"...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..." The framers of the Constitution formally indicate the importance of God-given values in the lives of every citizen in America. The most significant
Thomas Jefferson once said, “Action will delineate and define you.” Pride in your actions, pride in your words, and pride in yourself all make for real success and Thomas Jefferson knew, and lived with that mindset. Being proud in everything we do as Americans is the foundation of success. Your personal best is all you can ever accomplish and once you’ve done that, you can rest easy in knowing great rewards come with hard work. We see proof of this in every aspect of American life, a lifestyle that was built from the ground up on
The American Flag and the erosion of it’s meaning by popular culture The American Flag represents many things in these United States. It represents our nation as a whole. It represents the freedoms that we as American citizens enjoy every day. It represents the liberties that we hold dear. It is a symbol of freedom and a beacon of truth to the entire world.
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” This may sound like the political ramblings of long dead patriots, yet the core message at the heart of the preamble still holds true. The U.S. constitution still holds true to its word to this day. "Under the Authority of the United States, the Constitution shall be the supreme law of the land." More than two hundred years after its ratification, the Constitution is still the functioning body of the United States. Many such documents throughout history have either failed or have outgrown its developing society.
The loyalty, the belief, the strength that we each bring to this effort will guide America and to all those who serve it. The world will shine from the fire that we create. Kennedy encourages, if you are citizens of the world, or citizens of America, hold us to the same high standards as we hold for you. He then closes with “let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.” (107) The most memorable thing to come from this speech was Kennedy’s most famous quote, which has resonated throughout the history of America, “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
Roosevelt, he wrote “This nation takes great satisfaction and much strength from the things which have been done to make its people conscious of their individual stake in the preservation of democratic life in America. Those things have toughened the fiber of our people, have renewed their faith and strengthened their devotion to the institutions we make ready to protect” What Roosevelt meant by this is that because of all of the benefits of living in our country and the fact that people get to do what they want to do, it helps us stay together as a union and as a whole, because the people know that a brighter future is ahead of us. We are all
The audience probably felt confidence in continuing the struggle to assure every human being received the rights granted to them. For example, “We, in the democracies, believe in a kind of international respect and action which is reciprocal.” She also assures the people that, “ Freedom for our people is not only a right, but also a tool…they are tools with which we create a way of life, a way of life in which we can enjoy freedom.” Apparently, Roosevelt wanted her audience to think of all of the freedoms that are allowed to the democracies and the lack there of in those totalitarian states. She was effective in doing this through the use of emotive language to reinforce the firm beliefs and hopes for freedom held by France and the other nations present. In the artifact “The Struggle for Human Rights,” Roosevelt used numerous examples to add support for her main claim and central arguments. Her main claim intended to persuade the audience that universal acceptance of the Declaration of Human Rights will assure all human beings are granted, without compromise, their fundamental human rights and freedoms.
They would be happy to see the home that this document lives in now and even happier to see the amount of money used to preserve this document and the effort that many men and women have put into keeping it preserved. The Declaration of Independence is a great importance to this country. Everything must be done to keep this document safe and preserved no matter what is needed to do so. John Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas
Jennifer Porter October 1, 2012 Law, Period 1 Supreme Court Cases Essay The Constitution. Hopes, dreams, aspirations of all the American people are what the Constitution represents. People who are able to live their lives freely and have a free government whom is answerable to them, but strong enough to effect the proper purposes of its responsibility. It is meant to unite the colonies, protect and allow American citizens rights and liberties, and establish a law for all to live by throughout the nation. Our countries desire for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” was finally illustrated in this document when it was ratified in 1789.