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E Pluribus Unum

Summary: To what degree does the Latin saying "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of Many, One) describe America's national character?
E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One

The founding fathers took many steps into making our home, the United States of America, a place of opportunity. It may seem that it took many years before America became a united nation under one constitution, but today, this same very place shows many charismatic values. It is not only because we are people who uphold the constitution of the United States, but because of one of the founding fathers: Benjamin Franklin. Our national character is a Ben-Franklin type, someone who is here to benefit himself, but as well as others in the process and strives for a powerful, yet diplomatic government.

1776 was the year America became free and independent. Over 225 years later, we still remain free and independent. People outside of our country may ask, "How or Why"" but Americans know the answer. Americans are goal-oriented, allowing themselves not only to think big, but dream big and succeed... or often times succeed. It is in our accepting that we cannot always have what we want, but respecting that fact that we can get what we need. Americans are truly united, pride shining inside and out, during peaceful times and in the midst of a crisis. Lending a hand to other nations and countries, often times without being asked.

For some, America's national character is someone who eats apple pies, watches baseball, and drives an old Chevy, but for others it's the "land of opportunity." This shows that our national character is not the same for all, and it has always been this way. Gender, race, nor class differentiates the outlook of America's national character. Everyone thinks differently and has their own mindset, making the United States of America a diverse nation. People see our nation differently than others, but that doesn't make our nation any less great. So as you can see America is many things to many people but we are... E Pluribus Unum.

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