America is known as the melting pot of the world because of the diverse and blended cultures that are located throughout the country. America accepts people from all different places and ethnicities in the world and allows them to join in, in being a part of this wonderful country. These are only but a few of the reasons so many people dream of coming to America to start a new life. What would America be like without the thousands of immigrants that have shaped its culture? Immigrants have contributed to the world of fashion, the music industry, and the entertainment business of America in significant ways.
Why America? Is it because we give opportunities or is it because we let the people start all over with their lives? The United States over time has changed over the years because of how people come from parts of the world for better lives.
Disappointment. Betrayal. Deceived. All these terms are common themes in the writing of several immigrants during their journey to America. After reading many personal accounts of immigrants and learning about their expeditions to America, it became evident it is not as joyous a ride as many make it seem. Numerous stories are heart retching and devastating. Trying to imagine being in the shoes of those immigrants is almost impossible, as I have been blessed with a wonderful problem-free life. Unfortunately, I am unable to even relate to any of the several issues immigrants encountered daily, as I have never experienced anything they have suffered through. Although, I personally cannot attest to such horrible experiences, I can promote acceptance and equality among immigrants in America. Similarly, a quote by Carlos Ramirez suggests the same. Originally stated in Spanish, Ramirez translates to, “What a world this would be if we just build bridges instead of walls!”
Researching the city or town you are moving to helps immigrants find homes, jobs, and schools that are available. When researching the place you are moving to, you should also try to see what jobs are available, and that you would be able to do. Searching for schools is also helpful. After doing so, you will be able to know what schools you would want to go to, or that would be best for you, before you come to America. Searching for homes, apartments or host families is very helpful, because you will not have the stress of searching for a place to stay when you first get to America. https://homestayfinder.com/searchhost.aspx?country=US#.WdT2ZmiPLIV is a site that may come in use for immigrants trying to find a host family in America. If you do not find a home or place to stay in advance, finding one will be more stressful. Once a home or place to stay have been secured, there is one less thing to worry about.
They could learn from them about the new area and culture. They could receive their help in finding jobs and schools to attend. They could still celebrate their special customs and holidays, cook their type of food, and speak their own language all while living in a different nation. In addition, Immigrants could still worship their own religion. They could have separate churches, houses of worship, for each of their religions. They would also learn by going through the process of acculturation. Immigrants would adapt to their new surroundings by learning everything they can to survive and do well in their new nation. Immigrants would learn English and send their children to school to learn English and all about American culture. “Immigrants learned how to use American institutions such as schools, factories, and the political system.” (online book, page 588) Immigrants would have to still face some discrimination and persecution in learning to live in a new nation but they would adjust. Immigrants could learn to live in a new nation with help from others and
The United States of America has, and will always be, a country where immigrants and refugees can migrate to, internally and internationally, to vastly improve their lives. During the late 19th century in the US, there was a massive influx of immigrants from all over the world, as well as movement of people already living in the US to different areas. These people were primarily seeking better job opportunities due to numerous economic issues in foreign countries and social tensions in the post-Reconstruction US. Therefore, the US became much more culturally diverse and areas were inhabited to form mini “hubs” for people of similar ethnicities and races to live together. Although internal migration in the US had a big impact
Starting a new life in a new country is not as easy as people think it is. Most immigrants coming to America had little food and water and either had basic or no job skills.(history channel). Some Immigrants had to live off of simple chicken broth. Only a very slim margin of immigrants got to have good jobs(Crash Course). With no job and little supplies living in America was survival of the fittest.
An immigrant family wants the best for everyone lives, however moving to a new country brings struggles. There struggles include finding a home, a good paying job, avoiding to be deported, being separated ,and continuing their education. Immigrants expect a better life because their old home and country did have much benefits as the new country gives them. The advantage of an immigrant family is family values which tends them to be closer. Disadvantages of an immigrant family are the struggles that were first mentioned and including that they face other people calling them a threat. Their life may not be perfect but it’s their way of living to get where they want to be no matter who or what gets in the way. For instance, my parents were young
Growing up in a village, European immigrants had next to nothing. They grew up very poor, with no heating, electricity, plumbing, or automobiles. They survived off the profits of their farms and trade businesses. Many were persecuted in their countries for religious reasons and came to America to escape war and economic turmoil. When they arrived in America, they were amazed
Immigration in America is nothing new and it has had an impact on society for many years. People from all over come to America for a fresh start and to get away from any problems. You can’t really blame them for wanting to get away from where ever and wanting to start over. As George Takei talks about his experience as a Japanese-American and his view of the American Dream.
In the summer of 1776, Thomas Jefferson may have wrote the best “breakup letter” ever. Jefferson included in his letter a long list of grievances against the British and King George. In the long list of grievances he included: America's Declaration Of Independence against Great Britain. While Jefferson was writing the Declaration Of Independence; he felt like he was writing his death sentence and so did the signers of the document. Some topics that he included in the Declaration were how Thomas Jefferson was tired of how the king treated the American citizens, Equality, The Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, Consent of the Governed, and Alter or abolish the government. The Declaration Of Independence was the first step of the creation of a new nation.
The British North American colonies developed marvelously in self government, religious, economic and social ways of life from 1607 to 1763, and in doing so they laid the foundations for our world today. They weren’t always correct in their actions. As Sumner Redstone said ‘Success is not built on success. It 's built on failure. It 's built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” When the colonies failed to recognize women, slaves, natives, and landless people as people who could vote, when the Northern colonies couldn’t farm in their soil, and when the New York and Stono Rebellions happened, it strengthened the colonies. They built themselves from that, into the USA we have today.
Immigrants from the mid 19th century and early 20th century consisted of mainly Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. Immigrants motivations, experiences, and impacts shaped what an immigrant had to go through being a different person from another country. Although Americans dislike foreigners who came to the United States, immigrants had a role in political, economic, cultural, and social aspects of immigrants because of their motivations, experiences, and impacts in America. New Immigrants did not have it easy and went through obstacles natives, political figures, bosses and others had thrown at them.
Is the stereotype that people have of immigrants and their effects on the United States social, economy, and antebellum America based on truth or just a stigma?
Well, as many of you might already now, I am here today to give you all some basic information about the USA and the daily life in the states. You all just saw a video with typical American things to give you all a first impression about the daily life in America.