A summary on F.D Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” Speech


On January 6th 1941, during World War 2, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered a remarkable speech to the US Congress. This speech is an unprecedented milestone in the history of democracy to establish equality and liberty to contribute the democratic world in respect of politics, war, administration and technology as a leading strength in our world today.

I preferred this speech, for the reason that, he focused some important guidelines in his speech signifying that America is the symbol of real democratic institution with which all chains of captivity can be possible to be uprooted. I have been overwhelmed by going through his speech where the realism of free nation enjoying sound body and sound mind has been vividly mulled over. He disliked bitterness and conspiracy; rather he put forth the model of freedom as a tentative flow. I think, Rudyard Kipling, a famous English poet has really understood the perpetual meaning of free nation among the children in the following few lines of his poem.

‘Forgiveness free of evil done

And love to all men neath the sun’

It is important in the sense that in this speech, he said publicly that four freedoms are inevitable to a prosperous democracy. This milestone has been reflected in the form of real democracy, for the people, by the people and of the people. Such milestones are freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom of want and freedom of fear. In this speech, in the upcoming days, he explored some ways to make sure by looking forward a world founded upon such milestones of freedom. According to him, the first one is freedom of speech and expression which is leading every where in the world to make freedom meaningful in order to strengthen the democratic institution virtually. He then strongly contemplated that the second one is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way- every where in the world. In regard to 3rd one, he pointed out every one in the state choreography should ensure freedom from want- which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peace time life for its inhabitants- every where in the world.

Further more, the fourth one is freedom from fear- which, translated into world terms, means a world wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor-every where in the world.

I have also been impressed when he talks about the reality of freedom and free nation. According to him a free nation has the right to expect full cooperation from all groups. A free nation has the right to look to the leaders of business, of labor, and of agriculture to take the lead in stimulating effort, not among other groups but within their own groups. He knew the real secret of democracy for which he contemplated that there is nothing mysterious about the foundations of a healthy and strong democracy rather it is coherent in the midst of leading life controlled and cleanly with full unity, faith and discipline.

It is worth mentioning that this speech has influenced brain storming to stop war rather than physical war. By delivering this speech, the president has done his responsibility as a sole authority of peace through out the world. He does not believe in War and as such he has emphasized the importance of long time strategic plan through which real demacracy is achieved systematically.

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4 thoughts on “A summary on F.D Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” Speech”

  1. I really liked this writing you wrote.. and i used it as a referance for my home work :) i made sure i told you and i am wrting the source down.

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