Opposing Views Of President Roosevelt And Senator Smith

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President Roosevelt and Senator Smith believed that it is necessary to strictly define Americanism to create only one nation, one culture with a common language, ideas, and standard of living. President Roosevelt beloved that as one nation we can fight other in war. Senator Smith believed in an Americanized nation to maintain American resources. However, both authors differed in the way foreigners should be treated. Senator Smith wants to “shut the door “and stop other immigrants to come in because he believed that the American population is sufficient enough to keep a unique American culture different from other nations. He also rejected the “hyphenated Americans “because he believed that a true American should pledge allegiance only to the …show more content…

Senator Smith Whereas President Roosevelt believe that all citizens should be accepted and that immigrants should not be rejected but instead should be taught the English language and assimilate the American culture to become a pure American. He believed America to be a melting pot of other nations. He wants America to open nation without any “racial prejudice.” Both authors arguments are persuasive because it shows the thinking of Americans up until today. Also, because foreigners need to learn the culture and the language of the country they live in. Woody Guthrie would have preferred President Roosevelt’s proposal to accept each other and make America a land for everyone despite their background and go against Senator Smith who proposed that the American doors should be shut down. He would have fought senator smith proposal because he said that “nobody living can ever make me turn back, this land was made for me and …show more content…

There is inequality and racial injustice among Americans. In Document 9, activist Cesar Chavez is fighting for Mexican Americans farm workers’ rights. The difference in the three documents is that Cesar Chavez is demanding for a nonviolent protest with the United farm workers unions whereas in document 8 the black panther is demanding for equal rights, employment and the end of blacks’ violence or they will retaliate with violence. They are using force and violence instead of peace negotiations. All documents have helped in shaping the civil rights movements for both African and Mexican Americans. They helped in fighting social injustice. Their arguments are also persuasive because they are fighting the people’s voice to be

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