"He is an American, who leaves behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the old made of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds."
Americans are middling and poor people who emigrate to the Americas with their new ideas, willingness to work, and a voluntary alteration in his mind and behavior, and use them to become a prosperous worker, land-owner, and family member.
Why did I choose this image and song?
I chose this images because it represents America as somewhere that everyone is free and equal, and a home of those who have come a long way to make it to the top. I chose this song because it describes a man who grew up in America, who was a very proud American, a hard worker, and provided and loved his family. This shows the American identity as being strong, working hard, and being proud.