218 Lee Road 550, Phenix City, AL 36870
DOB: August 30, 1994
Senior in High School
Pacelli High School (706) 561-8232
Word Count: 1500
“I have read and understand the guidelines. The essay submitted is original and of my own creation.”
Freedom isn’t Free
Sean Andrew Drop
Freedom isn’t Free
When our founding fathers were drafting out the Declaration of Independence they knew then that the British were not going to take our stance for independence without a fight. Even before the first signature was placed upon our countries most valued document they knew there would be bloodshed. But, deciding to fight for our own freedom was the only way we could govern ourselves and make our own laws without British rule. By breaking free of Britain we were able to worship the way we wanted to, we had the freedom to speak openly, we could live and build our homes where we wanted them.
The pact the Founding Fathers made with the citizens of the new world was to guarantee their freedom forever with the Constitution, who’s first ten Amendments are called The Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights guaranteed the basic freedoms of life; the right to Life, Liberty, and Prosperity.
National independence is having your own freedom and being independent from other nations. The greatest example of this is of America being independent from Great Britain. The war that was so viscously fought in 1776 was not fought in vain. The fight was fought with purpose and with reason to declare the separation of British rule and American rule. The lives that were lost in the blood bath that followed were the heavy price we paid for freedom. The war left many women widows and children fatherless.
The original war for independence was the fight of the American colonists demanding to have their own government and no longer be ruled by Britain. The British were not exponentially happy about giving up their colonies because the colonies were