In these letters De Crevecoeur addresses how America is a new type of person. This new type of person De Crevecoeur refers to are the individuals who came to America during the frontier. These individuals came from all over and hold different beliefs. De Crevecoeur finds that “Diverse nationalities and faiths, he said, might well ‘melt’ into a more peaceful, justice-loving, and prosperous original, and it should be the envy of the world” (Horwitz 23). The frontier brought about a whole new race of individuals who could bring a whole new perspective.
Also, women were not treated right , at the time men were bias to the idea of equality for women 's rights. Sojourner Truth was one of the very few women that stood up and contradicted mens ideas for women 's right and helped changed sexist points of view. Therefore , the Civil War redefined Americans perspective of equality, slavery, and women rights. The idea of equality has changed Americans way of thinking since the Civil War. For example in the Gettysburg Address it says 87 years ago America got its independence from britain, a new country made from the freedom of the people, and is committed to the idea that everyone is born similar (lincoln) Which means that 87 years ago America was founded and that in the preamble it states that all men are created equal.
America has been established as a country by immigrants, been industrialized by immigrants, and basically has been made by immigrants. These immigrants haven’t just come from England, these immigrants came from all parts of the world like Russia, Mexico, Italy, Ghana, and so on. With all the immigrants coming, cultures, beliefs, clothing, and languages come also. With all these influences and ideas going into the melting pot, there cannot be one particular way in which one looks from America. This is because the American identity is not something shown on the face; rather the American identity is made of diversity, with cultures that contribute to the making of the American Identity.
Jackson places logical appeal in his speech to capture the reader’s eyes by explaining how just one intersection, in one village (Jerusalem), brought different people together. Even though people were dissimilar towards each other, and had unalike cultures; three religions that still stand in modern day were created all because of this one little intersection, Jerusalem. Jackson uses this logical appeal through facts in the past to show that we are all different, but at the same time, we’re all together. Even though we are all living in our own room, Jackson emphasis that we are all Americans. Jackson also uses two rhetorical appeals at the same time, ethical and emotional appeal.
In “Quilt of a Country” by Anna Quindlen and “The Immigrant Contribution” by John F. Kennedy, the writers use sophisticated, formal, and ordinary word choice. “Quilt of a Country” talked about how the country has changed throughout the years since 9/11 has happened, and “Immigrant Contribution” talked about how immigrants came to America for a chance of freedom and more opportunities for them and their families. First, “One of the things that it stands for is this vexing notion that a great nation can consist entirely of refugees…. either side of the country’s Chester Avenues”. The word “vexing” is a sophisticated type of word choice because not every person uses it in normal sentences unless they are talking very formal to someone else.
Kohl 's Values in American Society Kohl 's value #7: competition and free enterprise best characterizes my generation in America today. Our society is based on a competitive economy or free enterprise and it penetrates into many other aspects of my generation 's lives. In school "competition [is] being fostered...in the American classroom, even on the youngest age levels"(http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/alee/extra/American_values.html). This competition in the classroom is especially evident in high schools across the country, every student competes to get the best grade in class and to have the highest gpa. The upperclassmen are very competitive to get into the best colleges possible, which has been the underlying goal, since
Discourse communities are a way of the world, everything and every person belongs to some sort of discourse community. The many forms of discourse communities are made up of anything from churches, to the part of the world that a person is from. America is a great example of a discourse community and how they work, for example Americans are classified from the view of everyone else in the world as Americans, however American is such a vague and non-descriptive term; It could literally describe almost anybody. In America we have millions of different people, varying religions, languages from all around the world, and many different social and economical classes. To describe America in one word is impossible and almost always incorrect.
Will we ever finally see a civilized society without hate, bigoted views, and prejudiced thinking? Unfortunately, not in our lifetime, but the children of today and tomorrow can help ease the anger and tension, and resolve what has been plaguing our nation for years. A sense of understanding. Unsure of what that means? Imagine the thought of any interracial couple from around say the year 1901, unheard of and even illegal.
The United States of America has been dubbed the land of opportunity and freedom; and over the course of history immigrants have fled to escape prejudice and oppression. America has become a melting pot of cultures, where opinions and beliefs that intermingle with each other lead to conflict and pride. Average Americans have an innate personality that sets them apart from the rest of the world, that the country created today has become an entire world in itself. To be an American is to have a great sense of patriotism, to value ones individualism, and to be materialistic. Patriotism is a trait that all Americans express.
In “A Quilt of a Country”, Anna Quindlen’s claim is America is like a quilt. Anna Quindlen states, “America is an improbable idea, a mongrel nation built of ever-changing disparate parts”(paragraph 1). America is like a quilt because a quilt is made up of a lot of different pieces that are put together into one. Just like a quilt, America is made up of different races, ethnicity, and cultures. We’re all made up the same but we claim that we’re all different.
Imagine someone going up to you and saying " hey American person", even though the fact may be that you don 't wan to be called that. Throughout North American History, we have been labeling many different Native Americann groups by the same title and name, even though they may be completely differnt from each other. Each and every Native groups have their own history, culture, and way of life. It isn 't fair to call and label every ethnic Native group as simply Native Americans. Their are hundreds of different Native ethnic groups out there, with competly differnt lifestyles.
In the article “Race in America: ‘We would like to Believe we are Over the Problem,”’ which was published on America, Maryann Cusimano Love argues that the racial inequity issues still persist today in the United States. She triggers her topic by responding to Delegate Hargrove’s arguments that “not a soul today had anything to do with slavery” and “it is counterproductive to dwell on the past.” She thinks Hargrove’s suggestions are defective because racial issues are still exist in the modern society, which people must be responsible for. As the evidence to support her argument, she listed historical statistics and numbers. She first makes it clear that the inequality in health care causes many African-American died in the United States. She
“Other countries with such divisions have in fact divided into new nations with new names, but not this one, impossibly interwoven even in its hostilities...one of the things that it [the U.S.] stands for is this vexing notion that a great nation can consist entirely of refugees from other nations, that people of different, even warring religions and cultures can live, if not side by side, then on either sides of the country’s Chester Avenues.” She concentrates on the hardships faced by our ancestors and sets a vaguely amazed tone throughout the essay at our ability to stay whole. In spite of these variations in opinions, the essays represent only a couple views on the
However riots and protestors have begun in an attempt to stop the police officers from treating Americans with such brutality. Paine’s book first discusses race and he writes: “If there is a country in the world, where concord, according to common calculation, would be least expected, it is America. Made up, as it is, of people from different nations, accustomed to different forms and habits of government, speaking different languages...” (Paine) Since the beginning of America, immigrants have been coming here to start a new life in a new country. This has resulted in a unique culture because all walks of life have influenced American customs. Interracial marriages used to be banned, however, Americans have overcome any prejudices or maltreatment