12 Important Photographs

By: Delainey Neddeau

Global Warming

This Polar Bear is being starved due to the lack of animals it can hunt, which is caused by the global warming killing them. This is important for the nation to recognize that we are doing this to innocent animals. Our world needs to take into consideration what we need to do in order to stop this, or at least reduce it.

Photo by: Kerstin Langenberger in Svalbard, Norway on September 12, 2015.



The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers was by far the most tragic terrorist attack. This event is known by all of North America and the entire world. Events that took place shook the nation and changed many security details. Not only that, but several different procedures were taken under consideration in order for something like 9/11 to ever happen again.

Photo by: Sara K. Schwittek in New York on September 11, 2001.


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Gay Marriage

Gay marriage was a strongly debated right. Although, the Supreme Court finally passed the law making gay marriage legal. This event was a huge uplifting to the entire community, and brought our world further equality.

Photo by: Kathryn Maloney in Illinois on April 28, 2015.


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Kids in Africa

This mother has filled a dirt coated jug, with dirty water so her son could wash off. Aside from that, the boy's clothes are scarce and his skin is dusty. Children in Africa do not get the things we have here in America. Poverty in Africa needs to be reduced until demolished, and America should be a big contributor due to all our resources.

Photo by: JB Brookman Photography in Borzii, Africa in 2010.


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MLK Jr. Speech

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave the "I Have A Dream" speech. This important event inspired our nation and helped the cause for African American rights.

Photographer unknown. Taken on August 28, 1963 in Washington D.C.


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The Holocaust

The Holocaust was tragic time in our world. The Germans attempted to kill off all the Jews by sticking them in concentration camps to die. This resulted in millions of Jewish deaths, a near genocide. This should be recognized because it reminds us of the millions who died during this time. Also, it reminds us that it should never happen again.

Photo by: Margaret Bourke White at a concentration camp in Germany between the dates of 1933-1945.


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Man on the Moon

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. This photo shows Neil tending to the spacecraft. This shot is important because it shows how far our technology had come in order to put a man on the moon.

Photo by: Buzz Aldrin (NASA) on July 20, 1969 on the Moon.


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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has been helping our nation with all kinds of dilemmas. In this photo, Red Cross volunteers are at a site of disaster after the earthquake in Haiti. This is important to recognize because this way we can spread more awareness to hopefully gain more volunteers.

Photo by: Winnie Romeril on January 18, 2010 in Haiti.


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Soldiers Coming Home

There are thousands of soldiers that fight for our freedom. Risking their lives in the process, they have their own families. They will leave their families for months on end just to keep our freedom. America recognizes our soldiers every year with the annual Veteran's Day.

Photo by: Marc Piscotty on April 6, 2014.


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Tsunami in Japan

A massive tsunami hit Japan on March 15, 2011. The natural disaster took many lives and destroyed acres of property. The damage done was so horrible, the cost to fix it all would be pricey. Our nation gathered together to help rebuild the city.

Photo by: AlexHoffordPhotography on March 15, 2011 in Japan.


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Boston Bombing

The Boston Bombing took place during the Boston Marathon. As the bomb went off, many running the marathon were injured. One suspect for the bombing was dead and the other one captured. This event led to security making their procedures more cautious.

Photographer unknown. On April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.


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The pollution in the world is way more abundant than it should be. People don't understand that just by throwing trash on the ground by their houses effects our rivers, oceans, etc. Not enough has been done to stop the pollution around the world, but hopefully America realizes what we are doing to our Earth.

Photo by: Sam Williams in Mandar, India. Date unknown.


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