Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Haymarket Strike
The was a massacre that occured on Tuesday May 4, 1886 at the Haymarket Square in Chicago. It was a setback for American labor and its fi g ht the the eight hour work day. Someone threw a bomb at police while they left a public meeting. From the bomb blast and gunfire eight police officers were killed. This massacre is considered to be an influence on the start of May Day.
Is voting the basis of citizenship?
Voting is not the basis of citizenship because you must be the age of 18 to vote. Although people under the age of 18 are still citizens. Voting is a priviledge given to citizens, it does not make you a citizen or make you equal. Women and African Americans had to fight for their right to work, that does not make them any less equal to men. To legally become a citizen a person must answer six of the ten questions they are asked correctly. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a list of 100 sample questions (with answers), from which the questions asked are always drawn.
I have a dream
In this speech by Martin Luther King Jr. he calls for races or to equal and for an end to discrimination. He gave this speech on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. He was able to transform the thoughts of people there and the people of the future through his speech. He was able to show them that the situation of racial inequality and discrimination would soon end.

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