Did you ever wonder why the United States is called a melting pot? Do you even know what it means to call our country a melting pot?
This great land of ours has been attracting people from all over the world since its independence from British rule in 1783, at the end of the Revolutionary War. They came to this country leaving behind their homeland in order to make a great life for themselves. On the statue of liberty it reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”. The Constitution of the United States starts with the words “We the people…”. This is what our country is all about.
“We the people” are from Asia, Europe, South America, from every projection of the world. people have come and are still advent to this great country to become an American. This privilege of becoming a people should not be taken lightly. Becoming a people gives you the right to Life, Liberty, and pursuance of Happiness this being our declaration of Independence. The pride of becoming a legal people and enjoying the freedoms that come with it is a dream come true for all the immigrants that come here.
The succeed of the melting pot are American citizens who become part of the history of our nation, who become the defenders of our leisure and who bring their own personel talents and culture to meld into this great society. We are Asian American, Euro American, Mid Eastern American, Afro American. We are all Americans under the red, white and blue flag.
Some people have mistaken our pride for our country and have called us arrogant. And still “we the people” have been there for the rest of the world while times of strife, such as world wars, famine, disease, etc… Wherever, and whenever, we are needed we are there. Even those countries that are less than kindly to us, we come to their aid in time of need.
This country is great and will remain great if we hold on to the Constitution and the Bill of ownership that are the foundation of this nation. No man or country will ever be allowed to take these truths from us, not a mislead president or a misguided congress. This is our country and we are here because of what it stands for — Life, liberty and the pursuance of Happiness and “All men are created equal”.
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