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Symbolism Of The Flag
950 wordsThe United States Flag is the third oldest of the National Standards of the world; older than the Union Jack of Britain or the Tricolor of France. The flag was first authorized by Congress June 14, 1777. This date is now observed as Flag Day throughout America. The flag was first flown from Fort Stan wix, on the site of the present city of Rome, New York, on August 3, 1777. It was first under fire for three days later in the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777. It was first decreed that there sho...
Flag Protection Act
945 wordsBrett Crider February 13, 2002 J. Dail Eng 101 There is a great travesty going on in America right now. Everyday, people are fighting to stop one of America's greatest freedoms, the freedom of speech. Even this way of exercising America's greatest amendment, freedom of speech, is not liked by all people it is still protected under our nation's law. The act of publicly burning an American flag is something that is deemed disgraceful by many Americans, but it should not be outlawed. Many people ar...
920 wordsFirst 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...
819 wordsThe issue of the Confederate flag has created one of our countries age long debates. It stems from its presence during the Civil War; where it represented the Confederate states, all of which supported slavery. According to many the Civil war was fought in order to end slavery in the United States, so accordingly, to those the flag represents a past of slavery that they would much rather forget. In opposition to those who feel this way about the Confederate flag, others see it as just a symbol o...
308 wordsThe Issue of Flag Burning Flag desecration is a term applied to various ways of intentionally dishonoring a flag most often a national symbol. Such action is intended to make a political point against a country or its policies. The First Amendment to the United States constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of grievances". Some citizens think...
Burning Of The American Flag
1,064 wordsIS FLAG BURNING PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT 2/17/00 "If a jerk burns a flag, America is not threatened. If a jerk burns a flag, democracy is not under siege. If a jerk burns a flag, freedom is not at risk and we are not threatened. My colleagues, we are offended; and to change our Constitution because someone offends us is, in itself, unconscionable", - Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-New York) It has been held by the United States Supreme Court that burning an American flag as means of expression or...
Confederate Flag To Their State Flag
2,008 words1954's Brown vs. Board of Education case court ruling marked the dawn of desegregation in America. A short time after the sentence, South Carolina replaced their state flag with the Confederate flag, raising it above their statehouse, the Georgia and Mississippi state flags were changed to incorporate the Confederate flag, and Confederate monuments were suddenly built. The brief time period between the two events led many to believe the gesture to be the state of South Carolina's reaction and re...
Public Display Of A Confederate Flag
1,000 wordsThe Confederate flag that now flies atop the statehouse of South Carolina has been a controversial issue for over 30 years. Raised in 1962 to commemorate the Civil Wars 100th anniversary, it is the only Confederate flag to wave atop any state capitol in the country, and its presence has stirred quite a commotion. Last March, a group that wants the South to secede from the United States staged a Confederate flag-waving rally in Montgomery, Alabama. Hundreds of people signed petitions, demanding t...
910 wordsAssembelerAssembler Test Nick Robertson Assembler Class: Take home test 1. What are the four steps of CPU execution are: 1) Fetch op code or immediate data 2) increment IP 3) decode op and or execute 4) go to step 1 2. List all the 8086 register state their propose. Group them by general purpose, pointing, and segment. They are: General Registers: axAccumilator (general purpose storage) b xPointer to memory cx Counting (input / output addresses) dx Data (store info about peripherals The main pur...
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