Who is the Protagonist in the American Story?
In every story, there is the protagonist, in which people will naturally relate to, sympathize with, and root for. American history is no exception. Who has been the protagonist in the story so far? It has been a white, wealthy man. At the beginning of this country, only white, wealthy men were allowed to vote, own land, and be considered full citizens. Even after black people and women were allowed to vote, the country’s laws and policies have been written from the perspective of the white man, with everyone else seen as antagonistic to the American story.