• What It means to be American


    “What it means to be American is a pretty complex topic,” to quote my English teacher Mr. Olsen. I didn’t fully understand what he meant by that until I started writing and rewrit

    • Hi Micah, this was a very interesting and informative essay. I really liked how you used different sources and personal connections to establish your argument. I also agree that voting is something all Americans should participate in once they reach the age of 18. Being American and identifying what makes someone an American is very complex and the answer will differ for everyone, and I like how you made that a point in your essay. I personally believe that is what makes America and being American so amazing, we don’t need to conform to one standard. The beauty of all cultures and the identities of all people melting together to form one body of people is quite remarkable. I think you should look into the statistics regarding how many people vote in each age range. It might be interesting to compare the numbers. Here is a link that can provide you with further information. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/05/voting_in_america.html

    • Micah,
      I really thought your post about what it truly means to be an American was right on. I agree that vying is a super important topic and that people cannot ignore that amazing right we have to have a say in our nation’s politics. I think that to be an American means to use all of the advantages and rights we get from living in both a representative nation and a democratic nation. Both go hand in hand, and both have their positives. I think your essay was very good and to the point. Here is a link to a website that has to do with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_the_United_States
      Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Yo Micah,

      Your blog has completely changed my perspective on what it truly means to be an American. At first, I thought that being American simply meant being a citizen of the United States. However, after reading your blog, I now realize that truly being an American means having a say in our nation’s politics. Everyone should vote once they’re eligible to vote because it will have a huge impact in our futures, whether it’s now or later. And you’re right, it’s a huge problem when no more than 65% of the country has voted. Thanks for the new perspective on what it truly means to be an American.

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