Everyonehas their own perception of freedom.
Some consider freedom as a right whileothers 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 offreedom, you instantly think of the United States. After all, the U.S. is knownas 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 offreedom: Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Freedom ofAssembly, Freedom of Petition, The Right to Bear Arms, The Right to EqualJustice, and the list goes on (Hartley and Vincent pp.
34). When given a listof freedoms to choose from, many associate these freedoms to their own rightsbut forget to be appreciative of those who fought for these freedoms and thesacrifices they had to endure. They forget to think about the responsibilitythey have to take to maintain these freedoms. Therefore, it is important to understand the history offreedom in the United States and recognize those who fought for these freedoms.