Condoleezza Rice once stated, “It doesn't matter where you came from, it matters where you're going.” What does it mean to be American? Why are we American? Why are we here? These are questions we all ask ourselves. To be American, means that you can do anything, if you work hard. America want to bring everyone together.
First and foremost, “It doesn't matter where you came from, it matters where you're going.” It doesn't matter your status, it doesn't what you did in the other place, if you work hard you can do anything in America. Recently, Stephen Hawking just died, but he reminds me of this because he was crippled, and everyone thought he was mentally disabled and no one believed in him. But, Stephen Hawking became a theoretical physicist, cosmetology, and found the field of black holes. America is the land of unlimited opportunity, so working hard will get you to many places.
Moreover, America wants to bring everyone together. America is the land of opportunity. That's why we know have school. It doesn't matter what your skin is, we want you. At our school, there are men, woman, black, white, asian teachers and students. So, America wants everyone. If we don't have diversity, we will die, not thrive.
As you can clearly see, “We are a country where people of all backgrounds, all nations of origin, all languages, all religions, all races, can make a home. America was built by immigrants.” Spoken by Hillary Clinton. Being American means that you can do anything if you work hard, and want to bring everyone together.