Americans are united we take pride in our country. All American’s should be proud of what the United States has accomplished. My country has become a major influence to other countries. Mainly because we are one of the most developed, wealthiest, and advanced country in the world. Another quality that unites all Americans is its past.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that 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.” These infamous words are known nationally, and even internationally, by all those old enough to read or hear them. These “truths” are the essence of the American Declaration of Independence, written in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson. Indeed, they are self-evident, in that they have endured in the centuries that have passed since that time and been carried upon American shoulders with dignity and pride. Though it is sadly irrefutable that we as a people have made gravely immoral actions, we have always striven to abide by these founding words – Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness – and continue to do so in modern society. Some argue that slavery was a direct violation of human rights, as stated in the Declaration that “all men are created equal” and that each one has a right to “Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” – regardless of their skin color.
I know this firsthand and have felt the inspirational power of this belief, because my own Father came to the United States with very little money, but an incorrigible desire to work hard and succeed. I’m thankful to all Americans who have risked their lives to preserve the ideals of freedom and equality that make the United States unique from all other nations around the world; Freedoms that have been fought for from as far back as our Founding
INTRODUCTION A. Attention Grabber & Introduction statement: Our national flag, the epitome of our democracy, we all fly it with pride. It symbolizes so many great aspects of our freedom, but yet nothing more symbolic than how it represents the ultimate sacrifice paid by our men and women in uniform. The flag reminds us of the rights, privileges, and freedoms we so dearly enjoy today. Lest we forget our service members for they paid the final costs.
Brian Redman English 101 Essay 3 August 8, 2012 American Dream The “American Dream”: ethos for the United States. It is a set of ideas in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward mobility achieved through hard work. (Wikipedia) Our founding fathers may have planted the roots for it by saying, “all men are created equal” and we will base our ideas on, “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Wow, those words really did strike a chord when I was a young boy. I always believed that America looked out for everyone’s best interest. I slowly started to realize that America may not be living up to those standards that the constitution was based on.
He was one of the founding fathers and helped create the greatest republic throughout history. AMERICA. As his story is so inspiring coming from no where and building his way up to the top he creates and teaches a commending belief that if you work hard enough and have a final goal you can get to where you want to be. Hamilton wanted a free and well ruled country called America. And that is exactly what he intended to get.
We are focusing on ways to re-invent ourselves and grow as the new people we have become. We are proud Americans and are greatful for all of the liberties this country has to offer. Regardless of the path it took to get here, and the struggles for equality we go through today, this is still our home and we are not going
Ben Franklin loved America in all facets. He loved what we stood for and what we fought for. We fought for, and only for, the people of the United States. Therefore, it is no surprise that he would believe that our government and our people must have a certain amount of individualism and brashness. After all, he was quite brash himself.
He was as courageous as to be selfless and offer his services to all regardless of race, ethnicity or commitment that one originated. Malcolm X portrayed the qualities of a true leader in reality. This was actually confirmed with how people liked him. People did so many things to show what value Malcolm X had on them. It is this reason that made Malcolm X a political icon and a leader that will remain in the world history for centuries to come.
Eyes on the Prize “ I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” This quote was said by one of the most important civil rights leaders America has ever had, Martin Luther King Jr. Without these words and other powerful speeches told by civil rights leaders such as Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Boise, we might not be sitting next to the person we do in class right now. They were great advocates who helped to shape America into what it is today, a better, more united, stronger place to live. Our very own Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” and equal is what we are all meant to be. The civil rights movement was a revolution that united our nation for a second time.