What America Means to Me

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What America Means to Me


America is a wonderful place to live, because we are free. Freedom is important, and many
people in other countries do not have much freedom. I am glad I have a place like this to
grow up in; where I know that I can be equal with other races and other genders. Also, I
am glad I have a place like this that will respect me and I know it will be a great place
to have my children grow up in. Some of our ancestors did not have the privileges we have
now because they grew up in other countries, that controlled their religion, who they
married, and almost everything else in their lives. That may be one of the reasons they
moved to America in the first place. I am very grateful for our country, and all of the
privileges I have growing up here. In many countries, I wouldn’t be able to get the
education that is available to me, and I wouldn’t get many of the rights I have because I
am a woman.


Women's rights have been a major issue in the past, especially in some other countries,
where women must walk around completely covered or they are arrested. In America, even
though we had to fight for these rights, not only can we vote, but we can also get the
same education and same jobs as the men in today’s society.


Another part of America that I like is the way politics are set up. Anyone who thinks they
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