Born in the U.S.A.

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  • Reflective Essay: Diversity And Culture

    4.1 When I finally left home I realized how closed off I was to the rest of the world around me. With little diversity and culture represented in my Massachusetts home; it was a bit of a culture shock arriving in New York City. Here; different cultures are represented, various opinions are presented, and social norms are rejected. With this refreshing outlook on life, I believe it is necessary to get outside of your comfort zone and become aware of your surroundings. Back in my home town of Marshfield, I felt completely closed off to the rest of the world. My town was made up of little diversity and culture. Everyone, including myself, was quite ignorant to the rest of society. We were in a metaphorical bubble-- too caught up in our own lives to really care about anyone outside of ourselves. Nobody took a caring to the social problems surrounding us as our town didn’t face much adversity. At one point, the biggest controversy was that a local mother wanted to change the school’s “Christmas vacation” to “Holiday vacation.” There are many important issues going on in the world but my town chose to have legitimate debates about the name of what our break was called. Current events were of little importance, and we were unknowing to what was going on around us. People were quite arrogant in their beliefs. No one really thought that issues such as feminism, economic inequality, mental health, or racism existed. No one saw anyone suffering from these, so no one paid much…

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  • Born In The Usa Analysis

    and songwriter Bruce Springsteen is considered to be one of America’s most talented rock artists. Much of his music consists of working class values and American culture. He rose to fame with his 1975 album Born to Run and became an even bigger sensation nine years later with his seventh album, Born in the USA. The album featured seven top 10 hits such including “Dancing in the Dark”, “Glory Days”, and “Born in the USA”. The album would go on to reach up to fifteen times platinum in sales and…

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  • Bank Experience Essay

    1. Rushed (Current Bank Experience) My first experience with selecting my current bank draws back to my first day at university. I created an account, on paper, at a tent during the welcome week celebration. The experience was quite rushed and informal. I had numerous questions and concerns. I have never had to deal with my own finances before, and I was quite nervous. However even though the rushed process, the bank was quite accredited and well-known so I didn 't mind and felt safe inputting…

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  • Mexican Culture Interview Report

    1. Interview After having an interesting interview with Vanessa Hernandez, a Mexican student at Durham Tech in the library on October 20th, I understood more about the culture as well as food of Mexican people. First, when we were talking about Mexican culture, I realized that Mexican culture and Vietnamese culture have some common values. Vanessa was born in Michivacan, Mexico. When she talked about most of the population in her hometown were Christian, I was thinking about the movie “Conquest…

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  • Run To The Hills Song Comparison

    Iron Maiden first released “Run to the Hills” as a single in 1982, and Bruce Springsteen released “Born in the U.S.A” on the album of the same name in 1984. Both songs comment on aspects of America. Although they are seemingly unrelated, both Iron Maiden and Bruce Springsteen use their musical talents in each song to give an outlet for these issues to be heard. “Run to the Hills” by Iron Maiden is a song about the troubles between Native Americans and Europeans when the Europeans first arrived…

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  • What Does It Mean To Be A Good Citizen Analysis

    Celebrations of patriotism in the U.S.A. by its citizens can be breath-taking, reflective, somber, or exciting. The raising of the United States Flag at the opening of a ceremony, the loud and proud reverberations of the National Anthem at a high school football game, or the quiet and respectful echoes of a solo Taps performance all stir some sort of emotion in most citizens of the U.S.A. The recent observances of the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks flooded the…

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  • How Did Benjamin Franklin Influence His Work

    “There never was a good war, or a bad peace.” - Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was one of the most successful scientists of the 18th century. I will be talking about his background, discoveries, and his work. The upbringing and education of Benjamin Franklin was His own reading. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 17th, 1706. Ben was the 10th son out 17 children in his family. His beloveded dad (Josiah Franklin) was a candle maker/…

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  • Upton Sinclair Was Called A Muckraker Essay

    were under, and they had no saying in what was going on, so why did their lives have to end so severely? 7.03B Born down in a dead man's town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground You end up like a dog that's been beat too much Till you spend half your life just covering up Born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. Got in a little hometown jam So they put a rifle in my hand Sent me off to a foreign land To go and…

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  • Diversity In 2050

    the U.S. population is 16% Hispanic, 4.7 % Asian, 12.2% Black, 64.7% White, and 3.5% others (p. 4). Our society is a mixture of different nationalities. To be an American is to live, love, and cherish this amazing country. An American is my cousin, a biracial analyst, an army soldier, born in Puerto Rico but is fighting in Iraq, or my friend, a Hispanic, married to an African-Chinese man, and their son, a multiracial, future firefighter. An American is the reigning Ms. America, yet, cannot…

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  • Carens Argument For Open Borders

    Carens states that being a citizen in a Western democracy is the equivalent to being born into the nobility in a feudal class system because in both, it is through inherited traits one receives the increased likelihood of success. Carens believes that once analyzed it is difficult to justify the lack of open borders between states. The argument for open borders that is presented by Carens hinges on two main components: the freedom of movement and the equality of opportunity. In this essay I…

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