"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand" (Truman). This could not be more true. The United States of America symbolizes so many different things for everyone like hope, prosperity, freedom, and a new beginning. The American Dream is "an American social ideal that stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity" and egalitarianism is "a belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic affairs" (Merriam-Webster).
The Statue of Liberty accepts those who have nowhere to turn. She provides them with new homes. She wants immigrants to come to the United States therefore they can’t struggle no more. I believe in the poem and myself America is the country where you go from nothing to something. Hope, freedom and land of opportunity were one of most main point in the poem.
People first want to satisfy their basic needs before they look to better their standards of living. I believe that Inglehart’s main thesis on political values does in fact, still hold true today. Inglehart’s argument on material and post material values are very true to todays society. The United States, for example, is a post materialistic society. The concerns no longer entitle things such as employment, security, or religion because all of those have been achieved.
When he graduates with honors from the first grade this shows that he is endeavoring to complete his mission of becoming a good American without losing his Mexican heritage and he says himself that the only reason he was able to complete his goal was because of the driving force of his love for Miss Ryan. Obviously the text “Barrio Boy” by Ernesto Galarza shows that Ernesto attempts to become a good American without losing his Mexican heritage and he is motivated by his love
I believe that all people should be treated as equals and should be proud to live in our country, not constantly cowering in fear. Next, I would classify being an American as feeling a sense of worth. "I Sing America" by Langston Hughes expresses that people didn’t take slaves into consideration and didn’t treat them as equals. I believe that all are equal no matter their race, sexuality, or religion. Hughes claims, "I, too sing America./ I am the darker brother."
In which people from various countries come to the United States to gain prosperity and a stable place in life. The immigrants do not have a simplistic journey reaching America, nevertheless facing the problems and difficulties is better than staying in their home country. Countless immigrants have strived for their place they should be allowed to live in a nation where they have contributed and worked hard on. The American dream and the immigrant experience is connected. The hard work of achieving the American dream is where the immigrant’s experience comes from.
Throughout the course of recorded history people have always had ambitions of living a safe and secure life free from excessive control. The discovery and expansion of America created a melting pot for people from all over to immigrate and begin new lives. The people migrating to America dreamed of a new beginning and a flourishing lifestyle, driven by hard work and dedication. The American dream can be accomplished through perseverance and hard work to achieve our goals; and the strong sense of community to increase the well-being of everyone, not just oneself. In Alexis de Tocqueville’s, That the Americans Combat the Effects of Individualism by Free Institutions, it is made clear that the American dream can be accomplished by oneself through
The American Dream means having the chance to live your dreams and committing yourself to the country that grants you so many opportunities. The American Dream is a reality; no matter who you are or what you do the dream never leaves. Some citizens struggle to accept that the dream is still there because of modern society and how it contributes to things such as financial instability.
Immigrants are paying all this money to get there papers and some people are just wasting money and it’s going down the drain . In conclusion , I’m lucky to be living in America and getting free education and not being judged by the way i look or talk or my race or religion . I hope that this stays the way it is forever but i hope things get better for people who don’t have the same
Moreover, our countrymen had a choice to become anything they wanted, but they chose to defend our great country and freedom we so graciously enjoy. Now is not the time to dismiss such bravery not to mention commitment. The people of the United States need to stand by our soldiers
I agree at with this quote that at that point in time , but that were better now. That we won 't ever be a perfect society but were improved at on the front of equality and are one of the most accepting countries. Is the more we can do yes , but we as America should strive every day to make America the last hope for the
David’s belief about immigration is that everyone has the opportunity to live the American dream. He believes that when an immigrant comes to America, they should stop following their old country’s traditions and only follow American traditions. Vera believes that once immigrants cross into America, they are labeled as American and not as what they were in their original country. Vera believes that an immigrant should assimilate into society and follow and enjoy all of America’s traditions. Frau believes that immigrants should act in America just as they in their original country, she believes in no assimilation at all.
Roosevelt is states “This nation has placed its destiny in the hands and heads and hearts of its millions of free men and women, and its faith in freedom under the guidance of God. Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere.” The main reason people come to the Unites States is because they want an overall better life and want to full-fill their niche in life. We each have the freedom to go for opportunities that you want to achieve. This country is based on everyone 's perspective. As an individual 's everyone is important just as the next guy.
Throughout my childhood, my parents have taught me to be appreciative of my rights as an American and what to many, are privileges, and coming from a modest background, they have instilled me to respect and value others before myself, regardless of their economic status. Because of my parents’ hardships, I have been taught a mantra of “work hard for a better future”, and I later learned that my father’s true dream was beyond achieving personal success, but rather, he wanted to pave a way to success for my sister and me. I believe that it is my responsibility to fully take advantage of my opportunities, because my American Dream is still alive. While I carry my parents’ background, I do not share their history of poverty, and I am met with new open doors and resources that my parents were not as fortunate to have. I want to pursue a higher education, and I aspire to become a stem cell scientist, which will allow me to contribute to research that holds promises of new cures and treatments.
Recently congress passed a law allowing same-sex marriage couples to be married and respected for their decision. Government has no right for interference and should mind their own business. Religions is a main concept when dealing with same-sex marriage but doesn’t this fall under the category if freedom of religion. The republican follow the constitution and believe marriage should be between one and man and woman. They are grateful of the citizens and states that have been following their