America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001. Little did we know that this would affect the nation for years to come. Shortly after the attacks on 9/11 the Government acted very quickly. As stated in an article by Jaeshin Kim, “The Bush Administration launched the bombing of Afghanistan, and Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act allowing law enforcement powers to detain foreign nationals or immigrants suspected of terrorism” (Kim 1). In situations as these, the President has no option but to quickly react, so he did.
The infamous winds of Santa Ana repeatedly help develop a sky ridden with smoke, but for many on the golden coast this is just a typical day. The winds spiral into flames catching among the wild flowers that flourish on the vast valleys of California. These winds are unstoppable. However, it seems as if many refuse this idea in hopes that the land in california will become untouched by the dry winds if humans decide to build. It seems as if no one realizes that the ash from last year will be buried under tar at first, but soon enough the winds will take over the land and a new layer of ash will settle..
Paul Revere shouted throughout his midnight ride, “The Regulars are coming!” He was an American Patriot in the American Revolution who lived in Boston at the time. His lifespan was from 1735 to 1818, during the American Revolution. One of his famous quotes was “In Medford, I awakened the Captain of the Minutemen; and after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington.” Paul Revere is important to history because if he didn't warn Lexington about the British, America itself might not be known as America. Paul Revere was born January 1, 1735, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was Apollos Rivoire, a French immigrant who came to America on his own at the age of 13, and Deborah Hichborn, a Boston native and the daughter of an artisan family Paul was important to history because he saved a lot of lives by warning Lexington about the British and that they were coming.
Do you know who Marquis de Lafayette is? Well you should know a lot more information about him after you read this essay about him and his life in the American Revolutionary army. “Marquis de Lafayette was born on September sixth, 1757, in Chavaniac, France” (Biography.com 1). Before turned two his father, a general in the Royal Army and was currently serving in the seven years’ war, was killed. When he was twelve his mother died, and a few weeks later his grandpa also died.
Diego Rivera: Mexican Painter Diego Rivera was a big man both literally and figuratively. He dominated the Mexican art world from after the Mexican revolution until his death. In the online article entitled, “The Painting on the Wall”, by Peter Schjeldahl, we see Rivera revive and put to use the antique medium of fresco painting. The Fresco painting used things such as pigments to impregnate a paste of marble, dust and water-treated lime (Schjeldahl). This helped to dry rocks into a more hardened state.
After college Hamilton enlisted in the U.S. military and fought in the Revolutionary War against Britain. He played a huge roll in the war when he was appointed captain of his platoon, and soon after became the senior aide to General Washington. After the war hamilton was elected to the Congress of the Confederation. He soon resigned and began to practice law. Hamilton soon became the leading cabinet member in the new government lead by George Washington.
And the blue is for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. When the United States of America Flag was adopted in 1777 the colors red, white and blue did not have a meaning for the stars and stripes. Not only this but also the colors in Great Seal did have specific meanings. “ Over the years the stars and stripes have been changed 27 times mostly by the addition of stars to represent new stars”. “ The two colors red and blue were clearly derived from British sources” many English flags had red and white stripes”.
Adam Cvijanovic’s painting “Discovery of America”, from the “American Montage” series, is a great representation of American history during the Ice Age and the revolution of Western culture. Cvijanovic’s unique style of showing a painting within a painting helps the audience capture how North America’s fast pace lifestyle of revolution has played a part in having us all forget what life was like before humans set foot on this wonderful land.
Psalm 46 is a paradigm shift in that thought process. In 2 Chronicles 20:21 King Jehoshaphat embodied that paradigm shift in Psalm 46. Some scholars have even inferred that the King’s actions actually inspired Psalm 46, but we cannot know for certain. King Jehoshaphat put his complete confidence in God as his refuge, and not in worldly strength. If you recall the story, • Jehoshaphat was facing a great multitude • Jehoshaphat declared a fast • God answered – 1 Chronicles 20:17 (you will not need to fight) • Sing to the Lord and praised him - 1 Chronicles 20:21 • The Lord sets an ambush – 1 Chronicles 20:22 What we believe about God, is vitally important in putting our complete faith & trust in Him as our refuge.
I was so happy when I got word in 1776, that the Declaration of Independence had been written by Thomas Jefferson. I also remember having to leave my family to fight in the war. My most recent memory was helping to build the huts here at Valley Forge. It has been hard in this desolate camp place 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia. I remember when the Continental Army marched into the valley led by General George Washington.
From London, Burgoyne was instructed to press onto Albany. By September 12, 1777, the American army had captured an important position along the Hudson River. John Burgoyne recaptured Fort Ticonderoga on September and encountered the American forces on September 18, 1777, when a colonist searching for food opened fire on the British. The following day, the First Battle of Saratoga, or the Battle of Freedman’s Farm, was about to
First of all, the battle of long island began on August 27th, 1776, was the largest battle of the revolutionary war. It was the first major struggle that happened after the Declaration of Independence. The battle of long island was in the southwestern part of Brooklyn, New York. During the battle, George Washington desperately attempts to save his army save; however, due to the fog and rain, making it hard for him and his army to see as he tries to cross the east river to Manhattan, but by the time he arrived his army banished. The battle of long island relates to the battle of Valley Forge because both battles suffered from horrible conditions that contributed to the loss of soldiers and shown that both sides of the battle would not be easy
This Congress was organized to help manage the war effort, and to declare independence from Great Britain, which is where the Declaration of Independence was born. Hopkins was very zealous in signing the Declaration. He had to support his palsied right hand with his left when he signed, saying, “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.” Hopkin’s previous experiences as a merchant made him very useful to the Naval Committee, established by Congress. The Naval Committee purchased, outfitted, manned, and operated the ships of the Continental Navy. Stephen Hopkins died July 13, 1785, at the age of 78.
“He grabbed a bucket of water, a washcloth, and a towel, went up to Alexander Hamilton’s tombstone, and cleaned it until it sparkled. Then he and the other chiefs stood at attention and saluted the founding father of the Coast Guard”-Adm. James M. Loy The Coast Guard’s response to 9/11 remains a defining moment in Coast Guard history. The terrorist attack in lower Manhattan not only affected the surrounding New York area, but sent shock waves throughout the United States with many citizens fearing the protection of domestic security. Yet, this cynical event united the country like other past national catastrophes, employing the support of the armed forces, relief organizations, and everyday citizens. Yet, The Coast Guard provided the most
The Gadsden Flag “In 1775, Colonel Christopher Gadsden was in Philadelphia representing his home colony of South Carolina at the Continental Congress and presented this new naval flag to the Congress. It became the first flag used by the sea-going soldiers who eventually would become the United States Marines.” (http://www.loeser.us/flags/revolution.html) No one knows exactly when or why or whom created the coiled snake symbol with the warning “Don’t Tread on Me”, but it steadily started showing up on buttons, flags, paper money and other areas and it was no longer cut up, but coiled like a rattle snake rather than a generic snake. It is suggested that the snake was used as a representation due to its inherent qualities. It is suggested by Benjamin Franklin that: “She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. ... she never wounds 'till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.” Colonel Gadsden had liked the symbol on the bright yellow flag and made a copy of it to submit to the continental congress.