But hey, before I go off on a nostalgic rant, let me back up. Fancy counterargument: yes, a majority of Americans are Christian. And yes, we should all have some basic knowledge about this mighty, influential scripture. But why must we drag it into politics? All American politics are based off of the American Constitution.
“In God We Trust” is America's motto, introduced in 1956 to replace the original motto E Pluribus Unum, but was America Founded as a Christian nation? The major hurdle in answering the question is to define terms properly. The concept of a Christian nation is often written off because of misconceptions as to what this means. A Christian nation is not one in which all people in a society are all Christians, just as in an Islamic country, not all people are necessarily Moslems. But in a Christian nation, as our Founders would have defined it, the principles and institutional foundations are Biblically based and the people in general share a Biblical world-view.
Morphing America: Straying from the Founding Principles By international comparison, America is arguably the gold standard for what all aspiring nations should try to achieve in terms of liberty and personal prosperity. However, if the founders were able to weigh and measure our progress since the inception of their grand design, our present system of governance, along with its predecessors would certainly fall well short of the superior standards they evinced. Now, it is obvious that these men have long been absent from the likes of the living so it is relatively impossible to ascertain how they would literally judge our present society, but their wishes are well documented in history and sufficiently afford us with the ability to judge
high-culture has been around since the 1830’s. Since then social scientists and anthropologists have debated on pop culture’s importance but it is shown that it has left its mark on America especially in youth culture. There has always been a balance between being socially progressive and the struggle to maintain this balance and it seems to me to be the basis of programs like “Merchants of Cool.” The desire to be cool and to have cool stuff will always be around which means that this marathon will
Even though the Constitution was written up by some of the most well educated people of the new country, the rights given under the document were given to all American citizens. My interpretation of the preamble "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide
The Declaration of Independence is one of the greatest political documents in history due to its powerful and distinctive combination of universal principles and also an abstract theory of government. The Declaration of Independence had a huge effect on the U.S, it confirmed the United States free from Britain rule, it united the North and the South since at the time America was divided in two because of the American Civil War, and it expressed the basic principles on which the U.S government should be based off of. America was instituted on the First Principle that the safety of unalienable rights is the legitimate purpose of government, and that government ought to be limited so that it cannot rule over the people of its country. The Declaration
Mr. Jerry 1 Does America Exist Today? America came into existence with high moral beliefs and well founding ideas meant to be of an equal idea for all of those who were settling in the new land decades ago. To ask today whether America exists, I would have to say no, the same theme that it started with has not continued throughout the years. The reason that I state this is because there still exists a lack of equality for all people and there is not total freedom to
Daniele Posch Voice of Democracy Speech November 4, 2012 APUSH The Relevance of the Constitution in Modern Society It was once stated by Henry Clay that, “The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.” The Constitution was created to govern America for eternity. People in America value the Constitution and believe in its legitimacy. Also, the Constitution frames our country until this day. No one would be able to create a better document for America. Our Constitution is still very relevant; considering, since the year of 1781, all still abide by this ratified document.
And whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag, the government, the principles, the truths, and the history that belongs to the nation that sets it forth. The American flag has been a symbol of Liberty and men rejoiced in it.” Our founding fathers created a flag to symbolize all that is just and good about this country. On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act
Discuss the term civic and ethnic in relation to the notion of the state Is it possible to imagine nationalism without the nation What difficulties may be present in the notion of statehood based on national identity. This research examines the development of civic and ethnic nationalism. As well, the relationship between the development of nationalism and social identity theory is reviewed. The idea that every nation should have its own state�accompanied by the corollary that one ethnic or cultural group should not collectively role over another�has been the most powerful political force of the past two hundred years. "While particular nationalisms vary, this basic nationalist conception of an ideal world order has been remarkably unchanged for well over a century."