The Four Freedoms by President Franklin Roosevelt

01/06/1941

This speech, also known as the Four Freedoms speech, was given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 1941 State of the Union Address. Roosevelt enumerated four points as fundamental freedoms humans "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy: 1. Freedom of speech and expression 2. Freedom of every person to worship in his own way 3. Freedom from want 4. Freedom from fear According to Wikipedia, his inclusion of the last two freedoms "went beyond the traditional American Constitutional values protected by the First Amendment, and endorsed a right to economic security and an internationalist view of foreign policy that have come to be central tenets of modern American liberalism."

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