The great Marcus Garvey once said that “a people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture are trees without roots”. This quotation has always stuck with me because it validates that, as humans, we all have a story to share. No matter where I go or who I meet, thanks to my story, I have the confidence to embrace who I am every single day.
The Other Land “Tick tock, tick tock...” As time went by, just after school, I stared at the alarm clock; it was already 12 o’clock at night, but I still had much work to do, and I was exhausted. Suddenly I remembered the time when my teacher said: Americans are just right under our feet, because they are just on the opposite side of the world. “So if I was in America at this time; I would have energy, so cheer up,” I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and comforted myself, “If I was in America, what would it be like? A land of hope and freedom,an inclusive and a sustainable country.
What Makes Me an American? Have you ever asked yourself “What makes me an American?”? To me, living on an Army base and hearing “taps” several times a day. And seeing the different types of army vehicles all around the base make me feel proud. I believe that being an Army child makes me feel the most “American. ”.
" Well that 's what started the fire and I 'm here to over time teach you how to control those feelings and use your powers properly. I 'm guessing you still don 't believe me so I 'm just going to have to show you I suppose. " He held his hand out with his palm facing upwards.
This elder man told me today "how this world is I may only be alive for 2 more days". That's sad! I wish more people were leaders than they are followers. In today's world a lot of things and people are getting worse and worse which is going to lead to another war. America vs America! Smh. STOP THE
I am an American male. White my first name is American. And my last name is German my dad was a full blooded German. And my mom was a full blooded Irish. I was born in Cairo, ill back in April 6 the 1962. I grew up in lived in Ullin,Il for a good. While. I grew up in a family 0f 10 kid’s which my grandma raised. My family was a good Christian family we moved to Texline, Texas on account of my health the doctor’s. Told me to move to a dryer clement. The doctor’s told me I would never walk or talk but they are so wrong. Look at me now and tell me that? We moved back into the southern Illinois area back in 1964. My dad was a good man he worked hard for his living thru the year’s he had four boys and I am number three of the pack. He did good jobs when I was a kid. We finally moved to another town just north of here a little town calledPekin,il there him work in corn products. They mad cereal and stuff that people eat today. It was there that I stared school. I started k garden went a couple of years, and then we finally moved to Michigan in 1969. It was there I had to start school again went to kinder garden to the first five grade’s. I was a slow learning student when I started out. I stared out in a slow learns dis ability. But by Jr high I was doing better and learning a lot of stuff like math and whatever I wanted to take. It was there I have meant a lot of good friend’s and they are still good friend’s today. My dad went to work for ford motor company and he worked there for 20 years and retired. Then we
Being born in the United States as a Hmong boy makes me Hmong American. I spent my entire childhood with an illiterate woman. While I was at school, she would be at home cooking and doing household chores. This woman was the person who raised and took care of me; this woman was my grandmother. My grandmother was the person who gave me the opportunities I have today. She left almost everything she had behind, family and possessions, and decided to immigrate to the United States during the Vietnam War.
In January 20, 1961 the famous words, “My fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country,” were spoken by John F. Kennedy at his inaugural address. Fifty years later we see hunger, suffering, violence, tears, and a life full of sadness that many countries offer their people, but then we also see the many things some countries offer their people. America offers a lot to its people. We are offered a safe environment, access to the latest technology, free public education, some of the best foods, beautiful landscapes, some of the best colleges and universities in the world. There are many people in the world who wish to live in a country like America, for this reason America is considered the land
Are you a real American? I 'm not a real American by my standards. You can be a better American by helping all you see. I will try to do this from now on. I may not be strong or very bright but I will help with what I can. Helping someone could be as small as holding the door for someone. This may just be wanting people to be nicer but I think it points to Americanism too. I as a American will stand for what is right, justice,hamburgers, and guns. You sir or madam can make a difference by promoting American. You can promote America by blasting the American anthem in your windowless car, painting everything to look like an American flag, and pray to whoever. You give what is not needed to people who need it. You can help someone by telling not
In America we have a lot of freedoms. I think that us Americans don't realize how lucky we are to have the things we have and i think we need to be more aware of that. We are free to do most things we want, and we each need to be thankful for our lives as Americans. Also we need to be unique in our own ways. We all need to be leaders and not followers. We have the power and the people to be a really great nation. I think when we realize how much we have and become leaders our country will be a better place. God Bless
This is about a culture I was born into and raise by my parents.it is discipline culture made me who I am today being a Somalian American. It was easy at first, but my unique name ask people question like what are you so I just tell them I am Somali American. I was lucky I was born not there when the violence all that started to really happen. It’s getting better I visits there when I was young it was nice peaceful when I visited there. But the outsiders view us all most pirates, but that just little percentage of us and piracy really on the drop. Plus, I live in a city that borders Ethiopia a little city about 20000 people. Most of really are herders we heard camels and goats that is the most income way of life is other things too. The world seen us I guess starving pirate people but that is not the truth everywhere has poverty or what they seen in TV they think is real. When I went there I thought that to I was shocked they have TV water
It was only two days before I was on my way to America . And I was so excited about it too, I just could not wait . Well the day had finally come and was so excited that I had even stayed up all last night just thinking about it . When we got to the boats I had got on then I remembered that I left my stove on but I did not care because I knew that would not need to go there again for anything . When I got settled, I met a couple of people when it was time to go to bed, I found a nice little place in the corner and then fell asleep. The next day when I woke up I breathe through my nose and all you could smell was salt it had burned my foretells when I started to breath through my nose .Well I had finally made it to Ellis island the very first sight I
The finish line loomed ever closer with each stride I took. Ba-dum.. Ba-dum.. Ba-dum. I could feel my heart beating wildly against my chest; the world seemed to slow down, and the tune of an Akan hymn from church service the night before echoed in my mind.
America is a blessing. Although I knew very little English and I had a difficult time fitting in, I experience many struggles because I knew that Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. I was not someone who could learn something easily but my determination and hard work to make a better future for myself kept me going. My father was really sick, for his better health, we first moved here and the time I spent taking caring of him. Ever since I realized that I could help people and enjoy it immensely. I decided that I wanted to become a doctor. I started volunteering at a local Hospital in emergency room. This helps me more by realizing how I wanted to save lives is what I do with rest of my life.
Adaptation is when one becomes competent in ability to communicate. I came to the United States when I was 13 years old, and started high school right away. Not only the American culture was different for me, but also how education was provided here and how big the schools are. It did not take me long to adapt to the American culture and developed the ability to communicate effectively with my new friends. For example, I was confused with the lunch and dinner time. In Peru, we have dinner at around 3pm, and then at night we have lunch; however, I learned that lunch here was around 12 or 1 and dinner was around 6 or 7. It was not like I could still follow the hours that I had lunch and dinner at Peru because we had lunch at high school, so by