American Spirit Research Paper

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The defining characteristic of the American Spirit is the American Dream. In the early stages of America, the American dream was just beginning to be forged. Through the examples of the revolting colonists, and the writings of Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, and Frederick Douglas, the American Dream has remained a quintessential part of the American Spirit. Before I can start the paper, I must define the American Dream. The American Dream is the ability to move to a new place and be able to create a better life for yourself, whether it be economically, spiritually, or socially. America was founded by a group of individuals who sought a better life than their one in England due to the religious and economical persecution. The newly discovered

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