has their own perception of freedom. Some consider freedom as a right while
others consider it to be a privilege. No matter where you live in the world,
the idea of having freedom sounds promising and appealing. When you think of
freedom, you instantly think of the United States. After all, the U.S. is known
as the land of the free and the land of opportunity. Many immigrate to the U.S.
to get a taste of this freedom. Exactly what idea of freedom does the U.S.
offer? Under the Constitution, citizens are granted the following types of
freedom: Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom of
Assembly, Freedom of Petition, The Right to Bear Arms, The Right to Equal
Justice, and the list goes on (Hartley and Vincent pp. 34). When given a list
of freedoms to choose from, many associate these freedoms to their own rights
but forget to be appreciative of those who fought for these freedoms and the
sacrifices they had to endure. They forget to think about the responsibility
they have to take to maintain these freedoms. Therefore, it is important to understand the history of
freedom in the United States and recognize those who fought for these freedoms.