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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The USA (01/08/09)

TITLE: ALL OF US
By Clyde Blakely
01/10/09


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ALL OF US


We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Beginning of preamble to the US Constitution

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of American and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God…
Start of the United States Pledge of Allegiance

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Abraham Lincoln, part of address at Gettysburg’s battlefield of US Civil War, 1863

“IN GOD WE TRUST”
Written on all money printed in the USA

“The War to end all wars”
US war slogan during WWI for America’s involvement to help save England and Europe

“A day that will live in infamy”
President Franklin Roosevelt the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and American entered WWII saving Europe, England, India, Africa, China, and the USSR while ending the war in the Pacific with the atomic bombs

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country”
President John F. Kennedy energized Americans to assist those who were poor and needy and a prelude to establishing the Peace Corp, American volunteers who have gone all over the world helping other nations

“I have a dream…”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous speech during the civil rights crisis in America

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, 1969, first man on the surface of the moon

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”
President Ronald Reagan, 1987, at the Berlin Wall which many believe was the start of the fall of the Iron Curtain and the USSR

“…Satan will be set loose…he will go out and deceive the nations scattered over all the world...and will bring them all together for battle…spread out over the earth and surround the camp of God…” Jerusalem.
Revelation 20:7-9, Today’s English Version

O great nation, United States of America, be prepared for it will be

ALL OF US



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Jan Ackerson 01/15/09
Certainly some of our greatest quotes--but I'm not sure that I understand your title or your point. Could be the extreme cold here in Michigan has forzen my brain cells!
Beth LaBuff 01/21/09
I actually liked rereading many of these foundational and pivotal statements from our history (and from our future). What a rich history we have.