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Frida Gaymard The Motherland: America The original purpose of Margaret Fuller’s piece “Fourth of July” is to call out the fact that the American value has been lost. On Fourth of July 1776, the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the rule of British monarchy; from that they forth, they were united, free, and independent. Even though there was colored people from Africa who fought for the new lands freedom and independence, they were still brought in as slaves and slaves obviously depend on the slave owner. Therefore, if America is freedom, but the country’s individuals are not free, is it patriotic to feel loathe? In this composition she states, “...the noble sentiment which she expressed in her early youth is tarnished; she has shown that righteousness is no longer her chief desire…” America is a moral standard. Furthermore, freedom holds a worrying definition if
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Unformatted text preview: it is being overthrown by slavery. Fuller then mentions how it isn’t a coincidence that America is losing its moral promise; the nation is very much aware that they are choosing power and riches over significance. It is evident that Fuller is an abolitionist throughout the piece, but she is also a feminist of her time. Towards the end of her article she begins to use the pronoun “we” to gather the people and remind the nation that not only virtue should be practiced, but that there is also an urgent need for individuals to stand up. The children of the nation are being put Perhaps in the long run, the message isn’t to save a nation of 327.2 million, but to free the 327.2 million individuals who make up for the United States of America....
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