“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” George W. Bush delivered this speech on the night of the September 11 attacks. The shattered steel of the Twin Towers, once towering the New York City skyline, forever changed America and its response to terrorism. The largest foreign attack on U.S. soil appropriately gave reason to Americans to recoil in fear and lose trust in the future, but in reality, the country displayed the opposite reaction. It rebuilt upon the shadow of the past. The World Trade Center, before and after the September 11 attacks, remains a symbol of world peace and perseverance
I am writing at the moment from Virginia and I hope all my family is able to read my experienced in the colonial era. Migrating from Europe was difficult but I am able to witness so far the liberty to worship God and people who worked to promote the church. There are ways to preserve the identity as Christians without any state rule that prohibits personal beliefs. People are able to purify their life in God without anyone feeling persecuted or suppress because of negative consequences one can experienced. There is also land and the benefits of it are cash crop and able to better economically. There’s an opportunity to grow tobacco and sell it as this gets trade with other countries and opens opportunities to acquired more land. The land also provides the ability to grow other agricultural products.
“It was dusk when I got my first glimpse of it off in the distance, beyond a ridge. All I could see were the spires and blocky tops of buildings...My heart started to race, and my palms grew damp.” Walls, Jeannette. The Glass Castle: A Memoir. New York, Scribner, 2006, page 245. Like Jeannette Walls, my first glimpse of the city sent a rush of adrenaline through my body. The idea of living in New York City was nerve wracking since city life was so different compared to living in a sheltered town like White Rock. When I was 11, my family and I moved to the city due to my father receiving a job offer there as a professor. Several weeks passed before I got somewhat used to living there, and I occasionally hoped people didn’t judge me for being
Just thinking that one of your family members could be dead right now if one flight wouldn 't have been canceled is kind of a scary feeling. 9/11 changed America forever and it will never be the same. Many people sat in front of televisions and radios listening hoping there loved ones would come home. Some even expected calls.
As I throw the ball into the gushing waves Halem runs after it barking and wagging his tail. When he returns to the safe shore he places the ball down and shakes the salty water all over me. Whilst laughing I grab the ball and go and sit on the sand dunes watching him run circles around other dogs and watching the sun reflect a pastel orange upon the ocean remembering the first time I saw the sunset at Cabarita beach, nearly two years ago.
The air stands still as you walk around the decaying buildings. The feeling of something watching you is heavily present in your thoughts. An oder, a damp, musty, moldy odor, fills your nose as you try to peek inside and see what 's in these decrepit buildings. This isnt just a place to get a rush of adrenalin with your friends as you go through the grounds of Pennhurst. This neglected, overgrown place that now is sitting while it rots in time, was actually once used to be a high functioning safe facility for the people who were abandoned, mentally unstable, or mentally challenged. Pennhurst has a long list of problems if you dig deep enough into the history of the chilling place. There is the
Where I live at now it is not much going on in Iowa. But where I came from which is Chicago so much has been going on. The gun violence in Chicago has increase over the years. Gun violence has increase stress on children and family because they are afraid. People are afraid to go outside, work, or to take their children somewhere. My stepsondid not want to live chicvago because of all the shooting he was afraid to even go outside. I have loss so many childhood friends over the years due to gun violence. It shocking and upset me because chicago did not use to be like this a couple of years ago. If your somewhere at the wrong time its scary that something can happen to you. I do not think I can ever move back to Chicago because I am afraid
Rules of the laws should be followed at all times even if the law provides the north, west, and south as good hunting grounds and prohibits anyone from going to the east. The Dead Places are also off limits for everyone except a priest or the son of a priest. They are allowed to go there when they are in search for metal. After the metal has been discovered, both the man and the metal must be purified. Those are the laws and therefore they must be followed. The strictest law is the prohibition of anyone crossing the great river and looking at the Place of the Gods. It is forbidden because of the demons and spirits that are there. No one dared to go there. Breaking a law would lead to a cruel punishment of course. So they say. Will anyone know
The Great Migration was a time of change it was a time where African-Americans had the chance for a nice life. During this time people of color were moving to the northern half of the USA, in order to get a new start. During this they had to leave the only life they knew in hopes for something better in a different place.
The nineteen-twenties was a turbulent and fascinating decade in American history. The new socioeconomic ideology of consumerism brought unprecedented new luxuries to many homes and also transformed the social and artistic atmosphere of city life, especially in New York City. This city, more than most, is generally considered by academics to have best epitomized the new cultural dynamic of the roaring twenties. New York had earned a reputation of vanity and glamour, mostly due to the explosive combination of new money and new works of art in all its forms. In this capacity, New York was seen as a symbol of extravagance and excess around the world. This brought many people from all sorts of different backgrounds and walks of life to its doorstep, eager to secure their own slice of that tantalizing affluence.
Atlantic City was once the powerhouse of the east coast raking in tourists, large sums of money, and monopolizing the gambling industry. Nick Paumgarten wrote “The Death and Life of Atlantic City”, which states “The casino closures in Atlantic City have contributed to the loss of nearly 10,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics” (102). Four out of the twelve casinos closed which contributed to 8,000 of those jobs. Three of the remaining casinos are currently facing bankruptcy which contributes to the other 2,000 people left jobless. The question Atlantic City is faced with a matter of needing more gambling or less? Governor Christie, along with the rest of legislation in New Jersey, is making some bold moves in the hopes to save
Edison was known world-wide as the wizard of Menlo Park, The Father of the electric age, and the greatest inventor to ever live. Also that when WWII broke out, he was asked to invent defencive weapons for submarines, and war ships. He also innovated things by using rubber, concrete, and ethanol. In 1887, Edison opened the first building committed only to research and development in New Jersey. One year after opening, it was deemed the largest testing laboratory in the world.
It is somehow hard for us to discover the beauty of nature in Hong Kong, the hustle and bustle city. Only when we put the work or stress away temporarily, can we truly feel how beautiful the place we are living is. As a pessimistic person, I often get stressed easily. Usually I would put myself in a quiet place, away from the crowds and the hardship I am facing. Tai Po Waterfront Park is the place that cheers me up.