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Freedom of Speech & Worship

From Want & Fear

On January 6, 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt addressed Congress and the nation. Nations of Europe and Asia were engaged in war and in order to keep war from our shores, FDR asked that we help those nations under attack, giving them the military equipment necessary to win the war. To preserve peace, he said that all people must have Freedom of Speech and Worship, Freedom from Want and Fear. The speech became known as the Four Freedoms. Ask students to study the four first day covers that were issued in 1994. Discuss what each is illustrating and how those four freedoms apply today. What examples of freedom of speech are shown on television, or that students might have participated in? Study the image representing Freedom of Religion and identify the houses of worship. Are there such places near the students’ school? How is Freedom of Religion tied to Freedom of Speech? Besides food, what else can be included in Freedom from Want? How does the artwork depict Freedom from Fear? Does that apply today? What is our nation afraid of? What fears do students have today? Today, the U.S. is engaged in a war against terrorism. Does the U.S. still have a responsibility to protect and preserve those Four Freedoms here at home and abroad? Show the fifth cover and discuss if the Four Freedoms have endured.

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Freedom from Want

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Sometimes fear comes from within. Thirteen months after the Four Freedoms speech, President FDR signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the relocation and internment of over 110,000 Japanese-Americans. Analyze this 1989 stamp and discuss how it depicts the government or a citizen protecting rights and freedoms against tyranny. Read Section 1 of the 14th Amendment and discuss the importance of “due process” in protecting a person’s rights to life, liberty and property.

 

 

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James Montgomery Flagg

FDR First Day Issue

Tear Down This Wall First Day Issue

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