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  • History Behind The Flag
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    Some people think the confederate flag is a symbol of hatred and slavery. Others think it represents the history of America. It's up to ever person to decide where they stand. The old saying is, "If you don't stand for something, you " ll fall for anything". Ever person has a duty to respect the other person's opinion. We must look at every side of the issue. On one hand, there is a group of people that believe the flag stands for the prejudice and racism that was experienced in the times the fl...
  • Historical Importance Of The Island Iwo Jima
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    IWO JIMA DETAILED OUTLINEINTRODUCATION: 1. GAIN ATTENTION: (30 sec PowerPoint Presentation) Good Morning Marines. My name is and your next period of instruction will be on the Island Iwo Jima 2. OVERVIEW: The purpose of this period of instruction is to give you a better understanding of the historical importance of Iwo Jima and the Flag raising that took place there. 3. INTRODUCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: A. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this period of instruction you will understa...
  • Picture
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    Name Calling: giving an idea a bad label, a negative term that sticks. Glittering Generally: opposite of name-calling, uses "good" words and phrases that have a positive "glittering" appeal. They are broad, vague, and often meaningless emotionally charged words. Transfer: uses symbols usually, to carry over the authority, sanction and prestige of something respected and revered over to something else in order to make the latter acceptable. Usually patriotism, religion, religion, and associating ...
  • Their Lives For Their Flag
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    What does the flag mean to me? The flag means a lot to me. I know that many Americans have died protecting our flag. Many people have died raising our flag also. I remember my father explaining that statue with the soldiers raising the flag to me. He told me how these soldiers would sacrifice themselves just to raise a piece of cloth. Now that I'm older, I feel that I would do the same. I also realize that this is much more than just a piece of cloth, It is a flag; The American flag. It stands f...
  • Flag For Canada The Canadian Government
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    A Flag for Canada The Canadian Government defines a flag as "a symbol to identify people belonging to a group". Canada has been a country for many years but has always lacked one thing. Up until 1965, we did not have our own official flag. The first thoughts of Canada adopting its own flag started in 1925. A Privacy Council committee looked at the possibilities but their work was never completed. This meant that the Red Ensign and the Union Jack would continue to represent Canada. In 1946 a comm...
  • Flag Protection Amendment
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    The issue of flag desecration has been and continues to be a highly controversial issue; on the one side there are those who believe that the flag is a unique symbol for our nation which should be preserved at all costs, while on the other are those who believe that flag burning is a form of free speech and that any legislation designed to prevent this form of expression is contrary to the ideals of the First Amendment to our Constitution. Shawn Eichman, as well as the majority of the United Sta...
  • American Flag
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    First I would like to include some information about our american flag and how it came about. In the British colonies of North America before the Revolution, each of the 13 colonies had its flag. On Jan. 2, 1776, the first flag of the United States was raised at Cambridge, Mass., by George Washington. Known as the Grand Union flag, it consisted of 13 stripes, alternate red and white, with a blue canton bearing the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew. Congress, on June 14, 1777, enacted a resolu...
  • Southern Whites Point Of View
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    The confederate flag... what does it stand for Thats what Americans need to address. We need to know what we are dealing with because we as a people are quite divided. From a southern whites point of view this flag could be a symbol of, like the lady in the article said, their heritage. To someone like her this flag could stand for a nostalgia of a way things were, an essence if you will. To other southerners the flag could represent a statement of strong political individuality or leadership (s...
  • Current Australian Flag
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    SHOULD THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG BE CHANGED? The Australian flag was chosen in 1901, when a competition was held to design our country's flag. The guidelines of this competition included that the Union Jack and Southern Cross should appear on the flag. However, I believe that in the year 2001, the Australian flag needs to be changed. During the course of this essay, I will show that the Australian flag does not represent all Australians, in particular, Aboriginal Australians and that the symbols on ou...
