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The Importance Of Freedom In America

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Freedom has been present in American literature and American history ever since this country was formed. Ever since the colonists declared independence from England, freedom has been the staple of America and it continues to be as many people leave their homes and come to our country just to seek it. The Declaration of Independence started the need for freedom and later documents such as What Is The Fourth of July to a Negro continued the prospect of everyone deserving freedom in America. Everyone deserves to have the same rights and the same freedoms of anyone else, it doesn't matter where you live or what you look like everyone has the freedom of speech and thought. The freedom of thought is something that freedom is built on, what you…show more content…
That was an all time low for american freedom, it was a time of abused rights and power for the slave owners and a time of beating and being mistreated for slaves. The slaves had no freedom to equal rights or to share their thoughts, they barely had the freedom to think, let alone be listened to, it was a that America shall frankly be ashamed of and look back and reflect on that time and treat everyone as if they have the same freedoms we all shall have. Some slaves had no respect for this country during that period, as said in The Meaning of Fourth of July for the Negro. The excerpt agrees with this statement “But such is not the state of the case. I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. I am not included within the pale of glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common.The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me.” The slaves did not see themselves as American citizens with all the freedoms they had, they saw themselves as workers of another country. Therefore our independence day means nothing to them because they don’t have the same rights and freedoms that we had. 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
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