The United States of America is a country built on corruption, slavery, deception, and money. For centuries, America has been described with admiration as a “free country” built on pride and equality amongst fellow men, this statement could not be more far from the truth. Numerous races have been enslaved, persecuted, and murdered. Ultimately, slavery is the symbol of our country’s patriotism, not the flag, why should the American people, worship a piece of cloth that neither protects nor represents, their struggles and sacrifices. “How many innocent flags paid the ultimate price while members of Congress concentrated on making the world safe for soft money” (Kingsley 75)?
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):
What makes the United States unique and great is not a pledge, a flag, or a song, all of which are more properly labeled culturally temporary symbols of patriotism. The United States is the summation of many ethnic, religious and political backgrounds. David Brooks’ reason for writing “One Nation, Slightly Divisible” included the goal of finding the underlying cause of the divide between the social and economic aspects of our society.
The United States of America is a wonderful place to live. In America, it is a country that is welcoming to immigrants. One thing that stands out about the United States America is the flag. The first interesting fact about the flag it was sewed together by Betty Ross in May of 1776 (wheelsforwishes.org). A second interesting fact about the flag on June 14, 1777, Congresses adopted the stars and strips on the American flag.
The American Revolution, also known as the American Revolutionary War, was a war between the Great Britain and the 13 British colonies. This war, took place between the years 1775 through 1783. This war was caused by many reasons. One of them being due to the French and Indian war, which made the complication between the British empire and the colonists of north America increase furthermore. But did you know, the true meaning behind the loyalist
Everyone has different opinions about different people, but sometimes, people take it too far. Think about it: have you ever been judged, or have you ever judged someone based on how they look or who they are? Ronald J. Allen who wrote “American Flag Stands for Tolerance,” Bill Brummel, the director of a documentary called Bullied, and Lisa Gossels, the director of My So-Called Enemy are all role models, they all showed people resisting to accept others based on who they are, similar to some people in today’s world and during the Civil Rights movement, but then those people change their attitude towards others. In the story and in the movie clips, the author and the directors believe that something good should always come out of a really bad
I have no family in America. Everyone who is biologically related to me lives in Bangladesh. Even the people who I call my family, aren’t. We are not related by blood, but rather, we are tied by our collective loneliness in this country. I think they’re what family feels like— although I suppose I wouldn 't know.
WOOSTER — Whenever President Barack Obama or Gov. John Kasich order flags to be flown half-staff, there is a good chance the Wayne County commissioners will be receiving a complaint or two because the courthouse flag never lowers. More precisely, the courthouse flag is only lowered when it is being replaced. When the president or governor has ordered the flags lowered to honor a prominent person’s death or national tragedy, all of the flags on county property are lowered, except the courthouse, and this bothers some.
My Coat of Arms has symbols that represent me such as a fox, dove, dog, heart, flower, cross, someone drawing a picture, and the color purple. The Coat of Arms that I have made also includes a motto which states, “Knowledge is power – if you use it”. I have chosen these things because a Coat of Arms is used to show someone things about your family without you saying anything. This can either have a positive or negative effect on the person seeing it, depending on what is on the Coat of Arms. Hopefully, my Coat of Arms will have a positive effect on you.
Main Agents of Political Socialization and Political Culture Narek Sahakyan AUA ID #09160535 PSIA102 Introduction to U.S Government October 16, 2016 Political culture has three levels. The system level includes people’s view about values and organizations that contain the political system.
The United States is known for being a respectful and prideful country in the world. In the Pledge of Allegiance, it truly marks what it means to be independent. On July 4th, every year we recognize the Declaration of Independence that was signed in the year of 1776 for the ability to be ourselves. However, in the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand, she recognizes the importance of equality, meaning that every person is forced to act the same way and no one is above or below another person. They use the motto “we are one in all and all in one.
The American flag has been an important part of our nation, it has been around for over Two hundred years and in that time the flag has evolved physically and symbolically. The flag has inspired many songs, poems, books, art, and so much more. To an American citizen the flag symbolizes freedom, patriotism, national independence and popular sovereignty. However, I am not an American citizen, this means that the American flag has far greater meaning to me as someone who strives in someday becoming one in the process of accomplishing the goals I set for myself. I was originally born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas; a city in Mexico, and was brought to the United States at the age of three, by my mother to create a better life and give my siblings and I the opportunities she never had.
Betsy Ross’s Legacy: The Emblem of America 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.