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How did your American story start? Explore stories told by people across America about how their American story started. 

My American story started whenI came to the U.S from a refugee camp in West Africa at age 16. I've been a Registered Nurse for 17 years. 2014, I deployed to Liberia, West Africa in response to the Ebola virus epidemic, and I worked as a...

My American story started whenthe day I was born. My mother was never home because she was to busy doing drugs and my father didn't want me. My three siblings and I were always at my grandmother's house. Then when I was five my mother died...

My American story started whenI first bought my first portable video camera. After video recording everything that moved. I decided to video my dad's life story. He began with the simple things in life and then I asked him was there anything that stood out in...

My American story started whenI got my citizenship. I was 12 and sitting in Fanuel Hall in Boston, MA. There were rows and rows of people from so many different backgrounds. I watched as people lined up to get their certificates of American Citizenship. It looked...

My American story started whenI realized nature is where I belong. Maybe that means my un-American story started; I realized that caring for our one true thing, nature, is more important than almost everything.

My American story started whenI was born in Texas 43 years ago. I feel very priveleged to share my story of being American and defending my great belief of seeking "The Pursuit Of Happiness" and living everyday life by practicing our inalienable rights. The right...

My American story started whenwhen My ansesters landed in the USA, VIRGINIA in particular, as slaves from Africa!