Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, And Equality In The United States

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The United States of America was founded upon Ideals for a better nation, ones that could uphold a new nation free from British tyranny. But has America truly followed the course of these ideals set forth by the founding fathers? In 1776, while writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson laid the groundwork for the five American Ideals: Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality. America has indeed followed the Ideals as the founders intended through the course of history. Specifically: Democracy, Liberty, and Equality have fulfilled their promise to a nation.
Democracy has lived up to what is stated in the constitution because American people can have a voice in their government and can impeach a president. The American
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In our early history, with very few exceptions, only white property-owning males could vote. As a result, they were the ones who made the decisions. Today "we the people" includes all citizens, regardless of race, culture, or gender. The diversity of voters now makes the government much more representative of the people” (Ch.7, Section 8). The founders were completely against the idea of a monarch, having just escaped the rule of King George, they wanted to make sure the people had a voice in their government. The founders decided to establish the Electoral College which allowed the people to vote for electors, who then would elect the president. The people, through the House of Representatives, have the power to mold the nation into a more desirable one. “Through the system of checks and balances, Congress has the power to impeach and convict the president, vice president, and any civilian official of the United States. To impeach an official is to charge that person with an offense committed while in office. Only the House of Representatives can vote to impeach—to accuse an official of committing …show more content…
For example, the U.S. attempted to stop the spread of communism during the cold war in hopes of liberating the native peoples. “Kennedy had originally opposed U.S. military intervention to help the French. As the years passed, however, his ideas about the strategic importance of Vietnam shifted. In 1956, he offered his own version of the domino theory. JFK called Vietnam “the cornerstone of the Free World in Southeast Asia, the keystone in the arch, the finger in the dike.” As president, he continued to favor a policy of containing communism”(Ch.51, Section 2). John F. Kennedy wanted to contain the spread of communism across the globe, in doing so Kennedy needed to assist South Vietnam in fighting a war against its communist enemies—North Vietnam. After Kennedy’s death in 1963, Johnson inherited the issue, and eventually set his sights on liberating the people of South Vietnam. Similarly, in the 1980s The Reagan Administration decided to support rebellions against Soviet-backed countries, like those in central and South America. “Reagan saw events in Nicaragua, along with a growing insurgency in El Salvador, as evidence of Soviet and Cuban efforts to spread communism in Central America and throughout the Western Hemisphere. In a speech to Congress in 1983, he warned that these events threatened

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