The United States Of The 21st Century

1816 WordsMay 27, 20168 Pages
These United States of America, strong-armed, affluent, influential, and comparatively young, dominator of global politics; arguably holding the rank of top world superpower, depending on how you count it, since September 2, 1945. This country whose trademark is freedom, the anthem of which exclaims Land of the free home of the brave. Do we as Americans know what freedom is? Can we define it with an elegant complete thought? The Americans of the 21st century are batting societal inequalities in the realms of matrimony, reproduction, and religion to name a few; with even bigger battles on the horizon such as genetic engineering, energy, and other resource depletions. All of these issues will be addressed most assuredly with an echo from our…show more content…
The earliest state’s geographical and political boundaries formed via the various ethnicities with different (however slightly) religions arriving along the east coast of North America. Shortly it became apparent to the colonists that religious independence did not make a person free enough; a new plight, casting freedom as monetary independence. Economic autonomy intrinsically linked to political sovereignty created a cause, thus; Council Chambers, public halls, pubs, and dining rooms resonated with conversations, seeking to frame freedom. Still in the middle of the 17th century, stormy clouds of discontent had formed, in the selectively idle atmosphere left by the scattered torrid winds of revolutionary change. Individuals once again stood and vehemently proclaimed ideals and principles, by which they felt with conviction, must come to pass in the name of freedom. Two selections from political persons of interest, Thomas Paine and William Stewart, will be the evidential focal points towards finding the idea of freedom in the early colonies. Colonial political activist Thomas Paine; titled “father of the revolution” by some, was one of many important figures whose rhetoric catalyzed revolutionary ideals. He wrote a pamphlet titled Common Sense. With his persuasive language, he laid out a very convincing
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