Rights Of Man Thomas Paine Analysis

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In the excerpt from Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, he creates a connotation that America is built on diversity and the basic principles of society. Paine believes that these basic principles consist of people from different nations getting along because the government is just and does not oppress anyone, but unifies everyone. However, the portrayal of America that Thomas Paine created no longer is the basis of how society is run today. During the nineteenth century America was nicknamed “the melting pot” for being a place that the oppressed could find release, and where cultural diversity was accepted. America was built on the foundation of different cultures, ethnicities, languages, and religions. People came from many different nations, bringing alongside them their individual thoughts and beliefs, to blend together to create “...one nation under God, indivisible.” However, when the country that once welcomed ‘the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free’ rejects the basic idea that laid its foundation, no longer can one characterize America in the way Thomas Paine did.
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Coming together in “cordial unison” can best be described with the events of nine-eleven. During this time period America had reached an ultimate low when a terrorist attack hit the heart of the country. During this time America became one body, fighting for the same justice and goal. As America developed into one, new-found strength and empowerment was found in one another. Years dragged on, and the event that seemed only yesterday was now history to many. The sense of concord felt among all Americans was long gone. Many debated if America would stay unified, but that did not happen. In this idealistic society Thomas Paine has created, people are able to work as one and stay as one. Consequently, the American people today are incapable of setting aside their own prejudice to work together as