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America's Brightest Moments?

Posted on 11/13/2012 5:02:49 PM PST by MNDude

In you opinion, what were America's five greatest or brightest moments?


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1 posted on 11/13/2012 5:02:51 PM PST by MNDude
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To: MNDude
December 5, 1933.

I'll have to get back to you on the other four.

2 posted on 11/13/2012 5:06:02 PM PST by skeeter
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To: MNDude

The moon landing


3 posted on 11/13/2012 5:07:28 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MNDude

The winning of our independence
The writing of the Constitution
Defeating the Nazis and the Japanese
Landing on the Moon
Reagan’s collapsing of the Soviet Union


4 posted on 11/13/2012 5:10:46 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: MNDude

July 29, 1969.
Wining WWI
Wining WWII
Signing the Declaration of Independence
Wining the Revolutionary War


5 posted on 11/13/2012 5:12:54 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: Third Person

Now that’s a FIRST CLASS list for someone named “Third Person”. Good answers!


6 posted on 11/13/2012 5:13:09 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: MNDude
1. Declaration of Independence

2. Writing the Constitution

3. The Age of Inventions and Discovery (including the railroads, the first oil wells, Edison, The Wright Brothers, modern medicine, etc.)

4. Victory in WWII

5. Reaganomics and victory over socialists and communists (temporary but memorable).

Thanks for the memories, U.S. of A. Hello, Ameritopia.

7 posted on 11/13/2012 5:13:45 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Third Person
Dang you are good!

; )

Declaration of Indpendence
The formation of the Untied States of America governed by the Constitution
Surviving the Civil War as one country
WW2 (from D-Day, the dropping of atom bombs, VE and VJ days and all those amazing battles)
Tear Down this Wall

8 posted on 11/13/2012 5:14:04 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls,...")
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To: MNDude

The 1st Constitutional Convention
Winning WW I
Winning WW II
Mercury (John Glenn)
The election of Ronald Reagan

The worst:
The abandonment of Vietnam (we would have won)
The taking of Vera Cruz (to no discernible end)
The election of FDR
The election of carter
the election of obozo (that should count twice)


9 posted on 11/13/2012 5:14:13 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: MNDude
September 17, 1787

January 1, 1863

December 17, 1903

September 17, 1787

Ok, whos FR's resident history major?

10 posted on 11/13/2012 5:14:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: MNDude

I would say 4 of them in no particular order are, the winning of the revolutionary war and subsequent constitution, winning WWII, the moon landing, the end of slavery.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 5:16:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Chgogal
Surviving the Civil War as one country

So we can all become socialists together.

F Lincoln.

12 posted on 11/13/2012 5:16:29 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: skeeter
September 17, 1787

January 1, 1863

December 17, 1903

August 21, 1959

13 posted on 11/13/2012 5:16:37 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Third Person
Reagan’s collapsing of the Soviet Union

That's a good one.
14 posted on 11/13/2012 5:18:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: skeeter

Just guessing

Constitution

End of Civil War - or Warship battle?

Wright Brothers Flight at Kitty Hawk

I think X-15 test


15 posted on 11/13/2012 5:21:17 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MNDude

The Declaration of Independence
Victory at Valley Forge
April 1865
WWII victory
Ronald Reagan’s victory


16 posted on 11/13/2012 5:22:35 PM PST by Nifster
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To: skeeter

when you sober up maybe....geeeez


17 posted on 11/13/2012 5:23:16 PM PST by Nifster
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To: MNDude

April 12, 1861


18 posted on 11/13/2012 5:23:16 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: MNDude
Only 5? Here's 10 off the top of my head. (yes, I looked up the dates)

November 11 1620

Jul 8 1741

April 19 1775

July 4 1776

May 14 1804

May 10 1869

June 6 1944

Jul 20 1969

November 8 1976

January 20 1981

19 posted on 11/13/2012 5:24:10 PM PST by abishai
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To: MNDude

Hiroshima and Nagasaki....oh, wait - you don’t mean that kind of bright...


20 posted on 11/13/2012 5:25:04 PM PST by bigbob
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To: MNDude

1 - the Constitution and Bill of Rights
2 - invention of the telephone
3 - D-Day landings at Normandy
4 - invention of the transistor
5 - landing on the Moon


21 posted on 11/13/2012 5:27:38 PM PST by tentmaker (Galt's Gulch is a state of mind...)
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To: F15Eagle; Nifster
Constitution, Emancipation Proclamation, Wright Bros flight, Final & fiftieth state (and current blue state welfare case) admitted to the union.

Niftster nailed the fifth (and most important) one.

22 posted on 11/13/2012 5:33:05 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I *was* gonna guess Hawaii because I remember when Obama’s Facebook page said he was 52 when he was 48. Odd.

If that were the case, he would have been born in Hawaii more than two years.

