Essay on American Way

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America is “considered” to be a land of opportunities, promises, independence, hope, and freedom.
The poor have little to no chance to get richer, while the rich remain rich.
America has always been characterized as the land of dreams and opportunities.
Immigrants entering America took these characterizations to heart.
The dreams and aspirations of stable, wealthy, and happy lives in America became known as the “American Dream”.
The basic idea of the American Dream generally has stayed the same throughout time, although the majority of Americans seem to take the Dream for granted.
The first settlers arrived to the New World in search of a treasure: life, liberty, and freedom.
This treasure was and still is the American Dream.
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Diversity can be broken down in some pieces of life including heritage, religion, race, color, and overall culture.
Different cultures and civilizations have been the reason we have succeeded in this world and advanced to where we are now, yet they also have caused many wars and conflicts with each other.
When immigrants came to America, people have become very sensitive to the language used to describe racial and ethnic groups, and they try to be politically correct, for example, some black Americans prefer the term African-American instead of black to identify with their African heritage.
Through the pieces we see people treated as outcastes for their beliefs, groups evicted from society because of different religions, men trying to take the position of God and ridicule every mistake and sin made, and lastly mere differences in color causing people to be enslaved.
The United States is a nation full of millions of different types of people. However, each of those people has one major thing in common; they are all Americans.
Many people wonder what it takes to be a true American, but the answer is something not so difficult to determine.
Essentially, being an American means to show patriotism and pride of the country, to be very fortunate compared to other countries, and unfortunately, to show a lack of appreciation for all the great things America provides.
An American is one who shows pride

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