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What Is an American?

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What is an American?

What does it mean to be "American?" What makes it

"American?" And how does it make us "American?" American

stands for the beliefs, the music, as well as the people

that come from this great nation.

The beliefs of this great nation speak every language.

These beliefs stretch from the furthest reaches of Africa

to the city life of New York. These beliefs are pride,

freedom, and equality. American means to be proud. It

means to stand up for what you believe in and to fight for

it wholeheartedly. American also means to have freedom,

freedoms to do what you wish, to practice your own

religious ceremonies, customs, and beliefs. With these

freedoms comes a responsibility, a responsibility to be

accountable for your actions. Equality is the basis of

American society. Before equality for all, there was

slavery. With this slavery came accounts of cruelty and

disillusioned violence. Without help from first hand

accounts of slaves such as Frederick Douglass and Olaudah

Equiano, we would have never emerged from this dark era in

American history.

American music is the envy of nations around the

world. From Led Zeppelin to Snoop Doggy Dog, American music

continues to diversify and grow. American bands develop

large masses of followers in nations of all different




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