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A History of Equal Rights In America

1772-1837 (#101)

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights create the foundation for equal rights in America.
Chapters:
1772 - Samuel Adams Pens The Rights of the Colonists
1776 - America's Declaration of Independence Sets the Stage for Equality
1785 - Congress Extends Property Ownership to the Common Man
1791 - The Bill of Rights Guarantees Equal Rights
1837 - Horace Mann Leads the Way for Universal Education
[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Recounts the significant advances and the ongoing effort to gain a clear and permanent guarantee of privileges for women and all economically disadvantaged groups. From the right to own property, to the formation of labor unions, women's suffrage, consumer rights, equal pay, Title IX and the Disabilities Act. This series includes key historical individuals such as: Susan B. Anthony, Horace Mann, Mary Lyon, Juana Briones, Betty Friedan, Madeleine Albright and more. Hosted by Rosa Vasquez.

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