Civil Rights movement was a movement that took place in the year 1950 to 1960. This movement was for “blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States” (History). This movement began because Afr
Your article is very fascinating and reaffirmed many things I have learned in my history classes. I like how you related this information to the book The Help because I think that is one of the books that best represents the situation in which Blacks lived. Personally, I think everyone nowadays still does not have equal rights and opportunities, especially minorities. This is very unfortunate because we should have learned from our past mistakes, and started treating everyone better. What do you think?
Civil Rights movement was a movement that took place in the year 1950 to 1960. This movement was for “blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States” (History). It began because African Ame
Hey Rhea, I agree with your statement that opportunity, equality, and freedom are the key values that make up our American creed. When you were talking about opportunity I liked how you talked about how opportunities are around us every day in life and with that I thought it was interesting how you talked about our high school has programs that…[Read more]
Hey Jack, I like that you started off by talking about how America is a very diverse country, and that even if diversity could be a good thing it can still have a negative impact on the country. In your last paragraph the connection you make to individual’s values and to the diversity of America and meeting in the middle really makes me think c…[Read more]
American values can be different for many individuals. There are two in general that I believe every American cherishes the most— equality and freedom. Equality and freedom are two factors that allow a community o
Dear Shreeya, I think that your use of evidence in this piece is very valuable to your topic. It gets right to the main topic of the passage and accurately shows the reader a representation of the American Values that you mention.
Hey Penelope, I agree with you that plastic bottles should be banned. I think you should add a little more about how it is harmful to our environment and how we should ban plastic water bottles. Also replacements we can use instead of plastic. What replacements of plastic water bottle do you think would be save our environment?
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