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Topics: Voting, Elections, Democracy Pages: 2 (444 words) Published: April 11, 2014
Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It How does one’s personal heritage affect one’s duties to our nation?

A person’s personal heritage can greatly affect their duties to our nation. An individual’s heritage is their personal customs and traditions. From the time one is born their family has taught them customs and traditions; the individual will then learn those customs and traditions; as time goes on that individual will chose to keep those traditions or they adapted to new traditions. One may ask, how can an individual’s heritage affect one’s duties to our nation? In many families no one in the family votes in elections. If one is taught from a young age not to vote or they don’t hear about people around them voting, then chances are they will not vote when they are of age to do so. As a citizen it is your duty to vote in elections. Without voting one has no say so in who is put in charge of our nation, thus that individual has no say in the upbringing of our nation. Also, our military plays a major role in our nation. Without a military our nation would not be what it is today. Some families are military families and raise their children with the intentions or hopes of them going into the military. Whereas some families raise their children to be afraid of the military and teach them that war is a very bad thing. Other families let their children chose the military life but are behind them all the way. It used to be that women were not allowed to be a part of the military and today in some families still frown upon. Without the families that teach their children to take on the great responsibility of serving in the military our nation would cease to exist. Serving in our nation’s military is the ultimate duty. To recapitulate, there are many ways in which an individual’s heritage can affect their duties to our nation. Whether it is something small or something large it can still affect our nation with great impact. Keeping...
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