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Following a dream toward freedom

Following A Dream Toward Freedom

Freedom was and still is the dream of every American. Freedom is

defined as the liberty of choice or action, self-determination of rational

beings, the right to enjoy privileges of membership or citizenship, and

independence. The natural rights of all men have been stated as "life, liberty,

and the puruit of happiness." In order for freedom to exist, people must take

on the responsibility to pursue and maintain their dream.

The dream of freedom requires people to take responsibility to govern

themselves in a way in which freedom can succeed without chaos. Civilizations

have used governmental law and social rules to regulate their citizens. People

must maintain a direct hold on their government and society through their laws

and social structure, allowing for each individual within their citizenship to

keep their own identity while participating in the civilization as a whole.

When people take on the responsibility of their citizenship and follow the laws

and rules founded for them, freedom is allowed to work for everyone.

"In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a

world founded upon four essential human freedoms," stated Franklin Roosevelt in

his 1941 President's Annual Address to Congress. "The first is freedom of

speech and expression-everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every

person to worship God in his own way-everywhere in the world. The third is

freedom want-which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings

which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-

everywhere in the world. The forth is freedom from fear-which, translated into

world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in

such a through fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of

physical aggrestion against any neighbor-anywhere in the world," stated

President Roosevelt.

The first Americans followed their dream toward freedom by coming to

America and founding the colonies which have evoled into the cities and towns

present to this day. The officers and soldiers of our great country followed

their dream toward freedom by fighting and sacrificing their lives for the

freedoms which are enjoyed and greatly appreciated today. Civil rights and

women's rights leaders followed their dream toward freedom by achieving

equality among all american citizens. As President Frankin D. Roosevelt stated

in 1941, these four freedoms are still essential today. Not just in our

country, "but everywhere in the world." We, as human beings have the right to

these freedoms and the responsibility to make a dream toward freedom come true.


Finch, Christopher. Norman Rockwell's America. New York,: Harry N. Abrams,


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