What Does It Mean To Be An American

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What does it mean to be an American? To be an American can mean many different things, it could mean that you have American parents and that you were born in America. You could have American parents and be born in a different country and still be considered American. To me it means that you live in America, you could be from places like Turkey, Spain, Germany, Puerto Rico or anywhere and live in America and be considered an American. All Americans are immigrants, this is stated in The Immigrant Contribution by John F. Kennedy. He says “Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were American history”. He was saying that all people in America are immigrants. This means that even if
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