  • Whitman's Piece Calvary Crossing A Ford
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    A Yankee Journey from the South In merely one sitting, a reader of Walt Whitman's piece Calvary Crossing a Ford might have the inclination to interpret the work as a simple depiction of some unknown band of horseman and the aesthetic scenery they encounter on their travels. With an eye that is more attentive to detail, literary elements such as the speaker's tone and Whitman's presentation of detail bring to light a deeper revelation; the Yankees are coming home. The speaker's diction is not onl...
  • Memorial Day A National Holiday
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    Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers. On May 5, 1868, Logan declared in General Order No. 11 that: The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing wi...
  • Their Beliefs Under The Confederate Battle Flag
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    Living in this diversified country, the one thing that everyone has in common is the fact that we all live under the American Flag. It symbolizes that this is the land of the free and represents a part of this country's history just as the Confederate Flag does. In 1962, the Confederate Flag was raised at the Statehouse in South Carolina to commemorate the Civil War's centennial. Since then, it has been flying above its Capitol causing controversy along the way. Some people see this flag as a sy...
  • Required Flag
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    What is now required is the "stiff-arm's salute, the salute to keep the right hand raised with palm turned up while the following is repeated: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands; one Nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all". Failure to conform is "insubordination" dealt with by expulsion. Readmission is denied by statute until compliance. Meanwhile the expelled child is "unlawfully absent" and may be proceeded ag...
  • Use Of Hate Flags And Symbols
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    Racism can be represented in many forms. Flags are on of them. Flags can be used to represent something. Many flags mean different things such as freedom, democracy and respect for something such as a country. However, some flags can been seen as something bad or something that they disprove of, but to another person it can be something they believe in. What am talking about is racism and how it can be shown in flags. The Confederate flag is a very controversial flag. Some people see it as a fla...
  • Swim Between The Red And Yellow Flags
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    As many of you would know, Australian beaches are a popular attraction for tourists when they come to stay in our country. For this specific reason I think it is vital that they are taught to be more cautious of the water and are more alert to the dangers that can be associated with swimming at beaches that are not patrolled. It is a fact that international tourists account for over 35% of drownings in Australia. Therefore the main focus of the campaign is to educate tourists that the only place...
  • Fascinating Article About The Flag Amendment
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    Flag Summary No Flag Amends Oh say can you see... the point? by John Leo is a fascinating article about the flag amendment. The point that John is trying to get across in this article is that there is no need for a new amendment in the constitution. He opens his point by discussing how some gay protesters expressed their point to the Roman Catholic Church by simulating anal sex acts outside the St. Patricks Cathedral. This example he uses is to show the "the uncanny ability to conduct symbolic w...
  • People The Confederate Flag
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    Stars and Bars, heritage or hatred I believe banning the confederate flag is a violation of freedom of speech. People have the right to have their own beliefs. I understand both sides on this, but for some people the confederate flag stands for a part of their heritage. Some wear the flag promoting being born and raised in the south, not because the south had slavery. There is no real explanation for wanting to ban the flag except school officials bring their own beliefs into the decision. How c...
  • Red Flags
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    A Mother's Wish The clouds were clustered over the field suddenly it began to rain, in the background could be heard a thunderous roar. Today a mothers wish would be fulfilled by her two daughter's they would graduate from college. A mother who had spent her life educating her children. Giving them a solid foundation to start their life, among the many who also, shared this. Her dream was to see herdaughters graduate. She had spent many years encouraging them to continue their education. This wo...
  • Our Dear Nation's Flag
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    The first amendment says it's all right to express one's opinions as long as that opinion doesn't do any harm to others. Flag Burning, as the Supreme Court declared it, is protected underneath the first amendment whether you or I like it or not. That is a fact. If the majority believes it's unjust to this country then I suppose that they come up with a new amendment to declare flag burning unconstitutional. Until they do that, then flag burning will remain legal. I am not saying that burning our...

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