16-1 - of “freedom” or “liberty.”(99 Native...

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-1 As Eric Foner continually points out in Give Me Liberty and Voices of Freedom, the concepts “freedom” and “liberty” can have many meanings and applications. For example: who has access and to what, who does not, and who determines this. Write an essay that gives two examples from the primary sources in Voices of Freedom chapter 16 with differing opinions of freedom or liberty .—Note because both words have many meanings, you must define the concept you are discussing in the introductory paragraph. This may be a definition from a dictionary (please cite), or this may be your own explanations of what “freedom” or “liberty” means to you. Your “how-conclusion” should compare or contrast each document’s author, audience, purpose, and examination
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Unformatted text preview: of “freedom” or “liberty.” (99) Native Americans want to be treated with equality Idea of freedom is that everyman is born free and should be treated as such They want to be able to move around and be paid for their stolen land, horses and cattle “I only ask of the Government to be treated as all other men are treated” (P.33) They want to be treated as equals “If the Indian breaks the law, punish him by the law. If the white man breaks the law, punish him also.” (P.33) Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself - and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty. (p. 33-34) (100)...
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