Which era – Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, World War I, the 1920s or the Great Depression and the New Deal – had the greatest impact, for better and/or worse, on the freedom of the various peoples living in the United States?
A few things here.

First, you may choose whichever era you’d like (please choose ONE). Your answer simply needs to be thoughtful, thorough, well-defended, and convincing.

Second, you’ll need to consider what freedom is; to that end, I want you to consider freedom both as an idea, and as lived experience.

It needs to be double-spaced, 12 font, TNR.