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The American dream is a striving constant through this country’s history because of the unyielding power of hope. As his predecessors would tackle for the American dream, Obama promises to be the change in American history and promises to create a better future for the generations to come. “The American Promise” remarks of Barack Obama is a speech told in the Democratic National Convention Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Denver, Colorado. This speech has a serious positive impact on the American people. Obama attempts to convey a speech to his audience that our country is one powerful and successful hand.
Since this great country was first established many intuitive minds have tried to answer the question; "What is an American". This country is full of individuals of many backgrounds, and diversities and each person has a different opinion on this question. In my opinion, an American is someone who values freedom and equality and pursues the "American dream." Every American exercises these rights and these are great adjectives to describe our country. Each of the seven readings, and the one image I compiled help mold this broader definition into a more precise description of an American.
From the age of Benjamin Franklin to the turbulent era of John F. Kennedy, regardless of the amount of time passed Americans long for leaders that embody the virtues mentioned in Franklin’s famed thirteen moral virtues. Perhaps what makes these two men a part of an elite group of great Americans is their dominating presence in history. Their legacies are remembered as patriots with an unquestionable love of America and what is right; the type of men who would put aside personal consequences if the outcome led to the greater good for the people. In Profiles of Courage, President Kennedy defines it best; "A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality" (Kennedy 266). Virtu... ... middle of paper ... ... noble Benjamin Franklin and John F. Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved from http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/JFK-on-the-Economy-and-Taxes.aspx Perry, M.J. (2012, November 19). President Kennedy responds to Paul Krugman. Retrieved from http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/11/president-kennedy-responds-to-paul-krugman/ Peters, G., & Woolley, J.T. John F. Kennedy: Address and Question and Answer Period at the Economic Club of New York.
His domestic program, known as the New Deal, introduced far-reaching reforms within the free enterprise system and gave people a new perspective on government. FDR rallied the country after the near disaster of Pearl Harbor, mobilizing over ten million troops. His military and diplomatic skill as the Commander in Chief during World War II, won him an award in the hearts of many Americans. Both in peacetime and in war, his impact on the office of president was enormous, making him one of the most influential leaders in US history. Works Cited American Experience: The Presidents.
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