Essay about The Cuban Missile Crisis : A Nation Of Freedom And Hard Work

1220 Words Nov 17th, 2014 5 Pages
John F. Kennedy once declared loud and proud before a large crowd in reference to the Cuban Missile Crisis, “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission," (Kennedy). America up to this point of time has been able to hold a high sense of nationalism. In this speech, Kennedy pronounced America as one nation of freedom and hard work. He clarifies that while the citizens of the United States have this profound ability to be free, it was not handed to them. The ability to possess several freedoms was not only fought for, but worked for by the American citizen. America is a unique country compared to many of the oppressive countries across the globe for several different reasons. Through the history of this great nation, it has been noted time after time, the distinct differences between America and several other different countries. Nationalism, or one 's devotion to their country, has only grown as the nation has grown in the last several centuries. After every instance of seeing the devastating problems and conditions of other nations, and after every battle, war, and solider that has been lost in the name of America, the nationalism continues to increase. Overtime, all have seen the fluctuating up and downs of the nation, but overall continue to recognize the uniqueness of it. Many authors such as Alex Haley and Langston Hughes have written about the American persona…

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