Have you ever judged a person because they look like they have descent from a certain place? Besides being racist to a degree, that question has lead to the concept of the “ugly American.” I retain a lot of respect for America’s history. Living in a very diverse region of the U.S., in the California Bay Area, my whole life thus far has become something that has helped me open my mind to different cultures. America may try to mold the world into its image, but the chances of its success are minuscule to none. America does, however, have a strong impact on the modern world; but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.
America affects the whole world, but that means that if America makes mistakes, which it does, those mistakes can affect the whole world. For example, instead of sending drafted soldiers to fight another country’s war, which would cause more retaliation, there should be more focus on preventing wars. Another instance of America’s bad timing would be the case of Adolf Hitler. In the Jewish Holocaust (1941-1945), America waited for millions of Jewish people to die before acting against the German. America is not the center of the world, and asserting this doesn’t help Americans.
America has a huge impact and all of the mistakes of its government also affect its citizens, the people living in the democracy of the United States. Many Americans abuse the power they are believed to have. Abusing power cannot be good on any scale, but especially on the giant scale of world power. The stereotype of an “ugly American” is consequent of the Americans who believe that going to foreign countries and being impolite and disrespectful is fine because they are American. Being impolite and disrespectful is not taken well anywhere, but the Americans in foreign countries that do this also disrespect America by portraying a misrepresentation that America is a bad country. The United States of America is an esteemed country that spans from “sea to shining sea,” but much of the world sees America as the home of “ugly Americans.”