What It Means to be an American

This is my expository essay about being an American.

By Leslie M. from Crownover in Texas

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” noted John F. Kennedy. This quote is talking about patriotism, which is when someone loves their country. Being an American means you can vote, anyone can say what they want, and that you have your rights.

Many Americans see voting as optional. Being able to vote means you have the power to choose who you want to be a leader, the leaders usually want to do what the people want. The people have the power to decide who can be the president. This helps our country because the people get to choose. We have a chance to stand up for our own rights All citizens can vote over the age of 18. This is important because everyone has a say on who they can trust.

What does it mean to have freedom? Freedom is having to do whatever you want as well as making choices for yourself. Being and acting independent show people that we are perfectly capable of being self sufficient. In closing, having freedom is independence, and making good choices.Now think about what freedom means to you, and see what you come up with.

No matter who you are, how you live, what you do, you have rights, these rights are meant to protect you. Some examples of your rights are nobody should hit you, kick you, touch you without your authority, and nobody should yell at you nor force you to do something you don't want to do. If you don't know your rights, you don't know if they are being respected.Think about this, your life, your health, education, choice, and future.Those are your rights and you should be proud of them. Always remember the endless opportunities this country offers.

In conclusion, being an American means freedom, knowing your rights, and happiness, People should be grateful of being Americans because not only do they have freedom and rights but they have opportunities. As an American you can get a great education, attend college, get a degree, and a career of your choice. You have the opportunity to do what you want to do with your life.

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