American Security Post 9/11 After going through the immeasurable shock and horror of the 9/11 attacks, Americans have joined together to create a more secure nation than existed previously. “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”, these inspiring words from President George W. Bush after the 2001 terrorist attacks (Bush “Address”). Immediately following these attacks the American government was working towards creating a more secure nation. After the terrorist attack on September 11th, the United States responded by creating the Department of Homeland Security.
“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” a doctrine established by our founding fathers and adopted by the United States as the original meaning of the American Dream. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald illustrates the dissent of the American Dream. As time progresses the meaning of the American Dream became lost, but it still has pertinence to the present. The Declaration of Independence set the basis of what the American Dream meant and why it still has relevance to its people’s live today.
The Bill of Rights is the most influential historical document because it is the basis of our human rights. The Bill of Rights was created after the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. The Founding Fathers realized that a set of “rights” should be written and approved in order to avoid arguments between citizen and citizen or citizen and government. James Madison took most of the lead when creating this document. He wrote out a list of all the rights that a United States citizen should have.
During the twentieth century, the United States emerged as a persistent and powerful actor on the world stage. And at key moments of worldwide involvement the encounter with a foreign "other" subtly affected the meaning of freedom in the United States. Today, when asked to define their rights as citizens, Americans instinctively turn to the privileges enumerated in the Bill of Rights—freedom of speech, the press, and religion, for example. But for many decades after the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution in 1791, the social and legal defenses of free expression were extremely fragile in the United States. A broad rhetorical commitment to this ideal coexisted with stringent restrictions on speech deemed radical or
Marbury v. Madison was heard in 1803 and is considered a landmark United States Supreme Court case which helped the Court form the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under a new article of the Constitution. This was a landmark decision because it helped to define the difference in power between the executive and judicial branches of the American government. It was the first time that a court ruled that they had the power to declare an act of Congress void if it is not consistent with the values of the Constitution. McCulloch v. Maryland was decided by the Supreme Court in 1819, and was known for asserting national supremacy for state action in areas of their constitutionally granted authority.
The past history for Americans convey the idea of despotism and tyranny by the government. Therefore, Sullivan utilize the idea of American’s past to justify the idea of expansion for the reason that Sullivan wants to persuade Americans that the expansion to the west would build a renovated and great nation. Moreover, Sullivan illustrates the idea of a new government that will bring equality and freedom that Americans did not have under the control of the Mother Land, Great Britain. Sullivan demonstrates this idea in his work when he writes “On the contrary, our nation birth was the beginning of a new history, the formation and progress of an untried political system, which separates us form the past and connects us with the future only; and
The Patriot Act and the Bill Of Rights was set forth to help protect citizen 's basic rights. Both have achieved what they were intended for and have set certain principles so citizens can have reasonable rights but at the same time they can 't abuse that power. The Patriot Act was made to protect citizens freedom and civil liberties. This act was passed shortly after the devastating September 11,2001 terrorist attack.
In today’s era, the Constitution holds most controversial rights that determines our history. The United States Constitution has provided powerful words, such as “We the People” and “all men are created equal” done with careful evaluation by the Founders, including the Bill of Rights that holds 10 amendments under the Constitution regarding a balance between an individual and the government; however, the document defines the American political system and government relations between citizens and its government
In the United States, the First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. The founding fathers felt that this was extremely important because people came to America to escape religious persecution. It was passed on December 15, 1791, as one of te ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was written by James Madison, to provide greater constitutional protection for individual freedoms and limitiing the power of the
And we will be protected by resolute and decisive action against threats abroad. President George W. Bush, September 17, 2002 “Preventing terrorism is the cornerstone of homeland security.” September 11, 2001, was a stark reminder that targeting our homeland remains a objective to our adversaries. The attacks on 9/11 exposed the U.S. vulnerabilities. Until that moment, the big stick America carried was enough to keep
The Department of homeland security was formed in the wake of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. It was created as a part of a determined effort to protect the United States against terrorism. The goal of the DHS is simple, one department of homeland security, one enterprise, a shared vision, with integrated results-based operations. There are a variety of topics handled by the DHS which are academic engagement, border security, critical infrastructure security, disasters, homeland security enterprise, human trafficking, preventing terrorism, privacy, transportation security, economic security, and plenty more. Terrorists’ attacks on the United States in the past years have sparked a national fear that many people
Before the War of 1812, America was weak and somewhat divided. After the War of 1812, America was strong and united. The War of 1812 was a second independence. We loudly proclaimed a second time that we were now an independent country and this time, the world
Identity and Unity is highly important when any act of rebellion occurs. The French Revolution serves as an important parallel between the American Revolution and the French Revolution. In France, the unity stemmed from starvation and poverty. Moreover, similar to unity in America it was due to a positive value that was foundational to the identity. In France, the value was egalitarianism and anti-monarchal sentiments.
Madison Duignan Doc Analysis Professor McKenna 10/27/17 I do believe that the Magna Carta deeply influenced the growth of American society due to the numerous similarities between the Magna Carta and the significant documents that shaped America. In the year 1215, The Magna Carta was created so that the King wouldn’t become too controlling and powerful, he would be checked and balanced though the system of the barons. The Declaration of Independence was created on July 4, 1776 to declare their independence from England and The Bill of Rights was created to give the newly formed nation amendments so that they would never be controlled by one King again. All of these documents take away power from one person and give it back to the people who are fighting for their freedom.