What Is An American?

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The Question of “What is an American?” can be answered in many ways depending on the person you’re talking to. Over time, technology and people have changed drastically. From the big sail boats the pilgrims used to cross the seas to the huge freight ships that travel ridiculous amounts of miles used today. But through all of the advancements that we’ve seen over the years, one thing has stayed in place and that is perseverance. There are always those people who get the job done when it needs to be done, no matter how dirty or hard it is. They fought for their country, family, and beliefs. When the Puritans sailed overseas, the people accused of witchcraft in Salem fought for their innocence, and when Equiano freed himself from slavery, they form Americans into people who strive to survive.
Striving to survive is not only compiling the bare necessities of continuance on this Earth, but improving the quality of life and sometimes not just for themselves, but for their families as well. The very foundation of the United States of America was laid on breaking away from Britain to escape wrongful doings and persecution. The journey may not always be easy but nevertheless, it was done for the betterment and the good of the people. For example, in the story Of Plymouth Plantation, the ship ride over the seas to America was a very rough and dangerous journey. One section of the story described a very small part of the ride in the following quote. “After they had enjoyed fair winds
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