Essay on American Identity : The United States

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American Identity
In today’s society, no two people in America look alike. Almost any person will not be visibly identical to another randomly chosen American person. The amount of diversity within America is insurmountable compared to any other nation. The United States of America is the only country where one’s nationality can easily have no relation with the country they currently live in. Consequently, what could bring a country with millions of ethnically different people together? The American identity is what millions have in common. We are all unified under a similar idea which stems from President Barack Obama as he states in one of his campaign speeches in 2008, “…that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction-towards a better future for our children and grandchildren” (93). The top influences of American identity are pop culture, and the community in which one surrounds themselves in. However, community and pop culture are beginning to formulate an artificial America. Pop culture is the mass entertainment or the influence of the people of society for the materialistic goal of money. Negative attention and dramatic situations, like celebrity break ups or mental breakdowns, entice society more than the greater good or positive attributes of people. This has formed an all around negative undertone of the United States’ society. In consequence, each varying individual has these relatable…

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