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.
The one voice to unite all to a cause, the one voice to call upon their people to stop an aggressive foe, the one voice to gave their country a dying purpose of perils that have forced onto them. Roosevelt and Churchill where the voice to their country. Roosevelt spoke seriously and slow spoken for the people already knew him and already knew what has happened on their door step; “as commander in chief of the Army and Navy” (Roosevelt 2). Churchill spoke sorely and hopeful for his country; “our task is not only to win the battle - but to win the war” (Churchill 3). Even though there voices were different their, they still gave them purpose.
It’s unfortunate this great nation has turned its ways from what once was known as the land of opportunity and when many immigrants had their first glance at Lady Liberty it gave them great hope as it is writing on her plaque "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” The promises of this country have failed the many immigrants that dare to dream for a better life and the frustrations that come with that title are tremendously hard to cope with emotionally and financially. Nonetheless, overcoming the odds of racial stereotypes with fierce determination will produce an outstanding outcome to prove all you need is perseverance. We are a society that is broken and race has drawn a thick line between us. My father was a victim of a double standard hate crime on Martin Luther King Jr. birthday. He was coming from work and was ambushed in an ally by four black men and was assaulted, sadly my father was
Remember In any event, when someone says America, what do you think of immediately? Do you think of the wars we have fought in, the sacrifices we have gone through, the times in history when we succeeded or failed, or the amazing work that our past and present presidents have accomplished for this country and society? Often times we forget the important parts of our history that make Americans so different from the rest of the world. I believe that my responsibility to America is to remind everyone who may have forgotten the sacrifices and hard work that we have given to create such a strong country. From the start, the Pilgrims who first came to America, showed great ambition, spirit, and devotion.
Throughout the history of American literature, many writers have shed light upon the strong work ethic and determination embodied by Americans. However, the shortcomings of different groups of Americans in trying to achieve success despite expressing these characteristics has been made evident by authors explaining how problems from sexism to working conditions have impeded people from being able to succeed. Authors including President Theodore Roosevelt and Ralph Waldo Emerson have praised the traits of hard work and dedication in trying to achieve success as they feel by way of having these traits, it is possible for someone to succeed at what he or she wants to endeavor in. In contrast, writers ranging from Carl Sandburg and Upton Sinclair,
The Injustice System Americans loves to pride themselves on the freedoms, opportunities, and potential success that the United States offers. Unfortunately, Americans are also blinded with pride. The United States is no longer a beacon of hope. The huddled masses that yearn for freedom no longer flock to the United States to find that freedom; they are already living in America, facing incredible oppression. The United States has lost its way, and maybe even its mind.
The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, once stated, “My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” America does need to work on being the “best country in the world”, but it does have some good things going for it like the freedom of speech and to protest. So many people around the world are murdered for speaking up for their personal rights as a human being, and that is why it is so important that we have this freedom to speak out. We need to protect our rights as Americans because other people do not have these
Franklin tried to stay out of people’s eyesight but that was very hard for him because he was so famous now. People knew he was back in America, and some people were very much suspicious of Franklin’s return and did not trust him. The Americans and French formed an alliance. “Franklin had not originally wanted a formal alliance with any foreign state, but he now willingly participated in the greatest diplomatic triumph in American history” (p.191). Wood continually shows how Franklin’s feelings changed.
Life in the United States after the event made it apparent that people began to fear another possible terrorist attack by Islamic extremists. Especially by the fact that President Bush had to reassure Americans that there were more Muslims who were “good Americans” than terrorists, and that they “love[d] their country as much as [he loved] the country” (Pipes 1). In agreement with Pipes, as comforting as that statement was, we could not help but to be cautious of other Muslims in the United States. Eventually, as Aslan puts it during his interview, it was just easier to “paint them all with a single brush.” But in reality, this tragedy “tarred the rest of the” Muslim community “with a crime they had nothing to do with” (Bergen 278). It usually does not cross our minds that just because one person had done something unlawful, it does not mean that others of the same race, culture, or religion participate in the same actions.
America is known as one of the greatest nations in the world, but its greatest asset—freedom—is also its greatest weakness. Freedom brings great responsibility that many just push aside and ignore, but it is my duty to America to fulfill these responsibilities. My responsibility to America is to have a great sense of patriotism, represent myself through national activities, and follow order to support my country and all it provides me. Patriotism is a great key you need to have in a successful country. America was founded because of the people who wanted to escape their old country.
From the beginning of Colin Powell’s life he has made many great choices that have greatly affected the outcome of his life. For example , he earned many awards for his bravery and service to his country. Some people called him an American leader because of the great choices. His great choices have affected not only his life , but other people’s lives too. Others may argue that he was not a great American leader.Some think that it was just luck or that the government was desperate and had to have a Secretary of State so they just selected Colin Powell.
This sparked during the American World War I victory where the U.S Marines received a lot of the credit, as if they did it all on their own. By the end of the war, it was very obvious that there was tension between the two forces. Army officers were suspicious of Marines officers and Marines officers were always trying to be above the Army officers. The tension and rivalry was very apparent to the public. When World War II came around, there was still animosity between the two.
Eastwood had an obvious incentive to create a mainstream film that serves its primary purpose as entertainment rather than social commentary. However, I think its popularity and award nominations are an opportunity to consider the paradox inherent in modern American society— where the men and women who risk the most to protect the U.S. are divorced from mainstream life. With "American Sniper", there is a catalyst for debate and reflection on this issue that will hopefully lead to tangible improvements in the divide between soldier and
pilots, soldiers and anybody else in the military can be a patriot. in fact there probably the greatest patriots we have. They fight for us, our country and most importantly our freedoms. if we did not have our freedoms then we could go back to everybody being or servant sto others and not being equal. D. Martin Luther King has shaped America into something we today know as normal but things in the past they would look at us like were crazy.