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A History of Civil Rights In America

1774-1833 (#101)

America's founding fathers create a government to protect the rights of the people, rights derived not from any government but from nature or God.
1774 - Thomas Jefferson Writes A Summary View of the Rights of British America
1776 - America's Declaration of Independence Sets the Stage for Civil Rights
1791 - Bill of Rights Guarantees Civil Rights
1828 - Jacksonian Democracy Creates Universal White Male Suffrage
1833 - William Lloyd Garrison Founds the National Antislavery Society
[29 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: A comprehensive historical overview detailing the expansion of civil rights to include more people. The series takes the viewer through the development of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the 13th and 14th Amendments, civil rights legislation , court decisions as well as examining fearless civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King, Jr. From the past to the present, this series takes the viewer through one of the most powerful forces in American History--the promise of equality for all.

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