Liberty And Freedom: Liberty Vs. Freedom

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“Free, sovereign and independent.” Quoted from the textbook, these were the words the Great Britain used to acknowledged the United States after achieving victory during the Revolution War. The first taste of freedom the United State accomplished was the Peace of Paris treaty. On November 30, 1782, the Peace of Paris was signed by Great Britain, the United States, France, Spain, and the Netherlands thus, agreeing to end the Revolutionary War. This treaty allowed the northern boundary of the new nation to extend west from St. Croix River past the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River down to only north of New Orleans; plus, with other triumphs. Though the United States struggled a lot during the War for Independence, they achieved freedom and independence; allowing them the right to act on their own and begin to build a nation…show more content…
Initially, I believe that Liberty has always been something important to America. For example, the famous quote, “give me liberty, or give me death.” This expresses how important liberty is to Americans. With out liberty and freedom, the United States would have never had the courage to leave King George for their own taste of liberty. The meaning of liberty to America has changed throughout the years of America. The original definition of Liberty is, “the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one 's way of life, behavior, or political views.” This definition has be expressed in so many ways in America, as in also freedom. Famously known as land of the free, the actual definition of freedom means, “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” Both of these words have been shown tremendously in the United States, this is what defines us to be who we are

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