People often imagine American identity as unassuming and accepting. America is a place made up of a mixture of cultures, supposedly allowing one to live their life no matter how different it may be from their neighbor. American identity is seeing someone 's appearance, and no matter how different someone 's skin color or clothes, they are sanctioned as an American. Wouldn 't America be a place that welcomes different appearances and heritages as one? Okita 's poem "In Response to Executive Order 9066" and Cisneros 's story " 'Mericans" reveal the illusion of what American identity is differs from the truth of American identity.
Reed, he defines his own personal interpretation of what is and what is not a true patriot. To Reed an American is someone who is encouraged by the ideals in the Declaration of Independence such as “All men are created equal.” I agree with Reed because my interpretation of an American is someone who follows the rights that our forefathers left us. For example people who know their rights are true Americans because they know that the Government cannot take their rights away from them an example is when someone goes to court they don't have to tell the judge anything if they don't feel like it because the judge cannot make them speak or take their rights. But some people may think different on what an American is and don't know what it really means to be an
American culture has an identification what could be described as unique and abstract to a degree of not being like any other. Their philosophy of culture would be to learn and interpret to be applicable to your own life. This society has set no restrictions on what the culture could be or have certain traditions that must be followed. America can tolerate and accept many practices to create its own culture that is not conventional. The articles in this essay will give three different insights on how American culture is perceived based on observations and first hand experiences.
Disobedience is a choice. Nothing forces an individual to disobey. Disobedience stems from a refusal to submit to authorities. The nation of America began as a refusal to submit to an overpowering government and a willingness to follow a government of their own authority. They decided to govern themselves because early Americans understood the importance of an individual in a society, which is why the Founding Fathers started the Constitution of the United States of America with “We the People.” the Foundering Fathers created an American identity based on the individual; an individual who will rebel against tyrannical authorities and who will willingly submit to a government that protects him and provides for him.
In today’s society, if you live in America, you have some type of freedom. Even though we have laws and rules, we still have freedom to do things. Why do we have laws and rules? The reason we have laws and rules is to protect us and keep us safe from danger. Imagine a world where there are no laws and rules.
The ability of being able to vote is a wonderful privilege; voting also gives your vote a say for who is representing our country. Freedom is an excellent opportunity because you are able to choose what you want to say and your religion. These two rights are important to numerous of people because nobody wants to be told what they cannot say or worship. Joining the military is also a joyful experience because you have the choice to fight for your country. Fighting for your country shows that citizens appreciate America and what has done for them.
Americans are deeply rooted in the concept of equality, yet Americans regularly confuse the definition of equality with sameness. In the entirety of American history, no one has established a concrete definition for equality. The fluidity of equality’s definition leads Americans to misinterpret equality and construe the ideals of American justice. In order to understand justice, Americans have to be able to distinguish the fundamental differences between the definitions of equality and sameness. Distinguishing equality from sameness is important for understanding and clarity.
„Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself” (“goodreads”). This quote by Harvey Fierstein emphasises the importance of having the freedom to define one’s own identity. A fundamental right in our society nowadays and since we are moving towards a more and more individualistic culture exceedingly crucial.
I believe this is one approach to culture America does not take. Spector reminds us that when coming here, immigrants often will assimilate to the culture we have instead of expressing their own (pg. 48). If we strive in being the land of the free, we should accept everyone for who they are, regardless of where they came from. If America
Emerson makes a point of addressing the importance for the scholar to not only gain knowledge beyond that of the past, but also to actively share this new found knowledge with the society and the world. This sharing of knowledge must be done in order to return the world to its original state of unity. By naming his oration The American Scholar and not simply the scholar, Emerson creates a stress on the word American. This stressing of the word American implies that being an American scholar, and not simply any sort of scholar, is