The writers of the Constitution thought all men had the right to be free. They believed it was the government’s job to protect those rights.
Some immigrants came to the United States to have the freedom to practice their religion, the right to own property, and the ability to choose their job. But there are limits to our freedoms.
Martin Luther King Jr. and others used the freedoms of speech and assembly to work for equality for all Americans.
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