( Source F) The Southerners feared that the Republicans would completely abolish slavery however Lincoln said he would not interfere with slavery where it already existed. (Source D) The South did not believe him due to the amount of fear they had and as a result they turned to war, making sure that slavery will stay amongst their
American Dream The American Dream has come from a desire to increase social standing and quality of living. Although the U.S.’ numerous opportunities have allowed many people to achieve their dream, the American Dream is also flawed. Certain demographics tend to live together in areas with little opportunities reducing their chances of achieving the dream, increasing wealth inequality allows only some to support themselves, and economic downfalls make the American Dream exist in a flawed manner. The American Dream has held many meanings over the course of U.S. history. It focused heavily on the ownership of many material items during the 1920s, epitomized by the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
The people had to convert to Catholicism, learn Spanish, become a Mexican citizen, and have no slaves. Many Americans didn’t like being told what to do, and disobeyed the rules and laws. In the letter written by Rafael Antonio Manchola, a Tejano living in Texas, about Anglo-Americans states, “they have been using their own...as judges...practicing their own laws…” The Texans very well knew the conditions to live in the Mexican land. Why did they not follow the rules when they had already been put in place? In the same letter written by Rafael, he wrote, “...forgetting that
Immigrants provide this country with an immeasurable number of benefits, and limiting immigration will only leave the United States at a disadvantage to other countries. Immigration laws have also been very controversial about their morality and their actions can outrageously impact families lives forever. The future of immigration laws is unknown, but prohibiting immigration is not the answer the United States needs. Immigrants have been moving into the US for hundreds of
16. The Mexican government demanded that the US treat Mexican Americans and Mexican resident nationals with dignity and respect as part of the “Good Neighbor Policy.” Discuss three specific cases in which the US failed to uphold their end of the bargain. The demand of the Mexican government for equal treatment of all Mexican Americans residing in the United States was not uphold. The Good Neighbor Policy was dishonored due to the constant discrimination of Mexicans in U.S. soil. For example, Mexicans Americans were segregated in separate schools, they were also forced to sit apart from Anglo Americans in theaters.
Even though officers accused protesters for unlawful acts, they had to right to protest due to Consent of the Governed. In 2016 during the Dakota Access pipeline construction, protests was made to protect the clean water but “The protests led to occasional clashes with law enforcement and nearly 700 arrests” (TWB 34). The arrest were wrong and the people did have the rights to protest because they weren’t protected by the governments. These are the reasons why America is not living up to the ideals of the Enlightenment. In the world today, America is not living up to the ideals of the Enlightenment.
For example, with LGBT, many people opposed to it believe it is “a choice you make,” while others believe it is about who one loves. The issue of gun control is a big problem in today’s society. Many people believe guns should be harder to obtain or even illegal, while others believe that they are a way of life for Americans. Many people believe foreign people should not be able to move to the United States illegally, where others say that it is a free country and they should be able to live here if they want. Every year, the president gives a “State of the Union” speech, discussing these social issues the country has.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has taken a stance against the immigration bills being drafted in congress which all include amnesty in one form or another. Ted Cruz said, “…you’ve got Republicans falling all over themselves to grant amnesty and a path to citizenship to millions of people who are here illegally. That is a mistake. It’s wrong. And we shouldn’t be doing it.” The deal the White House proposed would grant amnesty to the approximately 800,000 illegal aliens granted protections under Obama’s executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
Immigration is a widely debated topic, especially considering there has been an overwhelming amount of attempts for immigrants to cross borders into the United States. The biggest question I have is why don’t they go through the proper route of trying to cross over legally and apply for citizenship? The United States government tried to propose new immigration reform that would make it easier for immigrants to get green cards in order to come to the United States to work, but this new law does not successfully grant all immigrants citizenship, in most instances. What would be the incentive to apply for full citizenship for immigrants applying for a green card through this reformed law, if passed? Illegal immigrants who are here, avoid taxes and have access to hospitals as well as schools without green card or citizenship.
Currently, loads of laws have been enforced to prevent racism such as: Law Against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination 2010, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance 2013, Inter-American Convention against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance 2013 and many more . Laws have been passed down to prevent racism from happening too often but not stop it. This is a sad thing as, during this age, we do not have the power to stop it. People were born differently, and it’s only normal to react negatively to things or people we aren’t used