Summary of America the Beautiful by Ben Carson | Includes Analysis
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-Overview of the entrie book
-Introduction to the important people in the book
-Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book
-Key Takeaways of the book
-A Reader's Perspective
Preview of the earlier chapters:
Carson grew up in Detroit and Boston when the civil rights movement was changing the
social landscape. He was aware of racism all around him. Carson belonged to a segment
of the population that was often deprived of opportunities. Rather than cause him to stop
fighting, racism inspired him to prove his worth by excelling in school.
America was built on a legacy of rebellion. Early Americans fought for change at great
personal risk. The Founding Fathers understood injustices that existed in the world and
strove to design a government that would level the playing field.
However, Americans appear to have lost the ability to endure hardship and to sacrifice
for future generations.
America’s current state, its growing debt, excessive spending, and elected leaders who
ignore the will of the people, closely resembles the circumstances preceding
the American Revolution. During that time, colonists were forced to rebel against
extreme taxation and threats to the freedoms they enjoyed in the New World. However,
modern Americans seem to have forgotten what their Founding Fathers sacrificed for the
privileges they continue to enjoy.
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