Life, Liberty, The Pursuit Of Happiness

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Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness; this is one prime reasons why America is so great. Very few places can you go and get what America has to offer. ‘Of, relating to, or characteristic of the United States or its inhabitants”, this is the definition of ‘American’ according to Google. Why is this ‘relevant’, you might ask? Lets take a look back, Apollo 13 and Argo films showed just what its like to represent America, and embodied what the American dream is made of, and what it is like to come from such great mishap and end with such bright and awe inspiring conclusions. It has also shown us that even in the darkest moments of history, we come out golden in the final hour. It has shown us that in the future, for every ‘action’ we take,…show more content…
This began when protestors stormed the US Embassy in Tehran supporting the Iranian Revolution, workers destroyed computers and shredded important documents, 6 workers fled the embassy while being overthrown. This was contributed to President Carter giving the Shah asylum in the U.S after the revolution was underway in Iran, Iran demanded return of the Shah; standing behind the student protestors actions. The events that unfolded at that time were known to people as the “Canadian Caper”, it was at this time CIA agent Tony Mendez came into the picture. Mendez was convinced he could smuggle the Americans back to the homeland by touring as a Canadian film scout, with the hostages as his “film crew.” Together Mendez and the hostages posed with fake names, passports and careers as Canadian crew members on the film known as “Argo”. The film “Argo” was the perfect cover up; set in the middle east;it was the perfect place to scout a sci-fi film, which Americans craved in the “70’s early 80’s.” The mission proved to be successful, after successfully flying into Zurich, Switzerland. On January 30th,1980 the Americans finally returned home. The Americans credit the Canadians for the help, food and shelter they provided them with. Successfully harbored by Canadian diplomats Ken Taylor and John Sheardown for 79 days.
In Contrast, Apollo 13 was a movie based off the the original Apollo 13 mission that occurred between April 11, 1970 – April 17, 1970. Astronaughts James A. Lovell,
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