American Essay | What It Means to Be an American

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What It Means to Be an American

Summary: Discusses what it means to be an American. Examines what cultural, political and physical differences separate Americans from other nationalities. Describes the idea of freedom as it relates to Americans.
People in the United States differ greatly in beliefs, physical appearances, and heritage; yet we all call ourselves Americans. We feel prouder than ever to say "I am American," raising American flags, wearing symbolic shirts, and showing true patriotism. But what really makes us American? What is the common factor that unites us? Is it our pride in our country? Our culture and style? Or maybe it is our liberties granted to us by the constitution? America spans three centuries and over eight generations. A lot has transpired in that time to make us into who we are today. All in all, America has a very diverse society and a multitude of rights, which give us our identity.

An American is a "Citizen of the United States." This citizen has certain unalienable rights outlined by the constitution, including the freedom of speech, freedom...

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