American Experience Well, as many of you might already now, I am here today to give you all some basic information about the USA and the daily life in the states. You all just saw a video with typical American things to give you all a first impression about the daily life in America. Content: 1. General information about the USA America is known as a land of immigration (immigration country). People with all kinds of backgrounds live in the USA. There are Germans, Scandinavians, Asians, Hispanic people, Afro Americans and many more. Only about 2% of the society still native. The variety of the population leads to a variety of languages, religions, and social and cultural traditions. The most spoken language of course is English but there …show more content…
They have no place to sleep and most of them live on the street. They receive about 200 dollar to buy food and to go to the doctor. Sick people or woman with children receive social welfare, however they only get money for 5 years. In addition people who live below the border of poverty can get social welfare for five years as well. Moreover there are public housings (Sozialwohnungen) and children receive a special treatment like a medical care from the government. Furthermore there are many charities (public organizations) that help people and animals in need. Many Americans support these …show more content…
In most places racism still occurs. In addition people in the upper classes are raced white and lower classes black – the dirty jobs are mostly done by black people. More over black people don’t get the same education as white people so they are often lazy and don’t care that much about school – they take easy classes and skip and might not have a chance to be successful in their future. Racism is a topic that affects everybody living in the USA. There is racism everywhere, at school, at work and in the neighborhoods. It is the duty of every citizen to contribute their part to prevent and stop racism in the
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Being American to me means the ability to pursue happiness, an education, an income, and any of my dreams. Being able to live in a country that you can do anything that you set your mind to do and not having a dictator ruling the citizens. By being apart of this nation you are fortunate enough to have and make your own choices in life. Two main symbols that most people can immediately name when they think of the U.S. is the bald eagle and the American flag.
As a distinguished scholar, and a victim of racism, Du bois uses his experiences to reflect how society is structured based on race. In opposition to Booker T. Washington he shows that black are being oppressed to the point where movement through the class structure is hard, if not impossible. Du bois throughout the text shows the problems with the society of blacks and how to “solve them”. A major thought Du bois conveyed was that blacks are oppressed to such a high degree that getting an education is almost like unnecessary if not useless. Du bois says that the system is backwards and at the end of these four decades’ black men are taught that even through the accumulation of education they are little more profitable than a blue-colored worker
Austin Rattee Period 3 What does it mean to be American? Im American, your an American, my parents are American, but do we really know what it means is the question. If you asked 20 different people what it means to me American I bet you would get 20 different answer all very different. Being American means you have rights such as The freedom of speech.
America’s identity is defined differently by every individual. Ideally it was to be a place of freedom and acceptance, identified by its message of liberty and hard-work, however the question arises whether America is a melting pot in which only one culture dominates or it a mosaic of many peoples’ histories. America’s potential and true identity lies within its ability to assimilate and create a natural individualism despite race, class, and immigration standing. A country as powerful and influential as America is within industry, politics, and socioeconomics cannot be abstract in definition.
I did and still do to some degree have a problem with my identity. When I first moved to America the way I looked and acted around American people was perceived as strange, unacceptable and I was ridiculed. Where one comes from is what make him different or unique from other people. How I acted around people made people think about whether they wanted to befriend me. In this world, there are people who are helpful with anything that are needed and there are people who ignored or shunned me.
When you ask a non American “What does America mean to you?” , they will more often than not answer with hamburgers, obesity, NFL and Reality TV. That is okay because who doesn 't love hamburgers and football filled Sundays, who doesn 't love watching silly reality TV shows and who doesn 't love a cheat day every once in awhile? Those people are judging a book by its cover and fortunately for me… well my thoughts about America are quite different. When an individual asks me “What does America mean to you?”
I agree with the Brooks quote that it is only when we take seriously the values that make America exceptional can we truly understand politics and governance in the United States. In my opinion, the constitutional ideals of the United States make America very exceptional and better than all other countries of the world. The exceptionalism has also served as a model for many other developed and developing countries to follow. The point according to Brook text is that in order to understand politics and governance in the United States, one needs to be aware of and take seriously the values and institutions that make America exceptional. We do not mean exceptional in any absolute sense, to say that Americans tend to be idealistic or religious
We all go through life in varying manners, some choose to challenge the everyday laws, others cling to the authority hoping not to get noticed, we have different jobs, go to different schools, live in different neighborhoods, some of us have hundreds of family members, and some have none, theres no telling the situation. So the question in general is hard to answer because every American has a different view of living in america. Some people see it as shameful to live in such a cruel country, some are proud to be a part of something that is constantly evolving, there are endless feelings towards America and all are found in the people of this country. What does it mean to be an American? It is a very difficult question to answer and it seems impossible to get the right answer, but is there a right answer?
The America I Believe In I think almost every day that everyone should have a right to learn and share our ideas; in other countries they don’t let you have your opinions, they would say, “Your opinions don’t matter.” Every year on Veteran’s Day we honor our veterans; I don’t know about other countries that honor their veterans or their soldiers, but I know we do. Every morning it makes my day to walk into my classroom in the morning and say, “I pledge allegiance, to the flag of the United States of America.” My belief in America is we should honor our veterans, have freedom of speech/ideas, and saying the pledge allegiance.
Another reason why America is exceptional is their very diverse population which gives birth to their different labels compared to other international nations. According to Sellevold, “If we disregard the comparatively minute number of Native Americans , the US is entirely made up of the historically recent descendants of European and Asian immigrants, the descendants of African slaves, and, even more recent, immigrants from central America and the Caribbean” (Sellevold). This particular mix, unseen in any other nation is the reason why there are many different terms for the same terms. Groups of people in states decide on which term to use, a term that fits the characteristics and people of the state instead of the one that fits international
Systemic Racism in the United States Many individuals today have different point of views on how the United States of America became what it is today. For instance, point of views such as how society learned to function the way it does, the law and order in place, and ultimately, how circumstances have developed throughout history. Unfortunately, institutional/institutionalized racism, also known as systemic racism is also a concept that has settled and is grown to be quite predominant in the United States all through times past. Systemic racism continues to take place in settings such as banks, courts of law, government organizations, school systems, and the like.
Imagine waking up in a house that is not your home. You do not know what the morning routine is, what is eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or even know what is and what is not appropriate behavior. In the movie Coming to America which was directed by John Landis, Eddie Murphy’s character, Prince Akeem, is in for a cultural shift when he decides to move from Africa to Queens, New York in order to find his princess. In the film, Akeem is exposed to how Africa differs from America when he discovers the differences in power distance, work ethic, and the value of money.
Is a racism a mad dog or not? I think is racism is a mad dog because throughout the movie racism is being expressed. In the movie To Kill A Mockingbird there was a court case Mayella & Tom Robinson. Mayella was trying to say Tom raped her.
The American Idea Imagine a place where all races, all religions, every different heritage was accepted and treated in an equal pure manner. Despite all of our diversities, we are bound together by the common desire and goal of equality. This is an environment in which America strives to be. The reality of whether or not this ideal environment actually defines modern America, can be controversial. America was originally built on the foundation of freedom, equality, and the rare and privileged given rights of independance for citizens.
As some would say racism is a thing of the past, and it is in some cases. We have moved on to focus on bigger and better things since the Civil rights act back in the 60s. Our schools have become a cohesive unit that accepts all races, everybody can sit wherever they shall choose on public transportation, people can sit down together in the same restaurant and be served, no separation. These are all good things that were once thought to be an unpossibility. Today is a vast improvement that makes our society seem like luxaries compared to back in the 1960s, we have over come racism in a sense.