Forensics Speech

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242 years ago on July the 4th the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to declare the United States of America’s independence. The declaration proudly declared that “all men are created equal” and have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But what is America? With the exception of natives, it’s a nation where everyone isn’t from. It’s a nation of nations. To people in the darkest and most oppressed corners of this planet, it is a nation that shines a beacon of light into this dark world and gives a voice to the voiceless. To innocent children in small villages, it is a land where their dreams can come true. To the most unfairly treated citizens of third world nations, it is …show more content…

And, of course, to the immigrants who make up 13 percent of the US population, it is a place where they were given a chance to live the dream. The American Dream. The dream composed of ideals which make America the great country it is today: democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity, and equality. The ideals rooted into our nation’s soul because like James Truslow Adams said in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth”. The ideals which created movements that shaped what we are as a nation today. The feminist movement in the 1920s, the March on Washington in 1963, the anti-Vietnam War protest, the LGBT movement, and the marches we see today all sparked because of these core beliefs. However, America is a nation that is built not only by our famed ideals, but also the immigrants who help define what the United States of America truly is. Alexander Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette, Albert Einstein, John Pulitzer, and even John were immigrants. Yes, the Terminator is an immigrant. They traveled to this nation, because they want to …show more content…

Let me tell you a story. There was once a boy who was born in Moscow within the Soviet Union to Russian Jewish parents. The father, a mathematician, couldn’t pursue the career he wanted there. In 1977, his father came back from a mathematics conference in Poland. At that conference, he was able to interact freely with his fellow colleagues from the United States, France, England and Germany. The father discovered that his intellectual brethren in the West were not “monsters” as the Soviets claim. This made the father eager to move.The mother was more reluctant to move, but was willing to do it for her son’s future. They formally applied for their exit visa in September 1978 and promptly lost their jobs. For 8 months, the family struggled through with temporary jobs desperately hoping that their exit visas would be approved. At that time, various exit visas were denied for other Soviet Jews who wished to immigrate. In May 1979, they were granted their official exit visas and were allowed to leave the country for the United States. The father is now a mathematics professor at the University of Maryland and the mother is now a researcher at NASA. The little boy was 6 when he was brought to this very land and is forever thankful that his father moved them here and that the United States would accept them. He would later meet a particular person named Larry Page at a university called

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