When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. In here the speaker is using sound imagery, because the song that was sing was had strong impact on American people. 3. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. In here the king is using taste imagery by saying even tranquilizer drug can’t cool off the situation.
Both became involved in campaigns against the discrimination of minorities and promoted constitutional rights (8, 9). In August of 1846, Douglass gave the most controversial speech of his career at the World Temperance Convention held in London (1, 65). Within this oration, he attacked the American temperance movement because it failed to criticize slave owners who used alcohol to pacify their workers and because temperance activists were hostile to free blacks (1, 65). Douglass was tremendously satisfied with the outcome of his trip to England and was soon ready to go home. Even though he was ready return to America, recapture still remained a possibility for him if and when he came back.
The haunted memories from a six-year-long war that stained history pages with all the innocent lives it took. The two famous speeches “Be Ye Men of Valour” and “Attack at Pearl Harbor” were spoken by two different men, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, that called to their nation on the threats that threaten them. Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain, was at the request of France for aid for the Germans had broken through the French defenses. It was up to Churchill to tell his nation what was at stake as well as tell them what must be done to keep Europe out of the claws of the Germans. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president of United States of America, was in his second term of the presidency when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.
Blake mentions “Less recognized are his contributions to the Communist press, especially his writings for the San Francisco-based People's World newspaper, for which he composed a regular column and cartoons for eighteen months” (Blake 184). Many also argued that this song should have been adopted as the American national anthem. It’s also known to young American children as a melody. This melody is sung to an existing tune of “When the World’s on Fire” by The Carter Family. Guthrie had written this song as a critical response to Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" has made its way into tradition since the 1900's for the National sports to play before a game begins honoring our country and the people who have served it. Therefore when the quarterback of the 49ers, Colin Kaepernick did not stand when the song was played people wondered why and some support him while others were against him. "I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know I am a black man in a white world," wrote Jackie Robinson in his autobiography.
The national anthem is a tradition which represents the independence of our country. Throughout the U.S., the Star Spangled Banner is sung before sporting events to represent the respect for our flag and soldiers.The Star Spangled Banner became the nation’s official national anthem in 1931. Also, the national anthem is required to play before every National Football League game. A national anthem is one of the most important aspects of a country’s independent status. Kneeling or locking arms during the national anthem is unacceptable because it is disrespectful to the flag, to the soldiers, and sets a bad example for the upcoming generations of athletes.
The 1960’s was a decade of social and political activism. This generation was swept off its feet by song writers who were not afraid to sing in protest of the government. A simple song, can have the power to change the minds and heart of a country, and how they affect or reflect our thoughts about the government and our experiences as American citizens.
Odysseus on the other hand, listens to Teiresias “Great captain, a fair wind and the honey lights of home are all you seek. But anguish lies ahead… Avoid those kine, hold fast to your intent, and hard seafaring brings you all to Ithaka…” (Homer 188). Teiresias assures Odysseus that he will return home and warns him of the hardships to come. Teiresias also offers advice on how to make amends with Poseidon. He is advised to make an offering to Poseidon “a ram, a bull, a great buck boar… Then a seaborne death soft as those hand of mist will come upon when you are wearied out with rich old age, your country folk in blessed peace around you…” (Homer 189).
In 1776 fifty six men gathered together to sign a document that would change the world as they knew it. The Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, solidifying the idea that the thirteen colonies were to be seen as a nation independent of England. Even though the colonists had a hard fight to win before anything was official, the symbolism of this document will live down in history as the start of the country of the United States of America. Years later the U.S. has transformed from a mass of colonies to one of the worlds largest super powers. The U.S has also been perceived as haughty and self center in the past couple centuries.
What the Star-Spangled Banner means to me The Star-Spangled Banner was about our victory against the British in Fort McHenry. It is about how through that whole battle, America didn’t give up and didn’t let our flag touch the ground. Before researching about the origin of the Star-Spangled Banner, i thought it was just our National Anthem. I thought that it was just a song we sing before sports games. But after reading about it it means a lot more to me.
President Herbert Hoover prolifically described the Battle of King’s Mountain when he stated, “History has done scant justice to its significance, which rightly should place it beside Lexington and Bunker Hill, Trenton and Yorktown, as one of the crucial engagements in our long struggle for independence.” (The American Presidency Project, 1930) It was a little battle and a little army that fought it, but it was of enormous importance. Following the two major British victories at Charleston and Camden, it appeared that American resistance was at an end as General Charles Cornwallis looked to have a clear path all the way to Virginia. By September 1780, Cornwallis was making plans to invade North Carolina. Before he could attack Colonial
While some people choose to spread the message of change through more discreet routes like music others like John F Kennedy like to write a straightforward speech on it. In 1961, John F Kennedy 's’ Inaugural Speech was crawling with the idea of change. He stated multiple times the it was long overdue the idea of change should turn into a movement. “Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.”. his words of passing the torch from generation to generation symbolises the responsibilities that are being handed down through each generation and despite all hardships change for the better will eventually come.