FC: What makes America America? | Tiffany Harris and Kelsie Thompson
1: INDEPENDENT One of the words that comes to mind when we think of America is independence. If the American revolution never occured, we would still be under Great Britains rule and we would not be the great nation we are today. | The American Revolution war also known as the American war of independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies on the North American continent ( as well as some naval conflict). The war was the culmination of the political American revolution, whereby the colonists overthrew British rule. In 1775, Revolutionaries seized control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, set up the second Continental Congress, and formed the Continental Army. The following year, they fought and the colonies won and then America was born | American Revolution (1775-1783)
2: Civil War! The civil war is the central event in America's historical consciousness. while the revolution of 1776-1783 created the United states, the Civil war of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the U.S. was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slave holding country in the world.
3: There was a time period when America fought with its neighbors. We all did not agree on slavery and all the slaves wanted was their rights. America was supposed to be the home of the brave and the land of the free and it definitely wasn't free. The north and south clashed for years but we didnt let this mess up the bond americans have with one another. We came back togather after our fall out.
4: Apollo 11 Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin Jr. on the moon on July 20th, 1969. the mission is considered a major accomplishment in the history of exploration.It was launched from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39 in Merritt Island, Florida on July 16th.They were the first humans to walk on the moon on July 21 beating the Soviet Union. They returned on July 24th with 47.5 pounds of lunar rocks.
5: Americans are willing to go above and beyond for things we want to accomplish and we never back down with competitions from other countries. For example the U.S. was the first to have a man walk on the moon. We were in a race with the Soviet Union and we won. We were self- motivated and self-determined to accomplish this goal.
6: September 11 The September 11 attacks were a series of four suicide attacks that were committed in the u.s. on September 11, 2001, coordinated to strike the areas of New York City and Washington, D.C. On that Tuesday morning, 19 terroists from the Islamist militant group Al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackerss intentionally piloted two of those planes into the twin towers of the world Trade center Complex in NYC. The hijackers also intentionally crashed American airlines flight 77 into the Pentagon. The last one crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers attempted to take control off the jet from the hijackers.
7: Courage Americans are very courages! We do anything to save our fellow people. During 9/11 firemen were not afraid to go in a burning fallen building to save people. We aren't afraid to put our life in harms way to fight for our country.
8: Killing of Osoma Bin Laden He is the former head of the Islamist militant group Al-Quaeda known for the September 11 attacks, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011 shortly after 1 am local time by the Navy SEALS of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group. The operation, code named Operation Neptune Spear, was ordered by the president and carried out in a Central Intelligence Agency- led operation.
9: Determination America is a very patriotic country and we do not let anyone mess with us. When September 11th happened the government, military along with everyone else in the country were seeking revenge. No body cared how long it took to find Osoma and we didn't quit until he was killed.