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  • Americans America
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    Americans / America America is it truly known to be the land of freedom, opportunity and different culture. Robert Hayden in his book of collected poems speaks about America and its different culture and problem. He explains by using different views and perspective to demonstrate what he think of America and Americans. In Robert Hayden "American Journal Hayden had a Alien go and observe America. The Alien explains that America is a country of multi-cultural difference and that Americans are very...
  • Half American As E.P. Thompson
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    "Letter to Americans" by E.P. Thompson Dated back in 1986, "Letter to Americans" is as if it's written in the last three-four years. In it E.P. Thompson explains why he is anti-American in his beliefs. First off, he starts with that he is in two minds about this state of his. Even his friends doubt he is anti-American, thinking he is joking. We also read how the author traces American ancestry on his mother's side- he goes back to his great-great-grandfather who lived in Lincoln times. Most of h...
  • Typical Americans
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    Gish Jen's Typical American - To what extend did Ralph Chang become a typical American According to the dictionary: If something is typical it shows all the characteristics that you would expect from a stated person, thing or group. Something which is typical might also show all the bad characteristics that you expect from someone or something, often in a way that is annoying. (Dictionary) Ralph, Theresa and Helen, the main characters of Gish Jen's novel Typical American came to America to seek ...
  • Motives Of American Imperialism America
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    The Motives of American Imperialism America was a growing nation throughout the Glided Age, the era referred to the decades from the 1870's to the 1890's where America struggled to battle corruption in a morally deteriorating society. Imperialism was a new way out of the corruption, and a way to turn America around. Growing into a leading nation, the United States hoped to further its international standing by emulating European nations that were expanding their influence throughout the world. D...
  • Songs Of America
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    Songs of America "Singing... bye bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levy... but the levy was dry... These lyrics, this song, sung today by Madonna, and years ago, a song that my Dad probably sung... as written by Don Mclean in the 70's, symbolized for many an aspect of America of the 60's and 70's. Who was the American, and what did it mean to be American What did America mean or represent When I listen to that song, I see different things than what my dad probably saw. To talk to my ...
  • Claim America As Their True Home
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    Comparison of American Poems America is a melting pot of people and ideas that indirectly shape the youth of this country. Childhood proves to be the time in a person's life where they learn the most about themselves. Once they learn, they live and love by it. Aurora Levin's Morales's poem Child of the Americas displays unashamed diversity by showing how people proudly profess their ethnicity, how even some brought here by a harsh fate still claim America as their true home, and therefore in Ame...
  • American Patriotism
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    Patriotism in America is the love for or devotion to America. Patriotism represents people who love this country and support the country's authority and interests. American patriotism does not only mean an unquestioning loyalty to the decisions of the United States government. Patriotism is staring unblinkingly into the face of history. It is to acknowledge the injustices and cruelties that have been a part of the nation's history, as well as the marvelous accomplishments. It is, most of all, to...
  • American
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    What is an American? Finally someone says it right! You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So an Australian dentist wrote the following to let everyone know what an American is, so they would know when they found one. An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may...
  • America's Huge Natural Resources And Market
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    Life Did Get Better For Many Americans In The 1930's. How Far Was Roosevelt Responsible For This Roosevelt and his New Deal pioneered the American recovery programme, however there were a number of other factors which contributed towards improving life for the American people. When Roosevelt came into power he had four main aims, get Americans back to work, protect their savings and property, providing relief for the sick, old and unemployed and get American industry and agriculture back on thei...
  • Help From America
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    America The Beautiful A terrible terrorist act was committed on American soil on September 11, 2001. Airplanes were hijacked, taken to important cities, and crashed into important buildings. This dreadful happening shocked all of America. Most are still in denial and grieving over the tragedy. It seemed that America was getting little support from other countries; unlike the support America gives many other nations when they are in trouble. One reporter from Canada, Gordon Sinclair, thought this...
