Rights for Blacks
The 1863 Emancipation Proclamation was passed, by necessity; an ordinary law could not be passed by Congress. The reason being, the Constitution recognized slavery. 150 more words
The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. The amendment reads –
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Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
At the end of February Leonardo DiCaprio won the Academy Award for Best Actor at long last. That was for his role in The Revenant, where he played the hardy frontiersman Hugh Glass, and it was an award that I… 646 more words
I like to bounce my opinions about social problems onto my friend Jorge. He’s unafraid to objectively analyze issues that concern his personal Mexican-American heritage. This time, in particular, I wanted to understand the traditional relationship known as “Patron-Peon”. 680 more words