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Americanism Americanism. According to the dictionary it means “a characteristic feature of English as used in the United States.” To me it means a lot more than that. It means three main things to me- freedom, all of our needs are met, and responsibility. When I hear the word freedom, I think about freedom of speech and the freedom of choice. In America, we have the freedom of speech. We can say what we want to say anytime we want to say it. The power of speech is often abused. People in America often do not realize how lucky they are to have the freedom of speech. Another thing that I think Americanism means is freedom of choice. From the time children are born and until they go off on their own, the parent or guardian tries to choose what is best for the child. Children choose their own destiny while they are in school. The freedom of choice is probably the most often abused freedom that we have in this great country. The freedom of choice is what truly makes America “The Land of Opportunity.” In America, most all of the people’s needs are met. If you do not have enough money to feed your family you can apply for welfare. Also if you do work, but do not earn enough to afford a place to live , you can apply for HUD. America provides for its citizens through these organizations. Our government tries to meet all the needs of its citizens, but it is truly up to the parent (s), guardians, or ourselves to provide all that we need. This is how all of our needs are met in the United States. As Americans, we all have responsibilities to our country and community. Three major responsibilities that we have are to vote, serve our community or country in any way possible, and to pay taxes. From an adult’s perspective, we all have a duty to vote, no matter what it is for. We all should exercise are privilege t...

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