Author:
William Johnston
Subject:
American History
Material Type:
Binder
Level:
High School
Tags:
Giles
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Audio

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U.S. Activism

U.S. Activism

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Throughout the history of our nation, from the very begining and continuing today, we have been led by those that would be called activists. Without activists we would never have broken away from Great Britain, but more importantly, without activists we would never have changed.  Without activists we would never have corrected the wrongs that were built into our nation.  Without activitism, we would still have slavery.  We would still have a 12 hour work-day without any safety precautions for workers.  Without activitism, women would not be citizens with the ability to vote.  Every wrong in our society that has been corrected, happened because of activitism. We must hope that it continues.