We Didn't Start the Fire Essay

2371 Words Oct 14th, 2008 10 Pages
Society has been molded by a variety of influences upon it. Looking back in time, society has changed drastically within the recent years, and continues to change as time moves forward. Time creates history, and history is the recording of events that have brought an impact upon society. In the year of nineteen eighty-nine, Billy Joel, a musician, released the song, “We Didn’t Start The Fire.” The lyrics of this song name events that the majority of people knew and talked about in the time period those events happened. The musician put forty years of history into a song, starting from the year nineteen forty-nine of which he was born, and ending at nineteen eighty-nine when the song was written. The term “fire” is metaphorically used for …show more content…
Half of all Americans heard of the story before Kennedy was pronounced deceased. The majority of Americans proclaimed that they could not remember any other moment in their life when they heard of the president’s assassination. Today, the president of the United States of America is taken through many steps of safety precautions. The Secret Service is stricter upon the president’s safety and precautions such as stunt doubles are used.
John Glenn had a major impact on humanity’s curiosity of space, science, and technology. John Glenn was a United States astronaut in the nineteen sixty’s. Before his space career, Glenn joined the United States Marine Corps in nineteen forty-three and flew fifty-nine missions in World War One. He always flew ninety missions in the Korean War. He became a test pilot in the year nineteen fifty-four. Fives years later in nineteen fifty-nine John Glenn was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and later because one of the seven United States military pilots selected for Project Mercury astronaut training. On February twentieth, nineteen sixty-two, John Glenn was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in the space capsule Friendship 7. He orbited the planet Earth three times, and then landed in the Atlantic Ocean. The space trip took him five hours. The only person to have done this before Glenn was Yury Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut, who was the first person in space. He made one trip around the planet Earth

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