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America, My Home Essay Contest

My Journey Home

Christina N.
Meigs Magnet School, Nashville, TN
Sponsoring Station: WNPT, Nashville, TN

We all are very lucky to live in this wonderful country, America. People in other countries all around the world wish to live here and to enjoy the freedom we enjoy every day.

I feel fortunate that I was born in America. I think America is the best country in the world. We have freedom, equality, and justice. Some countries in the world still have slavery, and unjust treatment. America doesn't believe in that.

I think it is wonderful growing up in America. You get to see people from all different parts of the world, together, living in one country. Everyone is equal under the law in America. There will always be prejudice and hate, but they are not tolerated in the U.S.

To live in the United States is a great privilege. If you think about it hard, you will realize you are one of the luckiest people in the world to be living in such a great country that lets you have equal rights and freedom.

The United States is the land of opportunity. I really like being able to learn about other people's ethnicities and heritage. I have friends that are from all around the world. One is from Lithuania, another from Africa, even one from Israel. Their families came to America to get freedom and a better life.

America to me in one word is "Home". I would rather live in America than any other country in the world. Growing up in America has been a great experience. I am very glad I don't have to live in a country without freedom or equality.

Not everyone always gets along in America. Even though some people have disputes, Americans have legal ways to work things out. We have a court system to settle disputes. Our laws are passed by individuals we elect.

What really makes our country great is our Constitution. It lets us each have individual rights. That allows us to succeed with what we want to do in America. If we didn't have a Constitution, people in America would not have equal rights.

In conclusion, I love America. It is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Equality and justice are what make this country special. America is a special country because of the people living in it. The United States of America is a great country, and I am proud of it.

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