Last updated February 20, 2001

li.ber.ty n. 1: the quality or state of being free : 1a: the power to do as one pleases 1b: freedom from physical restraint 1c: freedom from arbitrary or despotic control 1d: the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges 1e: the power of choice
-- Webster's dictionary

"...with liberty and justice for all."
-- Pledge of Allegiance

"...Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
-- Declaration of Independence

"...give me liberty, or give me death!"
-- speech by Patrick Henry

" the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity...."
-- Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

The Liberty Bell -- Philadelphia

"America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control,
Thy liberty in law."
-- America, the Beautiful (second stanza)

The Statue of Liberty -- New York

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty...."
-- Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

"My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing."
-- America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)

"Liberty" -- All U. S. coins

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