What does it mean to be an American?

Posted by Jennifer M. Texas
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I wrote this essay about what it means to be an American? I responded to this question. I had two examples that I have talked about. They are freedom, individual rights, and communication. I explained about these three words in this essay.

 “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” These words spoken by President Harry S. Truman. They represent that any person from a different country or place can work in this country and have the ability to live in this country. What does it mean to be an American? Being an American means living in a free country and being treated equally.

First, living in this free country, you can do anything you want. Freedom  has the same meaning as free. Individual rights can have the freedom to act, work, think, and behave without retribution bestowed upon members of an organization through legal, regulatory and societal. Also, the people who come here have the privilege to communicate with anyone.They can help to speak out and help others in this country.

Second, be treated equally has many things that they can be treated equally. Other people for them it means have a good education for students. Having them to get a great career that they would like to work. People came here in this country so they can make money and get their children to go in a public school. People question on themselves and they start to think how they did it or make it in this country.

When one considers freedom, individual rights, and communication; it is clear to see what it means to be an American. The two examples tell me that people come here for a better life for them and for their children. So, they can go to school and college. So, they can have a better job in their future. The parents from different countries come here to work for a better life in this free country. They influence people because of what they did for themselves and for their family.

Published on Apr 2, 2018
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