Save Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech lies at the foundation of American identity and appeared in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution, which was voted in 1791. Norman Rockwell symbolizes it through a political meeting during which a citizen stands alone to oppose the creation of a new school, and was given the floor. The opponent seems to belong to another social category than the other attendants, who nevertheless look at him with sympathy. A resemblance between the citizen and Abraham Lincoln has often been noted.