The American creed is an ideal that defines what it means to be American. The doctrine is based on the principle that all people are created equal

The American creed is an ideal that defines what it means to be American. The doctrine is based on the principle that all people are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. These rights include the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The American Creed also states that all people should be free to worship as they wish, and that they should be free to express their opinions and beliefs in free and open societies. The American faith is an important part of American history and culture. It is a founding principle of the United States and guides American policy and behavior. The faith is also an inspiration to people around the world, who see it as a model of freedom, democracy, and human rights. American citizens must continue to support the American creed, and work to make the United States a better place for all people. In the film American Creed, Condoleezza Rice values community, David M. Kennedy values freedom of religion, and Joe Maddon values family. They may have different values, but all three represent what it means to be American.

Condolezza Rice’s grandfather escaped poverty by earning a college degree. He then became a minister so he could earn a scholarship to pay for school. She is college educated and grateful for the opportunities her grandfather afforded her. Her family is black in Alabama before the civil rights movement. Her ancestors were slaves who were freed after the Civil War. Her parents were born after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Once she said “It doesn’t matter where you’re been; it only matters where you’re going ". In other words, she wants to say that that you need to work toward your goals, even if you have bad days.

David Kennedy's father was hit hard by the Great Depression, but David succeeded in going to college, and eventually became a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. This was a huge accomplishment for the family, marking David as the first in his line to achieve this impressive feat. His father dreamed of becoming rich in Washington by working on a copper mine, but he lost everything when the mine went bankrupt. I noticed that many of the speakers in the film shared similar values to David M. Kennedy. They included people like Malala Yousafzai of whom advocate for the importance of education and human rights. Each of these speakers has a dedication to helping others. Kennedy said, “(We have a) duty to participate in our democracy. We need to look out for each other when systems such as the economy fail.” That means a lot for people.

Joe Maddon’s grandfathers worked in coal mines. One of them became a plumber, so his uncles and his father became plumbers too. Joe, however, became the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Maddon started the Hazleton Integration Project, which aims to build bridges between Anglo and Hispanic residents in Hazleton. By doing this, he hopes to create a more cohesive community that can better deal with the challenges that come from being from different backgrounds. His phrase “Being American happens when you are born here or when you immigrate to here” believes we have to build communities that put kids and families first.




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