What does it take for a group of people to secure their rights in the United States?

What seems to be the most effective means of achieving this goal? What kinds of strategies do people seem to use to fight for their rights, and how effective do they seem to be? 

You will be graded on the following:

You have provided accurate, factual answers or you have properly supported your arguments.

You have thoroughly or completely answered the questions.

You have thoroughly engaged or interacted with your fellow students or the instructor, by replying to other student’s post, responding to questions or statements in reply to your posts, or any questions asked by the instructor.

Additional Resources:

civil disobedience (Britannica)