Are American Values

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What Makes A Person an American? An Analysis of What I Believe Are American Values The United States, founded in 1776, has been a symbol of freedom for hundreds of years. After the hundred years of settling into the New World, facing new challenges, and losing many loved ones. The American at this time were courageous and strong-willed. It took these patriotic Americans, all of their strength and courage when the colonists declared Independence on the British. It took eight long and grueling years for the colonist to reign supreme over their British counterparts. The road hasn’t been easy for the American people, having to endure devastating conflicts such as, the War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. As well…show more content…
Ever since the American Constitution was created, the people of the United States didn’t want a government similar to their last one, a monarchy. The people didn’t want the government to completely dictate their lives. Since most of those American’s at the time had that thought process, it transformed those people into being incredibly self-reliant. Lots of people in the early years of America were completely self-reliant on their survival. Back in the 18th and 19th centuries there wasn’t any Walmart’s or grocery stores, these people had to either grow or shoot to get their own food. Many people today still live by this philosophy. People at that time also made their own houses, had their own farms, and barns. They ran their own businesses and corporations for them to make money off of. Those people also didn’t hardly need the government to help them at all. In today’s society, a corporation may experience an economic collapse and may be backed up by the government. These people, who had their own businesses, didn’t have government assistance. These people were rugged and tough American’s. However, more importantly, they were self-reliant and helped the United States evolve into a formidable country for years to come. Clearly, American’s are…show more content…
Some may have heard the term “work hard and you will be successful.” That quote is true for every single American, all American’s are certainly capable of achieving their goal of being successful, starting a family, or being rich. However, some American’s lack the work ethic that is required in order to reach those goals. The sole reason why so many people, including my family, sacrificed everything to come to the United States, was to seek a better life than what they were receiving from their past country. Nothing is ever easy in life, most people know that, and if people do not put the required work ethic than they will certainly not be happy or successful. All in all, every American has the possibility of becoming successful and ultimately
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