Being an American: 2008-2009 Essay Contest

Teachers and students can win cash and other prizes for submitting an essay on which civic value they believe is most essential to being an American.  In their essay, applicants are asked to trace the enduring importance of this value throughout the American story by discussing: a Founding document that reflects this value; a figure from American history who embodies this value; and ways the applicant can personally put this value into practice.

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