Essay On Being An American

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According to the dictionary, the definition of Americanism is a custom, trait, belief, etc., peculiar to the United States of America or its citizens. In 1776 when the United States was established and we declared independence from Britain, we got many rights and freedoms. Those rights and freedoms are still very important today to making Americans who they are and what they believe. To be an American to me is not about your ethnicity, religion, or language you speak. It’s about your beliefs and what you add to this country. Americanism can be shown through many things throughout our community, and an important trait to an American citizen is that we respect everyone no matter their appearance. One of America’s traits is being a very…show more content…
Many Americans take advantage of their opportunity to have an education. In a lot of countries, there are many barriers for children getting an education, a big one is being a female. I can spread Americanism by working hard in school and not taking my education for granted. I can help myself as well as helping and supporting others in my community, for example, tutoring if they need it. That is another big thing too. A good way to show Americanism is to support the people in your school and community. be an American to me, is not about your ethnicity, religion or language you speak. It is about your beliefs and what you add to this country. Being an American also means being free and proud of where you 're from. As Nelson Mandela once said, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one 's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Being free is more than being not locked up, it is being able to live how you want, and say what you want about the government. I can spread Americanism by just being proud of where I am from and at the same time remembering how lucky I am to have been born in the United States and be living here with all the freedoms I have. To conclude, showing Americanism can be done many different ways from not taking your rights and education for granted as well as helping and supporting others in this incredible
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