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Man and the History They Make The believe that it is the man who determines history is totally true The man is the cause of almost anything is great regard in history The actions of man has been to go against what is perceived as impossible To defy the odds and go against the grain Jesse Owens and Muhammad Ali prove the position at hand In Jesse Owens case you could say that he was in the right place at the right time However he was an American An African-American An African-American who was going against the Master Race of Adolf Hitler Not to mention the hostile crowd that packed the Coliseum of Berlin in the 1936 Olympics Owens went on to win 4 gold medals in the 100 meters 200 meters the long jump and the 4x100 relay If it were any other American this event wouldnt have so much Since it was Mr Owens it meant that much more You would expect a boxer who is brash cocky and who had a swagger one could only dream to be hated by everyone To have the living daylights knocked out of them by someone who didnt want to hear about all the crap he had been saying days before a fight For Cassius Clay also known as Muhammad Ali Ali was confident not arrogant Ali believed he didnt fill the hype He just believed in what he knew and he let everyone know about it When the Vietnam war arouse in the late 1960s Muhammad Ali was given a forced decision He received a letter in the mail telling him by the Selective Service that he must report to camp to prepare to go to Vietnam for war He had one of two choices number 1 to go to war and not go to jail even though his Muslim belief stated that it was wrong or number 2 go to
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