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Who Are We The American People America has been called a melting pot a term used to describe a country whose people come from diverse ethnic backgrounds This indeed is true and along with this ethnic diversity come prejudice greed and numerous forms of religion America is a country full of politicians millionaires athletes and underprivileged minorities It is a country some say on the highway to hell where religious values give way to lust greed and power Even the President of the United States Bill Clinton has indulged in such sins The American people feel they make-up the most powerful country in the world and have imposed their resources and ideas where they were not wanted Overall Americans are a diverse people driven by greed and full of arrogance yet still possessing a sense of goodness Most people who live in America are not native in fact less than 1 of the population is Native American The majority of Americans are Caucasian many of whom are considered WASPs White Anglo-Saxon Protestants Although the Italian-born Columbus discovered the New World the British originally settled America The British settlers oppressed and massacred the Native Americans whom they truly thought were Indians claiming the American soil as their own In fact the Native Americans should have been respected for they reaped more from the land than the British settlers could ever dream of harvesting on their own Soon African slaves were introduced to help harvest the land and serve the rich Eventually Spanish Portuguese Italians Germans Norwegians Asians and many more ethnicities found their way to America The Native Americans were forced off the land and herded onto reservations Thus is the present set-up foreign peoples migrating to the Americans oppressing the native peoples taking control of their land implementing a Democratic capitalist societygovernment and allowing those among them to starve A prerequisite to become president is that the candidate be American-born this does
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