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
             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
             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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