Americanism Essays

  • The Cultural Barbarism of EuroDisney

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    America and Europe were completely neglected. This resulted not only in negative experiences by customers itself, but also in a heavy load of criticism from the intellectual segment of France, which traditionally didn't have good relations with 'Americanism'. Besides the cultural problems, a lot of secondary factors contributed to the poor start. First of all, the price to enter the park and especially staying at the hotels, was too high in the European mindset. A nightly stay at a hotel at EuroDisney

  • Americanism

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    There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts "native" before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance

  • Internet and Cultural and Historical Diversity of Style in Composition

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    it encounters and makes it secular. This fact makes it ideal to be the global monoculture. Furthermore, this dominance has led to an end of cultural diversity. The Internet, like television and film, is merely another vessel for the spread of Americanism. Rather quickly it becomes difficult to determine which medium directly affected particular changes in style, making it imposs... ... middle of paper ... ...d> AOL Instant Messenger Interview. 23 Apr 2002. | Main.

  • Outline On Americanism

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    A. “Americanism is not a matter of skin or color,” by Daniel Inouye. Americanism is the attachment or allegiance to the traditions, interest, or the ideals of the United States. B. What can I personally do to promote Americanism in my school or community? C.Promoting of Americanism can be done at home, in school, or in the community. D. There are many ways to promote Americanism like ribbons for veterans, donations, and poppy flowers. A. Firstly, Americanism can be promoted by showing pride in our

  • Defining Lolita: the Novel and the Name

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    on a book has no other purpose than to get rid of that book..." (311). There is more to his response than this, however. He goes on to say that his book was not written to celebrate pornography or pedophilia, nor was it written to promote Anti-Americanism (313 - 315). What's the purpose of his novel then? Well, Nabokov writes, "For me a work of fiction exists only insofar as it affords me what I shall bluntly call aesthetic bliss, that is a sense of being somehow, somewhere, connected with other

  • Homeless Children

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    Introduction In the United States, 1.5 million children are homeless. 1.5 million children are without adequate shelter, nourishment, healthcare, or education. When a child is homeless, it is not just a house that they are without. They are more likely than other children to experience hunger, constant illness, mental disorders, and developmental delays.1 Being homeless negatively affects a child’s overall welfare and ability to thrive within their community throughout their childhood and into their

  • Americanism: A Theoretical Analysis

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    In understanding anti-Americanism we must first clarify the ideals articulating quintessential Americanism. Culturally, Americanism calls for individual civil rights and liberties protected by a secular federal government that operates under the absolute rule of law as interpreted from The Constitution by a supreme judicial enterprise whose power is checked and balanced by an executive branch and a legislature. Politically, however, Americanism lacks such consistency, especially with regard to its

  • Roosevelt, Immigration, and "Americanism"

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    perceptibly in his paper entitled “True Americanism,” which first appeared in a magazine called The Forum in April, 1894. However, it is not the idea of immigration that vexed Roosevelt; rather it was his concern and fear of the possibility that the increase in immigration of foreign people and cultures would culminate the concept of American patriotism, or “Americanism” as a whole. This paper will analyze the different elements of Roosevelt’s “True Americanism” by exploring the historical context of

  • Understanding Anti-Americanism: A Historical Perspective

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    History In order to understand the complexity of the Anti-Americanism, it is important to understand the history and relationship between Canada and the United States. The sentiment was first conceived by the Europeans and the issues it had with the upcoming “rebellious” American culture. Europeans at the time had the tendency to see Americans as, “overconfident and self-important… it was this egocentricity that most aggravated Europeans” (O’Connor, 2004). In its earliest form, the American ideology

  • An Analysis Of Mcdonald's: French Anti-Americanism And Food

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    French Anti-Americanism and Food As the article “French Anti-Americanism and McDonald's” by David Ellwood suggests, French anti-American feelings today have origins and parallels in the past and hostility towards American fast food is just another form of the battle of cultural sovereignty. I would argue that this battle is related to the fact that France exports its history and values and American progressive cultural dominance since the beginning of the 20Th century not only endangers French “exception”

  • Analysis Of Gary Gerstle's Historiographical Of Mainstream Americanism

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    Gerstle’s Historiographical of Mainstream Americanism Gary Gerstle attempts to reinterpret twentieth-century American history in light of the power of race (and to a much lesser extent, or even not at all, class and gender). The American Crucible conceptualizes American liberals as well as whiteness scholars’ synthetic historiographical interpretations on mainstream Americanism like Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt- Theodore Roosevelt especially, due the author’s attention to the meaning

