Essay On Becoming An American

Words: 644
Pages: 3

To find out what an American really is, is basically like reading the constitution, and trying to understand what it means. It always has the same general idea but means a completely different thing every other week. Becoming an “American” does not take too much work and it just happens over a period of time, but others think it takes much effort, time, work, and change. This is a very controversial topic some people think it is about becoming a “Citizen” or being in the army, or just a matter of being born in the country. Others think if you live in America for a certain amount of time you are American or if you have a job there, you are an American . However it does take effort to just shut down your past and take in American culture. Though, some people think that you don't have to shut down your past and heritage, and all the disagreements goes on and on. As many are led to believe the world is an overall better place with America, with all the freedom and great military powers making people quick to call themselves Americans, believing America is a great country …show more content…
Or do you keep your culture and just mix in with other people not taking their cultures, however just being around them all. “America has traditionally been referred to as a "melting pot," welcoming people from many different countries, races, and religions, all hoping to find freedom, new opportunities, and a better way of life. “ (Joyce Millet) however the salad bowl lets people keep their traditions, keep their beliefs and just bring it to a new place around new people with different traditions and beliefs and you don't really need to change your traditions you just change who you are around, and where you