I definitely agree that culture relates to values to great extent. There are many ideas, values, and beliefs in America. Also, I agree to your statement about the variety of religion in the U.S. This is why we have “freedom of religion” in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. I admire how you acknowledged how everyone is different…[Read more]
I believe the first two sentences of your argument were very important. Some people just look at “all created equal”, and not the hard truth and bigger picture. What I admire about your argument is that it is different from the other ones I looked at. I had never looked at America this way, nor did I feel like fear was an American…[Read more]
I admire your American value acronym, it makes the rest of your argument more organized and flow smoother. Overall, I agree with your argument about diversity greatly. America is definitely one of the most diverse countries in the world, if not the most. Using the Declaration of Independence as backup for your argument was very…[Read more]
To be an American means to be independent, hard working, and created equal. According to the Declaration of Independence, “all men are created equal” (sec.2 US 1776). Although people in the United States do no
I really enjoyed your essay, it seems like you spent a lot of time on it. It is really well developed and really shows different aspects of American values. I really like how you integrate the sources you used into the essay.
I definitely agree that competition allows us to grow as people. I myself have been in very competitive environments and situations, and it has made me better at that task and want more for myself. Also, I feel like it doesn’t matter where you go, competition will always exist. However, I feel like competition can lead to…[Read more]
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