I think if this country has any unifying forces at all today, it would be diversity, though in some cases it could turn out to cause disunity rather than unity. I think diversity is a unifying force because it enables us learn and grow through the collaboration of working with people who may think different from you or may have different methods for doing things. Another unifying force I think is present in America today is innovation in the newest technology, or what was known as the Enlightenment in the mid-18th century. As new immigrants move in, they also bring their talents and creative abilities. Through cooperation with Americans here, more is discovered and developed.
Immigrants should be allowed to work in America and should be treated with full respect and decency. Immigrants deserve recognition for everything they have done for our county. The Immigrants dedication to improving in everything they do needs to flourish in America. They start more businesses that add opportunities in our country. Their devotion towards our military is priceless.
Benjamin Franklin: The Archetypal American Modern American identity revolves around self improvement. Americans seek to improve themselves in all areas of life, be it socially, financially, or physically. Americans accomplish these goals through education and observing the successes of others. Benjamin Franklin, a man who is frequently admired by fellow Americans, embodies many of these qualities and, as such, has become an archetype of success and of what it means to be American. Benjamin Franklin is an archetypal American because of his values of self-improvement, community-mindedness, and frugality.
While what determine’s “who we are” can vary, what we represent and aim to reflect is far more intuitive. Self-fulfillment leads us to yearn to be viewed as good, to be part of a whole, and to belong. As Americans, we pride ourselves on equality and acceptance. O’Keeffe’s work displays an advanced sense of unity and harmony through the positioning of the iris and the fluidity of the shading, clearly representing our goals as a nation. Which transitions us to the third question: how do we want to be remembered?
94% of Americans value creativity in others (Kluger). Creativity and innovation are traits whose evidence in the most successful American companies and individuals of today and yesterday is obvious. And although not everyone is the next Franklin Roosevelt or Elon Musk, most Americans value and strive for the creative and innovative spirit which has produced success for those people and people like them. Considering this nation’s founding, its music, its culture, and those within it, such characteristics remain clear as collective values. These traits are things that connect us all as Americans; things that pervade this country despite differences in color, class, creed, or gender.
The hope and dream is still valid today in America and Martin Luther King’s paved pathway continues to be built off of and honored today. It is a path we as America can look back on, learn from, and continue to be inspired by today thanks to MLK’s
Almost every single person is successful, if you are using my point of view on success. Not only can people be successful, countries can be successful. America has set goals to bring the country together and make everyone equal, and although we are still in the process of achieving this goal, I am positive that America will one day achieve this goal and become successful. To become equal is a hard goal to achieve, but an average person’s goal is usually not this complicated. Someone’s personal goal can vary from simply being able to get out of bed, getting an A on a test, or being able to bench press 100 pounds.
If his face was printed on a postage stamp, that stamp would not only represent General Brown, but also all the gallantry and sacrifice military personnel go through to make our nation safe and strong. As a military child, I have seen firsthand the hardship of far-away deployments and the physical and mental strength these soldiers have. General Brown represents that and more. For a service member to gain all the accolades he has, they must be dedicated. As a commander of the Special Operations Forces, he had improved the way they fought.
Our flag is a sacred symbol of the United States its colors stand for what America believes in: Our country, our children, our military and loved ones, and our very lives. This symbol is a very important part of society and stands tall amongst the world and its many allies. Although America has one thing most countries don’t and that’s tolerance. As the land of the free we’ve became very tolerant to ideas such as Islamic laws and even immigration from other countries.
What does it mean to be an American today? Being an American isn’t hard,but sometimes people just like to not follow things. First thing is being to say The Pledge of Allegiance in school than sitting down on your lazy butt. Second thing is being yourself. Three thing is if you are at a game standing up and put your hand on our heart for The Star Stander Bender .
I come from a military background which required me to do a lot of traveling as a child. I lived in Sicily, Italy for about four and a half years before moving back to the United States. Living in two different countries made me flexibility and tolerant which allows me to adapt and respect others cultures while maintaining my own. These qualities proved to be beneficial this previous summer while studying abroad Japan. I find these qualities essential especially for someone seeking to teach abroad, I feel any great teacher should first be a student themselves.
The America I believe in is where everyone is to be respected, no matter of their religion or race. Before this country was even founded we have stood by one another through many tragic events in history. We’ve gone through many wars and even a war against ourselves. Heck, we almost had a nuclear war! The one thing that matters is that we all have gotten through it all together.