The American Promised Land

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Jarrod Price History 106-523 January 29, 2007 The American Promised Land Imagine being on a boat headed towards America. Your anticipation grows as you leave your troubles from your homeland behind you. Through the fog you can see the Statue of Liberty holding her torch. The thoughts of pursuing your dreams would fill your body with overwhelming joy. That is exactly what the promise of America is, pursuing your dreams, equality, and freedom. The sources that we discussed in class tell us of the journey of America. In particular, the song “Promised Land,” by Chuck Berry, in which he sings about crossing America in search of the Promised Land. He runs into trouble in Birmingham, which symbolizes the hardships of the Civil Rights movement at the time. He then continues through the United States and as time passes, things gradually get better until he reaches California, “The Promised Land.” The sources also describe the ability to pursue your dreams in America. In the song, “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” by Harry McClintock, he
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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