THE FORGOTTEN SYMBOLS OF THE USA
Every country has its national symbols which differentiate this particular country from the other ones and indicate the way of life. The American flag “The Stars and Stripes”The national anthem of the United States "The Star Spangled Banner“The Washington MonumentThe Statue of Liberty and others
The Charter Oak, the Bald Eagle, The Great Seal of the United States of America, Disneyland, The Flag with 24 Stars, the game Monopoly, The Cowboy Hat, John Philip Sousa, The March King, The George Washington Rose. There are some symbols which only few years ago represented cultural heritage and natural treasures but today have become forgotten.
I would like to give general information about those forgotten symbols, because they are still an integral part of the US history and represent definite periods and stages in the development of the country. Another aim of my work is to find out how Americans honour their symbols. The aim of the work
Message of the Charter Oak The Charter Oak became a symbol of first Connecticut and then the entire new nation of America when this state stood up for its rights against King James II of England and the new nation of colony-states followed suit.
The Bald Eagle - A Forgotten Story An old bald eagle may lose some of his plumage, suffer a fractured beak, and experience broken or lost talons. His eyesight might grow dim. But this does not always mean death to the Bald Eagle.
During the 1789 Inauguration Parade of President George Washington, women marched long while wearing rose-wreaths on their heads. They tossed rose petals before the horses and carriages in the parade before Washington passed by on the streets. The George Washington Rose
John Philip Sousa (1854 - 1932); The March King In the 19th and 20th Centuries, John Philip Sousa was a recognized symbol of America, well-known for his dozens of patriotic, military, and celebration marches. John Philip Sousa composed these marches among the dozens in his bibliography: * America First * Hail to the Spirit of Liberty * Hands Across the Sea * The Invincible Eagle * Magna Charta* Universal Peace * The White Rose * The Washington Post March
The Cowboy Hat The cowboy hat is a high-crowned, wide-brimmed hat best known as the defining piece of attire for the North American cowboy. The cowboy hat has often symbolized the United States frequently, often paired with an oil well.
The game of Monopoly was originally called Rich Uncle and is based on forming a business monopoly Children still play MONOPOLY all over the world. Monopoly and Capitalism
Old Glory is not the original 13-starred flag of the new nation, nor the 50-star flag of the 20th century past. It is the 24-star flag that was gifted to Captain William Driver in Massachusetts on his 21st birthday. The Flag with 24 Stars
Disneyland Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Anaheim, California, owned and operated by the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts division of The Walt Disney Company.Amusement parks and entertainment are an American way of life.
While this is not a forgotten symbol, not all remember what each part of it means. Interestingly, the number 13 is used over and over.1. 13 Stars in the Crest above the eagle 2. 13 Stripes in the Shield upon the eagle's breast 3. 13 Arrows in the eagle's left claw 4. 13 Olives and Leaves in the eagles' right claw 5. 13 Letters in the motto carried by the eagle, E Pluribus Unum The Great Seal of the United States of America
The Way Americans Honour Their Symbols Humans could not exist without symbols. Symbols are not just isolated objects: symbols mean something to the people who understand and use them.The more people treat a symbol respectfully, the more it may come to represent good things; the more people treat a symbol disrespectfully, the more it may come to represent negative things
The Way Americans Honour Their Symbols The aim of my work is to show how Americans treat their symbols. The focus of my investigation became the article “WHEN SYMBOLS CLASH Should America re-evaluate its symbols?”Opinions differ greatly and it’s impossible to say exactly how many people respect their symbols and what the number of those who underestimate the power of symbols in people’s lives is.
In the diagram we can see that about 70% of people who discussed the issue of the value of the original symbols respect the history and culture of their country. They honor their traditions; they devote to their rights and duties.
In conclusion I would like to mention that due to the research the American nation seems to me as patriotic, respectful and united one.
Thank you for attention!