How often do we hear “We give money to foreigners all the time. What do they ever do for us?” It is true, that America is a very giving country and that we try to help those in need, but other countries have helped us, as well, along the way. It is ignorant for us to forget those contributions to America. People risked their lives, reputations and talents to help make America become a country, and without them, we probably would still be under English rule. This Independence Day, while we are celebrating with picnics and fireworks, let us not forget the American colonist who bled for our freedom and these five foreigners that gave us the opportunity to say we live in the United States. Here are five foreigners who created America.