It was, except for a short period between the world wars, until late 1980s that Czech Republic got its freedom. As a consequence to being part of other empires, we never developed our own sense of freedom. So what do we expect from being free? Being restricted for most of their lives, the answer for many people is obvious – doing whatever they want to do. Yet, I don’t think that is a correct approach to freedom.
Because of the fact that they could not really flourish in the community until they were accepted, this story really shows that true freedom is acceptance. Coming to a free country from an restricted country, like the Duvitches did, means that they gain many more rights then they did before. The right to speak ones mind, right to feel safe, right to not be harassed, and many more. The town however did not respect these rights at all because they were different. They did things like when the “Syringa Street young, meeting him on the street, sometimes stopped their noses as they
The victory of the Union (Northern States) over the Confederate (Southern States) freed the Negroid’s from slavery, and gave them the right to vote, and own property. Although African Americans now had their liberty, they weren’t free from segregation, violence and prejudices. “We wear the Mask” is written from this experience, and regrettable it is still to a small degree part of the American fabric today. Being African American in the late 20th century wasn’t a bed of roses. They were the minority and were not treated with respect as a whole from its community.
This was evidently needed due to the constant confrontation of the first states of the confederacy. It was clear that the states themselves needed a higher power to answer to as well. This is why the founding fathers of the nation looked to the social contract theory, to unify the states through a federal government. The second purpose of government in the Preamble was to establish Justice. Being wise to Thomas Hobbes part of the Social Contract Theory, the writers of our Preamble knew that people without some form of justice system, or other means to stop crime and unruly
A good government is one who restrains men from injuring one another, leaves men free to regulate their pursuits of industry and improvement, and does not take from those who earn what they have. Gordon S. Wood said that Thomas Jefferson was a symbol of what we as a people are. “No figure in our past has embodied so much of our heritage and so many of our hopes.” But, again he was also a hypocrite. He said in his inaugural address that minorities should be protected by the law and treated as equals when he himself had many slaves. He even had one of his slaves as a mistress to whom he fathered many children.
For example, everyone in the U.S. is given the oppurtunity to an education even if the family had financial problems. However, in Washington’s times, not all people were given the opportunity to an education. Many African-Americans were not allowed to have an education, only the caucasian. Apart from the U.S, this message should be referred to by anyone. This message should especially be thought about from the countries that don’t give opportunities to everyone based on the race or sex of that person.
To vote in our country you must be 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States. Being a land of many cultures we have a large number of members of our society that do not have the right to vote because they are not citizens. People come to this great country we live in so they can have a say in the running of the society they live in, a right that is not afforded to citizens of many other countries. When you immigrate to this country you can apply for citizenship and once sworn in as a citizen you are granted the right and privilege to vote and enjoy the freedom of our great democracy. Voting in some ways is not always a right but a privilege afforded to law abiding citizens.
Many people argue that there is no longer any such thing as a typical American family. This is true, because such things as cultures and lifestyles are different. Those things make it impossible to generalize about the typical American family. Back in the old days, the typical American family did exist but it has been changed by time. People now want freedom more than anything in their lives, and to be able to do their own things.
When immigrants move to a new destination they struggle to adapt to the environment because they tend to shy away from their cultural background. They adapt to the so called “American culture”. Truth is I don’t believe there is such a thing as the American culture. The United States has been called a melting pot because, over the centuries, people from many different countries and cultures have come to reside here. Despite being held on high standards people still discriminate against different cultures, because of this we run away from culture and we never fully live and understand the importance of culture.
Almost every culture or race has a stereotype. America is a relatively young country, but nevertheless it managed to become a very powerful and respectful in the world. By the way people have made stereotypes about Americans and their way of life long ago. Americans themselves do not trust to the rest of the world and think that they are hated and neglected in every remote and not remote corner of it. Actually they feel comfortably and safe only within their own country.