Kennedy wants us to realize that we need to give ourselves to our country. By trying to reach this point he used one of the most famous quotes ever, saying “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” This means that in the past, Americans have been very reliant, but we must work for our earnings. We also must acknowledge other countries as well. “Can we forge against the enemies a grand and global alliance?”, which means if countries ally and unite, we will not have to worry about war and the world will be at
He established a federal government, a national bank, a national university, a national military academy, and a unifying capital city. His choice to not have overly powerful state governments was wise because an excessively strong state government would lead to individualism and would disintegrate the American union. Also, choosing no sides in the French Revolution was the right decision because it let America grow stronger rather than losing lives and wasting resources in another war. His strict discipline, virtuous standards, and great
Carter said in his Inaugural address. He wanted to reflect the highest moral principals in his foreign policy but I believe Carter had high expectations for his foreign policy but he did not know how to meet them. His principals can be seen clearly from his inaugural address when he said: “Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our national beauty preserved, the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced.”
Our history of out country developing was very, very rocky. It took a lot of courageous people with a strong belief in independence and freedom to break away from one of the most powerful countries in America at that time. Strong leaders are elected her fairly and under the direction of a Republic, where people vote for representatives to decide what is best for our country. Throughout our entire history, presidents have done their best to improve our country the best ways they think they can. Despite all of this, and despite the fact I think all of our past presidents we're great, the one I believe was the best was our president, Barack Obama.
This individualism thrived during the Revolutionary War as the Americans created their own democratic nation in response to a monarchy that would not allow them to govern themselves (Bellah 142). Individualism fueled the American dream of bettering one’s life using one’s own grit. It was the defining ideology that led pioneers out west to start afresh. Up until the 1950s, however,
This shows us that we truly do live in a democratic society accepting of citizen input. Gregory Watson’s resilience in government process is a truly honorable feat, even though all he did was simply write a letter and got involved with his nation and its government. His story opens so many doors in the hopes that if things need to be changed things can get changed. Personally it has prompted me and made me more comfortable in becoming a more involved citizen.
President George Washington What makes a president great? A great President shows what they want for America, and what they want to do to make America better. Everyone wants different presidents and will not agree with other people's beliefs.
Although the US federal reserve has released the information that US citizens have amassed a net worth in the trillions, it is a priceless, intangible freedom that many Americans value most. It was 225 years ago that the First Amendment to the Constitution was adopted into the Bill of Rights: a monumental amendment that would grant Americans their freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to assemble, and the freedom of the press (Bill of Rights, First Amendment). Esteemed film critic Roger Ebert said that it is the responsibility of the citizen to speak out in order to keep our government in check. In an interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, Ebert says, “I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the
One thing Alexander supported ways to make a strong central government for America. (bio.com) He also believed that a strong central currency was key for America. (bio.com ol) Another thing Alexander Hamilton did to change America for the better was to stop Aaron Burr from leading because he didn’t like the way he did his work.
When it has departed from that course, both liberty and security have suffered. Military strength under firm civilian control is the best guarantor of liberty. Thomas Jefferson once said, “Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace.” In this saying, it was in the Cold War, when U.S. strength and the system of government that underpinned it led to an American victory without a great war, and brought the greatest expansion in liberty in the history of the world! By contrast, America’s Cold War enemies sought to achieve military supremacy by planning and central control, organizing their people and their economies around the needs of the state, and denying their citizens’ most basic freedoms.
The Articles had many weaknesses so we as americans had to create a stronger government to run our country on. I think the Constitution was a good idea for America because it fixed many of our country’s problems which were from the Articles of Confederation. The constitution gave us a national currency, gave us the bill of rights amendments, and made it so the powers were split equally between three branches. The ratification was good
You should also be responsible for being a good person. This isn 't just some off the wall concept either as Samuel Adams said, “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” The people of America realized long ago ago honest, honorable, just, truthful society with a love for industry and Godliness and a respect for the law will prosper. If the people are no good than no matter how good a leader, or how well the constitution is written, or how fortuitous we are, our nation is
But the new Constitution can make all the states become a united nation and not be a separate nation because the new constitution fixes this by forbidding states to tax and imports and giving the federal government the sole power to regulate trade that crosses state lines. In addition, the new Constitution balances the power of every branches of the government(legislature, judicial, executive), but under the Articles of Confederation the legislature branch takes all the power or all- powerful; and that does not make the nation become unite. Now, we must ratify our new Constitution for the good of our nation to be unite. First, in order for us to be united is to ratify the new Constitution and of the new Constitution the federal will be strong to preserve our freedom, promote our trade and protect our property; that 's something that our people and our nation really needs. But in order for us to preserve our freedom
When the founding fathers established the government of America, it is clear that they had the intent of establishing a government that valued principles such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and had a strong separation of powers. This is clear when we read the Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, and the Constitution. But does our current government value those same principles? I am going to argue that, no, it does not. If the intent of the founders was followed today, the government would be neither neglecting the First and Fourth Amendments, nor slowly degrading the separation of powers to the extent it has in the past 100 years.
The Republicans wished for a free society on the basis that freedom was to be non-restricted from nobody at all costs. The Federalists desired for a society where the majority could decide the best possible situation for each and every person. The freedom of America existed up until the early 1900’s (1913), when the Federal reserve was first introduced. Ever since, America has been mainly composed of federalism, authoritarianism, collectivism, and certain aspects of fascism. The amounts of money gained due to the creation of these ideologies is based on the amount of debt the Federal Reserve possessed each year.