In the summer of 1845, Frederick decided to fulfill a dream he had long held, to travel throughout England (5). Even though he was forced to stay in the steerage, second-class, during his trip overseas he was extremely excited to finally go to Britain (8, 9). While on board, he had made many friends and was even asked by the captain to give lectures on slavery (8, 9). When he finally reached Europe, Frederick felt free from prejudice. He was treated as a man, as opposed to a second-class citizen, and was welcomed into homes, hotels, and restaurants (8, 9).
I agree with you that we should celebrate Columbus day. Maybe not necessarily the same way we do now. Perhaps if we follow what Denver, CO did. You mentioned in paragraph 10 that they, “offered a compromise involving an Italian Pride parade without mention of Columbus”. This still brings awareness to their culture and celebrates their past, present, and future.
One of the reasons I feel Booker T. Washington deserves a holiday, is because he was the first African American ever to have the honor of being invited to the White House and through his hard work he was able to reach the lives of many people. He became known for his relentless efforts to ensure that all Black Americans had an opportunity at education. Through his hard work in establishing the school he influenced many people, by giving them the opportunity they otherwise would have never had. Washington was also a promoter of hard work, believing that it was the only way around the seemingly unconquerable difficulties of even surviving in a white people ruled society.
On September 13th, 1814, the British sent a multitude of bomb shells and rockets onto Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor for 25 hours. This grew to be known as the Battle of Baltimore, taking place shortly after the British had attacked Washington, D.C, as they burned the Capitol, the Treasury, and the President's house. This was just another event that took place during the ongoing War of 1812. During this time Francis Scott Key, an american lawyer, was boarded on a flagship on the Chesapeake Bay to testify for a friend who has been arrested by the British. Key watched the bombing take place on Fort McHenry just eight miles from him.
Imagine waking up in the morning to the sound of gunshots and bombs going off. You wipe your dust-caked face, as the airstrike the night before reduced your friend’s house down the street to rubble. Sending the dust of his once beloved house and possessions scattered across your bedroom. You have a sense of urgency in your mind, as you don’t even know if you’ll survive the walk to school. You are a citizen of Aleppo, a city in war-ravaged Syria.
The American Dream, it is a very well known saying though over the years its meaning has changed for many people and for some it no longer has meaning at all. There are some people that are very optimistic in life and they believe in things like the American dream, in the words of Stanford I. Well, “ I think that the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family. ”(BrainyQuote, 2) Then there are the realist, the people that see the facts in the situation and rely on those facts to form their opinions.
Patriotism “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so few to so many”- Winston Churchill. World War II is known to be the bloodiest war documented in history; it was the largest and most violent conflict America soldiers have been a part of. Although many people lost their lives, World War II to is referred to as “The Good War”, because forces of good triumphed over evil and the entire world was changed for the better. Throughout its six year span, World War II ended Hitler’s third Reich, Mussolini’s dictatorship, and an aggressive Japanese empire. Without the help of all the brave men and women like, Samuel Johnston Hughes, who fought in World War II American would not have been able to participate in making the world a more tranquil and peaceful place to live.
Words like “opportunity”, “equality”, and “liberty” are thrown around a lot. But have we reached the point where these concepts are attainable? Well, in some respects, we have! However, in others, we still have a long way to go. Take the word “opportunity”, for example.
The Alamo’s Legend Who was an accomplished leader, a legendary figure, and a sharp shooter? There was many brave people in the battle for the alamo ,but some not as brave as davy crockett ,the very last survivor and defender of the alamo. David Stern Crockett was born August 17,1786 in Greene County. He was the fifth son of John and Rebecca Crockett. Davy Crockett had eight siblings that he had to live with.