^ What about the people who were displaced when the colonialists arrived, and later when the west was settled? You forgot about them. That wasn't so awesome of the colonialists. In fact, it kinda blew.

What about the people who were enslaved to make this country successful and wealthy? The people who came here of their own free will couldn't have "made this country what it is" without them!

Oh wait, this is one of those "feel good" threads, innit? We're not allowed any sort of reality check, just the stuff that ignores all the ****ty things this country has done. Right.