I Am Proud To Be An American Essay

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I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me ~Greenwood. So often, natural-born Americans sing about patriotism and appreciation for the freedoms they have received from birth. When in reality they are not aware of how their life would be without said freedoms. Immigrants, on the other hand, have experienced the lack of rights, and therefore value American freedoms greater. Our forefathers fought long ago for the freedoms that we have, while in other countries, their forefathers have just begun to fight. Citizens born in this country may value the freedoms that we once fought for on a traditional level, however, immigrants value these freedoms on a day-to-day basis, because of the loss, or lack, of rights they have experienced that American-born citizens have not.
On July 4th, 1776, our forefathers declared independence from Britain, and the ongoing abuse that scarred the nation had ended. Annually, Americans celebrate
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The number one country that immigrates the most people to the United States is China, not surprisingly. China has roughly 19 million adults looking to move to America, “the land of opportunity”, and escape the communist leadership in their country (Gallup). In America, 1775, war had just begun to fight for the rights that the colonists knew they deserved. In some countries, people are currently paying “the price of chains and slavery” (Henry 8). Immigrants come to the country with the horrible experiences of lack of rights and are gifted with “peace so sweet” and freedoms that they never could have imagined. The “privileges” that they might have had are now unalienable rights that can not be taken away. Immigrants value freedoms far greater than citizens born in America, because they’ve experienced life without these said
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