Being An American Essay

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America The definition of America is usually different for different people who have contrasting ideas and perspectives. As a Mexican-American in this country, one’s perspective is that this country has its ups and downs and it has its struggles that makes one stronger. Many different cultures have different perspectives about the “land of the free” and the “land of opportunity.” Therefore, being American is described in various ways like being a Hyphenated Person, and striving for America to be how people want it to be for each other. A way that being an American can be described as is by being a hyphenated person. A hyphenated person is a person who has the origin from another country or region, but still makes the effort to fit into the area where they have moved to and they still have patriotism for both countries. According to Kesaya E. Noda in “Growing Up Asian in America,” she lives in America but comes from Japanese descent. Racism is around her and she tries to fit into 3 categories trying to…show more content…
America is known as the land of the free and the home of the brave and citizens want it to be more that way. This relates to being American because we all strive for the American Dream. So we need to work for it and make American how it once was and how we want America to be now and in the future. According to the poem “Let America Be America Again,” by Langston Hughes, he states “America was never America to me,” which means that we need to change so that we can make America be how we want it. Hughes also states “We the people, must redeem the land, the mines, the plants, the rivers. The mountains and the endless plain- All, all the stretch of these great green states- And make America again.” This quote means that we need to take back the land and all these places that are ours and need to make all this land ours and prosper in this land of the
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