Comparing Roosevelt´s Four Freedoms Speech And Kennedy's Moral Speech

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Over 100 million people in the world do not have the same basic freedoms that every American has, and over 4 billion people face harsh religious freedoms not allowing them to believe in what they want. During times of conflict in the world the United States and its presidents work to keep the freedoms that we as Americans have. Both Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech and Kennedy’s inaugural address describe how they want to preserve freedom in our country and the world. However, Roosevelt’s speech talks about aiding other countries to protect freedom and liberty, whereas Kennedy’s speech talks more about protecting our own country 's freedom and how to do it, through negotiation. During the time of Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” speech the world …show more content…

Roosevelt states, “...the tempo of modern warfare could bring into our very midst the physical attack which we must eventually expect if the dictator nations win this war” (15). Roosevelt says this in the way he did because at this point in time he didn’t want to physical fight but he knows if the country needs to we will. Roosevelt knows that wars do not solve the problem which is why he simply wanted to aid countries and not physically fight with them, causing the loss of many lives. Roosevelt had four basic freedoms that he wanted to be conserved and saved. Roosevelt believes that freedom is being able to express yourself in the ways you believe and what you believe in. Roosevelt wanted people to be able to worship whatever or whoever they want, along with being able to express how they feel in their own ways and without getting in trouble for doing so. Lastly, Roosevelt wanted citizens to be able to do want they want as long as it doesn’t break any of their country 's laws. Roosevelt’s ideas about freedom and maintaining freedom were good for the time period while he was president. However, president John F. Kennedy had some of his own ideas about to conserve freedom of

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