And lastly, the first Great Awakening during the early eighteenth century has greatly influenced America. “The majority of people who founded the United States of America either experienced, or were children of those who experienced, the religious awakening of the 1740's” (56). This goes to show that most, if not all, of the founding fathers were Christian, and held the belief of Religious Liberty, which therefore influenced America even up until
The balance between individual’s rights (more specifically freedom of religion and belief), local and national government are essential to America today. The colonies were heavily religious in the elementary stages of this country. Faith has influenced the migration to this country, the relationships between the European settlers and the Native Americans, and the establishment of America. Colonial culture laid the groundwork for America. Faith continues to be a huge part of American culture today.
The show Girlfriends was written by a black woman and followed the lives of four black women. The cast of women on the show were diverse black women with different backgrounds, skills and flaws. I remember younger me admiring their beauty and their beautiful representation of sisterhood through friendship. Even though I wasn’t fully able to understand the show because it discussed things pass my knowledge as little girl , I was still inspired by the characters and wanted to be like them when I got older. The show Girlfriends help me realize how much influence the media can have on its audience.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King was widely known for his speech “ I Have A Dream”. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Abraham was famous for his speech “Gettysburg Address”.Both are known for their great rhetoric skills and demand for freedom and equality. Their speeches are also ranked among the greatest in history.
Jefferson and Adams were both well educated people and knew about the law. Washington would often learn and take on new tasks including mule breeding, hemp cultivation, and canal building. John and Sam Adams were also very significant characters in the movement towards American Independence. The politics between the two were closely related. Sam and John Adams were family related, because they were second cousins who had the same great-grandfather.
“In Their Eyes Were Watching God, the novel is a brilliant study of black folk and their language, their stories, and their mannerisms. All of this works symbolically as a measure of the characters ' integrity and freedom, which in turn demonstrates a contrast to the image of the carefree, ‘happy darky’ that prevailed in the fiction of many American novelists” ("Zora Neale Hurston." Notable Black American Women). In the novel, Hurston explores the gender roles of African American women during this time period. It follow the story of a young lady named Janie, who was struggling to fit in the world.
“The American Flag represents all of us and all of the values we hold sacred” (Cronauer). When Christopher Columbus discovered America a new country was born. Europeans came and settled on this “new” land. They kept and created traditions and values, and we have kept those values ever since. Everyday we follow some of the same values as the early colonists did, but as times changed some of the traditions and values were lost.
Gender roles in society are defined differently in many manifestations. For example, countries in the Middle East and Africa have male-only judicial branches while educational systems throughout the world are mostly made up of women. But how are these roles determined? It may be the location of a civilization or the traditions and religions that a group of people adhere to. In Igbo society, these roles are defined by both their culture and beliefs.
My worldview and beliefs have been greatly shaped by my travels, family, friends, and most of all, my high school experience. I lived in Dar-es-Salaam and Hanoi, before moving to the US. My parents have also woven my Indian heritage and Hindu religion into my upbringing, and I have been lucky to attend St. Albans School, an Episcopal school in DC. As a result, my worldview has been under constant evolution. I think the beauty in this upbringing is that I have experienced a variety of new cultures and religions.
Why? Many foreigners want to come to America mostly in search of greener pastures and to further education. It was about seven-years ago when I stepped my feet on the soil of the United states of America, and I remembered vividly how it all started from a dream. I was born in the western part of Africa, in a country called Nigeria, the motherland with enormous beautiful colors and culture. I am from the hot and humid air of Benin, from dusty dirt roads and sweltering sun.