Writing our Future: My American Creed

My paper talks about the freedoms you have being an American and how you are different from other people.

By Keaton H. from Crownover in Texas

          Jackie Robinson once said “There’s not an American in this country free, until everyone of us is free.” An American is proud of their country and they can have an opinion. To be an American means that you are different, but everyone is equal and that you are free to choose who you are.

         Being an American implies that you are different, but everyone is different. This expresses that you are your own you and that you are different from everyone else. This also expresses that even though you are different, everyone is equal as one and that everyone is the same.

         Moreover, As an American you get to choose who you are and who you want to be. You get to choose the path you take in life and what you want to do. Plus, you get to have an opinion, and can choose if you want a job or if you want to go to college.

         Finally, As an American you are free. You are free to choose your religion, and you are free to vote. You are free to be proud of your country or not. You can have your own opinion, and you can choose where you live and what you do.

         In conclusion you are different, but equal. You are free to choose who you want to be, you are religiously free, and you can have an opinion. You can choose your job or college. To be an American means that you are different, but everyone is equal and that you are free to choose who you are.


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