To me, being an American is about more than just freedom. It’s about opportunity. we have a lot more opportunities when it comes to jobs, schooling, etc. More than many other countries. We as Americans, are people of independence and and determination. We fought so very hard for our great nation and are proud of how far we have come. I am very proud to be an American in this generation. I was able to witness for the first time ever in history, an African American man voted President of the United States.. Not once, but twice. Things like this make me feel like we as a country are progressing greatly everyday.