The most essential american values are liberty and justice. Without a fair justice system, people will not be held accountable for their actions which is unfair and breeds resentment. Liberty is also the most fair state for people to be in because it lets people flourish and create their own destinies. Because of these truths, Americans hold these two things dear and have since the birth of their nation. British infringement on these values caused americans to realize their importance and rebel from the British, despite the risks because freedom rang so sweet.
Evidence for these beloved principles upon which the united states was built includes the declaration of independence, and the constitution. The declaration outlines that every man has the right to follow his dreams and that governments need consent of the governed, important parts of liberty in the Declaration of Independence (US 1776). The constitution outlines how justice should be maintained in america with the 4th 5th and 8th amendments especially, making sure that people receive fair treatment under the law, making sure the government cannot search you without a warrant, force you to testify against yourself and banning cruel and unusual punishment |Bill of rights 1780|. These documents are testaments to Americans value for liberty and justice. In Patrick Henry famous give me liberty or give me death speech it showed how much Americans value liberty. This can be seen in the New Hampshire state motto as well which is live free or die.
Give me Liberty or give me Death
Thursday, 4, October 2018
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Declaration of independence