Reel History Final
This movie I chose for this topic would be Cinderella Man. It showed me that even when in the deepest of troubles, you can overcome. Jim and his family were nearing the bottom of barrel, but with hard work and dedication, they made it back to the top. One specific scene that got me was when Jim was asking for money at the bar. Especially when he was apoplogizing for begging. It's so hard to watch a man, throwing away his pride like that to do what's best for his family.
Most Intresting Time Period
How Did the Events Help Shape U.S. / My Perception
The movies we watched told me in great detail how the U.S. molded into what it is today. In many of the movies, we saw the U.S. in some sort of conflict that it had to overcome, whether it be a war or depression. It also showed how the country came out of those troubles and how it learned from them to not make the same mistakes it had made in the past. That, or it showed how the U.S. industrialized and got better, such as the creation of the Hoover Dam or the oil rigs.
The movies we viewed helped form my perception greatly. I have a new sense of U.S. history I hadn't had before. I learned alot about the diff time periods America had went through. I also learned about many people that had made a difference and changed the course of our country.