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Who Am I as an American?

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Isaac Fricke

on 27 May 2014

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Transcript of Who Am I as an American?

Times Not Agreeable
- The Guilded Age
- The Great Depression
- Before Civil War and Civil Rights
Past/Moral Compass
How I've changed
From a child I've changed:
- Grown more Independent
- Working hard
- More grateful
- Take school more serious
History and Me
Times and people In history:
-Revolutionary era
-George Washington
-Thomas Jefferson
-Civil War era
-Abraham Lincoln
Civil Rights Movement
-Martin Luther King Jr.
American Literature
-Patrick Henry at Virginia Congress: "Give me liberty or give me death!"

- Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

- Serve my country
- Start a family
-Raise my children how my parents raised me
- Represent the people

American Literature
- Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: " That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from this earth."
- Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finche's speech to the Jury: " But there is one way in this country in which all men are equal-thre is on human institution that makes a pauper the equal to a Rockefeller, the stupid to an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal to a college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court."

Who Am I as an American?
I was born March 4,1997, was normal child.
My parents shaped me
-My Father raised me to be: Respectful and to work hard
-My Mother raised me to: know the difference between right and wrong and to treat people equally.
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