Martin Luther King Jr. And Declaration Of Sentiments And Resolutions

1888 Words Jul 12th, 2015 8 Pages
Throughout history, Jefferson, Paine, and de Crevecoeur have offered a unique perspective about certain truths concerning American rights and responsibilities. Each person gives a promise of what America could and eventually should be. The speeches “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. and “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton are well-known speeches that have undoubtedly shaped America into what it is today or in some cases, what America should be today. Although one could say that these particular speeches have changed America in one way or the other, it is important to analyze whether or not these speeches and how America is today meets the criteria and the promises of the Founding Fathers’ American ideals. Throughout this paper, an analysis of the speeches will be conducted to furthermore the understanding of what the speeches talk about and what they promise or want for America. Ultimately, this paper will answer the following questions as well: What do these three founding figures say about American rights, and do the two speeches reflect their beliefs and if so, then how? It is important to realize what the past set out to be the promises for America, and how we are keeping those promises today to better lives and America itself. It is most obvious that almost everyone in America has heard the “I have a Dream Speech.” It is recognized as one of the best speeches ever given. After this speech, Martin Luther King, without a doubt,…

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