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    Independence Day, or the 4th of July, is a U.S. national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Many Americans celebrate Independence Day by shooting off fireworks, going to a parade, and enjoying the hot summer weather. My family drives down to Rockwood, Illinois for Independence Day and to visit my cousins Eddie, Katie, Emma, and Hannah. My favorite memory with my cousins was when we had a giant Independence Day Capture the Flag game in their barn. I am a competitive person and I never back down from a challenge, so when Emma suggested we play Capture the Flag, I was all for it. We separated ourselves into two teams. I was with Katie and Emma, and my sister, Malynda, was with…

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    Independence Day, July Second 1776 July Fourth in the United States of America is the day that we as a nation celebrate our independence from the British Empire. Although Independence Day is celebrated on July Fourth, it should be celebrated on July Second, because that is the day that congress truly motioned for independence. There are many factors that led to July Fourth becoming the national holiday celebrated today. From misconceptions about the actual day of signing the Declaration, to…

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    The song “Independence Day” sang by Martina McBride gave us the meaning behind it; freedom. The fact that a female sang this song in a country style suited it. Country music tends to tells life experiences, and how people deal with them through a song. Behind McBride’s song, she sang it as if she was telling a story of the young girl and her mother who suffered from physical abuse from her husband that later freed herself that one would’ve never imagine. There are tons of men, women and even…

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    Independence Day is not some quaint celebration of the past and it certainly is much more than frankfurters and fireworks. The American Revolution and its resulting independence was a bold and courageous conception authored by an intrepid bunch of men where a nation could engage in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as creed and not some fictional fairy tale. Such a gallant vision by our Founding Fathers came with a high price – the hangman’s noose – provided they failed. That’s…

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    Essay On The American Flag

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    explores the dissenting opinion and views that rank and file citizens have on the flag itself. The last part of this short research paper expounds the argument that the power blocs ultimately have the power to determine the true meaning behind the flag where this meaning is acknowledged nationwide. American Flag: Symbols and Significance The American flag was conceived in 1777 by the directives of the Continental Congress. The creation of this flag symbolizes the conception of an independent…

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    Quinney’s writings, “Independence Day speech”, he portrays history and accounts of Europeans, the American and the Red Man. He characterizes the 4th of July as the day of the “birth of a great nation, but also the recollection of a transfer of the miserable weakness and dependence of his race (Indians) from one power to another”. Quinney also tells us how the wise Red Man foretold the coming of “a strange race from the sunrise (the white from the east), who would eventually crowd them from…

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    love ones, most specially my grandmother, who does no longer live today. At that age, my maternal grandmother, and my mother were the most important family member that I deeply treasured the company of being present around. Up to now, I felt the value of life and family, as well as the effect from their presence every day in my life. My childhood days were filled with plenty of joy and comfort from my grandmother. She was probably in her sixty’s when she came to live with my mother and I, years…

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    David Guterson’s “Enclosed. Encyclopedic. Endured: One Week at the Mall of America” provides Guterson’s analysis and observations of the Mall of America as well as his views on modern megamalls in contrast with old marketplaces. According to David Guterson, the Mall of America is a disorientating shopping environment which disables social interaction and provides an insight into the dangers of American shopping culture. Guterson begins by describing the outward appearance of the mall as both…

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    Turtles Can Fly Analysis

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    On first glance Turtles can Fly might seem as a movie that will either pit you against the American invasion of Iraq or for it. You want to be for the American Invasion because the Kurdish people are looking forward to them taking the power from Iraq, one of the places that has been oppressing them. The people in the camp also hope that the American’s will help them set their national identity in stone. When they invaded at the end of the movie, the Americans took Saddam Hussein out of power and…

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    Manipulation In America

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    What a lot Americans fail to realize is that slavery still occurs in America and it is paid for through lack of knowledge. The United States of America was built on the back of immigrant ancestors, but the irony is that the same people are kicking them out. Money feeds a hungry nation, and when there is nothing left, we do away with the foundation. These ancestors are nothing but items that can be bought on a famous punch line like “ the pursuit of happiness’’ but sold for dirt and hard work…

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