The American riots and the history | Engelsk | Noter

Back on July 4, 1776, representatives from New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, signed what is today known as the United States Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration explained why the Thirteen Colonies would be at war with the United Kingdom, because they would regard themselves as thirteen independent states, that would no longer under the rule of the British.

With the Declaration, these Thirteen states took a collective first step toward forming the United States of America. (Millar, 2001)

On august 28, 1963, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a civil rights activist by the name, Martin Luther King Jr, delivered what is today is known as the most famous speech to date.

In the speech Martin spoke out on how he had a dream, a dream that one day, people would be equals and not to be judged by skin color.

This showed that even though black people could not be slaves, people still saw them of less and not equals. (Laczko, 2003)

There has recently been an uprising in the number of riots happening nationwide in the United States.

These riots started when the 46-year-old George Floyd, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill.

During the arrest Derek Chauvin, a white police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department, knelt on Floyd's neck for several minutes after he was already handcuffed and lying face down. (MDM88, 2020)

Most would say that what was done to George Floyd, were a tragedy, but what made him so special? Police brutality is not exactly a new thing, and neither is racial discrimination with the police.

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