Seminal U.S. Document Essential Question
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Seminal U.S. Documents Essential Question Project
1. How do seminal U.S. documents reflect the beliefs of the people?
2. How do seminal U.S. documents reflect the foundations of the American society
U.S. seminal documents reflect the beliefs of the people because it shows a pivotal moment in history where the people come together as one to contrive a better nation through indomitability.
In the sentence that states " [r]ejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation" (Kennedy 44) shows indomitability in JFK's speech. Dr. MLK shows indomitability in the line that states " [n]ow is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation into the sunlit path of racial justice" ( King 496).
U.S. seminal documents reflect the foundation of American society by coming together to be one as a nation through equanimity.
In JFK's address equanimity shows in the sentence that states " [i]f a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich" (Kennedy 43). Another example of equanimity is exemplified in MLK's speech; sons of slaves and slave owners can get along (King 497).
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