As we continue in our busy lives, we always take into account what the next days, weeks, or even months hold for us. But what do we Americans hope for in future years, as a country? There have been several events that have occurred around the world affecting our lives in a positive way. However, there were many crises that have set us back, though we try to strive and become even stronger. To continue improving America, we must have the ability to come together as a whole and progress as the days go by, setting a foundation for our future generations.
In the movie Starship Troopers, there are two classes of people, Civilians and Citizens. What are the differences? Citizens are the men and women, rich or poor that serve in the Federal Service; service guarantees citizenship. This is a short period in which a person serves in the military. A universal service that requires young (Americans) citizen, men and females: healthy and the disable, to obligatory serve an allotment of time. Basically, you have to earn the right to be called a citizen; this sounds like a good idea. Civilians do not have same rights as a Citizen; they choose not to serve in the Federal Service. If a person does not serve, he or she are not allowed the same benefits like, to vote or have children; if you don’t serve
When hurricanes tear through a state and wreak havoc on all of the cities and towns, more people than just the ones residing there are affected. As soon as the warning is sent out about a hurricane, the phones begin to ring. Parents worried about children, brothers checking on sisters, and friends looking out for friends. No matter the relation, everyone seems to be asking the same question: “Are you okay?” Almost everyone can say that they’ve made a call or sent a text down to someone in Florida or Texas in the last month, myself included. When I heard the devastating news about hurricane Irma the first word out of my mouth were, “Is grandma Great okay?” Harriett Keyser, my 105 year old great grandma, lives on Anna Maria Island in
The United States of America, is a nation that people have risked everything to somehow be a part of. The rights and freedoms that are we given here are often taken advantage of, because we don’t know how blessed we truly are. This nation was founded on the idea of freedom, that we as people, are given natural rights that from birth and by God we have. If I was to define what America means to me I would say perseverance, success, equality, and freedom. All of those adjectives might just seem that they are nothing except for words, but they mean something much more.
A place where our technology and knowledge continues to grow, but our way of life is much like the lives of Americans who lived long ago. Where children learned respect, adults worked hard, and society believed in pride for our country. A place where communication is important, where we talk instead of text, where we pray and our kids play outdoors. Where we follow our pledge and never forget it. A place of peace, unity and togetherness. A place that will never be divided. I see a future bursting with great leaders and boundless Americans. They will work hard for a living and live every day to the fullest. By conquering their goals and dreams for the future. It can be a future with great pride for our military and love for our country. I envision a future where we progress, yet live some aspects of life in the ways of our forefathers. This vision may take a lot of work, change, dedication, willingness and a bit of time… but I believe it is worth every minute to see an America where people truly care for others and have pride for their
High up in the sky swaying in the wind its bold stairs and stripes of red, white, and blue is the American flag. I know it well as, should we all, and when I look upon it I'm filled with a sense of pride and hope. This pride I feel causes me to stand a little taller and walk with my head held high. My vision for America is that people will be able to find the strength from within and have the ability to work and fight for what they believe. A nation where one pushes for greatness instead of worrying about how others may take their idea and quit before they even start.
A question most fascinating to me is where in history does the first hint of American ideals and identities originate from? If we were to look at where the fiery passions of an American identity first arise we have to look to where the colonists first fought for their right to be a recognized citizen of America. American colonists formed their identity through the ideas of liberty, resistance to unfair British jurisdiction, and cultural diversity. Their identities formed between the Seven Years War and the American Revolutionary War as these two events deeply brought out what the colonist’s ideals were and what they fought for so passionately. Between these years 1763 and 1775 we see the first American ideals being born in the colonies. An example of such ideals is the want and need for Liberty. A reason for wanting liberty was that British control suppressed the lives of the people living in America and over time grew harder for colonists to live with. Americans are revered to have a passionate patriotic view of their country and this is true as it is seen throughout history but in my research I will try to explain where these ideals first arose.
The three essays of rhetorical criticism, Telling America 's Story: Narrative Form and the Regan Presidency by William F. Lewis, The "Promiscuous Audience" Controversy and the Emergence of the Early Woman 's Rights Movement by Susan Zaeske, and Medicine, Rhetoric, and Euthanasia: A Case Study in the Workings of a Postmodern Discourse by Michael J. Hyde each employ a variety of strategies to examine the rhetoric of three distinct situations. This paper will attempt to dissect each of the essays in a comparative manner. Specifically, it will evaluate the introductions, how effectively they are constructed, and how the essays follow according to the expectations set forth in the introductions.
After mid-1990s (Swerdlow, 5), people from all around the world, including legal and illegal, searched for the American dream and landed in the same location – United States. According to Changing America, “more than 60 percent of immigrants have come from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Latin America” (Swerdlow, 5), showing America’s high schools - such as J. E. B. Stuart (Swerdlow, 5) - are made up by different races and ethnics. By looking at the picture on page eight, it signifies America distinguishing feature, demonstrating that the United States’ population is made up by individuals that born in different nations.
Back in the 19th century, there was a common belief that God had destined The United States to expand entirely across the North American continent, and eventually across the entire Western Hemisphere. They believed that what they were doing was justifiable, because they believed that God was telling them to do this. It had a huge impact on who America is today as a country and if the expansion had not occurred, it is easy to believe that America would not be the thriving and successful country that it is now. There were many positive sides to Manifest Destiny such as; America was successful in expanding its land from the east to the west coast, which is a positive, because it allowed many people to come to America who otherwise would not have had the chance because there would have been no room for any more people. Another positive side is that it gave America a lot more culture than it had before. But if there is a positive side, that means there has to be a negative side. One of the negative sides to Manifest Destiny and territorial expansion was that they did whatever they could possibly do to get that land and they did not care who it hurt, killed, or negatively affected in the process. This is the reason why so many people debate whether or not manifest destiny was a good or a bad thing, because there are valid reasons for both sides.
My family has always believed that there is a path set by God for everybody in this world. Personally, I am very religious just like my family. I go to church every weekend and assist with anything for the church. Still, I never believed in the concept that everything is interconnected and happens for a reason. Well, that is, until now.
This year's presidential election has attracted the attention of citizens and of the media like never before. The candidates have flung mud, made false promises, and of course rallied against the opposition just like every four years. The difference this year is the candidate Donald Trump; a multimillionaire of the age of 69, New Yorker, and a loud mouthed businessman. Running with the slogan, “Make America Great Again,” the New Yorker released a TV ad entitled “Great Again.” In this ad, Donald Trump spreads a message of fear of domestic terrorism, desired military conflict, and offensive isolationism to an audience that possess a deep anger and a sense of voicelessness.
Obesity is a growing problem in America. If Americans would eat healthy and exercise more, we could drastically increase our lifespan. Diet and exercise are essential to a healthy life. By eating healthy, getting enough exercise knowing the benefits of diet and exercise, and knowing the health risks for being out of shape we can change America for the better.
Knowledge on how to make a better tomorrow while being an everyday American in America. Is something we all want to know how to do. Little do we know it all begins with history. Knowing your facts knowing what happened in the past can help better our future. So, studying and learning about American history makes a big impact on society. It’s a source we can consider getting an understanding of human interaction and how everything came to be the way it is today. So, it is left to us to share our history on to the next generation and so forth. This responsibility is not just story telling but it’s a chance for us to tell our experiences to the best of our ability. From viewing Howard Zinn’s chapter one its explains the history of Christopher Columbus and it doesn’t leave out what