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What Makes an American an American?

Summary: America is not such a melting pot as it is a country of integration. The immigrants who came to America assimilated, but not totally. Whether a country of integration or of a melting pot, America thrives and has always thrived due to the surplus of immigrants finding sanctuary in America.
The Melting Pot

What makes an American an American? Is it the reputation of Americans being

Christians, or is it the white European cultures. When an Indian man walks

through your neighborhood, do you suddenly assume he is American, or do you

assume is he from India like most people? This ignorance, or in more polite

terms naivety, is what makes America the melting pot that it is. The melting

pot is "an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated

." (Webster's Dictionary) When immigrants come to America they are forced to

assimilate. The assimilation is not by physical force, but it is more so to

conform to the "normal behavior" of the "American" or to the white European.

Who wants to be called an outcast or to be teased? Assimilation among

immigrants is as frequent as it is, because being a victim of mistreatment is...

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