Patriotism is defined as fervent love of one’s country and allegiance to its government and institutions. Many Americans have this in common we all no matter race, color, or language have a passion for our country. Most of the people living here are immigrants and chose to come to America. As our founding fathers debated over how the government should be run, because they feared
America has given my generation many gifts. Some of those gifts include freedom and liberty. Other than freedom and liberty, America has given my generation many other rights including non violence. These gifts made me what I am today. America’s gifts to my generation mean a lot to me.
No matter who you are or where you have come from, you have undoubtedly heard of the American Dream. The idea that no matter who you are or where you have come from, you can do whatever it is you desire in America. What was once one the main driving forces for immigrants to flock to the new world, has slowly changed over the years, but still holds its value in the eyes of those who are looking for a promising new place to live. The American dream might not hold the same awe inspiring sound that it once did, but for many generations before ours, it was a beacon of hope that helped build the foundation that the United States was built on. And still today the American dream might not be as achievable as it once was, but it is still an important symbol to the American ideology.
Through his work, Miranda expresses immigration as having a positive effect in the history of the United States. In the article “How Lin-Manuel Miranda Shapes History” Edward Delman questions Miranda about the soundtrack for Hamilton. Preluding the interview Delman writes “Perhaps the most significant lesson the show might teach audiences, and one that has particular relevance today, is the outsized role immigrants have played in the nation’s history. Alexander Hamilton was an immigrant—a fact that Miranda repeatedly emphasizes throughout the show”. With a main character that was an immigrant Miranda can show how immigrants can influence and shape history.
This semester was very insightful. American History is essential to society and the path she is going. The importance of history is revealed in our Hollitz: Thinking through the Past. It portrayed just how important our founding fathers described their journey. The Declaration of Independence paved the way to freedom.
The rise of the United States to an international hegemonic position was accompanied by the conviction of its citizens to be part of a success story. This positive sentiment was consolidated as a national project based on values such as freedom, egalitarianism and "laissez-faire". The way of conceiving the country's position in the world was mediated by the notion of American exceptionalism based on its self-perception. Since the United States became a superpower with interests around the world, two issues were raised in its foreign policy. The first of them was how to prevent a politics of supremacy from becoming imperialism.
Another article called Envy and the American Dream by Nitin Nohria summarizes how no matter what Americans go through to have this extraordinary dream we will still stick together as a whole. Nohria directly states, “The American Dream is the country’s most important asset.” This quote proves that the dream of opportunities is what our country is known for. “We are beginning to show signs of focusing more on others than on ourselves” (Nohria). In sum, America is starting to focus more on what others think then on their own opinion.
This expansion would not only demonstrate the ability that the United States had to control North America but also lead to a defining event in United States history, the Civil War. The westward expansion between the years 1789 and 1815 was some of the most influential expansion in American History because of what can be considered an identity crisis the United States was going through as such a young country. The expansion into these areas shed light onto the issues being faced by the people and states of the United States as they continued grow and define themselves. The impact would define a country set the United States on the path to become the world power it is
What does it mean to be an American today? Being an American isn’t hard,but sometimes people just like to not follow things. First thing is being to say The Pledge of Allegiance in school than sitting down on your lazy butt. Second thing is being yourself. Three thing is if you are at a game standing up and put your hand on our heart for The Star Stander Bender .
int. backroom of small nyc neighborhood market -- dayCrates and boxes of full of produce are stacked up on each other. Empty boxes are stacked in a corner. Two large metal racks are packed with packaged grocery items. ANTHONY opens a box of bananas and pauses.
To me, being Canadian is to be a kind, accepting person who respects others and their beliefs and nationality. I believe that multiculturalism is a large part of being Canadian as many have immigrated from other countries; someone who doesn't discriminate because others are different. I believe that the vast forests and striking wilderness are symbols of Canada’s uniqueness and one can feel pride through this. We are strong and it can be seen in the recent years as Canada has become more independant and more powerful. Being a Canadian is a privilege to me and I am pleased to call this nation