Essay about What I Am An American

1189 Words Aug 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
I am very proud to say that I am an American in what I believe is every genetic way you can be an American. My Grandpa Emory’s mother was a Native American, and his father was half-Native American. His wife, my MawMaw Rosemary, was a first generation American whose parents immigrated from Germany. She was one of five children, and she went on to have five children, the youngest being my father. My cultural identity stems not only from my family’s socioeconomic background, but also from the blood of my ancestors, including both natives and immigrants. My father never went to college, but he makes an excellent living working at the Nabisco Cookie Factory in Atlanta. He was raised to work hard to earn what he wants, and he’s never had anything handed to him. My mother is a public school teacher who is originally from West Virginia. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught me the importance of working hard to achieve your academic goals. Between my parents, I’m very lucky to have a brother who has been in the military since 2002, and a little sister who loves animals more than anything in the world, and is living her dream working at a local veterinarian clinic. Neither of my parents grew up in households that held steady traditions, so we made up our own. We go camping together as a family for an entire week every Thanksgiving Break, and we go camping every Spring Break. Camping is something that brings my…

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