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Shirley Chisholm: ‘Unbought and unbossed’

Introduction Though the U.S has yet to have a woman president, the presence of women in the political arena is a powerful statement regarding the ongoing fight for gender equality...

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Cooperative Contracts

Introduction Your principal decides she’s going to hold a meeting to get student feedback on how to improve the school. She decides it will be at three o’clock on Wednesday. Unfor...

Twelve Tables: Equal Access to the Law

Problem Imagine you are a citizen living in a society that is governed by laws that are not written. Suppose your neighbor breaks a law, and the government official who is in char...

Declaration of Independence: A Necessary Break

Introduction When the Revolutionary War began in April 1775, most colonists were fighting for increased rights from Great Britain, not for independence. As the war continued, howe...

The NAACP: A National Fight for Equality

Introduction Have you helped get an unfair rule or policy changed? Maybe you convinced your school to update its dress code, or you talked your local soup kitchen into staying ope...

Montgomery Bus Boycott: Refusing to Ride

Introduction Layla’s teacher assigns her class a lot of homework. One day, they give so much that Layla suggests the whole class protest by not doing it, to show their teacher tha...