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Yasmine Dela Cruz

Period 2

10/8/12

Ideals of Freedom Paper

In the 1700s, it was the colonial era of what became America. During this time, the Enlightenment values were shared throughout the world. There was subjugation of the Native Americans, rebellions, religious attributes, and soon “independence” swept through the colonies. These colonies became states. With states wanting their independence, came meetings being held and Revolutions coming about. Which is why The Declaration of Independence was written to the people and men. It was written by the Founding Fathers as well as in the Constitution, it stated “…Establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare….” What it means is that in order for our nation to be successful, we must do these things and it will lead us on the right path. With this law being written, there are expected powers being limited to the people and man himself. What the Founding Fathers wanted for the new country were things such as the Separation of Powers, which divided government into branches in the political aspect, as well as the new government needing support with the wealthy in the economic aspect, and having different religions coming as one in the social aspect. These points are some of the goals that are aimed from the Founding Fathers. Socially, some of the goals are met to certain people than others. Women in the colonial era are supposed to take care of their home and family. They also could not vote, couldn’t vote, or in businesses. Men are superior compared to women and could do the things women can’t. In Document A, it explains how men are going to take over the new country and it will lead to unlimited power to the males. Abigail Adams explains how women have no voice or representation in the government. “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion…” (Doc. A). She is very upfront and is giving...
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