An anthem that when you sing or listen to it, it makes you feel proud of being an American. The perfect national Anthem will have to be America the beautiful; the title of the song says it all. The star spangled banner anthem lacks that proud feeling that Americans have for their land. The current anthem shows to others that Americans are proud of a war and all the blood that was shed. Americans should not be seen as Americans the big bullies, where we wave our flag proud in the face of other countries in times of a war.
College campuses were a new place of protest and freedom. Many college students became involved with the war because it was the people their age, and their friends who were being sent to war; going as one person, and coming back completely changed. In January of 1968 the TET Offensive changed the American view of the Vietnam War dramatically. The Vietcong attacked over a hundred cities including the US Embassy. Many of the cities were occupied by Vietcong for many hours, or days.
We are governed by public and private interests. These interests are based on our very own constitution that is set up to give everyone an opportunity to succeed in our growing culture. American Exceptionalism is partially a reflection of our nation’s long history, but Americans can tend to be ethnocentric and judge other cultures by the standards of their own. When a lot of people think of America, they think about a country that is made up of a mixing bowl of races and ethnicities. They think of a culture that is founded on constitutional rights and god given freedoms that everyone should have.
After selling their lies and plans for the war to the America people, congress had given President Bush carte blanche to bring justice to those who caused pain and destruction on American soil. Abu Ghraib Prison, also known as Baghdad Central Prison, became the U.S Army detention center for captured Iraqis. “For decades under Saddam Hussein, many prisoners who were taken to the Abu Ghraib prison never came out. It was the centerpiece of Saddam's empire of fear, and those prisoners who did make it out told nightmarish tales of torture beyond imagining – and executions without reason.” (Abuse of Iraqi POWS by GIs Probed, 2004) In 2004 rumors began to surface, regarding the abuse of prisoners held by the U.S army. Initially the U.S media expressed little interest to the accusations, until photographic evidence emerged, exposing the violation of the prisoner’s human rights.
Model Essay Student’s Name Section Number Why the Atomic Bombs Saved Japan. The decision to use nuclear weapons to stop the War in the Pacific by President Harry S. Truman in August, 1945 remains controversial to this day. Most of Truman’s critics, the so-called revisionist historians, argue that Japan wanted to surrender and had already been defeated, making the use of atomic bombs unnecessary. They say the bombs were used mainly to demonstrate America’s power to intimidate the Soviet Union. The historians who support Truman, sometimes called the traditionalists, agree that Japan had been defeated but argue that Japan was not ready to surrender and was, in fact, preparing for one last great battle that would have cost millions of lives.
It even has its own code or federal law on its use and destruction when it is no longer deemed serviceable. It is the flag of the United States and many believe it is against the law to burn in protest. They are wrong, but for how long. The flag of the United States is a symbol of the nation and as this symbol we revere it; we stand before every national sporting event and sing the national anthem while professing our love to country and old glory waving in the wind. It is a wide held belief that this symbol is beyond the reaches of civil protest and should be worshipped like a deity.
Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the ‘land of the free’.” The quote basically states that freedom of speech is actually being able to burn the American flag without being arrested. Secondly, flag desecration is protected under the First Amendment. The First Amendment reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
In Nepal when a Maoist supporter is found the standard scenario is the Nepali police barging into homes arresting the supporter so they can beat him/her severely for a few days and then let there family know that they were shot dead in an “encounter” with the police. In the case of fifteen year old Subhadra Sapkota, a dancer from Naubise was performing in Kathmandu to support Maoist rebels was gunned down by the police. Violence caused by the police affects Lucas 2 thousands every year world wide, and the fear of it never ending affects even more, even in countries like Nepal that people would never think of such an act being committed. Justice. Just what does this word mean?
Yet, Lipset has no trouble asserting that American exceptionalism takes the form of "liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, populism, and laissez-faire," all characteristics of Americans, from the revolutionary period to modern times. Thomas Massaro, a -reviewer of Lipset's obviously controversial book American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword, paraphrases Lipset simply: "The United States is different from other countries because it is founded upon a national creed rather than upon the social bonds of ethnicity and history that normally cement peoples together." It is this "American difference and the American "ideology" of uniqueness being debated: in what ways America, or more specifically the United States, is exceptional. It is in these areas of discussion, namely egalitarianism and individualism that Lipset envisions American exceptionalism to rest most heavily
I believe we wage war in and compromised the dignity, humanity and integrity of our soldiers. As Americans we haven't upheld the ideal of the American way of life. We chose to keep ourselves at a margin of ignorance and expect the soldiers who are fighting this war to just come home and pick up where they left off. The American Way of Life has a different meaning to every citizen in the United Stated but almost everyone can agree that the Declaration of Independence has created its foundation. The Declaration of Independence says, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” I believe most of the world follows these ideals and as American’s we fight for our rights when an enemy threatens them.