How Does The Past Affect The Future

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Have you ever wondered about just how much the past affects the future? Well, if you’ve ever seen the movie “Back to the Future,” by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, then you might have a pretty good idea. This film shows you exactly how every single thing that happened in the past has some sort of impact on the future. When people look at time, they tend to separate it into three parts: the past, the present, and the future. Some say things such as, “Leave it in the past,” or “Today’s a new day,” or “Tomorrow is yet to come.” While all of these are common everyday sayings, it’s hard to remember that we still need to tie them all together. All of these elements are a lot more influential on each other than they might have been thought to be.…show more content…
The American Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence for starters. In the mid 1700s, the colonists of America began realizing that they had developed a new and better form of government than that of Great Britain. With this realization, came the creation of the Declaration of Independence from Britain. After this declaration was made, war with Great Britain was at hand and in the unlikeliest of events, the colonists were victorious in their war against the Red-Coats. Not only did the triumph of this war spark excitement, and JOY among the colonists, it was also the beginning of our country becoming what it is today. In writing and proclaiming the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson amongst other American leaders had the hopes of making America a free and independent nation of it own. As we know it today, they achieved just that. Thanks to their hope in a better future for America, we have become this incredible country…show more content…
It was on this day that 19 terrorists associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the third plane hit the Pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Throughout the course of that treacherous day, almost 3,000 people were killed, including the 19 terrorist hijackers aboard the four planes. At 9 p.m., President George W. Bush delivered a televised address from the Oval Office, declaring, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” This event triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and in another way, brought Americans closer together. This historic day shows that we can place hope in that we Americans will continue coming together in times of disaster such as

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