Prompt: President Franklin Roosevelt famously claimed that the United States was
Prompt: President Franklin Roosevelt famously claimed that the United States was
Prompt: President Franklin Roosevelt famously claimed that the United States was fighting World War II in order to secure the “four freedoms” – freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear – for both Americans and people around the world. Following the war, America rose to international prominence and underwent significant internal transformations. Did it also maintain its commitment to any or all of the “four freedoms”? Using events in US history from 1945-2018 (covered in chapters 23-28 in our textbook) compose an essay arguing whether the United States has done more to protect or threaten one or more of Roosevelt’s “four freedoms” either internationally or domestically. Essay Guidelines: All essays are to conform to the conventions of academic writing (i.e. have an introduction, a thesis statement, body paragraphs, a conclusion, etc.) Remember that academic essays are not simply reports of facts but are sustained arguments – they put forward an opinion and support it with evidence. Your argument will whether or not America had done more to protect or threaten one or more of Roosevelt’s “four freedoms.” You will need to select at least one of the “four freedoms” to focus on and select events from the period between 1945-2018 as evidence to support your argument.

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