The fact that Christian ministers maintained a timid silence in face of the Fugitive Slave Law both infuriated Stowe and propelled her to speak out.
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Clergymen urged caution, warning that action against slavery might enrage Southerners. Their timidity made Garrison livid.
As a Vietnamese refugee who became an American writer, I can tell you that you matter, that your sadness matters, the story of how you survived and triumphed matters. For every story that belongs to you, in time, belongs to America.
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This necessity to improve, and the competitive nature instilled in traditional American values, promote American progressivism.
Our history is riddled with glaring inconsistencies as our actions fail to reflect the supposed "American spirit."
Without these essential leaders, America would not be at its current state. Leadership is George Washington, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Michelle Obama. Leadership is being courageous
It is essential that we as Americans reevaluate our priorities by moving our focus from materialism and a constantly indulging mentality to the morals this country was founded upon.
What is more American than fighting for a government "of the people, by the people, for the people" through our right to peacefully assemble and petition the government?
Widespread American culture is threatening cultural diversity. And while some nations resist the temptation of American wealth, these corporations still manage to pry their way through those barriers.
Americans are not "indivisible" by any means. If you were to look at American history as if it were a story, one motif crops up repeatedly: Division is always present and defines the American people.
Politicians are us: They are the symbols of America, the essence of our societal disposition. And they are polluted by egocentrism.
America is not the "land of opportunity," and Americans are not a hopeful people living lives centered around hard work and family values.
The relentless desires to achieve the American dream and be accepted into society have created expectations that shape the way we as Americans go about our everyday lives.
The golden arches of McDonalds have joined the American flag and the bald eagle as a distinctive symbol of America.
As an immigrant, I remember the intense discrimination faced by non-white individuals after the terrorist attacks of September 11. Clouds of fear, hatred and injustice overshadowed the U.S.
The American experience is the pursuit of personal freedom -- a free and just life without oppression or prejudice. Personal freedom is what we, as Americans, have been fighting for.
Even some of the greatest minds of science stand behind the theory of Social Darwinism. Remarkably, what is often overlooked is the tactic used by the "strong" in order to "survive."
It's a risk. It's a challenging journey. It's something out of the ordinary. It's adventure. The spirit of adventure is a value that has never escaped our hearts as Americans.
When the people who are responsible for leading the United States and ensuring its well-being are so comfortable with deceiving its citizens, how does that reflect upon our country?
Conflict is to America as air is to the Earth. It's everywhere. We've all seen it or experienced it: a bully picking on smaller kids and the kids standing up to the bully.
Americans have had to face tumultuous times throughout the history of their country. But Americans have overcome each of these struggles, despite how difficult they may have been.
This concept of individual supremacy and advancement in America has infiltrated even the most basic parts of our society, and is constantly enforced at every age level.
I would suggest that today's melting pot is frozen into clumps of clay balls with different colors unable to mix into one another. Such disunity is the result of ethnocentrism.
The importance of human and environmental health is constantly preached in the U.S., yet it is disregarded every day for convenience and ease.
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