HIST 1302 Journal 2 - Pound 1 Brenda Pound HIST 1302 Prof Eric Fox Journal#2 Entry#1 World War II was the time Roosevelt emphasized the Four Freedoms

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Pound 1 Brenda Pound HIST 1302 Prof. Eric Fox Journal #2 Entry #1 World War II was the time Roosevelt emphasized the Four Freedoms. These freedoms to Roosevelt felt needed to be spread world wide. The Four Freedoms were “freedom of speech”, freedom of worship”, “freedom from want”, and “freedom from fear”. Norman Rockwell even painted a picture of the Four Freedoms. The Freedom of Speech was of a citizen speaking at a town meeting. The Freedom of Worhsip was of different religious members praying. The Freedom from Want showed a family giving thanks over a meal. Lastly, the Freedom from Fear showed a picture of a mother and father watching their child sleep. These were most American values. They were definitely freedoms that were wanted by African-Americans along with other Americans. The painting was shared throughout the world. I was shared at theaters, parades, war effort rallies, and many events aimed to Americans to help purchase War Bonds. This painting helped raise 133 million dollars. Along with the Four Freedoms many immigrants of the early 20 th century and their children during World War II were now classified as loyal Americans. African-Americans even begin to have a higher status and were given prominent places in politics. Entry #2 Due to the war between the United States and Japan, over 100,000 Japanese-Americans were placed in prison like camps. These were American citizens, men, women and children that were placed in these camps. They did not even have houses they were forced to live in old stables, shacks or barrack type places surrounded by barbed wire. These citizens had done nothing to harm America. America just feared them. It seems this is what many in America want
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