Argumentative Essay: Was America Ever Great?

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Was America Ever Great?
When you hear America what thoughts come rushing into your head? Do you think of typical American things like Rock n’ Roll, the Statue of Liberty, the American Flag, or how everything is bigger in Texas? If you’re like me, you thought of things like Guns, limited government, a stronger military, and how taxation is theft. But I’m not here to impose my political views. I am merely here to try and persuade you to pick a side in the great ongoing debate, and without any more hesitation, let us begin.
Many would say that America is not and never was that great, their stance on this subject would stem from historical instances that would not only be true but also fit their narrative. Instances such as; the first colonists to arrive would have essentially set the groundwork for years to come by befriending the natives then turning and stabbing them in the back, this would continue
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They would instead offer different reasons as to what makes America great and not so great, for example; many people on either side would believe that the US is a Democracy, well I can tell you that the US is both a Democracy and a Republic. Democracy by definition is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament. Sometimes referred to as "rule of the majority. A Republic or in our case a Constitutional Republic is defined as a state where the officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens. Now the US being both offers us the benefits and freedoms of both systems, making us technically a Democratic Constitutional
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