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Essay On Free In America

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“Freedom is being you without anyone’s permission” by anonymous. This means that a world of freedom is a world of peace, where you don’t have to worry about your decisions. Freedom is a very important aspect of U.S. History. There were many different political and social struggles that made America what it is today, free. I believe that the U.S. is considered the “land of the free” because of the many people who did whatever they could to see the nation succeed. There were many different political struggles between the years 1776-1877. For example, the Bill of Rights (1791). The Bill of Rights is another name for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. constitution. This leads to the definition of the “land of the free” because Congress created the Bill to protect the rights of U.S. citizens. Another example is the Reconstruction Act of 1876. This act was, what every nation that seceded from the nation, had to agree to follow in order to rejoin the Union. One way this leads to the definition of “land of the free” was that states were required to ratify the 14th Amendment which protected blacks…show more content…
For example, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 and it’s popular sovereignty. Popular sovereignty allowed new states to chose whether they want to be a slave state or a free state. This event helped America ignore the fact that the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 affected the balance between slave and free states. Another example is the Civil War fought between years 1861-1865. A civil war is a war fought among people of the same region. In this case, the Northerners were fighting the Southerners over the increasingly hot topic, slavery. With the defeat of the Confederates, President Lincoln and Congress made various laws to free all enslaved people. These two major historical events show the hardship U.S. citizens faced during the periods
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