Fourth Of July Speech Analysis

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To me the Fourth of July is a kind of celebration celebrating the past and what we have done in the past instead of what we plan on doing in the future. As an American I believe that the way our country celebrates things is by mostly remembering and saluting them instead of living up to them. We commemorate or remember those that died on July 4th that sacrificed or fought for us to obtain our freedom however, we take for granted our freedom and forget that we weren’t always free. The 4th of July should still remain a day where people can come together and watch fireworks or even prepare food but it should be done in a way that memorialize our independence and freedoms that we have earned. Simply honoring the Fourth of July on that day is something …show more content…
Douglass was invited to speak during the Fourth of July celebrations. In his speech he criticizes the fact that society is celebrating freedom while slaves were still being denied even the basic rights. He questions why these same principles of freedom are being withheld from his people. This was considered a catalyst in the Anti-Slavery movement. African Americas weren’t allowed to be considered as a citizen in the South of America but they were allowed to be counted for the census as 3/5 of a person. Many of these slaves were seriously beaten almost to their deaths and considered runaways if they went off their plantation or their masters land without their master 's permission. These African Americans called slaves were constantly told what to do by their masters and often worked from the early morning until past sundown and were constantly punish if they were trying to better themselves such as learning to read. America was an oppressive state of existence at that time. The point Frederick Douglass tries to make is that blacks have no reason to celebrate the 4th of July since for many years they were slaves and counted as property instead of a human being. Why would these African Americans celebrate the founding of a country that kept them in bondage? I mean how would any of them benefit from that? The 4th of July celebrates the liberation of wealthy colonial slave owners from the …show more content…
I think the Constitution is important and plays a big role in our government because it underlines the need for the Rule of Law to be the basis for our common life in society. It prevents many of our leaders to abuse their power, and provides equal treatment for anyone who live in our Country. Compared to other countries the American Constitution is a great advantage since it provides and protects rights that in some countries aren 't even allowed by their governments. For example in many countries women are not considered or valued equal to men however, in America because of the Constitution we are guaranteed that “everyone is equal under the law.” I believe that the most important part of the Constitution is mostly known as the Bill of Rights since, this is what our federal government has promised to all citizens regarding protection and

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