Similar to King’s outlook on his country, Claude McKay, the poet behind “America,” chose to keep his faith in his homeland in the midst of his struggles. Despite all of the hardships in his life, he remained optimistic. Through McKay’s poem, “America,” he conveys
After the war, the countries of the world all recognized the new country's independence. The newborn county, proudly named the United States of America, went through some difficult times, Even some of our greatest accomplishments, such as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, have been vastly affected by this revolutionary
It is very easy to take out country and or freedom for granted. For those of use that have always lived here and never seen anything different it is almost impossible to to fully realize how good we really have it. We were not given anything we have today however, it took an extreme amount of hard work and dedication by the leaders of our past. It is impossible to discuss how this country achieved what we have now today without talking about George Washington. Our first presidents, the man who really pulled our country together and helped lay the ground work that we still live by today.
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” That one sentence changed my life, those thirty one words altered my decisions, the words “liberty” and “justice” shaped my future. To some, freedom, liberty, and independence are benefactions; others view them as excesses. But to me, those words signify duty, honor, and country. Everything granted to us is not free, we have to earn each and every aspect of the objects we have in life.
And being a patriot is apart of the American dream which I believe in. In the address" Address On The Occasion Of The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Statue Of Liberty" President Franklin D. Roosevelt talks about all the memories the eager seeking millions that make this one of the greatest countries on the planet earth.
The most important of the vast privileges today’s generation of America has in my opinion are freedom and choice. Of course none of these would’ve been possible without blood, sweat, and tears from our soldiers. America has more than enough gifts to offer for everyone ranging from rich to poor and good to bad. Schools are great and have many advantages that other countries lack. Our veterans have given us everything we need and more so the vast majority of us can be successful.
Green expresses the importance of determination towards fighting for rights and freedom. He states, “While we remember the past and regret that our present position in the country is not such as to create within us that burning zeal and enthusiasm for the field of battle which inspires other men in the full enjoyment of every civil and religious emolument…,” (Green 25-30). He describes the significance of creating enthusiasm and determination in battle, as it could inspire other men in the army to fight with enthusiasm and with a strive to win. Using passionate topics like religion and patriotism, he gets his audience to feel all kinds of emotions such as motivation, confidence, boldness, and persistence. He also inspires hope for the future by describing what changes could be made in the future if the Union army actually succeeds in winning the war.
Just because I am not re-enlisting, it does not mean that I have lost all hope for the Continental Army. They still can win the war, even if all they are is just a group of barely trained farmers. The soldiers in Washington’s army are dedicated. They believe that they have a chance at winning.
The United States is possibly the greatest nation in the world, but there is no greatness without hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and much more. Many have lost their lives in order to gain freedom from Great Britain and become an independent country. The foundation of America was a very challenging thing to do, there were many factors to consider, like the Government's roles and the rights of the people. Who were the people responsible for the creation of a democratic government today? Seven people known as the founding fathers of the United States were the key to forming a powerful country and government.
“We, the people, have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears and true to our founding documents” (Obama par. 3). He used this in order to explain how we will always pride our ideals of the forebears. This view of patriotism from soon-to-be President Barack Obama made his audience appeal to his
Even though the government failed. The people never gave up on want they wanted. There were two very important people in this and they were Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Lincoln offered a 10% plan. This plan was about rejoining the union.
Next, there is a painting by William H. Powell that shows the colonists determination to freedom. In the painting, General George Washington shows the soldiers to the Continental Congress. It shows the them raising their swords in determination. Lastly, in the journal of Dr. Albigence Waldo, He Tells us that the soldiers are surprisingly healthy. “The Army which is surprisingly healthy.”
During the Revolutionary War, the unity of the colonists was strong, as they had to fight against the British, despite the British having larger militia forces. In Document C, Richard Henry Lee stated that “all N. America is now most firmly united and as firmly resolved to defend their liberties ad infinitum against every power on Earth that may attempt to take them away.” This was said while the war was happening, and how British wouldn’t stop fighting the colonists until they got their money from taxes. The British were determined to fight until they won, despite how much it hurt both sides. Lee states how despite the size of the conflict, Americans will continue to fight together to win their freedom.
Throughout American History we have won and lost thousands of battles, earned and spent trillions of dollars, suffered through tragedies, and rejoiced at our successes. One common thread, running through all of these events is that no matter how powerful we are or how low we sink, we must ultimately come together to move on and to grow. To me, American History is all about unity in times of destruction and despair.