American culture is a mixture of cultural diversity and a shared common identity which leads many to wonder what aspect should be of main focus, or at what cost does our cultural differences have to be sacrificed in order to establish a common identity many people dream about being an american. My husband is american and our lives were here, so there was no question about staying aside from the process being nerve-racking, it was fairly easy for me to get a green card i was lucky, and i know that there were tons of forms and a huge file of evidence to show the relationship with my husband. These stories illuminate what it takes, and what it means, to uproot your life in one country and begin it again in a new one. 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. Arts+culture politics education opinion & essays blogs new jersey delaware keystone crossroads planphilly the remix veterans coming home watershed january 30, 2017 speak easy essay: for a refugee, making it work in america means not being afraid to ask for help gentil ndizihiwe is shown with his parents.
“the commentary in the 'shifting perceptions: being black in america' essay series builds on that foundation, but also interrogates the mainstream american race analysis which continues to make excuses for institutional and structural racism, while preventing black americans from obtaining full citizenship. But to me it means most of all to be free and to be proud that i live in the united states of america here in wisconsin ashley m, 10, wisconsin it means that you are free it also means you can vote for who you want to hannah k, 10, wisconsin i think it's cool being an american because we are free the pledge stands for. Some brown girl: notes on pinay liminality manuscript building continues i wrote this essay in around 2014, as i was invited to submit to the anthology, others will enter the gates: immigrant poets on poetry, influences, and writing in america, edited by abayomi animashaun, and published by black. What does being an american mean enjoying more security, freedom, and liberty than any other nation in the world americans have the opportunity to become what ever they desire, and they can choose their future, whether they are successful or not people have the freedom to do as they want to do, and say what they.
What makes an american goes beyond the definition of the book its strategic geographical location on the western hemisphere or the acquisition of an american passport inadequately defines the characteristics of being an american being an american is more than being a legalized citizen of the country, but rather,. In this essay i will explore whether or not it is enough to embrace the culture, or if there is more to identifying yourself as an american by examining some key elements of american culture one of the big defining factors in terms of being an american is embracing the right of free speech outside of the united states, many. The people in america are given something that not everybody's given a chance to be successful and to survive, and most countries are not given that chance being in america offers a lot to the people one of the most important right america offers to america is the chance to be ourselves and to live in a place were small.
Audio essay winner sejal patel mt vernon township high school mt vernon, illinois note: this is a multimedia entry that also includes an audio essay and a collage whether it is an immigrant or a natural born citizen, they are an american i do not think there is anything wrong with being different or individual. Being proud to have this right of freedom in america is an understatement in a country named burma, 90% of the population is theravada buddhism, a faith the government embraces and promotes over christianity, islam, and hinduism minority populations that disregard that religion are denied building.
Example essays when asked what america means to me, i think about the positive aspects of this great nation the thing that makes america distinct from all other we must especially keep on working at being the best, because i am sure most americans like being the best, and would hate to not be. Viewpoint: an appreciation of the freedom to be devout — and the right to go shopping. The being an american essay contest is open to high school students between the ages of 13 and 19 learn more. To some people — most people, perhaps — we may all look the same, speak the same language, eat the same things, and come from the same place but let's just pretend for the duration of this essay that placing all asian americans into the same racial category isn't the norm let's also pretend that.
Wikimedia commons among all the seemingly intractable crises americans face in the world today, none is so serious as their utter unfamiliarity with that world it makes every specific overseas problem virtually impossible for us to deal with confidently or competently whether motivated by exceptionalism,. America's history of racial and ethnic exclusions has undercut the universalist stance for being an american has also meant sharing a national culture, one largely defined in in this essay, i explore different ideals of civic solidarity with an eye toward what they imply for newcomers who wish to become american citizens.