Nearly every country on Earth is defined by race or ethnicity. Not America. What makes the United States different? It is the values that have allowed the American people to flourish and, unlike immigrants almost everywhere else, transformed those who arrived from across the globe into full Americans—regardless of where they were born.
America is exceptional because it is based upon three fundamental values.
The American Motto: E. Pluribus Unum, out of many, one. One people from many backgrounds serves as a bold attempt to make one unified people regardless of race or religion. Immigrants assimilate once they have become citizens—faster than any other nation in the world.
Liberty. Equal before the law, all citizens have the opportunity to become whatever their abilities, work ethic and luck take them.
In God we Trust. The Declaration of Independence declares: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. These rights come from God, not from man. Man can take away these rights