But I chickened out on the Hawaii answer.

There was some significant test in 1959... I was thinking X-15.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_X-15

Found it - September 17


23 posted on 11/13/2012 5:38:59 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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more than two years before Hawaii became a state .....


24 posted on 11/13/2012 5:40:11 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MNDude

1. Jan 21 2017, Obama is no longer president.


25 posted on 11/13/2012 6:13:38 PM PST by factmart
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To: tsowellfan

You’re right, that list is hard to beat. Right up there with them is the immediate reaction to 9/11. When flags came out, the Country pulled together, Toby Keith wrote “The Angry American” ... But that probably doesn’t make the list because the Country forgot all too soon and elected a Muslim sympathizer named hussein - twice.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 6:20:02 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: MNDude

July 4, 1776-U.S. First Independence Day

V-J Day August 15, 1945

Sept. 12, 2001

December 11, 1620-Mayflower

December 15, 1791-Bill of Rights becomes law

Sigh. Writing these makes me sad.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 6:34:56 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

Typo—think it should have been December 21, 1620 for the Mayflower first landfall.


28 posted on 11/13/2012 6:40:43 PM PST by madison10
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To: MNDude
1. July 4, 1776 ... the signing of the Declaration of Independence (OK, it wasn't exactly America at the time -- but I think still think it was a great and monumental event).

2. 1789 ... the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

3. 1804-05 ... the Lewis & Clark expedition. Having driven between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Northwest many times in my adult life, I never cease to be amazed at how this small group of men could do this on foot and in small boats over the course of two years.

4. July 20-21, 1969 ... If ancient humans could look forward in time and see the world today, this would perhaps be the most amazing, unbelievable accomplishment of the human race in their eyes. Because space travel has become so common these days, I think we've forgotten just how astonishing it is that men have walked on the moon.

5. February 22, 1980 ... I'll bet no Freeper ever would have imagined that an event from the Carter administration would make this list!

29 posted on 11/13/2012 6:50:56 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: skeeter

Thanks....I know that sometimes I get cross ways with some of the folks on the boards but I know that deep down we all love our freedom and our country. I miss the Gipper.

And by the way I like your list too. It was hard to keep my list small since I think there are so many bright spots (last two elections for president not being part of them)


30 posted on 11/13/2012 6:53:25 PM PST by Nifster
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To: MNDude
Here's my list
31 posted on 11/13/2012 7:01:34 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: MNDude

July 4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence
Sept 17, 1787: The end of the Constitutional Convention
Sept 14, 1814: The British withdraw from attacking Fort McHenry
August 4, 1945: Nuking Hiroshima
October 22, 1962: Facing off against the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missile Crisis

If I were writing a history of the US, I would regard the last one as the peak moment of American civilization, after which the nation enters a period of long decline....


32 posted on 11/13/2012 7:19:39 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: MNDude

The Battle of Yorktown
The Constitution whether the writing or adoption
The Louisiana Purchase
Presidency of TR
Battle of Midway. That totally changed the war in the Pacific. Americans outnumbered in everything beat the very best naval aviators in the world at the time. I still don’t see how we did it. Just plain old courage I guess.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 7:33:29 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: MNDude

Henry Ford’s production line. Edison’s Light bulb. The Eisenhower interstate, the Salk vaccine, and the Computer. Too tired to look for dates.


34 posted on 11/13/2012 7:53:55 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: MNDude
Events that I considered for my list:
35 posted on 11/13/2012 8:55:40 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: MNDude

America’s Darkest moments.

The birth of Abraham Lincoln.

The death of Abraham Lincoln.

The conduct of the Vietnam War.

The election of Jimmy Carter.

The election and re-election of Obama.


36 posted on 11/13/2012 8:55:57 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Third Person
Adoption/Ratification of the Constitution
Louisiana Purchase.
Invention/Creation of Mass Production.
Landing on D-Day.
Landing on the Moon.

37 posted on 11/13/2012 9:37:56 PM PST by CT
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To: factmart
They will run another black socialist and run the same dirty campaign.

Too many takers now. Reagan from the grave could not Win now. Can you see Reagan running for California's Governor now?

It’s too late for us to fight him now!

Anyone who didn't’t vote for Romney is a Traitor to this country. Whether Liberal or Conservative.

We will never have a conservative or rino president again.

It will be socialists and commies like Zero forever and this country will be like California in 10 Years.

We fought the Mexicans for years, for what! Even Reagan knew better. They are going to do to USA as they Did in California!

Romney Loved this country as much as any one of us and we conservatives spoke bad of him.

Now we got what we deserve, Obama and ObamaCare, and Calification of our our country I Now fly my falg upside down and I will untill the day I die!

Thanks again all you traitors who did not vote for Romney. And kept the baby killer, Obama in Office!

38 posted on 11/20/2012 7:08:46 PM PST by factmart
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