Americans won their independence because they continued to fight. Again and again during the war, they reached points when they could have thrown in the towel.” (Kelly, Jack)The harsh outcome of war can have a very negative affect on people, especially civilians, however, the American’s persevered. The American’s may have had the odds against them in number but because of their courage, strength and perseverance we were able to push through the war and come out victorious, earning our freedom once and for
Thankfully, America’s Founding Fathers had given us these gifts, and I’m glad for it. Many have left their countries for a chance at a better life in America, to get the gifts that America is offering. Think about your life. How many days have passed without using one of America’s many gifts? I would expect very little or no days as your answer.
As an immigrant, his view on the American Dream was originally an optimistic one; he believed that America was a place to start anew. His view on The American Dream, however, changed when he came to America. As he lived through the conflicts and struggles of the War of 1812 ("Thomas Birch"), Birch’s perspective on the American Dream shifted to a more realistic one. He had the revelation that while American Dream is to work hard in order to have a chance at an ideal life, people are not warned about the adversity they will face as they try to start over. As a result, the majority of people who try to achieve this goal fail and must settle for what society gives them.
As stated before, though these both were harsh tragedies that happened in the world; it also brought the United States and other parts of the world together as a whole. Following the 9/11 attacks to support the United States for example many countries came together to show support to the United States and after the 9/11 attacks Americans began protesting and reconvening around the popularized phrase, "United We Stand," this was done so that Americans would keep the worlds hope alive in the midst of a terrible tragedy. The outcome of Red Scare enabled many states to pass the Criminal Syndicalism law that would outlaw acts of violence in securing social change; this law included limitations of free speech. In conclusion the Red Scare of 1919-1920 was set of by a fear of the Bolshevism and anarchism that Americans thought would soon be brought to America; along with the labor movement which then commenced the paranoia of the demarcated period. On the other hand the motives for the 9/11 attacks were stated to be a religious war; this also included reasoning’s as vast as the aggression of Jews in Lebanon against the Muslims, and the Americans holding sanctions against the
The Pursuit of an American Dream In many recent discussions the issue of whether or not there is an American Dream to “…the tired, the poor, the huddled masses.” is undecided. The idealistic portrayal of our nation in early American literature is still accurate today. On one hand, some argue that America is still the “Land of Opportunity.” This is where people can be born into poverty and still end up wealthy and successful. On the other hand many people have lost hope in the American Dream, they believe that this kind of an opportunity does not exist anymore. The American Dream is someone reaching his or her full potential, becoming successful, or finding happiness.
Does America still provide access to the American Dream to the “tired, the poor and the huddled masses?” The American Dream is an idea where freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, where every person; citizen or not, regardless of gender, should be able to achieve through hard work. America no longer provides access to the access to the American Dream to all but they should because immigrants come to America in search of a new life and not only do they help themselves but they help the country as well. Immigrants come to America to escape the horror of the many challenges that their countries face day after day. In this story “True Immigrant Stories: Tanya at Ellis Island”, which tells us, “Cossacks invaded their settlement… murdered anyone they could find… Tanya and her family were instructed to climb down the ladder outside their house leaning against the window… the family ran to a house where an
The American Dream is the reason why people come to the U.S. They want opportunity for a better life for either themselves or their families. Social Mobility is the in which one moves up and down the social latter. In my opinion The American Dream is very much achievable for anyone who is persistent and driven. A lot of people like to blame their unsuccessfulness, for lack of a better term, on economy or anything that will excuse their lack of effort.
The American Dream is different now than it was 60 years ago, things change and people change. The American Dream is considered “the ideas of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American” according to Websters dictionary, it’s also happiness and comfort to each and every individual, according to me. Key aspects of the American Dream today are happiness, opportunity, and freedom to be yourself or to do what you believe in, but not everyone can and most will not achieve this dream. Many things are put into to play to bring someone down or stop them dead in their path. Some will succeed at the American Dream but most will not, you can choose your outcome; now are you choosing to continue on or are you
He states that this dream is the ideal life for any citizen to be given equal opportunity to become successful through hard work and great determination. But is that true? Can everyone achieve this dream? I strongly feel that the population with epilepsy struggle with achieving the American Dream. They must go through their daily life, without knowing if they are safe from the world or worst themself.
Special Agent Leonard Hatton was on his way to work that fatal morning when the towers were struck and he responded immediately. Although Hatton wasn 't tasked with responding to emergencies he still went and saved many lives. He served the country as a Marian, a firefighter, an FBI agent(Heros to Remember) and he gave his life during the country’s time of need. Ordinary people came to do amazing things on this day including Tom Burnett who was the COO and vice president of Thoratec Corporation and was on flight 93 when he noticed it had been hijacked like the others. Himself and other passengers decided to fight back and gain control of the plane.
What would America be without immigrants? It would be a country lacking the rich diversity of religions, ethnicities, gender affiliations, social classes, ideas and intelligence. Immigration has been an important subject all through history that has progressed over time. America is a country made up of immigrants striving for prosperity and seeking for better life. Most immigrants come to America for religious freedom and economic opportunity.
Roger and I share the same definition of the American dream where everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve one 's goals. Roger’s goal was to help his family move to a safer city and he was able to achieve that goal. If Roger did not come to America he might have not been able to achieve that goal. Becoming a citizen of the United State has had a huge impact on Roger life.When Roger first came to America, it was like starting a new life, he had nothing. Today, Roger has a good job and a great family.