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  • Real Americans
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    'What is an American'; What is an American? This question can not be answered by one word. There are so many different characteristics, qualities, and features that can be used to describe an American. Besides features, someone is only a real American if they take advantage of all of the many privileges that are given to them. Any person that is not grateful for the privileges that are given to them to me are not real Americans but this is only my opinion. Real Americans use their privileges to ...
  • Freedoms Other Third World Countries
    656 words
    The American Within! Many people believe that if you were born in a certain country you will be forever labeled as a citizen of that country for the rest of your natural born life. We as humans should be able to express ourselves freely without the risk of being harmed. Americans are not necessarily born they are created at heart. Unlike many other countries, America has established a separation between church and state to give everyone the choice of what they want to do with their life. I belie...
  • American Self Perceptions And Beliefs
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    Lee Greenwood, a song writer, describes the emotion involved in American self-perception in a song by saying, "I'm proud to be an American. For at least I know I'm free". Freedom is the founding pillar of the American self-perception. Self-perception is the culmination of how one views oneself. Other aspects which make up American self-perception are wealth, power, and the pursuance of happiness. Self-perceptions, whether confined to the individual or confined to an entire country, usually leave...
  • American
    534 words
    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...
  • Ambassador To The Country Of Sarkhan
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    The Ugly American explained in graphic detail the reasons why American diplomacy was failing in Southeast Asia in the 1950's and the reasons why communism was succeeding. As a list of events for the struggle for influence in Asia, it caused quite a diplomatic rage. Its lessons seem urgent today because of what is going on in Central America and in the Middle East. Whether the foreign policy mistakes this book overstated have been corrected is an important question. The novel begins with the Hono...
  • Early And Later Expansionist Eras
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    To what extent was late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century United States expansionism a continuation of past United States expansionism and to what extent was it a departure? The United States steadily grew from the beginning of its history and it needed more land to support the growing number people that were living on the continent. At first, the Americans felt that they had the God-given right to expand all the way to the Pacific on the North American continent, but when all the l...
  • 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...
  • 5th Grade Learning About American History
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    An? American? interpretation When I was growing up there wasn? t one specific time when I recalled becoming an American. For me I think it was more of a continuous process. There were certain incidents that helped me realize what it meant to be an American. I remember in 5th grade learning about American history and about the many people who helped create this country. Learning about history is significant, because one can learn about the advantages and pitfalls of a society. When I turned eight...

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