Albert Einstein: A True American

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Despite Merriam-Webster defining American as, "a native or inhabitant of the U.S.", I believe that being "American" means much more. You are not a true American unless you provide an ideal that contributes to America. For example, Albert Einstein is respectably one of the bright minds of American history. Yet, Einstein is not a pure-blooded American. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Wüttemberg in the German Empire, on March 14, 1879. He was an Ashkenazi Jew that attended a Catholic elementary school in Munich from the age of 5 for three years. At the age of 8, Albert was transferred to Luitpold Gymnasium (now known as the Alber Einstein Gymnasium). This is where he had received advanced primary and secondary school education. He had left the German Empire seven years later. Due his father losing his job, the Einstein family moved to Italy in search of jobs. Einstein continued to…show more content…
Here is where he campaigned for the civil rights of Africain Americans. He believed that racism is America's "worst disease". Earlier in 1921, he was asked by the biochemist and president of the World Zionist Organization, Chaim Weizmann, to help raise funds for a planned university. He also submitted many suggestions as to its initial programs. Among those, he advised first created n Institute of Agriculture, Chemical Institute, Institute of Microbiology and an Oriental Studies Institue. Chaim Weizmann later became Israel's first president. Upon his death while in office in November 1952, he offered Einstein the position of President of Israel. This was a major crossroad in his life. Even just be assisting Zionists, he had already left a mark in history. Einstein had died on April 18, 1955. He memory would be reminded as one of the greatest minds and U.S citizens of America. This is my rendition of what it takes to become an
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