“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. There are many similarities and differences from the colonial period to now, and these values have affected us today.
Should the Confederate flag be banned on public property? The Confederate flag is one of the greatest controversial, provocative icons of American culture, and even has a significant presence out of the country. There is proof to suggest that just observing the Confederate flag makes a person act fairly more racist.
The iconic design of the Stars and Stripes on the American flag has been a symbol of hope to every citizen in America since its making. Every time an American citizen sees these stars and stripes, they are reminded of their safe home in the United States of America. Every time a soldier sees the flag, they are reminded of what they are fighting for. They are fighting for the freedom that every citizen in the United States takes for granted, yet they still bravely fight for that freedom. As children, we were taught that Betsy Ross was the woman to thank for the flag that we see today. Betsy Ross was a seamstress for a living and she was not nationally known until George Washington himself came to her and asked her to make the first flag. At
Over the years, the American flag has served as a symbol of our nation’s unity. With its 13 stripes representing the 13 Britain colonies that declared independence from Great Britain and became the first states of the Union, its 50 stars representing its 50 states, the white color representing our purity and innocence, the red color representing its valor and bravery, and the blue color representing the vigilance, perseverance and justice, the U.S. flag stands as a symbol of liberty, freedom, and the rights for all citizens. Although some hold the flag as a sacred symbol, there are some artist that have had a modest estimation for it expressed through their artwork.
Symbols mean a lot, and when one represents a whole country a lot of controversy can surround that symbol; In this case, the flag of the United States is an important symbol that stands for many things. Some people put the flag of the United States on a pedestal, they look up to the flag, and value it, so when someone desecrates the flag they get infuriated. On the other hand, some people see the flag as a symbol of our freedom that supports the First Amendment which allows us to disrespect the flag if we want to. For many years controversy has surrounded flag desecration and one of the most famous cases surrounding the topic would be Texas v. Johnson (1989): This case focused on Gregory Lee Johnson and if his act of flag burning was “symbolic speech” protected by the First Amendment--They
In order to reinforce that war is the best option Henry uses religion to promote his cause. He explains that America will not fight its battles alone but “there is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.” He is saying God is on their side and will help them win the inevitable war. He is manipulating people’s ethics in order for them to be more
How many soldiers died for the confederate flag? One thousand, ten thousand? Over twenty two thousand brave soldiers died in battle for the confederate flag, and many people want to pretend that it has never happened by erasing all trace of the confederacy. This past July a twenty one year old open fired on a African Methodist church, in total nine black people died. This resparked the everlasting debate, is the confederate flag a flag of history or hate. Some believe that it is a flag of hate and want it taken down from the state house but, I believe that the confederacy is a flag of history, symbolizing the many people who died in the civil war and proud southern culture, and should remain flying.
On March 23, 1775, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” was heard all throughout St. John 's Church. These famous words were not only from a great speaker looking to have his voice heard, but the words truly had an everlasting impact on freedom’s history. In the speech, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” by Patrick Henry, he used figurative languages such as allusions, parallelism, and biblical references to bring his speech to life. These examples are just a few ways that Henry used literary devices, to create emotion and realism. In this specific piece of literature, qualities like patriotism and individualism are exceedingly prominent, this all being due to Henry’s use of literary devices.
Finally, no I do not believe that the flag is a symbol of hatred or racism, but I do believe that some individuals do believe that, that’s what the whole history of the flag is based on. I believe that every individual should get solid facts/proof/knowledge on the topic and actually know what is going on, instead of believing everything that they hear and or see on the internet, TV, radio, ect… We already have enough problems in this world as it is. Know what you’re talking about and about your history before you open your mouth and make things an extremely bigger problem than it should
I am an African American female but that isn’t all there is to know me for. I am an African American girl who is very interactive with my religion and also my culture. Cultural identity can be hard to explain because some people don’t know what’s really in their culture and they fail to see , and understand it. I know what my cultural identity is because of my ethiopian flag, the baked macaroni, and the movie the lion king.
Meanwhile, America hasn’t been ready to defend their hopeful land, but there has already been a number of strong leaders who have led America. These leaders have encouraged the patriots to continuously fight for independence and one of these is Patrick Henry. During the convention in Virginia on March 23 1775, Henry has presented resolutions for the defense of their country against the raging attacks of Britain. At that moment, he has made an argument on taking military actions through his most renowned speech. Most of the lines from his speech have given inspiration to the patriots to fight for independence, more specifically the last part of the speech which states, “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” A month after his speech, the revolutionary war has begun. The efforts of Patrick Henry haven’t stopped there. During the war, he has supported George Washington and the continental army by sending more
The book, “America Swastika: Inside the white power movement’s hidden spaces of hate” by Pete Simi and Robert Futrell, was written 2010. I chose this book because I am interested in learning about why these racist groups have so much hate towards another race or group. Personally, I do not condone racism because it does not make sense to me as to how one person can hate another one without knowing them. I wanted to learn about how people who are in groups such as, the Ku Klux Klan, live in our country which is identified as a melting pot. White power movements are talked about in our history books and are explained as if they are in the past, but they aren’t. We still deal with racism and hate in our country as stories about acts of hate crime
Henry uses pathos to appeal to the colonists. An example of this would be “Give me liberty or give me death!”. This appeals to the colonists because people are afraid of death, signifying strong commitment to the cause. Since it is much easier to be a follower than a leader, once Henry stepped forward, many followed.
On Friday morning, July 10, 2015, the Confederate battle flag which was home to South Carolina 's Capitol grounds was cast down after 54 years. The flag was taken to South Carolina 's Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. To many the flag was a banner of racial subjugation, and withheld a deeply painful meaning. The Confederate battle flag was designed to stick out, but it was never intended to be the political flag of the confederate states, although it was integrated into it over the course of the civil war. Today the battle flag consists of a blue St. Andrew 's cross with white stars on a red flag which was designed by politician William Porcher Miles, however it wasn 't always this way. The original confederate flag looked very
Our nation has exaggerated the fear of a piece of history for far too long and now it is the time to put forth some truth. The confederate flag has been a part of heritage since 1861 and has been to this day. People today see it as a flag of hatred, which is interesting because this did not start happening until now. There have been people who have shot and killed others because they said their intentions were based from the confederate flag, which is a material item that cannot make anyone do anything that they do not want to do unless they had their own cause. This flag is not built on a racist appeal it was to show that the southern side will take up for their selves when the northern side wanted an industrialized world. Our people have