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What is an American?
What is a modern American? I think there is no such thing as an
American, because many people were not born in the United States, and
have not lived here most of their lives. All of us have different roots
from different places outside the U.S., although we may have been born
here. It all depends on your own opinion if youíre an American or not.
You can call yourself an American if you want, but you might not have
been born here or lived here very long. In America, you are free, and
have the option of making a better living than anywhere else in the
world. This may not be true to many other people who live and make a
good living in foreign locations, if you would ask them.
A modern American is somebody who lives in the U.S.,
respectively, and moved here or was moved here for good reasons, such
as finding a great job, living in a better home, having a better
environment, or to just start your life all over again (If something
regrettably went wrong.) Whatever the reason, almost anybody can find
their place in America. What would America be like without the government
we have today? Well, it would be a lot like the Colonial times, and that
was not a good time period to be in. There may be a lot of crime in America,
but there are always more policemen, soldiers, or CIA agents ; it does not
matter. These soldiers and policemen and agents ; they are all modern
Americans. They try to help other people in trouble, and try to make
America a better place for other people to live in.
People like that are what make up America. They hold the society
together, and make sure our neighborhood is safe, and so on. If we didnít
have people like this, there would be no America. Just a land full of crime,
treason, greediness, etc. Modern Americans are responsible for being our
friends and families who live in this country. This leads me to my
conclusion that despite the certain obvious flaws, America is still and
will always be a great place to live, whether youíre a business-man,
engineer, policeman, or whatever you choose to be ; it does not matter.
This is strictly my opinion, though. Other people who live in foreign
countries may love where they live, and would never want to move over to
America, for any reason whatsoever. As I stated before, America is and
always will be a wonderful place to live.