I do not know what it means to be an American because I am from Mars.
On Mars we don't have any houses or teachers. All you do on Mars is ride around in Space Bubbles like in Radioactive Man. You never have to go home on Mars because your Space Bubble is like your house. It's got a TV and a big refrigerator which makes whatever food you feel like eating. The other thing about Space Bubbles which isn't in the comic books is that you can do tricks like flipping it upside down or on its side while you're flying at a gazillion miles an hour. Also, there is no school on Mars.