My project is a poem about my American creed and being American. Being American is about having opportunity, freedom, and a chance at new life.


It’s more than being born in the US

It’s the baseball games I watch

The hot dogs and hamburgers I eat

It’s the amazing cities that are in our country

Along with the monuments

It’s the stars and stripes that I live under

The military that protects me wherever I go

The bald eagles that fly above me

It’s the diversity everywhere

Here in the melting pot

It’s the opportunity that’s given to

Each and every person including me

It’s my ancestors that came here

From all across the globe

To have an opportunity

At new life

It’s the dream, the aspiration

That anybody can be what they want in America

If they work for it

It’s the freedom that I have

All the time, everywhere

The unlimited opportunity,

The freedom,

The new life,


B. Michael Caudill Middle School

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7th Grade American History wannabes

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