Jared Nigro Professor Rodrigue HIS 101 March 2, 2018 American Freedom Many people would do anything to achieve their freedom and those involved in the History of American Freedom are no exception to that statement. From the period of the American Revolution to the end of the nineteenth century, American citizens fought and struggled to achieve what they have today in terms of their liberty. Our founding fathers believed every man was born with equal rights and not just one person had all the rights, like a king for instance. This idea was taken almost directly from an English philosopher who is now known as the “Father of Liberalism,” John Locke. Locke was an extremely influential man in the world of politics, government, and democracy.
Dear fellow nasty women and bad hombres, America is one the greatest experiments in freedom and liberty history has ever known. We are a nation that was built on the minds and ideals of immigrants. Our Founding Fathers created America so that everyone could have a chance at "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Those are aspects of my country, I would never change because they are what make us unique. The glow of America casts a ripple of hope upon those who struggle.
The idea of abolishing slavery throughout the entire U.S. was unheard of at one point in time. However in 1865, that concept became a reality. Programs such as the Freedman’s Bureau were incredibly helpful in assisting the newly freed slaves to adapt to their life throughout this process. Shortly after the 13th Amendment, the 14th Amendment was issued. Now not only were African Americans no longer slaves, but all male citizens were now allowed to vote.
King’s speech called for equal treatment among all Americans, not just African Americans, and underlined the significance of unity as one nation. Dr. King alluded to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation as one of the most important documents in U.S. history. As King stated, “This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice.” This quote demonstrates how the Emancipation Proclamation freed all of America’s slaves from the brutality and injustice that was brought upon them. After this decree, African Americans were now granted with full U.S. citizenship, but were still severely discriminated. This allusion signified the obstacles that former slaves were still facing after the end of slavery.
Hughes says that although different in color, all the people living in America should be considered as Americans and they all deserved to be treated in equal way. Later in the history, two great man will take the flag on the cause of equality; Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. The 1950s was the
The Importance of Marriage Equality President Barack Obama gave a speech in result of the Supreme Court 's decision for Marriage Equality in 2015 in the Rose Garden. His remarks stated that this was a notable achievement for America, in a formal, cohesive, and celebratory manner. President Obama’s speech reiterates the importance of equality for all Americans, and in the end “love is love”. For centuries the LGBT community has lived in the shadows. The revolution started at Stonewall in 1969 in resulted in the death of many of the protesters.
This paper will discuss the truth behind the biggest symbol of American freedom. The Statue of Liberty has become an emblem of the rights and freedoms all Americans receive when the come from their countries. In Lauret Savoy’s novel, Trace, she discusses multiple areas where the culture of the people who were originally living there were suppressed and forgotten. In Trace, she also discusses the racism that has been in America for centuries and that is still currently happening in America. The Declaration of Independence says that “all men are … endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” When it was stated “all men,” this did not include all races, nationalities, and religions.
The second speaker also reshapes the first two lines of the entire poem into a plea to the majority. Beforehand, the first speaker uses those lines as a call for the old American spirit to be revived: “Let America be America again / Let it be the dream it used to be” (1-2). Both speakers change the meaning of the lines to express their thoughts on America. As a result, the poem expresses the desire for everyone to be treated equally in the land of freedom. The readers can relate to the speaker because they wish that everyone has equal rights in the country that proclaims itself to be the symbol of freedom.
How did he get that name he got that name by signing the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves. On August 22, 1862 he quoted another famous speech that was amazing without a doubt, he said,”My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.” What he is saying in this speech is that if he was one of the
The reason that people are fighting is because they all want equality and that means the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. One example is something Abraham Lincoln mention in his Gettysburg Address that that all men are created equal. In the Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln wanted to remind people that all men are created equally and that is human equality, the Gettysburg Address was given in the middle of the Civil War, it was a reminder of what they were fighting for. The Gettysburg Address also honored the fallen soldiers that were lost in the Civil War or the Battle of Gettysburg. The Civil started on April 12th, 1861 and ended on May 13th, 1865 and the Gettysburg Address was given on November 9th, 1863 that was 2 years