American Promise Essay

985 WordsMay 19, 20134 Pages
The American Promise Throughout the world, the United States is infamous for its guaranteed freedom to its citizens. People travel from all around many different parts of the world to get a taste of the lifestyle and opportunity the United States citizen’s are offered everyday. This nation thrives on preserving our personal freedoms, property, and liberty; moreover, it is the nation’s promise to its citizens. These rights are binded in our coveted Bill of Rights and the Constitution, a document for the people by the people. Many people can find their own personal definition of what they believe to be the American Promise; however, growing up I have always believed and had been taught that the American Promise was the opportunity to live…show more content…
However, after this dreaded attack, America took action and proceeded to declare war on Italy, Germany, and Japan of course. By declaring war on these other countries, America proved to break its promise of remaining neutral: “isolationism”. Moreover, by becoming involved in World War 11, I believe that America as a whole actually showed strength and bravery with this decision. It conveyed how citizens of this nation were willing to lay their lives down for this country to protect their freedom. The negative outlook on this war may be that the United States broke its promise of isolationism and did become involved in War World 11; but more importantly, a positive outlook would be that this country is willing to fight, and keep on fighting, to preserve its freedom and to protect its citizens. Throughout recent history, the fifties proved to be the most interesting to me because not only was it a time of great economic expansion; but it was also known as a period where current citizens and leaders of the United States frowned upon. The “Golden Age” proved to be one of the most outbreaking movements of the industrial age. This period in American history gave citizens of the United States access to a better standard of living, transformed American agriculture, and brought the rise of the suburban nation. Remarkably, the employment rate for women had skyrocketed during the year of 1955 proving that
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