Reflective Essay: What Makes An American?

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Have you ever wondered what makes someone an American? Is it being a certified as a citizen? The food you eat? Where you live? If you were born or raised on American soil? To me, being an American is having U.S. citizenship. I see “American” as an ethnicity, which is something you can’t really change. But American in spirit is something different, a person in my opinion can deem themselves as an ‘American at heart” by living the American way. I am a “host” and a guide; meaning I am constantly exposed to people from around the world. I am also Mexican-American so my opinion on “being an American” is more different than your typical American. I am not the kind to say loud, proud, and in spirit that I am an American and that is just how I am,
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