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Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: What makes someone really an American?

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By Mark Banker

“Who is an American?”

This is our nation’s most unique, fundamental and controversial question.

“We the people” has broadened considerably since the Republic’s founding. But advances on that front often spurred negative reactions from citizens who felt threatened by new, fellow “Americans.”

We are now in an era of reaction.

Our president’s recent Twitter tirade against four young Congresswomen of color fanned the flames of controversy.


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