An Analysis Of Donald Trump's Campaign Slogan 'Make America Great Again'

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America is often touted as the “land of the free,” promising to provide equal opportunity to every citizen regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or religion. This, however, is a fairly new narrative, and still under construction. When pondering what it means to be American, I can hardly help but think of Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” and wonder who defines the term “great,” and from whose perspective that has been true throughout the country’s history. It was not true for Native Americans pushed off their land, slaves in antebellum society, women who weren’t allowed to vote or attend school, Japanese citizens during encampment, segregated black Americans, the LGBT community leading up to the Stonewall Riots, or
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