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    Born on the Fourth of July: An Analysis of Ron Kovic’s Transformation of Moral Consciousness in the Anti-Vietnam War Movement This historical analysis will evaluate the autobiographical account of Ron Kovic’s moral transformation from a pro-war soldier to a supporter of the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. Kovic’s teenage experiences define the wartime propaganda of American military patriotism, which inspired him to defend his country against the enemy—mainly the communist threat of the McCarthy Era

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    I am a United States military veteran; I am proud of my service, and the uniform I wore. I served in the Air Force from 2005-2009 and completed two deployments overseas. When I decided to enlist in the military I was lost in life; I was struggling to find myself. I was looking for a way to motivate myself, and discover what I really wanted to achieve in life. This was my reason for enlisting, however, every veteran has their own personal reasons to why they enlisted; love of country, money for school

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    Kovic's "Born On The Fourth Of July" This was an extremely powerful book. Ron Kovic is very able to get his point accross to the reader. He brings you throughout his life showing you, no. . . showing cannot describe the feeling adequately enough. He puts you into his life, when he goes through the trenches, you go with him. When he hits a home run for little league you can experience, not the joy it brought him at the time, but the pain in remembering that joy now that he can no longer

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    watched previously, as I did not want to have a biased opinion and I wanted to make sure I paid attention to all the details for the paper. If I had seen the movie before, I may have skipped over it or lost focus during the film. The title Born on the Fourth of July seemed patriotic and I wondered what exactly it would be about. I decided to research a synopsis of the film and realized it was about a soldier and in turn I assumed the disorder displayed in the movie would be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    Born on the Fourth of July was a very captivating and powerful film that will have a lasting effect on me. Oliver Stone, who won the 1989 Best Director Oscar for the film, also wrote, and produced it. He tells the true story of Ron Kovic, an American kid from Massapequa, Long Island that fought in the Vietnam War, who is played by Tom Cruise. It also stars Kyra Segwick, Raymond J. Barry, William Dafoe, and Frank Whaley. This film accurately illustrates not only what went on for the soldiers fighting

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    Facts, Fireworks and the Fourth of July: We hope your day is full of hot dogs, ice cream and plenty of fireworks! Here are 4 facts all about the 4th of July - perfect for your kiddos! 1. Happy Birthday America… Not so Fast! The Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress in 1776. Although most people think of July 4th as America’s birthday some argue for July 2 when Congress voted on the declaration. July 4th is the date the Declaration was completed and printed. The Declaration

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    by Frederick Douglass on July 5th, 1852, spread some powerful words among the nation. Douglass’s speech was titled “What to the slave is the Fourth of July”. When his speech was published, his intended audience was his “fellow citizens” and those unaware that the Fourth of July was a day of mourning for slaves; unlike white Americans celebrating the day of freedom. The reason Douglass’s speech was published was to bring attention to the separation on the Fourth of July between white and black Americans

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    Vietnam and Oliver Stone

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    Oliver Stone is best known from his portrayals of Vietnam in film. His movies “Platoon” and “Born on the Fourth of July” have won him Academy Awards for best director. These movies not only depicted the violence of war, but also the cultural and psychological issues that the soldiers in these wars had to endure. The majority of his earliest and best known movies center around the Vietnam War. Oliver Stone’s experience in the military gave him a special insight that made his movies feel more authentic

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    Hollywood and the Vietnam War

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    (1989). Born on the Fourth of July [Motion Picture]. Stone, O. (2009, December 4). The Journal - Bill Moyers Journal - Oliver Stone. (B. Moyer, Interviewer) Public Broadcasting Service. Suid, L. (n.d.). Film Comment. Retrieved November 25, 2015, from Hollywood and Vietnam: http://filmcomment.com/article/hollywood-and-vietnam Toplin, R. B. (1991, December). The Historian and Film: A Research Agenda. Journal of American History, 78(3), 116-1163. Wetta, F. J., & Novelli, M. A. (2003, July). "Now

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    What is an American? Maybe someone born in the United States, no, it can’t be, that is way too simple. An American is a person in which they have their own rights and freedom. Within the United States there are two theories, the salad bowl and the melting pot. The salad bowl you can mix it up with anything but at the end you can separate everything again. The Melting pot on the other hand can not be separated at the end because it is all put together in one single soup. The melting pot is what America

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