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
It has about 100 to 200 people a day looking at the memorial. People go to remember their lost ones who died in the deadly war or to see how many people fought for our rights. The government funds the great memorial, but also was going to shut it down do to money issues. Protesters tried to stop the shut down and made it work, to where it is still up and running today. In the united states it's one of the most known wars and one of the most exciting memorials to look at. people run fund raisers for it so it can stay up and running. So people can look at what the memorial really is to make them prouder of what truly happened to get it
It represents the United States and everyone in it. It represents the people who gave their lives to protect it, and represents that all Americans are free because of those people. People have tried to protect the flag but it is legal to burn the flag because of the first amendment and it has been since Texas V.S Johnson case in 1989. Even if it is wrong to disobey the amendments it shouldn’t be used to get the attention of others to prove a point. People say that they can do this just because it a piece of fabric and they would do the same with any other piece if needed. I wouldn’t burn the flag unless it was a life or death situation that had to have me burn it to survive just because I have respect for where I was born and raised in the
240 years ago the United States Flag became the symbol of North America. June 14, 1777, the first American flag was adopted. This original flag consisted of thirteen stars in a circle representing the thirteen states at the time. Betsy Ross sewed this during the American Revolution. The processes and steps that were taken to create the United States Flag, figuratively helped sew our country together by creating a sense of strength and unity.
Do you know the name of this statue? It is an important symbol for American people. Let me tell you about it. This is the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York City.
Elizabeth Griscom (later known as Betsy Ross) crossed the Delaware River to New Jersey to elope with John Ross. Since she was a Quaker, and John an Episcopalian, her parents wouldn’t allow her to marry him, for fear of rejection by the Quaker community. Her parents were right - the Quakers disowned her after she got married, but her family were able to remain members of the church. After crossing the river and getting married in New Jersey, she lost all communication with her family. Sadly, just two years after their marriage, John died in an explosion at a munitions depot that he was guarding during the American Revolution. She re-married two more times, but her second husband died in a British prison,
This commemorative coin was based off of the Capitol building in Colonial Williamsburg. The Capitol was where Patrick Henry gave his speech Caesar Brutus. This speech was very inspirational and important to the colonists. This is why on the front side of the coin Patrick Henry’s face is shown along with his famous words “Give me liberty, or give me death!” These very inspirational words are a sign of liberty which is why on the back is the Grand Union Flag. It was first raised at the Capitol and is a sign of Colonial Unity. This means being united or joined together. The symbols on this flag are the Union Jack located in the left corner which is Great Britain’s flag. The rest of the flag consists of six white stripes and seven red stripes
Throughout much of history, in time of war, the flag has always been one of the most important pieces of battlefield equipment. During the Civil War, the Confederate battle flag was extremely important in political and personal view standards. The Confederacy saw the use of three different national Civil War flags during its brief time as the official government of the South. The Confederate flag, represents a sacred emblem of this country's evolution through history. It symbolizes the birthright of a nation, the heritage of liberty purchased with blood and sorrow.
Symbolism is displayed from top to bottom within the figure itself. These symbols are meant to spread the statue’s message not only in America but all over the world. For example, the seven points on the crown exemplify the seven seas and continents around the globe. It emphasizes that liberty should be dispersed universally and shared among all people (Source D). Along with the idea of liberty and freedom is where the torch also makes its mark. It emphasis that light (hope and willingness) is needed to achieve these two concepts; this is also where the statue got the original name “Lady of Enlightenment” (source F). Lady liberty is also holding a tablet which symbolizes a book of laws dated July 4th, 1776 (the day America gained independence). This book represents the need for laws in order for freedom to continue to be a part of our country. There are chains and a defective shackle at the statue’s feet that make a notice to the end of suppression and enslavement for women, which is another example of the United States starting to take a step towards more rights and appreciation for females. The chains also allow everyone to see that America is a place where you are free from oppression unlike a lot of countries. Each of these individual symbols are important when conveying the ultimate message of The Statue of Liberty (Source D). Furthermore it is important that these pieces continue to guide Americans
The controversy issues over the confederate flag has arose quickly in the last couple of years. In this picture there is an African American clinching the Confederate Flag. Over many years the question still remains the same. Does the so called, “Confederate Flag” stand for southern pride? Or, does it stand for segregation and racism as this picture seems portrays?
The Confederate flag was a significant item throughout history, but what it was significant for varies from person to person. To some the Confederate flag represents Southern heritage while to others it signifies racism. Either opinion could be considered true, but evidence shows that it is viewed more as a symbol of racism. From one stand point the Confederate flag was the battle flag for the Southern states during the Civil War, which was virtually over slavery, but the battle flag was a symbol that was changed multiple times throughout the war. In addition, the Confederate flag was also the symbol for multiple groups that supported racism. Although the Confederate flag is a symbol of Southern heritage it is also a symbol of racism.
As I recited the pledge of allegiance every day in school, I never really took into consideration what the United States stands for to me. I never acknowledged how much the flag means to our country.
There is a lot of attention and opinion surrounding what we know now as the Confederate flag. Until recently the outcry of support and opposition to the flag has always been there with events bringing it back to the forefront. After the horrific events at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th, 2015 the support and opposition surrounding the flag reemerged. The argument again became main stream on whether the confederate flag represents racism or heritage. During a recent survey conducted by CNN showed that of the people polled, fifty seven percent agreed that the flag represented pride and heritage while thirty three percent agreed that it represented racism. The disagreement over what the flag stands for is part of the issue. The flag does represent southern heritage and pride, but part of that rooted in racism and hatred towards African Americans and other non-whites. The flag is a great part of our American history and therefore should not be written off and forgotten. It should be taught, discussed and shown to all in classrooms and museums, but should not be
The flag of the United States of America is a symbol of freedom and democracy. As I walk up the narrow steps in front of my high school every morning, it sways in the forceful breeze as a constant reminder of those who have come before me and will continue to protect my rights as an American citizen. I am honored to live in a country that has men and women willing to sacrifice everything so I have access to my rights. Men and women who give up the comfort of their families to protect mine. Men and women who fight to give me access to education, one of the most powerful tools I could ask for. The colors of the flag remind me everyday of these freedoms that have been fought for. Everyday I look around my
Even though the liberty bell is not being rung anymore do to the crack. Over 1 million people still come to visit it each year to celebrate American Independence. It doesn’t cost anything to come and visit it so the money that it gets is from people’s donations.The liberty bell’s history is what makes it so important today.