10 Reasons Why You Should Be Proud To Be An American
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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Proud To Be An American

I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Proud To Be An American
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The Fourth of July is not just a day meant for shooting off fireworks. The Fourth of July is meant for celebrating the day that our nation became independent and the Declaration of Independence was signed.

With all of the difficulties and hard times our country is often faced with, it can often leave you wondering ”why should I be proud to be an American?” While America is not a perfect country, there is a lot that is right about this country that we might forget exists.

Here are ten reasons why I believe that you should be proud to be an American.

1. Freedom

We are the land of the free, because of the brave. America is unique because it is a free country. People are willing to fight and unfortunately, sometimes die for our country, just so it can remain free. As an American you have the freedom of speech, religion, the press, and the right to vote, just to name a few. America has many freedoms that are not enjoyed by other countries.

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2. Opportunity

America offers practically endless opportunities. As an American you can attend college, get a degree, and a career in the field of your dreams. You can get a great education and learn as much as you would like to learn. As an American you have the opportunity to do whatever you want to do with your life. The United States allows individuals to pursue their dreams and visions.

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3. Beautiful scenery

America is full of beautiful scenery. America has 50 different states that are all full of their own unique scenery. From sea to shining sea, countless national parks, to the cities and country side views, to amazing sunrises and sunsets, you will always find beautiful scenery in America.

4. Melting Pot

America is truly a melting pot. American history began with immigrants from other countries, who brought their cultures and diversity to this country. No other country is as diverse as the United States. America welcomes people from different countries, races, and religions.

5. Unity

The United States is truly united. When tragedy strikes, American citizens come together, do what they can to help, and show their support. The United States helps other countries when they are in crisis. The United States engages in dangerous situations for the good of other people.

6. Diverse Culture

American culture is very diverse. Every state contains a unique culture. America has a wide diversity of music, food, and movies. America is a melting pot of rich cultures.

7. Land of the Free, because of the Brave

America is the land of the free, because of the brave. Strangers that we have never even met before are willing to fight for and defend our country, so that it can remain free. Brave soldiers and police officers put their lives on the line to protect us Americans, to help keep us safe.

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8. Free Public Education

America has an amazing education system. As Americans, we have 12 years of free public schooling. Educated minds are very valuable in today’s world.

9. Fun Pastimes

As Americans, we have the opportunity to participate in many different pastimes. We can go to an amusement park, a sporting event, concerts, movies… the list goes on and on! The fun things that you can do with family and friends in America are seemingly endless.

10. National Pride

Americans are proud to be Americans. We Americans show pride in our country, such as saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the National Anthem at sporting events. Patriotism is a key part of this country. Be proud to be an American and always remember the endless opportunities this country offers.

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And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
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