As the economy grows throughout the 1920s, many people waste their money on foolish and unnecessary luxuries. Throughout the story, Gatsby is chasing the American Dream and win back Daisy but, despite his hard work and efforts, Gatsby is still unhappy. Fitzgerald shows
In “Let at America be America Again”, also by Langston Hughes, there are the poor white, and the slave blacks, and the immigrants as well. They were taken advantage of simply because they were not famous nor white, therefor they had no access to the American dream. The citizens without high social status must work hard in order to survive and live a decent life. They must work long hours at a job that may not have been their dream. They must service the rich in order to keep those same jobs that they have because their American dream never came true.
Friendship and overcoming obstacles are two that stood out to me, but I think the most important theme is that illegal immigrants are people too. Several times in the book, Joshua Davis talked about people downgrading the four boys and their families Americans treating them harshly. I think the book was trying to show us that there are more stories of illegal immigrants and that they are people too. I recommend the books: The Language of Flowers, The Glass Castle, and All the Light We Cannot See. All of these books are different from those that most teens read, and they all have great storylines and plots that young readers can take away
America in the early 1900’s was an explosion of industrialism, with poverty on its heels. From a distance, America appeared as a magnificent wonderland filled with amazing opportunities. However, as many immigrants soon discovered, America was not the magical kingdom it was made out to be. With levels of poverty and disease rising, and unsafe workplaces widespread, America was built on pillars of corruption and muck. Upton Sinclair shared these beliefs, and in 1906 he decided to help open the eyes of the American public to the horrors behind closed factory doors by publishing his book, The Jungle.
The 19th century was the era of the Gilded Age, where the economy was booming, bringing great changes that affected the lives of workers and entrepreneurs. During this period, there was a large influx of immigrants that were coming to America to look for job opportunities. The migration of immigrants proved useful as a source for cheap labor, allowing an even higher rise in the U.S. economy. While American industrialization may have benefited the upper class of the American society, the effects were opposite to the workers of the lower classes. This problem was especially worse for immigrant workers as their belief in the so-called American dream has been worn down due to the misery they had to endure.
In the early 19th century, millions of immigrants from Europe had traveled to the United States to escape difficulties faced in their native lands such as poverty and religious persecution. Italian, German, Irish, and many other eastern European immigrants sought the prosperous and wealthy lifestyle advertised in the land of opportunity, the United States. However, after settling down they often faced the difficulties they had fled from as well as sentiments of prejudice and mistrust from the American people. Most immigrants were discriminated against due to their religious beliefs as well as their language barriers which fostered the beliefs that they were intellectually inferior to Americans. However, the American economy needed both skilled and unskilled workers and the migration of European immigrants to large cities allowed them to fill the growing number of factory jobs for unskilled workers.
Although future generations benefited from these events, the New World was forever changed. Many generations and cultures of people were completely lost in the aftermath of the epidemics, but the benefits from the Columbian exchange enhanced population growth worldwide. As the cultural changes took place, there was a mixing in the races that still exist today. The Native Americans began a struggle to survive while people such as the Spanish gained riches from mining the abundant silver, but also soon became bankrupt from their greed. Like most things the Columbian exchange was a blessing and a
In text two, the American Dream is interpreted from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s personal experience. He claims that the American Dream is not only about receiving what America has to offer, such as wealth and status as many people thinks, but also what the people who is pursuing the American Dream has to offer and give back to America. In text three, we hear about how the American Dream is like in past few years and what kind of negative affects it have on Earth. It is harder for people to obtain wealth now more than ever, due to the bad economy. Earth suffers from all the CO2 we releases from our luxurious cars and soon we will run out of resources.
Approximately between the years of 1850 and 1920, millions of immigrants traveled to America from all over the world in search of hope, escape from religious persecution, wealth from the gold rush, and to start their life over. This is what gave the United States the nickname, the melting pot, since so many different nationalities had to live within a single country. However, many native born Americans began to feel that the various cultures of these immigrant groups posed a threat to the American lifestyle, developing feelings of hatred towards them. This would directly lead to the rise of nativism and various anti-immigrant acts. However, these two actions were simply excuses and blames that Americans placed upon these unfortunate immigrants
America is filled with millions of immigrants that came to this country….either legal or illegal. As for those illegal immigrants, how are we going to deport over 12 million illegal immigrants? They are “stealing” millions of jobs from naturally born Americans but we never think about working harder to keep those jobs. Immigrants that move to this country of America, illegal or legal, helps this country’s economy stabilize with all the work they are doing to help build houses, trimming lawns in neighborhoods, plumbing, electricity….all the difficult jobs that help us, but Politicians continue to try and reform immigration instead of working with it. Donald Trump in the election has suggested a wall for the southern border of America as a promise