Historical Freedom

By JJ33
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a letter to the British King from the 13 American colonies, severing their connections to Great Britain. It was issued on July 4th, 1776. It listen many reasons for leaving Great Britain and it founded the first 13 states of America.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    A group of abolitionist activists who were mostly woman had gathered in Seneca Falls to discuss the problem of women's rights. They agreed that women deserved their own political Identities.These resolutions laid out a blueprint for the women's rights movement.
  • Ain't I a Woman

    Ain't I a Woman
    The speech was delivered by Sourjourner Truth, who was an African American abolitionist and a women's right activist. Her speech questions the notions of femininity and womanhood. In this speech, she highlights the double discrimination that is faced by black women.
  • What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

    What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
    Frederick Douglass delivered a speech which acknowledged in a straightforward manner that the Fourth of July is a “thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages” The speech shows an objective to find fault with the injustice of celebrating American independence while slavery and inequality still persists for African Americans. Frederick advocates for the abolition of slavery, implying that slavery breaches the ideas of freedom and independence the country claims to have.
  • Lincoln's Second Inaugural Adress

    Lincoln's Second Inaugural Adress
    Lincoln gave this speech not only to announce his second term of being president, but also preached about equality for the sake of the unity of the nation during the civil war. He uses a technique which involves religion to try and reconcile the nation.
  • Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony
    Susan B. Anthony was a prominent American reformer, woman's right activist, and suffragist. She was one of the two founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association. This Association coordinated the national suffrage movement.
  • National Woman Suffrage Association

    National Woman Suffrage Association
    The National Woman Suffrage Association was founded in 1869. This association was founded to secure the vote for women. The group played a crucial role in advancing the cause of women's suffrage and promoting gender equality in the United States.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th Amendment allowed for all men regardless of color to vote. Women of all races were still denied the right vote. It was controversial topic because many women weren't sure if they should celebrate that more people are gaining rights, or to not because it was still only men who could vote.
  • Mary Church Terrell

    Mary Church Terrell
    Terrell was an African American Woman who advocated for women's right to vote. She was an active member of National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). She is a women who is remembered today as someone who worked to ensure African American Women's voices were heard.
  • Ida B. Wells

    Ida B. Wells
    Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, civil rights activist, and suffragist who played a significant role in the late 19th and early 20th century. She advocated for both racial and gender equality. Today, her life and work remains as a source of inspiration for those who seek to address social injustices
  • Margaret Sanger

    Margaret Sanger
    Margaret Sanger was an American birth control activist, nurse, and sex educator. She opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States. Under the "Comstock Laws” her clinic was deemed illegal, she closed the clinic but eventually founded the American Birth Control League.
  • Jeannette Rankin

    Jeannette Rankin
    Jeanette Rankin was a prominent figure in the Women's suffrage movement. She led the Montana suffrage movement. She was also the first woman to be elected to Congress as a member of the House of Representatives.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allowed people of all sexes to vote. It granted the right to women to vote. This marked a stage in women's long fight for political equality.
  • Equal Rights Amendment

    Equal Rights Amendment
    The initial draft of the Equal Rights Amendment was written in 1923 by Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman, prominent figures in the women's suffrage movement. This movement was a social and political movement which was mostly aimed at gaining rights and social equality for women. It was proposed on the 75th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, and was given 7 years to be ratified.
  • Letter to My Nephew

    Letter to My Nephew
    This letter is a heartfelt and passionate message from an uncle to his nephew. Baldwin reflects on his own experiences to teach his nephew to have pride in his heritage and be understanding of the division. The letter serves to urge his nephew to embrace his identity, understand his history, and to work towards a better future.
  • Testimony before the Senate

    Testimony before the Senate
    Steinmen spoke in support for the Equal Rights Amendment. She argued that while there are some protective laws for women, these laws often keep women in low-paying jobs and limit their abilities. She debunks many myths of women to advocate for women's participation in leadership roles to bring about positive change.
  • Address to the California Commonwealth Club

    Address to the California Commonwealth Club
    In this speech, Chaves expresses hope for the future, highlighting the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States. He reflects on the struggles faced by farm workers. He hopes that in the future the people are treated better, live in better conditions, work in safer environments, and rid of child labor.
  • Between the World and Me

    Between the World and Me
    The book 'Between the World and Me' is a thought-provoking exploration of America. Written in the format as a letter to the author's son, Coates emphasizes the importance of understanding one's history even when faced with hardship. In this book, Coates shares the harsh realities of growing up as a black man in America to his son.
  • Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too

    Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too
    Salma Hayek, shares her personal experiences with Harvey Weinstein, who was a powerful figure in the film industry. Weinstein had been accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women but yet his behavior continued. Salma highlights that the lack of female representation and opportunities to speak out is an urgent change that needs to be made.
  • The Gendered History of Human Computers

    The Gendered History of Human Computers
    This article is about how the history of women and computers is mostly remaining discouraging and barely improves even with all of the achievements and progress women have had with computers compared to men.
    Although women have had a long history of using computers/being them, they are still appreciated less than men. When computer work is done by them, it is underappreciated because society assumes that it was easy because a woman was able to do it.
  • The True Story of ‘Mrs. America’

    The True Story of ‘Mrs. America’
    The objective of this article is to inform how the show ‘Mrs. America’ accurately imitates the 1970’s, when the ERA was being pushed. The article gives an unbiased view on why a woman would have been against the ERA. It allows viewers to understand why a woman would be against women’s rights. The article provides information on how women derailed the ERA in the 1700’s and why they did it.
  • Barbie

    The transcript from the Barbie movie highlights the unrealistic expectations of Woman. Woman have to do what is expected or else they are deemed as unusual or even unwomanly to society. This transcript from the Barbie movie shows that not only are these expectations, but they have become society's standards.