Unit_1_Essay_American_Identity_-_Kiran - \u201cAmerica was not built on fear America was built on courage imagination and an unbeatable determination to do

Unit_1_Essay_American_Identity_-_Kiran - u201cAmerica was...

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“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand” (Harry S. Truman). American history is deeply rooted in immigration and expansion. The people are the ones who make up American and they are also the ones who have made this country what it is today. The individuals that have lived and still live in American share a bigger common identity that not a lot of people know about. This identity has even changed over time, seeing as several people influence America on a daily basis. The following texts “A Quilt of a Country” (Anna), “The New Colossus” (Emma), and “Rules of the Game” (Amy), all use different literary devices to illustrate how immigration has impacted American identity throughout the years. In “The Quilt of a Country” (Anna Quindlen) uses figurative langua ge to tell her reader on how the American identity is created and changed throughout the decades. The following quote “That is because it was built of bits and pieces that seem discordant, like the crazy quilts that have been one of its and calico and checks and brocades” (Quindlen para 1) is stated as Quindlen starts off her essay. The quilt is being

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