The Defining Of A Nation


“My country tiss of thee, sweat land of liberty....” These words
begin a patriotic song taught to many Americans at an early age. They are
also a good beginning for this essay. To define my country in its entirety
would take a life time, which would be an impossibility in this essay. But
it is possible to give a few characteristics that, to me, provide meaning
to my country.
One of the greatest attributes of America is the people that
populate its vast lands. From the beginning of America's young history,
immigrants fleeing persecution, famine, tyranny, or looking for a fresh
start at a new life flocked to the shores of this nation. Even today,
thousands of immigrants pour into the ...

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actual country. This bravery of early
Americans has allowed them to triumph over tremendous odds. The courage of
Americans was evident as they triumphed over the most powerful country in
the world in order to free themselves from a tyrannical government and gain
their independence. From the beginning, this nation's people have dealt
with extreme obstacles. As each hurdle is conquered the people become
stronger and are willing to face the numerous struggles that lie ahead.
This is exactly what makes the people of this country strong and determined
to succeed. Thus, we are a country destined, from the beginning, to
succeed.
Another important aspect in defining America is the government
under which it has operated for the last two-hundred years. Compared to the
history of the world; however, our government is still an infant. Despite
this, the representative democracy, under which this nation operates, has
been a model government for newly formed governments around the ...

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Added: 11/2/2008 06:56:28 AM
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