The Freedom Of Speech And Worship

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During the Second World War, there was a change in equality within the United States of America. These changes did not take place until after Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a famous speech that closely looked at the essential freedoms and rights of each person in the world, the Four Freedoms. Freedom of speech and worship, along with freedom from want and fear, were the topics of this great speech. People compared Roosevelt’s speech to some of the other more influential and well known proclamations known during that era: including the Emancipation Proclamation, the Magna Carta, and even the Ten Commandments. The power and confidence this address held spread beyond the United States just as Roosevelt hoped, giving other nations an example of what could be if there was peace. The Four Freedoms speech became a universal proclamation that granted and encouraged freedom everywhere, even while denying those same human rights to American citizens.
Freedom of speech and worship are two rights in which most people are accustomed to. As they are laid out in the first amendment of the Constitution, any citizen has the right to speak their mind and worship how they would like. Freedom from want describes the desire to be economically secure in every nation which was an important factor coming out the Great Depression. The last essential right is the freedom of fear, in which one can live their life without fear of violence or hatred against them. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech…

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