Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, And Equality

1589 Words Dec 11th, 2015 7 Pages
Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality are some American Ideals. Not all Americans share these values, but most of them are known for practicing them. Liberty allows people to do what they want; democracy is the form of government that most Americans think is the best. It allows every citizen to participate equally. Rights are the privileges that the government gives to the citizens (for example: the right to vote); opportunity means that everyone has the chance to do what they want with their lives whether it means improving it or not. At last, but not least, there is equality, which means that everyone must be treated fairly or justly. Throughout history, there have been many legal and cultural borders created that have forced some people in and others out of the American ideals.
Most Americans descend from immigrants and many of them identify themselves and take pride in their legacy and cultural history. There is a lot of diversity in the United States. Therefore, the United States is well known for its multiculturalism. Most Americans embrace diversity and are willing to learn about one another’s cultures. For years, many Americans have respected and learned about new cultures, so now being an American consists of following several principles and ideas, not a particular ethnic identity. Therefore, one can be an American while still taking pride in one’s cultural history and traditions. Although this is what most Americans believe, there have been many…
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