There is no person telling them that they cannot work here or they cannot live here in America. Freedom is a big key to happiness, because when freedom is available the people make their own choices, and usually the choices they make are made to make themselves happy. In a place where freedom is not available it is hard to have happiness. Being free is also a great way to be happy for some people. America has always been known for its’ freedom and all of the easy ways there are to achieve happiness.
Not everyone has equal opportunities and that’s what makes being an American so special. Many Americans don’t even realize how blessed they are to live in a place as fortunate as we do. The question of what it is to be an American still lingers around and the best way to put it is that an American is a free and welcoming presence. The main factor that stands out in the word America is the fact that
In 2010, the Chinese American population numbered 3.8 million (Batalova, Hooper). The assimilation of the Chinese started in the 18th century when, mostly, males left their villages to become laborers in the American West, where they faced discrimination (“Chinese Immigration”). Today, Chinese American teenagers are finding it challenging to find their true identity in America because of outside temptations. The main character in “Fish Cheeks” can relate on how hard it is to find one’s identity in a different culture. Chinese immigrants came to America in hopes for a new life.
He had faith in having America become a free nation and he never gave up on that dream. Even though Madison was a short little fellow he had a powerful voice and knew how to get his point across. His goal was equality and he wanted to make sure everyone was happy and that is why he created the system of checks and balances to balance out the government by not having one branch be to strong. I believe this is what makes America strong because we have found that balance between the government and the citizens and we as a nation make everyone feel like they are apart of it by having freedoms and
During the 19th century, America promised land and opportunities for all. Though some groups of individuals left their homes willingly in order to take advantage of what America had to offer, others were forced to flee due to inhabitable conditions in their homelands. Both Chinese and Irish immigrants, however, were often disappointed with their treatment upon arrival in America. The Anglo-Saxons that first inhabited America viewed immigrants as uncivilized and quickly declared their superiority, forcing immigrants to work for them. They created laws that prevented groups from accessing similar privileges as them and racialized these groups based on their cultures and languages.
I feel as if mostly it was revolutionary, but some points leave me unable to come to a consensus with the point of views. The revolution was the start of America after all, yet some people argue that it mostly did not change the colonist 's lives. As historian Howard Zinn says in his quote, the working citizens, whom were poor and white, were back where they used to be after the war, creating no devolopment in their lives whatsoever. Though a disappointment for the colonists, it was an improvement for the country that they lived in. This would lead to a better life style and more money in the long run.
My father and his brothers left El Salvador to escape the civil war that was occurring at the time. My father believes his life in the U.S is definitely an improvement to life he had in El Salvador, and he worked hard to get a higher education believing it would get him ahead. He has endured and accepted discrimination in exchange for a better life for his family. In comparison, involuntary minorities do not get to have a homeland to look back on. Instead, they interpret the barriers “permanent and institutionalized.” They believe more is required to overcome barriers than getting an education and working hard; therefore, there has to be a collective effort to overcome
“The land of the free and the home of the brave” (Morley, 2013). Americans always talk about how lucky they are to be living in a free country, but how free are they actually are? They would always talk about the first amendment and how it is so great because they would hate it if their given freedom was taken away from them, but how much freedom do the people who fit under non-white ethnicities actually get? The first amendment would never divide people’s freedom by their races. Determining who someone is just by the color of their skin or the way they dress is nothing less than ignorant.
People never think about how America wasn’t as great as it is now. It took lots of effort and unwanted conflict and that's what makes them heroes. What defines a hero? A hero is a person that believes in what they believe and does something about it. Despite what people say, it's obvious that american people have hearts because without hearts nothing would've changed, for example, the rights for women, slaves, and the right to speak and say what you want to say.
Do the recent events in the United States make you stop and think about the type of people that live and work in our country? Reflecting on poems such as “I Hear America Singing”, by Walt Whitman and “I Too, Sing America”, by Langston Hughes helps us to remember the types of people that have helped America to grow and the hope and optimism the American people value. Both free verse poems use language, imagery, and tone to produce a positive attitude towards being an American and that America is made up of all types of people. The “I Hear America Singing” is a free verse written poem. Whitman wrote the poem to express the life and culture of America.
By the end of the war, the loyalty that the Colonies had to England was gone. Before the war the Colonist would 've done anything for Britain and would fight till the death for them. This could be seen for the many wars that the Colonist aid England in even though they didn’t why they were fighting. In Document C, George Washington wrote a letter to Robert Orme showing his dying love to be in service for General Braddock and the British empire quoting, “ believing a more favourable opportunity cannot offer, than to serve under a Gentleman of General Braddock’s abilities and experience”. Serving for British could have one of the most honorable thing that the Colonist could have done.
“We all know, of course, that the American Dream exists because we live in a nation founded on certain extraordinary principles. Much as we take them for granted, deep down inside, every American knows that they are especially fortunate to live in a land where they are accorded an enduring right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. While most of us are very clear about what Life and Liberty mean, however, there is some confusion about the pursuit of Happiness. And it’s that misunderstanding which causes us to misperceive the American Dream.” So now many believe that we all should try to bring back a stronger belief in this concept and then everyone will know that the american dream is
It was the American colonies who paved the way into fighting for their freedom and independence. The fight for American independence is the most significant event in history because it helped smaller nations rebel against their mother country, the seven years ' war was over power and land from the French and England, not the colonies, our country shouldn 't have to repay the war debts for England, and the colonies deserve to have a land to call their own. In the beginning, the British colony had experienced a peaceful life under the British rule. Unlike England, the colonies are owned by a majority of low impoverished citizens or peasants that survived on selling goods to provide