30 March 2014
Birth Of A New Freedom
When I first saw “freedom,” I thought it means that citizens have the same rights and they are creature equally. We I listed about the Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the other one for Dr. Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech, I understand more deeply about the word “ freedom.”
In the first speech, at the beginning Lincoln said about “ in the seven years ago their father brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that men are created equal.” In my own opinion, he focused on the world “liberty.” I think “ freedom” includes “ liberty.” Because at that time, Americans are engaged in a great civil war, the society is not stable. People are suffer from poverty. And there still exist black slaves. Even though, some brave people are struggle with the situation. The situation still cannot change for a long time. However , it is worth to memorize because it was the first time to mention words“a new birth of freedom.”
In the second speech, Dr. Martin Luther King , give us the speech “ I have a dream, I had heard about this speech when I just 15 years old. At that time, I just thought it was a powerful speech. Because I can heard about the audiences’ applause. I cannot use the words to describe why it made me a strong impression. Until today, I thought I understand it more deeply because I know more about the “new freedom.”
I think today people are still focus on the relationship between the black people and the white people. Many people think we should get rid of discrimination. Actually, we all know in one hundred years later, the Negro still not free. The negro still not liberate. When the architects of our republic wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to black man as well as white men, would be guaranteed the life, liberty and the pursuit of the happiness....