Explain What It Means To Be An American

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What it means to be an American I think that being American means a lot of things, including Patriotism, Consumerism, the American Dream and Freedom. For me these are the main ideas that come into my head when I think about what It means to be an American. They all are major aspects in the lives of us Americans, and the people that move to America. The first thing i'm going to talk about is Patriotism. Patriotism is like someone being emotionally attached to a nation that the person recognizes as their homeland. This is also known as national feeling or national pride. Patriotism is can be viewed from many dIfferent things relating to the nation, such as ethnic, political, cultural, or historical aspects. Patriotism is supporting the country and helps it continue to grow. Consumerism is the second thing I thought about when I think of what it is to be an American. Mainly because Americans want…show more content…
Living the American Dream is what i think about and probably 50% of people do. The dream is the national ethos of the United States and has always been around and it is different for everyone. If you live in America as a homeless person you would say the American dream was owning a house, a car and having a job. if you are middle class than it would to be rich most likely with a huge house and a nice family. There is a quote by James Truslow Adams in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" This American dream is even in the Declaration of Independence, it proclaims "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Everyone is always working on the American Dream, lots of people have already succeeded the American Dream because it is a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success achieved through hard

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