Martin Luther King Influence On American History

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The early settlers of America were hopeful that the country would, in the future, be a place of freedom, strength, and opportunity. The history of the United States, however, does not simply consist of positivity, good times and happiness. There were many negative and difficult times during U. S. history, yet the struggle and perseverance of Americans has brought the country to its current state. United States history is filled with some of the best Government policies, leaders, books, inventions, and ideas, but also some of the worst. Throughout America’s history, the government has created helpful programs and policies; the best was the. After the surprise Japanese attack on U. S. soil and during growing concern about the spread of communism,…show more content…
is one of the best. The qualities of sensational leaders are firm commitment to and exponentially growth in the cause they are fighting, lack of progress without their presence, and vivid memories and praise even after they pass. Martin Luther King, Jr. possessed impressive leadership qualities. Not only Americans but also citizens of other countries still look to his ideas for inspiration. He was the most courageous and dedicated leader during the civil rights struggle, and his leadership impacted millions. King spoke for African-American and helped to conquer discrimination based on race and skin color. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech will be remembered by Americans for many generations, and overall, he impacted the nation in more ways than words can describe. His courage to fight for what he believed in is one of the many reasons why the United States government created a national holiday in his honor. That there is an entire day dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. proves that he was the best leader in United States history (Ling,…show more content…
S. to strike a deal with Napoleon for the Louisiana Purchase. Effective communication creates enhanced opportunities. That is why Samuel Morse’s invention of the telegraph is one of the greatest inventions in history. The telegraph was so beneficial continued growth in America because it not only improved communication in that time period, but it also laid the groundwork for future forms of communication. The early print telegraphs soon led to electric telegraphs, and those evolved into telephones and the internet. The telegraph is so important because it created a form of communication that laid the basic foundation for future long distance communication and speed of social and business interaction. United States history went through periods of happiness, success, and greatness, but unfortunately America also went through times of depression, corruption, and poor decisions and leaders. The best aspects of the nation’s history are represented by the National Security Act, Martin Luther King, Jr., Sinclair’s The Jungle, the invention of the telegraph, the strategy of Horizontal Integration and the concept of quick territorial expansion through the Louisiana Purchase. Even though those features highlight the best in history, there are contrasting aspects of American history that highlight the
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