Analysis Of Fdr's Four Freedoms

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Borgwardt, Elizabeth. "FDR 's Four Freedoms As A Human Rights Instrument." OAH Magazine
Of History 22.2 (2008): 8.Advanced Placement Source. Web. 2 Dec. 2015.
This article examines the Four Freedoms set my Franklin D. Roosevelt as a key instrument for human rights. He incorporates in his speech that everyone has the right to freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion, freedom from fear, and lastly the freedom from want. He appeals to congress and Americans through linking freedom and human rights at home to human rights abroad and how can this effect their human rights and national security. The article also gives background on the consolidated vision of social and financials rights with “traditional civil and political rights as
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Roosevelt expressed that the United States ought to devote its policy primarily to “meeting the foreign peril,” for all internal affairs are presently part of the “great emergency.” Later in his speech, he demanded that all individuals are entitled to four freedoms and privileges: the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. He observed European nations struggle to fight the fascist regime, thus the United States should play a role a world power to protect and secure freedom for all. This article was a helpful source, giving a short summary of the historical content of the speech. The website is not as reliable as the other sources used (databases and book), however it is trustworthy enough in the general explanation of the time period. This source is useful for my research because it presents an appropriate historical content that could be overlapped with information from a different source to develop the historical content of my speech for better understanding for the purpose and the …show more content…
The free bird probably hears the suffering of the caged bird from “the distant hill, but is either “helpless or indifferent to its plight.” Even though the caged bird will never know freedom, “its spirit remain unbroken.” This critical commentary even though similar to the synopsis found on the database is very helpful and reliable to use. It is very objective and I can use it to establish the background or a foundation for the poem in my

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