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Why do people believe America as a nation of freedom and opportunity? The answer is in the book called, “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James W. Loewen, the author of “Lies across America.” This book is published by Simon and Schuster from Touchstone in October 2007 as the second edition. The whole theme of this book is to show the faulted story, and the chapter seven, The Land of Opportunity, is showing that the United States is not a land of freedom and opportunity as everyone knows. It is shocking that there are many controversies that society hides from people. Throughout the reading this chapter, I wondered why people started believed the United States as a nation of freedom and opportunity. Then I realized that the society continuously reminds us that the United States is a land with full of opportunities, and people are treated equally in here through Mass Media. “Lies My Teacher Told Me” said that textbooks and society hide and manipulate the important but negative facts to make historical characters to be heroes. It makes young children to believe what they have learned are tru…