What to include in my history paper?
I am given a task to explore what does it mean to be American — the identity of Americans, how does it form, and how was it developed?
I think that American can be anybody who shares American opinions and way of life. The country of origin or current place of living do not matter. It is about believing in American values. All Americans know that the US is the most powerful country from all perspectives. The idea of the American dream in the 40s and 50s just provide that fact.
The American dream was about having guns and freedom! Today, the same ideas are left though celebrities, movies, and food are added to this. Freedom is more about being safe and secure nowadays. It is all that makes Americans one nation. It is my opinion.
take the most significant period of American history and relate them to changes in society. Do some research and you will find that being a modern American would be impossible without our glorious past.
don’t believe in unity and identity anymore. The Second World War changed everything..changed America and its way of life. America became a leader who fought in other countries and lost the previous identity.
I see, you have a task. And I see that you are looking for easy ways instead of looking for some useful books and articles, right?