Visions of Liberty and Freedom
You will select three questions to answer from the Liberty and Freedom reading assigned on Monday on the list below.
Most Americans agree that liberty and freedom are two great principles that are fundamental to our nation. In the selections that you are about to read, the author finds that liberty and freedom are two varying ideas and are also form when intertwined strand that runs to the core of American life. What David Hackett Fisher examines here is not academic or political ideology, but the folkways that are deeply embedded in American life: what Alexis de Tocqueville called, “the habits of the heart.” The word of liberty is derived from a latin word meaning separation and independence. In its root, freedom means rights of belonging in a community of free people. The tension between these two concepts has been the source of conflict and creativity throughout American history and especially in the era of our study.
Do not read page 354. Many of these are short answer questions that require about three sentences. At the end of the question is the starting page of the section. Please copy and past the question into your submission.
After the Civil War how do some Southern whites enshrine their ideas of liberty and freedom in popular culture? (355)
After the Civil War how did Northern White republicans portray their contribution to freedom and liberty? (355)
By 1868, the political parties adopted sharp distinguishing characteristics. How did the two political parties attach racism to the tradition of liberty? (362)
During the American centennial, what icons were repurposed for the modern America of 1876? (365)
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the American people from the French. How did the statue represent both American and French views of liberty? (368)
What were arguments made against the Statue of Liberty when it was unveiled? (368)
How is the home the new Colossus a response to the political trends of liberty and freedom in the late 19th-century? (375)
How do the rose of Sharon and the star of Zion reflect the celebration of Juneteenth by African-Americans? (380)
Did Native Americans favor freedom for liberty in their celebration of national symbols? Please give examples. (385)
In the late 19th-century how was economics and growing capitalism represented as standards of liberty and freedom? (391)
Although religious freedom is thought to be on American touchstone, how are some religions pre-trade as a threat to religious liberty? How did those faiths respond? (391)
Women could be portrayed as dangerous to liberty and freedom as well. Why was Victoria Woodhall such a lightning rod for those who desired sexual order? (391)
How did populists use the imagery of slavery to describe their condition? Remembering that this is an era of Jim Crow, why is it ironic that populists would use an African American symbol to characterize their own fate? (401)
What decision was made to emphasize unity in the Pledge of Allegiance? (405)