Everyone has their own version of what the definition of freedom is here in the United States but the basic definition it is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Under the circumstances of following the laws. As time has gone on it has helped freedom come along way with all the different eras and the ups and the downs that occurred that has shaped us to that “American Dream” of freedom we have today. There are many events that helped shape Americans freedom today and these are just some of the events that really helped push the rights we have today, woman starting to get jobs, slaves getting freed, Native Americans sharing land, segregation, equal rights to all and passing the law for gay marriage.
When I think of Freedom, I picture America. America is one of the few countries on Earth that is considered to be free. Freedom is such an important part of America, it is in our national anthem,: “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The United States of America is a country that was founded on freedom. Brave men and women sailed across the Atlantic to escape persecutions in England in search of new land where they could be free. Later, this same breed of determined individuals fought against the most powerful army in the world, at the time, and won their independence. Those people laid the foundation of America’s freedom and paid for it with their lives.
The right of American freedom is most treasured because of past historical events which were highly significant leading up to America’s independence. The Boston Tea Party is considered to be one of the most significant events which led to the Revolutionary War. Some say if the Boston Tea Party had not happened, the Americans may not have made noteworthy historical data. Initially, the event of the Boston Tea Party only seemed inconsequential and rather rebellious, but it was actually the Americans first step towards having their own freedom. It all started with a group of determined colonist not wanting to pay taxes on goods and took action on three British tea ships. This act of defiance, and several key players, inadvertently lead to arguably the most significant act of America’s fight for freedom.
Freedom forms the essential basis for prosperity. Freedom allows us to innovate, develop, and expand into horizons previously believed to be impossible. A free society is the crucial foundation on which America has been able to flourish, and the foundations underlying this society are vital to its continued success. The economic, political, and moral elements of a free society are all equal in importance, and, together, they form the basis on which we, as the American people, are able to thrive.
Freedom is something that everybody wants, it has been fought for by many countries for many years. When I think about freedom I think of all the things that we have the ability to do that other countries or other societies don’t have. From wing able to voice our opinion to being able to go see a movie like dead pool or other movies like that, which, in many countries seeing it wouldn't even be an option. Freedom is in everything, we live and breathe freedom.
The United States of America was founded on the principles of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"; all three of these still hold true today, however, "liberty," or freedom, has come to mean something entirely different to most of society. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, freedom is defined as "the power, rooted in reason and will,...to perform deliberate actions on one's own responsibility" (CCC, 1731). All humans, made in the image and likeness of God, intrinsically possess the ability to make choices. This freedom makes everyone responsible for his or her own choices, whether they be good or bad, and grants the greatest ability of all: the ability to love (Pennock 119). Freedom can be defined in terms of internal freedom or external freedom, with specific attention to what limits, or impedes, freedom. Since freedom is a central element of the American ideology, much of the culture, specifically media, often features concepts relating to it.
Americans have never accepted being told what to do. They do not tolerate dictatorship and the limiting of their freedom. In 1919, an American freedom was taken. When the government began regulating the consumption of alcohol (Prohibition), they created one of the largest internal rebellions that Americans have ever participated in. Alongside the battle that had previously existed for racial equality, women are still on the hunt for total equality. Females of all ages and backgrounds are still fighting for the same opportunities that are presented to males. Future struggles are to be anticipated to these battles that have displayed the fire within Americans and how they refuse to conform to beliefs that they do not
I would have been a Patriot because they fought for against the acts that were stupid to them instead of just sitting back a doing nothing. They were the people to rebel. For example, the Tea act when the British East India Company was selling taxed tea for a lower price than the smuggled Dutch tea the patriots were drinking they got mad because when they bought the smuggled Dutch tea they were NOT paying for the duties. So they just did not buy it but it was hard because the government (Britain) shut down the Boston harbor to all shipments until the taxed tea was all paid for. A Patriot also stands for what they believe is right they don't worry about what might happen if they protest something.
In history, the constant struggle has been to have freedom in some form, may it be in reference to religion, slavery, or independence. The only problem with this struggle is that it seems to keep showing it’s ugly head everywhere we look at each generation that appears. So, is freedom a constant or is there always going to be controversy over something that someone will want freedom for ? I mean with each generation that appears on this earth we have some new kind of eruption of people wanting freedom over whatever the reason may be that they want freedom for! My question is what is the sole purpose for having freedom if you are constantly having to find more to fight for ?
When discussing this topic there is a lot of controversy that surrounds what exactly it means to fight for freedom and being considered a terrorist. A freedom fighter is often labeled as someone who fights for their freedom, and often time’s war, and defying those in charge are ways in which freedom fighters go about advancing their agendas. When looking at the events of the past present and predicting future events and trends you can see that especially in the United States of America we fight for what we feel is right. When looking at the differences between freedom fighters and terrorists’ one can look at the motives that are behind the act that is being committed. By definition both freedom fighters and terrorists have the same outcomes which in most case is a
Freedom House was established in 1941 in the United States and focused first on the threat to freedom represented by Nazism. After the war, in its own words, it “took up the struggle against the other great twentieth century totalitarian threat, Communism” and defined its mission as working for the spread of democracy and human rights in the world.
At daybreak on April the 19, 1775 about 700 British soldiers marched into Lexington. They were met by a group of around 80 militiamen, lead by Captain John Parker. The British and the revolutions gathered upon Lexington Green to fight. Our colonies have kicked off the revolution with the Mother Country and we are ready for war. Over the past years conflict has been building p between the two sides and we have officially taken action but now we need to show that we are worth the fight for freedom. During the night of April 18 British troops started marching through concord lucky for us a few of our men; like paul revere spent their nights riding around warning us about the treachery to come. We, the colonists had time to gather ammunition and
Even back when we were first fighting for our freedom on the battle, we had to declare independence from another country, this was when thinking freely and having freedom