One event would be after the horrible tragedy of September, 11, 2001. Patriotism flourished in America, as flags were shown everywhere. Thousands of lives were taken in a blink of an eye. The flag was shown as an honor of love and support; it showed that America was not broken. However, the best-known moment in history was when the Marines raised the American flag over Mount Suribachi on the pacific island of Iwo Jima during World War II.
Any woman that was married during this time did not have a separate identity, only the identity of her husband. Women also had no control on whether or not she could or could not conceive a child. Any kind of contraception was illegal. They also “had no right to own a property of her own, or have a career” (Evans) in any other than being a housewife. “Women could not vote, serve on juries, or hold public office.”
A variety of countries across the world are prohibited from doing many things that people do in America. Not many countries are lenient to letting people wear expressive clothing, owning technology, etc. In Greece, “This law was first passed on September 3, 2002, and at first only illustrated the banning of video games in Internet Cafes as a way to combat illegal gambling, but as of December 8, 2003, it has been “revised” to include the banning of all electronic games”( http://listverse.com/2012/01/05/10-absurd-laws-from-around-the-world/). Depressingly, there are young girls who are forced to be married at the ages of 10-15 to older men at the ages of 35 and up. In America, that would be considered as rape.
The United States of America is a wonderful place to live. In America, it is a country that is welcoming to immigrants. One thing that stands out about the United States America is the flag. The first interesting fact about the flag it was sewed together by Betty Ross in May of 1776 (wheelsforwishes.org). A second interesting fact about the flag on June 14, 1777, Congresses adopted the stars and strips on the American flag.
To celebrate the founding of this country, many things come to mind when we are asked to describe the quality of America. From the various liberties Americans enjoy to the racial and ethnic mix of Americas people. The concept of the American Dream can be found throughout our culture and our history. It can also be found in the most humble of places. It is present in the efforts and sacrifices of a first generation American family to see their kids graduate
Root’s “Battle Cry of Freedom,” he seeks to rally supporters by appealing to civilians as well as soldiers so that they song relates to all people but may have a different impact because of the wording. By making two different songs that mean the same thing but wording them differently, the song is able to appeal to more people, which will create more supporters. Root expresses the idea of Uniting as one. Freedom involves eliminating the traitors and embracing our own. In George F. Root
Based on these two stories, mankind followed their tradition practices and sacrificed other’s life to retrieve God’s blessing. This emphasizes that younger generation should not believe in traditional practices as some practices are illogical, irrational and will undermine social order as well as harmonious family relationships. Benefits of some of traditional practices over this world are lacking sense or sound, lucid reason as these benefits do not proven by any of the scientist in this world. People observes these old traditions, which have no sanction and were made just for the benefit of a section of society. In the story “The Lottery”, during
An American identity is what makes you or others American. For example, traditions or anything that has to do with people coming together as a community. If you ask my generation of what it means to be an American, most of them will answer with “ living in America” or say sports is a huge part of being an American. They’re not wrong.
Through his work, Miranda expresses immigration as having a positive effect in the history of the United States. In the article “How Lin-Manuel Miranda Shapes History” Edward Delman questions Miranda about the soundtrack for Hamilton. Preluding the interview Delman writes “Perhaps the most significant lesson the show might teach audiences, and one that has particular relevance today, is the outsized role immigrants have played in the nation’s history. Alexander Hamilton was an immigrant—a fact that Miranda repeatedly emphasizes throughout the show”. With a main character that was an immigrant Miranda can show how immigrants can influence and shape history.
The highlight of being american is freedom, as an american we have have the rights to be or to do what we want. We can choose what school or what college we want to go and also we can choose a major for us to make a living. Being American gave us freedom of speech, the chance to vote, also the country would help you out if you need money, health insurance, and welfare. The amazing thing about being american is that we have a great army that fight day and night to keep the american people safe and sound.
Diversity is a topic that is very sensitive to society today unfortunately there are people out there who take it to extremes. It’s the uniqueness of an individual who are different in their own way rather it is race, ethnicity, gender, beliefs, and social standing. However, people see others who are different as an alien basically in our society. America is made up of various ethnicities, race, etc basically we are a mixed breed or a mutt, Different cultures came to America to escape the wars and fights that were going on in their country. Our country represents freedom but instead of working together we are fighting each other for being different such as enslaving African Americans.
What does it mean to be an American today? Being an American isn’t hard,but sometimes people just like to not follow things. First thing is being to say The Pledge of Allegiance in school than sitting down on your lazy butt. Second thing is being yourself. Three thing is if you are at a game standing up and put your hand on our heart for The Star Stander Bender .
What does it mean to be an American today? Or rather, what does being an American entail? Does that pertain to a certain individual’s perspective? Or is Americanism defined through a collective consciousness projected around the world? Over the course of time, Americans have gone through various embodiments of who they are, without loosing the essence of what they represent.