Eric Foner: The Story Of American Freedom

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In the excerpt, “The Story of American Freedom” Eric Foner analyzes how changing the meaning of freedom helps Americans obtain the desire for economic opportunities, political equality, and social acceptance. Primarily, the economic side of defining freedom in America varies drastically by the era that we are living in and how the country is modernizing. The term freedom can change when it comes to political equality. The government says that every citizen is equal but in society every citizen is not equal. Also, Foner demonstrates social freedom as a privilege and that important social issues are prioritized even though many issues should be treated with the same importance and attention. While may other factors take part of defining the term
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