A monument is built in regard to an important part of a country’s history. They commemorate specific events or significant individuals. The debate about monument removal spins off a very heated controversy in which violence has already occurred. For example, in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, there was a protest against the proposed removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee statue which resulted in thirty-four injuries and one death. Personally, I feel that these monuments should be removed, but not destroyed because they are very expensive, because they are a foundation for brutality among individuals of the same society, and because of their offensive symbolism.
The colors red, white, and blue all have a great significance in America; hence it represents Old Glory and symbolize the liberties of the nation. All, in which, with blood, tears, and sweat were fought for. However, when it comes to burning the flag, is it considered a sign of disrespect and hatred towards all the sedulous founding fathers that brought upon this nation? “Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, and right to petition” are all part to the First Amendment to the part of the United States Constitution and the United States Bill of Rights. Therefore, when mentioning the burning of the American flag, the action is fully supported under freedom of speech and expression.
The presidents of the U.S. are very important people. Every president made a piece of history and without them, history wouldn’t be the same. Although, the ones that were unfortunately assassinated made a bigger impact. This is because they would become martyrs and people would continue their legacies. Two key presidents in U.S. history would be, J.F.K. and Abraham Lincoln.
Fought over the belief that one human being can possess another, the American Civil War helped to not only reshape the United States, but also reshape the ideas and values of Americans to this day through literal blood, sweat, and tears. While it may not seem like it, the New Mexico territory played a pivotal role in the outcome of the Civil War. On the western frontier of the nation in the New Mexico Territory, several crucial battles waged, and while they may not have had the mass casualties compared to other battles during the War, they proved to be just as essential to the course of the War. The New Mexico territory played a role in the American Civil War because of its strategic location, the First Battle of Mesilla, and the Battle of Glorieta Pass.
Beating Hitler’s notion was a good thing because everyone was hoping for the best well obviously for their notion but when Jesse Owens won, their was weight lifted off their shoulders because if Hitler’s notion win he would hold it against all of these innocent people that don’t deserve to be treated the way Hitler treats Jewish. Jesse Owens left a legacy a legacy that will be known as not just a miracle, but it was a legacy that was heard around the WORLD! “ Despite segregation and a social hierarchy that was an impasse to both black opportunity and achievement, Owens created a lasting legacy that drastically impacted race relations. ”(dc.etsu.edu). Jesse Owens was the fastest runner in the world for approximately 30 years, getting to shake Hitler’s hand was disapproving because Hitler was not quite thrilled when Jesse Owens won but that didn’t bother Jesse Owens, in fact he felt he didn’t need approval from the guy who tries killing every
In some cases, these deeply-rooted values can cause trouble, as many Americans do not easily forget when they have been offended or made inferior to someone. But in the long run, the prominence of these tenets cannot be ignored. It is this American sense of pride and dignity that unites us all in times of strife and chaos. A sense of enduring comradery that trumps all has filled a fundamental position in the establishment of American society as we know it today. This comradery can be seen in the most famous terrorist attack of the twenty-first century: 9/11.
They owned it and they didn 't hesitate to acknowledge the issue. Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy brought up a good point in response to shock that this act happened in Fenway Park, “...the 105-year-old ballpark, a civic treasure, isn 't immune to what 's happening throughout the country.” Racist acts, crimes, and remarks like what happened in the years of and leading up to WWII and at Fenway Park, cannot and will not be ignored. Situations like these, big or small, will forever be etched into our history, as Americans and as a world-wide society. Some people like to put racism off as a thing of the past and not acknowledge it, but it still exists, it is all around us in our everyday lives no matter who we are or where we came from.
He states, “Men are equal now. The rights have now come back with freedom and equality” (Lincoln, paragraph 4). This shows that the war has rebirth the nation and made it pure in freedom and equality. This also shows that the nation was not equal for all people before, but because of the war it is now equal for everyone. Another point is, “Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure” (Lincoln, paragraph 2).
As it’s regarded nowadays as the earliest mass protest, fighting for civil rights in the US, and due to this it can be seen that King then arose as a prominent national leader of the American civil rights movement as he communicated his dedication to nonviolent resistance(Montgomery Bus Boycott,2010) with the American peoples. This was one of the many victories that defined the American Civil rights movement, however as time passed realizing that they could implement change, they then fought for the segregation laws to be changed, as they began to see the bigger picture, realizing that they could implement so much more
I find Charles Lewis to have a valid point by saying that this country is in fact very militant. The reason why I think he says we don 't want to associate ourselves with wanting to be militant is because of all of the horrible things that can happen during war. When watching why do we fight every president has always gone into another country and tried to do it so that it was as if they did something to up hold America 's freedom. America likes to police the world and most Americans agree with it, this makes them feel safe. I think the real truth though in this statement is that fighting as a nation is in our best interest and we all should support anything our country
Good evening my fellow Americans. Tonight I would like to address to you all the many reasons in which why I believe this country and the people in it are more than the worst things that have ever happened to it. When I think of American citizens I think of tenacious people who will not stop until they reach want they are trying to achieve in life. During this fireside chat I will be addressing to you the people many reasons was to why this country is so great. After the Civil War the most important thing that could have ever taken place was the reconstruction.
The Spanish-American War and World War1 were one of the most crucial moments in our history as Americans and the reasons we joined were for humanity and for our benefit. The U.S entered the Spanish American War and World War 1 for very similar reasons. They joined from innocent Americans getting killed or from being directly affected from the war, territory and resources, and unfair rules that hurt not just Americans but innocent people. These are the 3 main reasons why the U.S joined both of these wars.
As few know, the very root cause of all the Pre-Civil War events was Manifest Destiny, a powerful and ruthless belief that had changed the course of history. Manifest Destiny caused the US to go for a greater goal that scarred others, driving all Natives off their land and expand until every other country knew of their power. They went from protecting newly freed countries, to taking all important possessions from the natives before them. The belief of the US to expand all over North America and be seen as a powerful nation has caused their minds to want more and more of what is around them, land.
All soldiers are true heroes; they die for a cause that they are trying to protect. The southern side felt over-powered by the fact that the northern side was going to industrialize themselves into a bigger economy that everyone would soon have to face including the south. This flag is no being taken down and pushed aside for the wrongfulness that was made from the church shooter; everyone knows a flag cannot make you do anything without your own intentions to do so. People now believe that his true intentions were based of the confederate flag and now they are wanting to destroy the legacy of the flag and keep it locked up in a dungeon, they want all knowing of this flag to be destroyed so they prohibit us to sell our flag, and they keep the unknowing things from the people in order to depict the hatred that the confederate flag