American culture, one of the most diverse and unique cultures in the world. Unlike other countries, who may have been building their culture and government for so long and kept it that way for centuries, Americans are always welcoming in different ideas and adding it to their culture. Two of the biggest contributors within American culture and government is the English, who settled many colonies all throughout the United States. The other contrubitor was Native Americans, who were here before any of the others. Both built from ancient civilizations, and were a complete concrete foundation for many of the things Americans do today.
Christopher Columbus or Native Americans We have been taught the same concept of the discovery of America for hundreds of years. Christopher Columbus discovered America and we celebrate Columbus Day every year to honor his bravery and strength, but every story has two sides. Native Americans who have been settled in the “New World” long before Columbus stumbled onto the land, aren’t given the recognition they deserve. While some praise Columbus for his discoveries, many are questioning if we have forgotten the importance of Native Americans and what part they played in the Christopher Columbus story. Author Jack Weatherford explains his view on Columbus Day and what we should be celebrating.
The American constitution is the result of compromise because it was designed to last. America’s constitution is the oldest written in the world where the system of government in the United States has always been a success giving all citizens a complete satisfaction with its context (Argosy University 2012). The United States Constitution was adopted in 1787, taking effect in 1789. It is still in force and is the oldest constitution in the world. The Constitution replaced the weak articles of the Confederation to form a union strong enough to survive the dangers of the world and simultaneously protect the freedom of the United States and citizens.
His show was showing the values of how great the country is and how we are fortunate to be living in it. One of the episodes Sheen gives a speech on how and what it is like to be an American. The speech shows something that every person would have in common in the country not by religion but also ideology. Bishop Sheen goes on and talks about the importance of the individual and not a group. Writing on his chalkboard he draws the line between the two sides.
Usually thought of as a positive and motivational era, the Reconstruction period had both advantages and disadvantages. Reconstruction was an accomplishment in that it re-established the United States as a unified country. Though this separation did not last many years, the Reconstruction resulted in the nation coming together and restored what we know as the United States. Reconstruction also finally settled the states’ rights vs. federalism debate that had been an issue since the 1790s. By 1877, all of the former Confederate states had drafted new constitutions, acknowledged the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, and pledged their loyalty to the U.S. government.
I just so happen to be one of the many people who value the First and Sixth Amendments, which are coincidentally the one’s that made a substantial affect on society from the years of 1790 to 1820. The First Amendment states that U.S. citizens have to right to freely express themselves in any and every way they choose. With this being said, religious freedom made a tremendous impact on society during this time. The Pilgrims and Protestants, ultimately known as Separatists, came to America to escape religious persecution and freely practice their beliefs while spreading the gospel. Today, this aspect of the First Amendment still attracts people to our country.
He also used ethos by appealing to their emotion, after a well written speech about his goals he used this quote to get the American people working and helping America become a flourishing country. In the very next sentence he says, “My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man,” because Kenned knows his audience he said this to establish respect for other countries and appeal to their ethos and make them want to comply to what America says so the whole world can be happy and prosperous. In conclusion President John F. Kennedy used many different rhetorical strategies to get his point across in a speech that was shorter than most Presidents Inaugural Address’s. This shows that Kennedy knew what he was doing during the
America is said to be the land of the free, and for the most part this is true, but it will truly become a free country for everyone when the truth is out in the open for the people to see and most importantly for them to be educated. The only path for a balanced civilization is to maintain high standards of values and knowing the simple fact that an educated world brings with it educated ideas and mindsets. Remember that
America- the Land of the Free- gives us the chance to be free… something that other countries simply do not. The American Dream is the idea that each law-abiding citizen deserves equal opportunity in seeking success through perseverance and dedication. Initially, this "Dream" was only extended to white property owners, but today it applies to all Americans. Unlike other countries, your financial status at birth does not directly affect your social status as an adult. Some say that the old American Dream has died, but the idea of starting something from nothing is truly inspiring.
I was born in America. I was born in the land of opportunity, the home of the free, the home of the brave. My only vision for the United States of America is one that preserves the American spirit, the spirit that strives to ensure the safety of the nation and secure the Blessings of liberty. I envisage a nation that lives up to the expectations of the seeds of freedom and responsibility that our founding fathers planted in the American soil more than 200 years ago. My vision of America is represented by a government that will never stop providing for its people.