Garshone many cases that America has failed to adhere

Garshone John                                          US History IIMr. Stec November 6, 2017Digital PortfolioThe Core democratic values are the beliefs and principles of our society. These values are expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and other significant documents, speeches, and other writings our nation. The U.S has many different core values they include Life, Liberty, Justice, Equality, Diversity, and Truth. The U.S supports these values at some parts some more than the other, specifically, at the period of the second world war leading up to the Cold War, the country has had certain core values that they are expected to adhere, often recognized as liberty, equality, and justice. These core values are known as the basic rights that every human being should be guaranteed. It has been shown in many cases that America has failed to adhere these core values.To start off, Equality is considered one of the main core values of America. Equality is the state of being treated equally as everybody else, with the same opportunities and rights. After the Civil War had ended, three amendments were added on to the Constitution of the U.S. The Thirteenth Amendment that was passed in 1865 abolished slavery. In 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment had freed all slaves that were citizens, they had gotten equal rights. In 1970, the fifteenth amendment was passed, it allowed the men of any race to vote. At this time America struggled with all the newly freed slaves (Monk). Along with the advance of this core value, The U.S. also failed to promote this value in many cases. One significant example is the segregation and the law that had implemented African Americans from voting. This had prevented  They implemented the law many times to hold African Americans from voting. Even though the fourteenth amendment was passed, many southern states had rejected the request. One of the biggest examples of inequality is race, and how still it is shown really clearly in today’s society. Emmett Till was a fourteen-year-old African-American boy that was hung after a white women said that he had offended her in a grocery store, he had whistled at her and then a few days later, her husband Bryant and Milam abducted Till, killed him, tied his body to a cotton gin fan, and tossed him a river. As time is progressing the U.S, as a whole is slowly changing and this is happening less often.Liberty is believed to be one of the core values of America, it is stated to be the power of having freedom without the interruption of our government. In many cases this value has been seen as failed to be promoted by the U.S government.”Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others” (Locke). One significant example of this failure to adhere liberty is the imprisonment of the Japanese Americans during the second World War. It was the forced relocation of the innocent Japanese workers into internment camps.On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt had ordered the incarceration and deportation with Executive Order 9066, which allowed regional military commanders to designate “military areas” from which “any or all persons may be excluded”. Communism was generally feared by many American citizens in the 1950s. The fix for this was making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence, better known as McCarthyism. Joseph McCarthy was a senator from the Republican party that is from the state of Wisconsin who accused several politicians of having involvement with Communists or being Communist sympathizers. They had feared communism and because of that they had feared McCarthy and had no other choice than to support him. Also another dramatic example came with President Truman’s effort to steal private property to further the Korean War effort.He insisted his actions were justified by national security, Truman gave approval to the Commerce Secretary to take the power of the nation’s steel industry. Works citedEquality and The Fourteenth Amendment: A New Constitution- Core Democratic Values, About Core values, Values — Liberty, Equality, Justice, American Dream- Founding Values of America - Would The Founders Think Fundamental Principles of the Founding Fathers- Linked to 1955 Emmett Till Murder-