Freed Om from Fear Essay

580 WordsFeb 13, 20153 Pages
Even though Americans have differences in terms of wealth and have different goals, they join together when faced with fears and are all concerned about freedom from fear. Both President Roosevelt and President Obama believe that everyone, regardless of their economic status, should be free from fear. They both emphasize the rights of Americans, and do not differentiate between rich and poor. In both speeches, they talk about the need for jobs and for helping the poor, but they also emphasize the advantages to the wealthy classes when the poor are doing well. Overall, the speeches by both President Roosevelt and President Obama suggest that both the poor and the wealthy are concerned about “freedom from fear.” Even though Americans have differences, when they are faced with external threats like terrorists, they come together and put aside their economic differences. Right now in Ferguson, Missouri, black residents are rioting because the grand jury did not indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed African American teenager. There are a lot of tensions right now and it seems like there are major differences in the community. However, when we are all facing an outside invasion, like a terrorist, all those differences seem to disappear. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, everyone was afraid, regardless of whether they were rich or poor. America joined together and everyone wanted to unite against the terrorists. No one wanted to be afraid. Everyone wanted to be free from fear. The speech “The Four Freedoms” by President Roosevelt is about how all Americans should be free from fear. He talks about America as a single country and about how the American way of life is under attack from foreigners. He says, “The need of the moment is that our actions and our policy should be devoted primarily–almost exclusively–to meeting this foreign peril.” This

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