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Who Are We as Americans?

Summary: Using several different sources, this essay describes what distinguishes the American people and government apart from others.
Lately, there has been a lot of controversy over Iraq and the issue of "forcing our government" upon their country. Considering this, I believe that it is necessary to remember exactly who we are and what our government and country represent.

In a sense, I am in agreement with John Steinbeck when he says, "we are a restless, a dissatisfied, a searching people...we go mad with dissatisfaction in the face of success" (Steinbeck 28), but I don't agree with him in the way that he meant it.

Steinbeck meant this to be pessimistic, describing Americans as materialistic and not appreciative for what we have. Although I agree with his statement, I think that being dissatisfied is not necessarily a bad thing.

Our history is filled with countless movements for equal rights or treatment, from the American revolution begun in 1775 to the recent gay rights movement...

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