  • New Nationalistic Literature America
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    The United States of America, a country whose roots had been founded on new revolutionary theories of government (Democracy), had found itself in a great position of new national wealth, after the war of 1812, which ignited the fire in the countrys patriotic policies. The country, although wrongly informed, believed that they had been victorious in the War of 1812, because of the battle that was fought in New Orleans, and was an American victory. Although the Americans had won the battle of New ...
  • Differences In Culture Between America And China
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    The 21st Century American The traits of the typical American have changed drastically throughout the years. Americans have become different in many ways from when they officially became independent in 1776 to the present time in 2001. America is strong, powerful, and influential. Americans exemplify positive values, selflessness, hospitality, and the American way of life. Our values often differ from values of other countries due to cultural contrasts such as with religious, racial, and educatio...
  • Imperialism In America At The Time
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    Imperialism: Should We or Shouldnt We The decision of America to branch out and expand the country is a decision that has been highly debated over the course of Americas history. It was a difficult time in America, around the 1890's; and America was faced with a dilemma. The working class was poor and most Americans felt it was because of overproduction. The popular belief was that America was producing, it just wasnt using it all. The belief of overproduction and another popular belief of Manif...
  • American People America
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    Who Are We The American People America has been called a melting pot a term used to describe a country whose people come from diverse ethnic backgrounds. This, indeed, is true, and along with this ethnic diversity come prejudice, greed, and numerous forms of religion. America is a country full of politicians, millionaires, athletes, and underprivileged minorities. It is a country, some say, on the highway to hell, where religious values give way to lust, greed, and power. Even the President of t...
  • American Since America
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    Land of the Free and Home of the Brave! Today there are approximately 250 million living Americans. But what exactly is an American This is a very difficult question to answer, for there is absolutely no answer that everyone will agree upon! Technically speaking, an American is any person who is a citizen of the United States of America, either by birth or by naturalization. Yet this superficial definition does not even begin to describe what an American truly represents. With a group of 250 mil...
  • Mark Twains Success In Writing
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    Samuel Clemens better known as Mark Twain speaks best about the American experience through is unique literary voice, and through his classic writing techniques. His humorous writing tone, accomplished by over exaggeration, brought him to be one of the finest American fiction writers of his time. Regional dialect and slang were just a few of his techniques used in capturing the local color of the United States, and they helped win his way into the hearts of thousands. Twain, from a river town ca...
  • Americans In The Great American Melting Pot
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    What is an American Is anyone a true American? Is it simply anyone who lives in the United States or is it those who salute the flag and patronize America? America has been given the term the great American melting pot. From that declaration not one race, one religion, or one heritage is truly American. To me an American is someone that loves their country so much that they would be keen to battle for their country. Until Christopher Columbus the only inhabitants of America was the native Americ...
  • Internment Camps In America
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    The easiest way to escape any type of trouble is the shift the blame to another. This is demonstrated in every day life, and has formed a pattern in history. In World War II, not only were the Japanese, African Americans, and Jewish people fighting for their countries, but they were also struggling for their freedom and self worth. It is human nature to be afraid of difference, and intimidated by the unusual. The Japanese Americans were sent to Japan and to internment camps in America to prevent...
  • American America
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    Bulosan, Carlos. America is in the Heart. Seattle: University of Washington Press (1943; last reprinting 1984). 328 pages. NOT IN PRINT. Format: paperback; Ethnicity: Filipino American America is in the Heart is Carlos Bulosan's heart wrenching account of a Filipino American's experiences as a migrant laborer in the West. The book has long been considered a classic of Asian American literature, as it not only captures the harsh realities of the immigrant experience, but was one of the earliest p...
  • America Walt Whitman And Allen Ginsberg
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    Compare and contrast the work of at least two poets on the theme of American society and its values. Walt Whitman (1819-92) wrote, The chief reason for the being of the United States of America is to bring about the common good will of all mankind, the solidarity of the world (Leaves of Grass). Walt Whitman, one of the most influential poets to come out of America was a true patriot. This loyalty to his country is clear in his poetry which continually praises the United States, and was born out ...

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