The American Revolution was the first of its kind, and it stimulated an effect on the world since then. Philadelphia, one of the nation's first capitol, bears American revolutionary landmarks inasmuch as it is were a lot of colonial meetings the engendered the Continental Congress took place. Last week, I ventured into exploring the Constitution Center to recapture the ambience of the struggles and the inception of our new nation.
First of all, all of the relics at Constitution Center were preserved to keep its luster of its time. I was excited to see the revolutionary cannon, and I appreciated how much our weapons have evolved from then. The area evoked an ambience of the original colonies; the colonial apparel ushered in that atmosphere. I loved the arsenal area and enjoyed the history of guns and their development.
I grew in admiration of the First Lady's gallery. I never perceived women would be given credit in their involvement of helping the nation given the well documented past of social parameters placed against women. This was especially depicted in this gallery. This area taught me growth of the roles of the First Lady in politics. Also, I admired the earlier first lady sense of style. One person explained the cultural struggles of women in terms of garment. She depicted that women were not as exposed or flamboyant as they are today but were "ultra-reserved." Women of earlier times wore metal cylinders around their thorax which can induce physical discomfort and pain. Over decades, these metallic plates became woolen but it still stimulated discomfort because of its tightness. However, many did not object to that pain for they accepted this as normal practice. The First Lady began to be internationally recognized as celebrities which in turn coerced or persuaded these women to live up to their newfound title. Many dresses that the First Ladies wore during presidential balls, concerts, and other special occasions were exhibited.
A lot of the exhibits were outside to usher in that colonial atmosphere during the war. I really liked the battle scenes depictions. From the exhibits that were indoors, I was inspired by the caricatures that resemble the first and second Continental Congress. In my mind, that exhibit represented the authentic pre-American regal style. I drew constant admiration for that.
Furthermore, if ran the exhibits, I may leave just the way they are. This trip has richly reinforced my personal view of the Revolution and Constitution. The Constitution as a legal document was constructed by men desiring to build a country on equal rights for all and to eliminate monarchy. As aforementioned, many nations have used this framework to develop their own constitution. Countries such Haiti, South Africa, Central America, South America, and others study and marvel at event that seemed impossible. Soon, it inspired their liberation from tyranny and mistreatment. Reminiscing on those thoughts at the Constitutional Center revealed to that the U.S. constitution is more than a document, but a pedantic example for all.
I also saw the original flag of the colonies in which I have never seen before. I saw the growth of the flag in terms of stars. I never knew each color of the flag had a meaning. I was also taught that it was disrespect to allow the flag to touch the floor. Another interesting aspect that the administrators taught me was that the importance of drummer boys in the army. The beat of drums engendered an ambience to mentally prepare the