"Freedom" Constructed Response Activity
By Paul McCartney © 2001
"This is my
A right given by God
To live a free life to live in freedom
I'm talkin' 'bout freedom
I will fight for the right to live in freedom
Anyone tries to
take it away
They'll have to answer 'cause this is my right..."
Woodrow Wilson's address to a Joint Session of the Two Houses of Congress (excerpt)
Congress, 1st Session (
"...we shall fight for the things
which we have always carried nearest our hearts, - for democracy, for the right
of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own Governments, for
the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of
right...as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world
itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes,
everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who
know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and
her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace
which she has treasured..."
1) Read the first (top) document. What is the
title of this song and who wrote it?
2) When did
3) Who was
4) According to
5) Compare both
documents and discuss the meaning of each. What is similar about the purpose
and message of each document? How do the situations and circumstances differ?