Friday, July 4, 2008


Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the 4th of July. It reminds us to love our country. There definitley isn't much of that going on right now. SOOO in honor of the honorable holiday, welcome to the American Patriotism edition of The Many Thoughts of Stephanie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First, let's have a brief overview of the history of America, Stephanie style:
British people settled here. Everyone got mad because the taxes were uber high. So they started a war. The Patriots (peeps who did not like the taxes) won. We became our own country! w00t!!!!!!!!! Years pass, lot's of exciting things happen. The Civil War, the industrial revolution, etc. Then we get to my favorite period of history: 1900-1950!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!! Why do I like this period you ask? Here is the simple answer:
People actually did their part for our country then! YAY!!!!!!!! And seriously, everything interesting to learn about and mildly to severely depressing happened during this time. We have the industrial revolution with all sorts of conflict going on, the women's rights movement, the Titanic (sad, sad movie. And true story...), World War I, the 20's, The Great Depression, and World War II.

So you see, people had to do their part or our country would have ultimatley failed. Except in the 20's. I mean, when you read about World War II, for example, and not the battles and the Holocaust and all the stuff they teach you in school, but what the people on the homefront had to go through, you realize how everyone did their part to make us win the war. Children and adults all did everything they could. Rations, victory gardens, and lots of other stuff were used to make do. Did you know that the two piece bathing suit came into style then because it used less fabric? And women weren't able to wear pantyhose because the soldiers needed the material for parachutes, so they put make-up on their legs!

And people did all these things because they knew our country needed to win the war! And that's how life was in America before the 50's and the Vietnam War. That's when people started getting all p-oed and protesting everything and anyting that our country came up with. And now most of our country hates George Bush because he put us in the war we're in now. But if this happened 60 years ago we'd all be doing our part to win the war instead of getting upset about it.

So that's why I like the year's 1900-1950 better then I like stuff now! YAY!!!!!!!!! Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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