Migrations U.S. with its culture, I will point out

Migrations from
different countries led The United States of America to become a melting pot, a
pot which contains a variety of people and their cultures all around the globe.
Therefore, their cultural development process in terms of art and politics
affected the world and us itself. Throughout the history of The United States
of American, there were many movies, singers and political events that
represented their culture to the world. But in this very paper, in terms of
representing the U.S. with its culture, I will point out the significances of the
movie Saving Private Ryan, the singer
Louis Daniel Armstrong, and political event The Emancipation Proclamation.

            American patriotism is Americans
cultural attachment to the United States as their homeland. The freedom and the
safety of the homeland is the key figure in patriotism and in order to provide
a concrete security, a nation should have a strong army. This is the main
reason of why Americans feel attached to their army. As a movie, “Saving
Private Ryan” touches upon the patriotic culture of the United States, Steven
Spielberg as the director of the movie narrates a mission about saving an
American mother’s last child. Private Ryan’s other brother are all died in the
war, so it is important for the government to ensure Ryan’s return safely to
his mother. In the movie saving private Ryan, becomes such an important matter,
even United States Army General George C. Marshall rejects his advisors who are
depicting the dangers and low success rate of the mission by saying “If the boy’s
alive we are gonna send somebody to find him—and we are gonna get him the hell
out of there”. As Fehlman states in World
War II Films and Patriotism in America “they were fighting for their
country and were, in many instances, just doing what they were told” (6-7), in
the movie, we see that a group of soldiers under the command of Captain John H.
Miller, and their obedience to their commander, the orders and the mission
itself.

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            There are many important singers like Jimmie Rodgers, Elvis
Presley, and B.B. King, to represent and portray US culture; and Louis Daniel
Armstrong (aka Satchmo) with his own style of pursuing his art is one of them.
In the beginning of the 1900s, a new type of music was born in New Orleans. Since
the New Orleans was a port city that brings people of different ethnic groups
together in a harmony, it was a perfect spot to create a new genre of music. Armstrong
was also born in New Orleans in 1901, he had a tough childhood, especially after
his father William Armstrong abandoned his family. In his youth, Armstrong was in
poverty, Morris Karnoffsky (the owner of the shop Armstrong was working), advanced
him some money to buy his first cornet. Armstrong used his very first cornet to
attract new customers to the shop, and then in his eleven he dropped out of
school and joined a band to sing in the streets for money. He served time in a house
of correction and improved his skills in music there. After his release, he
worked on a cruise ship to earn his living. Armstrong never left his stance
against harsh living conditions and he ended up as a famous man who contributed
Jazz music by becoming the first soloist trumpet player. Thus, he made a huge
contribution to Jazz music to become much more famous in the world. His self-made man type of living, his stance against
the world, and with his “thousand teeth” in his mouth, he both lived and
represented the American Dream. His songs like, “What a wonderful world” represented
the U.S. citizens optimistic point of view towards the world and nature.

            In
1863, Abraham Lincoln freed more than three million slaves by signing The
Emancipation Proclamation. It was not a law which is accepted by the Congress
but, Lincoln used his constitutional war-time authority to declare it. Although
it did not end the slavery as a whole, it opened the passage to the 13th
amendment, thus, the proclamation showed the Americans and the world that one
day, slavery can be completely ended. Therefore, Civil War’s purpose reshaped
from preserving the state of the union to ending slavery. As the United States
considered as a Melting Pot, African-Americans are one of the ingredients of
the soup in the pot slaves should have the equal right to the Americans. Such
an anti-slavery action by the powerful country of United States led people to
think about slavery all over the globe.

            To conclude,
there have been a huge variety of political events, movies, and singers that
may represent the U.S. culture. Three examples which are given above are some
of them, Louis Daniel Armstrong, posing as a self-made man, earned his life and
contributed to Jazz music with his own unique style to become a worldwide known
musician. Saving Private Ryan as a movie depicted on national feelings in such
way that even people who are from another culture and nation enjoyed and
excited throughout the movie. And lastly, as a political event Emancipation
Proclamation represents the U.S with its importance in terms of freedom rights
and equality.