Luminescence in America

Luminescence in America has been shown throughout history. Since the early year of 1746 when Benjamin Franklin invented electricity sparking the creativity so that america may evolve as a nation.

The Great Depression of 1929-1939 is a point in history that we as a nation have been luminescence. Luminescence is the emission of light by a substance that has not been heated, as in fluorescence and phosphorescence. The Great Depression was an economic down fall in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world. It began in 1929 and lasted until late 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. In the article,” The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy” introduced a leading cause to the great depression it states that,"[...] the First World War, which upset international balances of power and caused a dramatic shock to the global financial system" . Meaning that all the money went towards the war causing trade to go into a down fall causing a chian reaction shocking the global financing system affecting everyone around the world. The Great Depression was catastrophic it put over 4,000 banks out of business along with this we lost about $140 billion just through bank failures. It made daily life hard to get by due to the lack of jobs most were unemployed making families starve. Some parents would send away their children to families who can nurture them it was also really common to sell your own children throughout this era.

As a result of the Great Depression we have overcome that point in history that was filled with sorrow and darkness for many throughout America. This is what makes America luminescence within our great nation.

The Civil Rights Movement was a nonviolent protest that broke the pattern of public facilities' being segregated by “race”. It happened in the South and achieved the most important breakthrough in equal-rights legislation for African Americans since the Reconstruction era of 1865–1877. The civil rights movement happened between the 1950s through '60s. It was essential to America for which now we have the greatest diversity of people in our country. This is luminescence in a form because of the harsh and cruel things African Americans have gone through and overcame it bringing us more united as people. As we all know the famous Rosa Parks who refused to give up her bus seat for a white folk. She then began the spark of the protest of segregation. She had not been the first one to refuse her seat It was luck that Rosa Parks was”chosen” to be the leader for the civil rights movement. Which also lead to Martin Luther King to be the activist of this protest ending segregation. Even though their actions were nonviolent they were faced with weapons and disciplined for their action of sticking up for what was right. MLK did not let the protest go they marched through Alabama all the way to Washington in order to get their point across and receive the attention needed to make the change to end segregation. Even if though it took the life of some during the march to Washington it was not enough to stop the greatest movement of all time. Arriving to Washington MLK gave his most important speech “I Had A Dream” which now has great significance in history recognized as the greatest speech of all time. Shortly after MLK was killed and President JFK gave his speech that he will make a law to end segregation. This inspirational movement caused the lives of men children and women but for an amazing cause giving African American the same liberty as every other race. This was our own personal war for the lives that were lost but us shining and being luminescence at the end of our own battle of racism.

The attack of September 11, 2001 also nationally known as 911 was done by 19 members of a terrorist group called, “al-Qaeda” lead by Osama Bin Laden. Al-Qaeda hijacked 4 of the U.S aircrafts targeting two of the most meaningful places in the U.S. such as the twin towers and Pentagon. On the article, “OSAMA BIN LADEN : THE PAN-ISLAMIST IDEA STATES THAT OSAMA “believed that all Muslims should rise up in jihad, or holy war, to create a single Islamic state. This idea appealed to the young bin Laden, who resented what he saw as a growing Western influence on Middle Eastern life.” Meaning that they do not believe in our birth liberties such as our civil rights they believe in single Islamic political leadership . Although the terrorist were a group of Muslim not all Muslims believe the same as the al-Qaeda group do. Osama Bin Laden started the al-Qaeda for religious believes .This terrorist group has done many terrorist attacks around the world, but this is by far the deadliest attack affecting not only our people but our country as well. They hijacked two airplanes hitting the twin towers causing horrific damage taking about 3000 American lives and the other two were used to knock the pentagon down. This caused massive disaster needing all the help we can find to get those who were trapped in the building out into safety. Service men risked their lives to save as many people as possible for approximately 3 days . This was a crucial event that brought silence throughout the U.S. for the lives lost in this attack. This a major point in history in which we were all in grief and affected not only economically but by the lives lost through the attack.

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