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The Analysis of I Have a Dream

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The Analysis of I Have a Dream

History is a feature that categorically inspires the future, and it functioned as the foundation for Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech.”
The civil rights movement had finally brought the racial divide to the cross-roads to America. Martin Luther King Jr, leader of civil rights movement addresses the nation on a hot summer day in August 1963, in an attempt to secure rights for African-Americans. King’s speech ” I Have A Dream” centers on the great promissory note that America has fail to live up to.  
First, King states,” But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination”.   For example, The Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln decreed an end to slavery and opened a new door for Negroes, keeping them motivated as well.   However, the closing stages of slavery did not necessarily indicate the commencement of equality.   This reality directed King into a collection of frustration as well as self-assurance to ensure that equality for all would prevail in this discrepancy of race.
The dominant words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, informing each and every person that all men would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, provide support for King’s philosophy of impartiality and equal opportunity for all men.   In all, King’s, I Have a Dream speech was, and still is, a candid symbol of the spirit and striving of one person that showed the way for desegregation and incentive to make every effort for equality, the best for all, for the country and its citizens.
Next, King states,” In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to...


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