The American Flag and Immigration
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The paper discusses how the American flag has been a symbol of freedom and liberation to many, however, others have viewed it as a symbol of oppression and conflict. The paper relates that in the Vietnam era of the 1960s, it became popular to burn the flag, symbolic of the anger felt by those who were against the war and were frustrated with United States politics. The paper notes that Norman Thomas disagreed with burning the flag and instead thought, "If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it" (Martin 178). The paper discusses how historically, many key events have occurred that have represented the fight for freedom and shedding of the past and its flaws, such as the American Revolution, Shay's rebellion, the Mexican War, the abolitionist movement, and the Civil War.
From the Paper:"The American flag has been a symbol of freedom and liberation to many, however, others have viewed it as a symbol of oppression and conflict. In the Vietnam era of the 1960s, it became popular to burn the flag, symbolic..."
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