Battle scars, wounds that run deeper than the lacerations themselves, trauma and heartbreak that we will never understand- all for our nation. Thanks to them, we can enjoy a high quality of life in a safe, peaceful country. The Bill of Rights and the Constitution would not have meaning if they were not defended; our personal liberties would be nonexistent and our aspirations would not be possible. America is beautiful in that uniqueness is embraced and the spread of ideas is promoted, not stifled. Our hopes and dreams can only be achievable when liberty and freedom are upheld.
These terms are very diverse and shouldn 't be used interchangeably. He explains, "Nationalism is the uncritical support of one 's country regardless of its moral or political bearing. Patriotism is the affirmation of one 's country in light of its best values, including the attempt to correct it when it 's in error" (54). Dyson is drawing a very big distinction here. Nationalism is a great sense of pride in one 's own country and seeks to put your country first regardless of whether it 's politically or morally acceptable to the people that live there.
He talks about how if we don't start standing up for our freedom as a nation the British will take it away from us and we would have wished we did something about it. “Not a place upon earth might be so happy as America” (Paine, paragraph 9). America shouldn't stand to take abuse from Britain because we are built with freedom and strong courageous people. When stating this by Thomas Paine, the people would have gotten excited and ready to go and fight because they have fought for their freedom before and they aren't afraid to do it again. Paine also states that the colonists should end it all with perseverance and pride so we don't look like cowards.
To give the period after the War of 1812 the name of “Era of Good Feelings” would be somewhat-inaccurate. America’s victory in the war surely did unite the states and brought upon some “good feelings” such as unity and growth as a thriving nation, but these good feelings were not all that came out of the war. The states were heavily separated even after the war with conflicts amongst each other and within themselves. Examples of America’s sectionalism come from their social, political, and economic differences, all in which pertain to distrust between the northern and southern parts of the country. Despite all of this, however, there is no denying that there was a sense of pride and togetherness during this time period.
Americans won their independence because they continued to fight. Again and again during the war, they reached points when they could have thrown in the towel.” (Kelly, Jack)The harsh outcome of war can have a very negative affect on people, especially civilians, however, the American’s persevered. The American’s may have had the odds against them in number but because of their courage, strength and perseverance we were able to push through the war and come out victorious, earning our freedom once and for
The other act that Washington signed and made to help the country was the Neutrality Proclamation. This act stated to the world that the United States was going to remain neutral during the conflict between France and Great Britain. Washington believed that this would be the safest and the most reasonable plan. This helped the nation my not going into debt and starting wars with the bigger countries. Both of these acts were very different but in the end they both helped the growing nation.
Everybody has a right to freedom; people all have the right also to show how they express it. John F Kennedy believed freedom should not be limited to a victory. He said “we deserve today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom”(Kennedy 1). People should not express a victory over a loss more valuable than how they express freedom. On the other hand, Patrick Henry expressed freedom in a non-similar way.
The presidents listed previously goes to show how deeply impactful the Scotch-Irish have been in American history. A lot of these presidents’ policies and actions greatly benefitted the American people as well as the development of society on a global scale. And while some of these outcomes were controversial, the United States would not be where it is today without
It is no news that immigrants are coming to America, fleeing from their lands in hopes of a better future, and it 's no surprise the challenges and discrimination immigrants face. The discrimination seems to never end, but to make English the official language might further that discrimination and be another challenge. Yet, it can be an exponentially beneficial to immigrants because it will eliminate a lot of confusion and helping them improve their lives. I will be talking about the positive and negative points on this language. Arguing on how those advocates who want English to be official, actually want to help immigrants not hurt
The 1798 Rising, and its aftermath achieved a considerable number of things. Yes, it was potent and as Alvin Jackson mentions, it combined many things including an intellectually coherent and accessible ideology of Liberation. But what Jackson doesn’t mention is that the 1798 Rising shattered relationships within Ireland and evoked the gory memories of 1641. The people of Ireland had high hopes for the forthcoming years before the Rebellion, they wanted an end to the sectarian bitterness but unfortunately, this would not be the case. Although the 1798 Rebellion ended in failure, it did cause inspiration for some, that would lead to future rebellions.