Thursday, September 8, 2016
Welcome to my blog. Over the next 9 months I will be posting about how freedom played a significant role in American history. As I go through American history with my class, I will be updating this blog analyzing how this theme correlates with the topics we are discussing in class. I have chosen this theme because many people find associate America and freedom together and so I felt it would be easy. I also feel that freedom is big part in American history making it an important topic to cover.
I was asked to analyze an article on my topic by my teacher. So the article was essentially trying to figure out the meaning of freedom. In trying to explain this, they broke it up into three relevant groups. Political and economic freedom, personal financial freedom, and freedom from the social matrix. Political and economic freedom was described as not living in a jurisdiction that is occupied militarily or economically, and as a society that presents absolute freedom of speech from economic tyranny. Personal financial freedom was described as being free to of externally imposed schedules, and having "the courage to act and venture out on our own". To be free of social matrixes is to be free of influence of individual people and social conventions. to be free of a society in which constantly pressures its inhabitants to act or be a certain way. Overall I believe that this article has a good definition of freedom. It covers political freedom and social freedom which I feel are a very large portion of our government today.