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Isabel Arredondo2\11\2017John CarnesGovt. 2305Essay questions1. Liberty is often described as the most important American idea. Define it. Describe the two different views of liberty. Which do you think is more accurateLiberty is part of Americas identity, one of the many reasons this country was founded it was based on the positives and negatives of freedom an idea that there is a place where an individual can be free from internal and external forms of liberty. There are two sides of liberty, there is positive liberty where one is free internally and has the capacity to fulfil an individual’s desires like health care and government aid. And there is negative liberty where one is free from outside obstacles such as creating laws that us as citizens must abide in order not infringe among one another’s negative liberties. Personally, I understand both philosophies positive liberty wants to help its citizens achieve their goals while negative liberties focuses on making sure its citizens are safe from pursuing their goals. But overall negative liberties seem more accurate because without these it would be virtually impossible to exercise any basic right.