2nd amendment, Bill of Rights

choice, opportunity, responsibility, fun

choice, rights, equality

choice, thoughts, free will

choices, responsibility, adulthood

freedom of speech, liberty, personality

good, desired, facade

government, propaganda, war

hopeful, personal expression

large open spaces,

opportunity, choice

personal, stretching, hindered

pigeon, newspaper, openness

political, press, religion

possibility, anti-authority, happiness

press, courage, religion


speech, media, liberty

speech, religion, press, liberty

taken for granted, unequal, money

vote, speech, choice

war, voting, Bill of Rights


égalité, fraternité

égalité, fraternité

bien, choix, possibilités

chimère, impossible,


de parler, de bouger, voyager, envie

droits de l'homme, responsablité, statue

expression, voyager, vivre

formidable, unique, nécessaire

illusion, besoin, fierté

Illusoire, rêve, but

indépendance, droit, chance

nature humaine,

ouverture, échange, espace, expression

possibilités, choisir, découvrir

privilège -droit - responsabilité

progrès, humanisme, la vie est belle

utopie, statue, expression


The American students mostly thought of different freedoms protected by the US government: freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, etc. "Choice" was also an important word because freedom of choice is a big deal in public debates and everyday life. I think the French students though of more abstract things; emotions like "pride" and "joy". There were some similarities between the negative associations with "freedom," mostly alluding to certain freedoms not being a realitiy (freedom as an illusion.)

What kinds of phrases or slogans are associated with "freedom"?

Are there any "freedoms" that are major sources of debate?