Personal Statement sample - U.S. expansionism

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My name is Jackson J. Samuel; I was born in 1856 and lived with my parents and seven siblings on a farm in Texas. Currently, I am working as a teacher. I am married to Penelope, and we have three boys, James, Fred and Peter. …

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My name is Jackson J. Samuel; I was born in 1856 and lived with my parents and seven siblings on a farm in Texas. Currently, I am working as a teacher. I am married to Penelope, and we have three boys, James, Fred and Peter. Last year, the country joined Cuba rebels in a sordid fight for independence from its colonial master, Spain.Personally, I favor the United States helping Cuba because I believe in the Manifest Destiny. Even though it was made more than a decade before I was born, it was a constant part of my early education.My father, Jacob J Samuel, used to tell me stories about history of our beloved country. He explained how the US was superior to all the other countries in the region and we were right to take the lands away from the weaker nations because it was divinely ordained and also because President James Monroe had already made it clear to the European countries that they were to stay out of the hemisphere so that the United States would be able to take advantage of the far more inferior nations. I favor the war because I believe the United States is superior, it is the divine right of my country to seek expansion and I think that US imperialism is good.
Even though, the confederacy lost the civil war and my family and I still harbor bitterness about the whole affair, we are still rather patriotic. ...
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