  • Symbolism and Americanism within Melville's Moby Dick

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    Published in 1851, the story of Moby-Dick is not just the tale of one mans search for control over nature, but also the story of friendship, alienation, fate and religion that become intertwined amidst the tragedy that occurs upon the doomed Pequod. The crew itself are an amalgamation of cultures, from the cannibal Queequeg, to Starbuck, "a native of Nantucket." The Pequod can thus be seen as a microcosm for immigrants and whaling within America. In Moby-Dick Herman Melville examines both the exploitation

  • The Menace Of Communism Analysis

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    In the first document, A. Mitchell Palmer, attacks the “Reds” and explains the menace of communism. His purpose is to describe the importance of cleaning up the country of any virile legislation. Although he did not specially define “good Americanism” in his article, Palmer does discuss a major threat to the American society; communism. First, he discusses that the “Reds” are criminal aliens and secondly, that the American government must prevent crime. So, he decided that there could be no nice

  • Theodore Roosevelt True Imperialism Summary

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    North Central Texas College An Analysis of Theodore Roosevelt’s “True Americanism” U.S. History 1302 April 4, 2017 Colbi Johnson From its initial days, America has always remained a nation of immigrants. “We were then already, what we are now, a people of mixed blood.” Native inhabitants, traversed the land bridge that connected Asia and North America tens of thousands of years ago. America’s first colonists came in search of freedom to practice their faith. Throughout the colonial period

  • The Role Of Immigrants In The Late 19th Century

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    culture that is an American. The enormous struggle challenged the assimilation and integration of the American way of life, building and sustaining the impossibly complex society. Nevertheless, agreement or disagreement with Roosevelt’s opinions on Americanism, the United States is a representation of optimism, opportunity, righteousness, and freedom, to both native-born Americans and immigrants alike. “We are Americans from the moment we touch the American shore until we are laid in American graves

  • Ku Klux Klan KKK

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    Hooded Americanism: The First Century of the Ku Klux Klan: 1865 to the Present by David Chalmers records the history of the Ku Klux Klan quite bluntly, all the way from its creation following the civil war, to the early 1960’s. The author starts the book quite strongly by discussing in detail many acts of violence and displays of hatred throughout the United States. He makes a point to show that the Klan rode robustly throughout all of the country, not just in the southern states. The first several

  • Red Fridays (JROTF)

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    Americanism by definition is an ideology or belief in devotion, loyalty, or allegiance to the United States and to its flag, traditions, and customs. There are many ways to promote Americanism, some are as easy as volunteering or displaying the flag. I personally make an effort to participate in “Red Fridays,” which could simply be wearing a red shirt or buying an actual red Friday shirt, the shirt symbolizes the support of our troops and our veterans. I joined JROTC at my high school, was the class

  • Why Europeans Hate Americans

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    "Democracy may, after all, turn out to have been a historical accident, a brief parenthesis that is closing before our eyes." With those words, French philosopher Jean-Francois Revel sounded an alarm as the ramparts of democratic conviction were under attack by the political left. Revel, one of the most important conservative thinkers in France, saw European intellectuals and the political left in America undermining the very foundations of democracy. "Democracy tends to ignore, even deny, threats

  • The Metaphors Of The Iraq War

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    threat associated with Iraq echoes the classical totalitarian aspiration to world domination; on the other, it is the function of a changed security perception after September 11. The question of Iraq is central to the understanding of current anti-Americanism for two different reasons. As noted, the Iraq wars are the primary casus belli of the anti-Americans against the foreign policy of the United States. On a deeper level, however, the metaphor of Saddam as Hitler can lead us to a better understanding

  • W. E. B. Laurence Dunbar: What Is The Concept Of Twoness?

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    Among the contributions to black liberation that W.E.B. Du Bois offered was his psycho-philosophical notion of double-consciousness, or twoness, a notion which Du Bois used to explain the African-American community’s strife to his largely white readership. A contemporary of Du Bois, late 19th century poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, described by Cornell English professor George B. Hutchinson as “the poet laureate of black America,” depicted the African-American’s struggle in terms similar to Du Bois’