Essay on The United States Of America

1356 Words Jul 31st, 2016 null Page
The United States of America. Known to many as “The land of the free, and the home of the brave.” A country that many immigrants and refugees seek to migrate to escape their home country’s poverty, violence, war, and environmental destruction for employment, safety, and ultimately the lure of the great American Dream. But the “…for liberty and justice for all” from the Pledge of Allegiance that we proudly say at the start of every day of an average public school, or before a game of America’s favorite pastime, did not always apply to all of the residents of our great country. From the very beginning of the history of America, African Americans, mostly called the blacks in the past, were often mistreated and taken full advantage of in the worst possible ways. For centuries, the black people that lived here have fought hard and desperately rebelled against the white supremacy keeping them enslaved, abused, and marked with inferiority. With every century that has passed since the official founding of the United States, African Americans have made anywhere from small achievements to great strides towards the principles of freedom, justice, and equality that America was originally based upon. The actions and movements of many long ago have made America what it is today. However, with all the struggles a countless number of people have gone through, dangerous conservative views remain and continue to leave a stain on how people are treated just based on the color of their skin.…

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