The first thing that pops into people's minds when they hear the word America is freedom. For a few centuries, people have known America as The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. For most of the time, America has lived up to that statement, but not all the time.

From the early 1600's, people have immigrated to America. From that time, more and more people have thrived from different countries to come to the "great country." The main reason these people are coming is because they want to get away from their country to escape the confinement from being overruled by someone. They come to the Unites States to gain their freedom.The important part of what makes America a great country is the people. Americans are what make America great. They fight for this country to make it the land of the free and the home of the brave, but at times Americans don't show their true greatness. In American everyone has the right to be free and be who they want to be; that is what makes it the land of the free. The Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." What this means is that everyone in America has the right to be free, live their lives, and be happy whenever they would like too. There have been times in history where Americans have treated other Americans terribly, but if we reflect on the past, the United States has improved greatly with treating other people as who they are and who they want to be. So I believe the United States has the best freedom out of every other country.




Niagara High School Mr. Laarman's U.S. History Class

11th graders from Niagara, WI

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