By: Asha Kunchakarra, Alyza Berson, Krisana Goel


13th Amendment- The Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery and freed African Americans. This gave them many newfound freedoms and they were allowed to live on their own.

Freemen's Bureau- This program was put in place after the civil war to help fight further for African American rights and helps them live and adjust to their new freedoms. It also helped poor white farmers after the war.

Manifest Destiny

Homestead act- Gave poor farmers the freedom to have their own land and plant the crops that they wanted. This allowed the lower class to benefit economically.


Laissez-faire- The government gave companies the freedom to manage their own sales and the economy, in a hands off approach. This led to a more free economy where prices usually met an equilibrium.


Pull factor- The reasons immigrants move to a country because it gave them the liberty to do things and have certain freedoms they were not given in their previous country. Some examples are Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression.

Americanization- The way of introducing immigrants to American culture which familiarizes immigrants with their new liberties and assimilates them into the society.

Ellis Island- The island where new immigrants came before the went to the country. The statue of liberty symbolizes liberty and freedom for the citizens and gave them hope for their new life.

Progressive Era

16th amendment- The 16th Amendment gave the congress the authority to levy an income tax. This gave more freedom and liberty to the government to do what they wanted with taxes and with the money they collected.

17th amendment- The 17th Amendment allowed American voters to directly elect US senators so  they exercised their right and liberty to Freedom of Speech and Expression.

19th Amendment- In the 19th Amendment women gained the right to vote which set campaigns for more woman's rights and liberties into motion. With these new liberties, the role of women changed from a housewife to a worker.


Spanish-American War- During the Spanish- American War, the United States fought for the liberty of Cuba and its citizens. When the U.S. won, Cubans gained many new liberties and freedoms.

Yellow Journalism- Due to the liberty given in "Freedom of the Press," journalists were able to write what they wanted in the newspapers. In Yellow Journalism, the authors were crude and exaggerated.

Treaty of Paris- The Treaty of Paris allowed for freedom and independence for Cuba, the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico. This allowed these countries to gain access to the American ideals including liberty.

Open Door Policy- Allowed for free trade in China which gave United State's businessmen more liberty and freedom in their sales. This also expanded the American Market.

World War I (WWI)

Treaty of Versailles- This treaty gave liberties to countries that fought in the war, such as Serbia and the new countries that were given independence and liberty in this treaty such as Czechoslovakia.

Pacifist- These people chose not to join the war because of religious reasons. They exercised their liberties of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, and fought for more Freedom of Speech.

Nationalism- Nationalism is showing pride for your country and its ideals. For the United States this includes liberty and is given to the people with freedoms and rights not given in other countries.

Four Minute Men- These men said what they wanted in front of masses of people. They exercised their liberties and used their freedom of speech.

Conscientious Objector- A person who refuses to join the war for moral reasons and exercises freedom of speech. This is important because it led to many disputes on whether or not drafts were part of what America stood for.


Margaret Sanger- Margaret Sanger is a women's rights activist who published laws for birth control. This contributed to the women's rights movement which gave women more liberties and freedoms such as the right to vote.

General Strike - General Strikes would happen when everyone in the community would strike against their jobs at once. The strikers were using their liberties as Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression.

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
Abraham Lincoln

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