The world we live in now is filled with all sorts of different ethnic and diverse individuals. “What makes someone American isn’t just blood or birth but allegiance to our founding principles and faith in the idea that anyone - from anywhere - can write the next chapter in our story.” - Former President Barack Obama. The level of improvement that we have faced as individuals is remarkable. One may say that immigrants have enriched and strengthened the lives of the American people. The ability to create diversity, enrich cultures, and create a sense of inclusion is what makes immigrants an important part of American society.
Being an American gives citizens the right the live the American dream, cultivate the world’s melting pot, and strive to innovate new ideas. For most immigrants coming to America they strive to 'live the American Dream.’ In America we, the people, have the capability to turn our lives around and achieve the goals we dream of. Every American citizen is
In the mid-eighteenth century, North America was home to a diversity of people and different kinds of social organization. North America became home to this because of all the land that was won due to war or surrendering. The land came with people obviously, so the more land that North America gained, the more people came in. As a result, its population continued to grow which lead to a diversity of people and social organizations. Indeed, the increase in population had to do with the diversity in North America, however, religion, political, and the economy did too.
Being an American today means everyone is equal the same opportunities are available for every citizen of this great nation. Throughout history, people from around the world have looked to immigrate to America in search of a higher quality life and better opportunities. In the early 1600’s pilgrims found today's America as they were searching for religious freedom, from 1880 to 1920 many immigrants fled to this nation in search of greater economic opportunity (History.com). Currently, there are some varying opinions regarding immigrants in America, some citizens believe immigrants are harmful to the country. Others believe that immigrants are beneficial to America as immigration increases economic growth; with more people working tasks can
Individuals who migrate to America, all share one common goal: a better life. In most cases, many immigrants come to this country in hopes for a better life for themselves or even families, which is exactly what Jurgis aimed to accomplish. Situations like Jurgis’ and other many immigrants who come to this country for a better life or the “American Dream” will do anything possible to work hard enough to get to that point. This is vital to recognize and understand in the social work profession because many of these individuals will find themselves coming to this country with the same mindset, possibly unable to find legal jobs which will lead them to seek illegal jobs with low pay, gruesome conditions, and illegal acts if they are not made aware and pushed into the right path. For a social worker, being able to guide those who need the knowledge and oppurtunnites to achieve the goals they wish to accomplish to the right path is what makes the central issue of Capitalism important so no individual will ever find themselves enslaved to trying to provide for their family or themselves financially or living in a “Jungle” like society where individuals will compete for a chance to work, regardless of the pay in order to achieve the “American
Language is vital part of geography, and it is one of the first defining attributes of a nation and impacts greatly the culture. The author in the book The Power of Place, De Blij shares how many societies are working hard to preserve their languages, as if their livelihood depends on it. The author states that even though our world is “flattening” and many more people are speaking the same language this will not stop conflicts. I found this to be an interesting point, as one would think better communication would lead to more peace. This rolled right into his thoughts on the how major languages like Latin now have split into many different branches with the infusion of local culture.
In conclusion, with the use of symbolism, Nino Ricci displays a more positive side of the character, where hope is presented in his heart. To sum up, throughout the story, by using tone and symbolism, the author convey the experience of immigration: their struggle and the belief, the dream for a more improved life. This experience points out that settling in a new country is perhaps a dreadful experience, yet a lesson can be drawn out of this story: if one is strong enough to overcome the hardship, they will earn a better
Estrada argues that the melting-pot of cultures brought new meaning and greater cultural vibrancy to the Plaza. People of all cultural backgrounds used the Plaza and surrounding area for commercial and leisure activities. The new cultural offerings connected new immigrants to their distant homelands as a sort of psychological survival. The Plaza offered immigrants a place of interaction beyond their homes and workplaces, and increasingly, was the space for radical free speech and an as a rally place for politics. Additionally, in part because of its central location, throughout World War I the Plaza was known as an important space for revolutionary
Daniel J. Mitchell, the author of “The American Dream Is Alive” wrote “ The American Dream exists all across the country, from the small businesses in every town to the energy entrepreneurs that have created so many jobs...”( 4). It confirms my belief because the authors saying how there are plenty of chances in the world for everyone to succeed on the goal they have in mind. On the contrary, those who believe the dream is not alive would say that the opportunities people encounter may not like it or choose not to pursue on a different opportunity and may not be able to pursue it. J.D Vance wrote “ … manufacturing jobs have gone overseas and middle-class jobs are harder to come by for people without college degree”(14). On the contrary, despite others not liking the opportunities that has been given or may not be able to pursue it , it can benefit them and those around them.
I believe I will learn a lot and will have the ability to promote diversity on a global scale. Diversity has changed my life immensely, and I am excited to see my love for global citizenship and internationalism will fuel my motivation to achieve my educational and career goals of working to unite people from around the