The Liberty of Freedom

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The Limits of Freedom Liberty is the state of being free, to be able to speak and say anything freely. Liberty was not absolute for everybody. Back then and even today people still don’t have complete liberty in America. The early Americans put limits on freedom even when they were trying to create more freedom. They type of limits that the early Americans put on freedom were limits on freedom of speech, and much more. Even with the American Revolution, it was not for everybody. The American Revolution was only for the colonist and men, but over time the idea of liberty and equality became for everyone. Women, Slaves, and minorities did not get equality from the American Revolution. Women, and slaves wanted equality, they wanted more rights. One group of people who didn’t have absolute liberty back then and even today are women. Although today women do have more liberty today than they did back then. There are women in other countries fighting to have more freedom. For example in Afghanistan women have limited freedom. In Afghanistan women are constricted to the house. If they were to leave the house they have to be completely covered and they have to be accompanied by a male relative. In America Indian women were treated different in their culture. Indian women could divorce their husband if they wanted to, and they also took on agricultural work. Indian women played an important role in the religious expect of the Indian culture. Women in Europe compared to women in Amercia. In the United States there was a time when women didn’t have the same rights as men. Back then women were not seen as equal to men. Women were supposed to be the house taking care of the children and the home while the man where supposed to be out working... ... middle of paper ... ...ar." Accessed March 1, 2014. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2008/03/08/ten_worst_countries_for_women.html. Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free online reference, research & homework help. | Infoplease.com. "Women's Rights Movement in the U.S.: Timeline of Events (1848-1920) | Infoplease.com." Accessed March 1, 2014. http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenstimeline1.html. Trust in Education | Providing educational, economic and health care assistance to villages in Afghanistan. "Life as an Afghan woman | Trust in Education." Accessed March 1, 2014. http://www.trustineducation.org/resources/life-as-an-afghan-woman/. Gibbs, Nancy. "What Women Want Now - The State of the American Woman - TIME." TIME.com. Last modified October 14, 2009. http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1930277_1930145,00.html.
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