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Rachael, NC What Does Freedom Mean To Me? A term defined freedom in three distinct ways. (1) As the absence of external restraint; (2) as the capacity to do what one wishes; (3) as the capacity to do what one ought? Literally, freedom means "not in bondage." The terms liberty and freedom, I believe, are used...
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Ellen, ID
To me, freedom means that Americans can do what they want (except for kids.) Thanks to the Founding Fathers, I am allowed to say anything in public. When I finish the school day, I can spend my free time however I want to. And, when I turn 18, I'll be able to vote for who I want. All these are...
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Bill, NY
As these stories show, freedom is a valuable thing that must always be protected at all costs. My uncle served in Operation Desert Storm ten years ago to defend the freedom of Kuwait and protect America from Saddam Hussein. Although the Gulf War was a great success, the horrible events of Sept...
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Antonella, FL
Although America is the land of freedom, it has not always been that way. If I were born 200 years ago, I'd not only not be able to vote, I would be considered a slave like my great-great grandparents. Women and African-Americans were often treated terrible in the early days of our history. ...
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Steve, MO
Yesterday I was going to watch some TV. But instead I rode my bike over to the mall and saw a movie. I thought about getting some popcorn, but got a big Kit Kat instead. When it was over, I met some friends and hung around Spencer's Gifts. That's freedom!...
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John, NY
After September 11, I watched about two days straight of the 24-hour post-attack news coverage on TV. I'd seen pictures of people jumping from the Trade Center. I'd seen those planes smash into the towers probably 100 times. I'd seen images of the American flag about 500 times. I was mad. I was...
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Marissa, TX
I am in my junior year of high school. I have three brothers and one sister. Most of my life I have been a tomboy and played games with my brothers. Last year when I tried to try out for my high school football team, the coach said that I couldn’t because I was a girl, I might get hurt, and it had n...
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Xiang, NY
There is no freedom in China like in U.S.A. I am glad too because my mom and dad have twins girls! They are 10 years old and I love them very much. My parents told us of their struggle to immigrate to America to find a better life, to start a family, and to own their own business. We all help out, d...
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Leroy, GA
My grandfather died two months ago and I helped my mom pack up the stuff in his house. We found a box in his attic packed with lots of old pictures. One of them was of him standing in front of a sign that said, "for white only." There were many other things to pack, so I just kept on packing. Afterw...
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Seb, VT
My family came here in 1992 from the Balkans because of the war. We were lucky enough to get out of there when we did. When I first got to America I can't believe all of the wonderful things that are here. There is always a lot to do and to learn, and so many places that I want to travel to. I hav...
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