Who Is An American? Essay

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My essay states what being an American means to people from historical text, and what it means to someone I interviewed and myself. The key that I was able to figure out was that we all believe in the same thing. That being an American is much more than what anyone thinks. Being an American means knowing that you have a decent shot at life, and knowing that your opinion can be heard, without the agitation of hearing a knock on your door. To complete my research I read and annotated eight articles about what it means to be an American means; and from those eight I only chose two of the best articles to write about. Instead of using three articles I interviewed someone for my last definition of what being an American means. The best representation of what being an American is to me is America its self. Without this country there would never be an American. God has truly blessed us with what we can call today our American home “The United States of America” the country of life and liberty.

“Give me liberty or give me death” was a speech given by Patrick Henry. The reason as to why he gave this speech was for one reason only. To have the right to liberty and go put an end to others controlling what’s yours. Just as he had once quoted, "For my own part I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proposition to the magnitude of the subject and ought to be the freedom of the debate". His purpose was…

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