Thomas Jefferson once said, “Action will delineate and define you.” Pride in your actions, pride in your words, and pride in yourself all make for real success and Thomas Jefferson knew, and lived with that mindset. Being proud in everything we do as Americans is the foundation of success. Your personal best is all you can ever accomplish and once you’ve done that, you can rest easy in knowing great rewards come with hard work. We see proof of this in every aspect of American life, a lifestyle that was built from the ground up on
The seminar was very opinionated by all who talked. The songs have different opinions about America and the seminar was informative on what other people around me believe the stereotypical American is like and what they think of what our country does. Some of the songs we herd in class were very patriotic in my opinion. “Proud to be an American” is an example of a patriotic song. When Lee Greenwood sings, “I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.” , he is saying that being free is what he believes it means to be am American.
Being an American does not simply mean living in the United States. It means being loyal, courageous, and hard working. American strive for achievement of the American Dream; to be free, happy, and successful. It also means having the ability to question all of those things. Americans build their morals, ideals, and lives around the idea of freedom.
The poem begins by telling us what the giant statue is not, then shifts and becomes caring and softer. The Statue of Liberty is an example of what America is all about; a country that takes care and protects its people. The attitude of Lazarus’s poem is caring and proud. The immigrants coming to America did not have to fear any longer, they were welcome in their new home. There are many connotations this poem.
Burning the American Flag is illegal and it is a waging war on America and our brave men and woman who are dedicated to making sure our flag is never burned, ripped or disrespected. America is one nation. The U.S. shows great principles, freedom, as well as equality. Immigrants come to America for a different life from what they had in their country. When immigrants are welcomed into the U.S. and become legal citizens they have rights and privileges like every other American because we symbolize one nation for
With that in mind I would never want the people whom I love to get hurt now in Afghanistan over something like that. Another main point of both Obama’s and Romney’s speeches were energy efficiency. Both men believe that the United States needs to find ways to use renewable resources and better ways to use nonrenewable
The declaration of independence is one of the most influential documents in American History. It might have been that Independence would have been declared even if the Declaration wasn’t written but it shows the bravery, courage, and pride those colonists had when they wrote the declaration of independence. The same bravery, courage, and pride every single American should feel, During the hard times, on the battlefields and when at home. This Document serves an important role in a Americans life. The Declaration Of Independence isn’t just another piece of paper (or in this case parchment).
Embedded Assessment – What It Means To Be an American To be an American means freedom. America provides endless opportunities to be granted an education that other people living elsewhere dream of every night. It means having the right to proudly chant the Pledge of Allegiance, work wherever my heart and mind desire, standing up for what I believe in, and being able to make a vote to support those beliefs. To me, to be an American is having pride in my country, and expressing my freedom. In What is an American?
Proud to be an American Journal “America the Beautiful.” This song, even more than “The Star-Spangled Banner,” encapsulates what I love about being an American. “Oh beautiful for spacious skies…for purple mountain’s majesties…America, America, God shed His grace on thee/And crown thy good with brotherhood/From sea to shining sea.” I’ll take that over bombs any day. An American to me is someone who is willing to fight for and defend our country, someone who will fly our flag high, without any type of indignity, someone who is honest and cares for the welfare of our people. Most of all, an American has to have pride and faith in all that our country does, participating in activities that can only improve us as a unified nation. I am
The American Flag and the erosion of it’s meaning by popular culture The American Flag represents many things in these United States. It represents our nation as a whole. It represents the freedoms that we as American citizens enjoy every day. It represents the liberties that we hold dear. It is a symbol of freedom and a beacon of truth to the entire world.