Within the framework of our country, two people have stood out and are known for their commitment to this country to ensure equality for all people.
Thomas Jefferson (Pictures of Thomas Jefferson, n.d.)
President Thomas Jefferson:Jefferson served as the third president of the United States and authored the Declaration of Independence, which guaranteed citizens the "unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Through civic responsibility, citizens are free to pursue these rights and to respect the same pursuits by other individuals (Self, n.d.) .
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Martin Luther King Pictures, n.d.)
Martin Luther King, Jr.:King was a Baptist minister, civil rights activist and recognized for his example of civic responsibility in the United States. The movements and marches he led brought significant changes in the fabric of American life through his courage and selfless devotion. This devotion gave direction to thirteen years of civil rights activities" (The King Center, n.d.).