During the Civil War, Lincoln passed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all the slaves to be free. Some of the pressures Lincoln was under when he passed the Emancipation Proclamation were the Confederacy and the Union. The Confederacy was for slavery and the Union was against slavery. According to many documents and research, I believe that Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation for moral reasons. Lincoln was a very religious man, and that influenced his morals.
Compassion means 'suffering with. ' Don 't be afraid to suffer with your patients... Deal with everyone who walks in the door and keep your door open" (Farmer 162). Dr. Farmer saw a problem and did everything in his power to resolve it, despite doubts from his colleagues and supporters. Dr. Jim Kim, a professor at Harvard Medical School and one of the co-founders of Partners In Health describes him as, "When Paul started treating people in 1998 in Haiti, everyone said he was absolutely nuts…
While at the Oasis of Al-Fayoum, the elder chieftain of the oasis tells Santiago the story of Joseph of Egypt. Joseph was enslaved for being a dreamer, but he persevered and managed to become an important counselor to the Pharaoh of Egypt. This Personal Legend could have suited Santiago because of his connection to the Soul of the World. The Soul of the World is a spiritual unity that binds all forms of nature together. Santiago knew he wanted to follow his dreams; it was helpful when he learned that “When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it” because he knew he was now destined to complete his goal, and not somebody else’s (Coelho 64).
Journal Entry: William Bradford In William Bradford’s work, “Of Plymouth Plantation”, the reader is show the travails and successes that the pilgrims faced in the reaching and surviving the harsh Northern American landscape and the volatile Native Americans. Specifically in this writing, the religious characteristic of William Bradford’s writing is classified. In “Of Pilgrim Plantation, William Bradford’s writing style is a very religion based, with all his reasoning for events occurring being that God has a purpose for their lives and that everything which happens was destined to happen and is part of a larger lesson.
Thomas Paine’s The Crisis does an excellent job of exemplifying the usage of the colonist’s feelings prominently in the content. One of Paine’s purposes in writing such a pamphlet is to convince the colonial Americans that they must not be cowardly by supporting British rule. Throughout his pamphlet, this ideal is displayed in an extremely pronounced manner, with a considerable example in the first paragraph: “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will… shrink from the service of this country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of every man and woman.” (Paine 331).
Throughout history, there have been many morally obligated people who have dedicated their lives to either helping others or advocating for a cause that is important to them. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. campaigned for civil rights because he felt an obligation to help the people in his congregation, his community, and in his race find equality in the white driven world they lived in at the time. There was also Malala Yousafzai, who survived a head shot wound, fought against the tyranny of the Pakistani Taliban, and promoted women’s rights and the right for education everywhere. These two historic figures have done their part to shape the world into a better place and, unlike Yousafzai, as she still continues her work today, King pursued his fight until the day he died. Like King and Yousafzai, a character by the name of John Proctor is born from the mind of Arthur Miller into his world renowned play, The Crucible and is the only man of his time to show his moral integrity.
Fredrick Douglass was an American abolitionist who proved to be an inspirational person by overcoming the obstacles he faced and obtaining an education and eventually his freedom. He showed that through his persistence that you can achieve your goals. Douglass was able to become an inspiration to many of his fellow slaves as well as future generations who read his work. Douglas became an inspiration though pursuing an education although only learning the basics, finding ways to learn from other and ultimately teaching himself.
Patriotism is defined as fervent love of one’s country and allegiance to its government and institutions. Many Americans have this in common we all no matter race, color, or language have a passion for our country. Most of the people living here are immigrants and chose to come to America. As our founding fathers debated over how the government should be run, because they feared
He places the strong authority of the declaration on his side to show how the American people are in contradiction to their own “sacred obligation” and the Negros have gotten a “bad check.” A metaphor representing the unfulfilled promise of human rights for the African Americans. King skillfully evokes an emotional response from all races with the use of religion: “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” By doing this he finds a common ground that brings black and whites closer with a common belief in God they share, as well as the mention of
Wheatley argues the significance that her race plays in her finding her Christian faith and how she and other people of color have souls that can be saved. Beginning with the title of the poem, it is clear that Wheatley wants her audience to understand the importance of having been brought to America, in a forceful way. This is distinct from using the word “coming”i because the word coming gives the connotation that she would have had a choice in the matter when in all actuality, Wheatley was brought over as a slave having no choice due to the fact that the people bringing her to America thought of her as property rather than as a human being with her own thoughts, feelings, and opinions. Although, Wheatley was forced to come to America to become the slave to American masters, she still claims in this poem that it was “mercy”i that brought her away from her home to America. So even though she was placed in what can be assumed as horrid conditions in the ship that would have brought her across the Atlantic, Wheatley managed to make it seem as though it was not the worst
Historians will say that America was not intended to be a Christian nation, but rather a secular nation. However, on much of our national currency, with our founding fathers portraits on them, you can find the phrase “In God We Trust.” So if America was intended to be a secular nation why would we put a saying that refers to God on our national currency? The history behind the phrase “In God we trust,” being printed on our national currency is that President Eisenhower signed that the national motto of the United States would be “In God we trust.” So if the national motto refers to a God, does that make America a religious or Christian nation?
Is the American Dream worth pursuing? I believe the American Dream is worth pursuing because if a person cannot dream of making their life better for themselves and their family, then a person will never better themselves or want to better themselves. Dreams are made to become true. A person can better themselves by getting a good education, a better job, and a better life for their family. Pursuing dreams will make a person better.
As a child, I had many dreams, but in a country with lots of poverty, dreams die. My world exploded when I realized I had an opportunity to achieve the American dream and be the first in my family to do it. My goal this semester is to maintain at least a 3.5 GPA and actually take life lessons from every class I attend. I know I will be faced with many challenges, but I plan to overcome any obstacle with will and determination. This first week made me feel emotional about my future, how far I’ve come, and how much closer I am to the big house on the beach.
In this day and age, many people think that the American Dream isn’t achievable. This is true. Some of the major reasons are because of student debt, vacation, and health insurance. One reason for this is that colleges are crushing American Dream because of their expensive prices. Many people dream to become doctors, but this is not an option for some.
I came to America with my mother, brother and sister to achieve the American dream. When I first came here I did not fully understand the extent of challenges and obstacles that my family and I had to face to make our dreams reality. My family has been struggling financially since the first year I came to America, which became my motivation to pursue a higher education. On my last year of high school, financial crisis threatened my family so much that I was ready to drop out of high school to help my single mother cope with the burden of financing the whole family on her own. My brother had finished his high school before me, so he decided to take a year off before going to college to support my family.