom because women had fewer rights than African American … Continue reading

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I am the same as you, am I not?

Just like how African-Americans sought for the true meaning and extent of freedom, so did women too. Reconstruction had little to do with women’s rights. Work was limited for women and when they did find work, the pay was undeniably … Continue reading

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