~ Sofia Poulakos
Captain America is as American as fireworks on the fourth of July, or hamburgers on the grill. Unlike other superheroes, Captain America’s powers are realistic. With enough hard work and dedication, the average American can become this hero. So, if you are an average American, read on to learn how you could become Captain America.
During World War II, when times were hard and gloomy, America needed something to believe in. Captain America became this something. Steve Rogers was born in New York in 1922 and became an orphan at a very young age. He wanted to join the army, so he could help his country, especially during the war. The problem he had was that he was such a weak, small man that he was not able to pass the physical test to get in. The only way he could get in was to volunteer in a program called, “Operation Rebirth”. This was the beginning of Captain America. After months of receiving treatments to make him stronger and more muscular, he was ready to become a government agent.
All heroes wear a special outfit and he was given one with a red, white and blue shield that had a star in the middle. His boots were red and his shirt and pants were blue, to represent the colors of his country. He lived in 75 different countries and had a home in each one of them. His powers were super strength and a master of martial arts. His indestructible shield also worked like a boomerang and was his only weapon and protection. During the war, his foes were the Nazis and the Japanese. Since America’s allies were France, Italy and the United Kingdom, they were also his.
Like most heroes, Captain America loved a special woman, named Sharon Carter. She was an agent for the S.H.I.E.L.D. Spy Agency and they worked together. She was skilled with the sniper. After thinking she had died, he began dating other women, but none of them lasted long. Because in his early years he was given so much “super juice”, his muscles began to weaken...