But I also know that while there can be on perfection, there can still always be room for improvements. With improvements, I see myself being even prouder to be an American in the future. Personally, I would love to see my vision of America become a reality. There are probably hundreds or thousands of improvements that people will say need
America is spoken highly by both those who reside in the United States and those who do not. It’s the land of living hope, woven dreams, aflame with longing and desire (Anzia Yezierska) “Here we are to be free from the dread drudgery for bread that held me down in Russia (17).” America represents the land of the free. Freedom of speech and expression, religion, healthy peacetime life and freedom from fear (Franklin D Roosevelt 44).
What is an American? Coming from a family that traveled illegally from a different country to America it has shown me that the United States has a better opportunity and giving choices for a better life. An American is someone that has opportunity, freedom, and who can be patriotic.
The America I Believe In I think almost every day that everyone should have a right to learn and share our ideas; in other countries they don’t let you have your opinions, they would say, “Your opinions don’t matter.” Every year on Veteran’s Day we honor our veterans; I don’t know about other countries that honor their veterans or their soldiers, but I know we do. Every morning it makes my day to walk into my classroom in the morning and say, “I pledge allegiance, to the flag of the United States of America.” My belief in America is we should honor our veterans, have freedom of speech/ideas, and saying the pledge allegiance.
America, the land of the free. This place is amazing and we should try to keep it that way. America has a future and I hope it holds something special. There are different ways i would want this country to improve as i grow old. This is America and it deserves to be the best country in the world, but we can’t be the best if we don’t do the best for America.
My version of America would be that there are no more killing of cops. The second thing I would like to see happen is no more terrorism in America. The third thing I would like to see change in America is no more race problems. There are many other things I would like to see change in America, but seeing no more cops being killed, no more terrorism, and no more race problems are my main things I would like to get rid of.
I live in America. Because I live in America, I can dream. I can dream of being an architect or a comic book artist or a baker. I can dream of going to college, and getting my degree, and going on to accomplish great things. Because I live in America, my privacy is respected, and so am I. Because I live in America, I can type up this essay on my laptop and sit in my air conditioned house and have a say in where I go and what I do.
I envision a nation our founding fathers would have expected to emerge from the seeds of freedom and responsibility they planted in the American soil more than 200 years ago. America is a hopeful nation, secured and blessed by God and enlivened by faith. Where you go to your small hometown church every Sunday morning with your family or how ever else you worship your God or whoever you follow any way you want. This America leads the world in religious freedom, where faith is cherished and protected in private and public. It leads in family stability, where heterosexual marriage is the backbone of society.
I envision the future America as a sanctuary that will protect and love the citizens of this country more than it is shown in the society of today. I imagine that the violence and chaos that is present today will eventually be defeated if we can conquer it with compassion and understanding. When we provide good work ethics along with focus, America will be built up the way it was intended to be. The thirty-third president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, stated, “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”
In the current political environment, the question “What does it mean to be an American” is one that really caused me to think and reflect deeply. And while some are vowing to “Make America Great Again”, I think there are already a number of things that already make America great and make me proud to be an American. Early on, our founding fathers suggested through the Constitution that at its core, what it meant to be American was simply “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” That’s a fairly simplistic notion and the focus of my essay explores whether this literal interpretation can still apply in today’s more complex society or whether being an American requires more than that.
My Vision for America America has had many changes over the years, some for the better, and some for the worse. Right now, more than any other time in our history, America needs a BIG change. With the right leadership, right values and principles, my vision for our country is very promising. What are the right values and principles? Who is the right leader?
When you think about America as a whole what comes to mind? For me, America represents equality, freedom and most importantly a vast amount of diversity. America thrives on diversity; the different cultures, religions and races are what makes America exactly what it is—‘the melting pot’. Many people from all over the world dream of coming to ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ Its very existence is what people desire to be a part of.
My Responsibility to America “Radical changes in the world of politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society.”- Pope John Paul II. To more appreciate the freedom that you have in this amazing country, just think of all the men and women who have willingly gone into combat to fight for you and your country. People that I do not even know are out on the front lines fighting for my freedom. With all freedom comes accountability.
Vision of America Before Today America the Great. America the Powerful. America the Beautiful. Are many ways we use to describe America. We have had many great people say wonderful ideas and have powerful speeches about what America the Great should be; however, we have lacked to take responsibility and courage to become the great.
America has a vision and we need to reach it. America s seen as a leader by her people, we need to make decisions that will make America a true leader. America is on a journey to be greater so let’s just push her to be greater. I certainly assure you, make this decision and you won’t regret