The, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness

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“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” are the ideals the United States was founded on. This means that everyone has a right to live and do what makes them happy. They are able to do this without fear of punishment, retaliation, or persecution. However, some countries throughout history, believed that this was not the correct way for their people to live. They felt that the government should have absolute control over everything the people did. In light of this, such a country may be led by someone who is formally known as dictator. Americans that have been born and raised with the idea of freedom and choice find this way of thinking to be immoral and unjust. The idea of freedom and choice is known as democracy; which is the way the United States government has been run since 1776. Both of these forms of government are in some ways very similar. For the most part, however, a dictatorship is very different from a democracy.
A dictatorship is defined as one leader or small group having absolute power over a group of people, whether it be an organization or an entire country. One of the most famous dictators in history is Adolf Hitler. He was born on April 20, 1889 in Austria. While growing up, he dreamed of being an artist, but life had other plans. He was denied entrance into the Vienna Academy of Art twice, and shortly after that his mother passed away from breast cancer. After her passing, he spent four years living in the streets of Vienna selling what he could to
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