American Identity by Shawn Hanley
This semester in American Identity students studied the origins of what “American identity” is; is it a mosaic of cultures combined with our American identity, but still separate? Is it a melting pot of all of the cultural differences in the United States that meld together, as if they were metals being melted down, to become a stronger alloy?
The United States encourages different cultures to assimilate into its own, and, for their final exam project, students defined what the term “American Identity” means to them. Their projects were as diverse and as interesting as we are as a nation.