What America Means To Me America has different meanings to each citizen in different states, even foreigners from different countries have different ideas of America. Some think it’s patriotic and brave, it’s a new opportunity for them to improve their lifestyle. While others have lower expectations of America, it might not meet their standards of living or their head executive of their country has told them negative things about America. Whether you like it or not, it’s a home to over 300 million citizens and most of them are proud to be an American.
Instead of Enrique becoming discouraged about every setback, he was motivated more to cross the border. He believed he rightfully deserved to reunite with his mother, so he pushed himself until he made it to America. However when he arrived, it wasn’t what he had imagined. Instead of Enrique gaining the reward, he was given another hardship.
Cultural diversity flourishes in the United States even though the golden door are no longer as open as they once were. Americans’ doors have rusted shut through disuse. It doesn’t matter how many people come to the United States looking for freedom and opportunity there will always be groups of people who voluntarily discredit immigrants. Despite Emma Lazarus’s optimistic view, immigrants have and will almost always be looked upon with a predisposition of judgement and shame. With this they will most likely have a harder time reaching the freedom they aspired for.
While the European immigrant is content with his new life in America, the American is restless and unfazed by the objects that amaze the immigrant. Growing up in different environments has led them to have different expectations for life. What is considered a success for one is a failure for the other. Their experiences throughout life has led them to create their own definitions of success and happiness.
When people mention the term sweatshops, the images that automatically come to mind are those of factories filled with people laboring away, often working many hours a day for very low wages, in a sweltering environment that is not conducive, to say the least. Given how technology and the world have advanced and progressed over the years, why is it that conditions for sweatshops seem to have stagnated and remained the same since the 1800s? This paper therefore aims to look at what are the reasons for sweatshops to still be in use until today, what ethical concerns revolve around the topic of sweatshops, and whether there are alternatives to the current situation. Could it be despite how grim the working conditions appear to be, that sweatshops are actually a necessity?
I used to work at this facility as a CNA, so for me, it was nice to see what all they do because a lot of it is behind the scenes and I had an idea of what to expect. I knew they did some paperwork and handled employee issues. I didn’t realize exactly how much paperwork it involves. I also never realized how much the employee issues disrupts them and puts them behind.
In The Cog, Charles Fritch uses symbolism to show readers that life choices can cause regret in future years. The tough decisions that people make can cause the most fulfilling life or they can wake up one day miserable. James Maxwell was one who wished he had followed his dreams instead of living with a more practical life. He had a very successful life, but he wasn’t doing what he had always dreamt of. He was the president of the world, but by his standards, that wasn’t enough.
In regards to the American Dream in America, US citizens hold their dreams near and dear to their hearts, but neglect to advocate for the dreams of their fellow Americans. In an excerpt from writer James Truslow Adams, he articulates his thoughts on the American dream, he states: That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper class to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it.
It ended centuries of oppression and provided the peasants the opportunity to own land, vote, and live freely in society. The emancipation taught the peasantry that even under an autocratic rule, reform is achievable. The industrial revolution sent many of the peasants from the rural farms to the urban areas to work in factories. However, the peasants had simply traded the oppressive agrarian life for an equally oppressive urban industrial life.
Second, women get jobs that don’t have a lot of responsibilities or they only get jobs as secretaries or assistants. Because women seem weak they get jobs that don’t require any strength, while men work as the head of the company or as the accountant. Third, employees don’t want to work with women, because there is going to be a time when they are going to have kids and leave everything and quit their job. This is a very big reason why employees don’t take women as their employer especially if the job requires a lot of
As the Italians entered America they were not accepted right away. The Americans were very slow and reluctant in accepting
The Lager was similar to a factory in that there were numerous workers working under harsh treatment and austere rules. Like a factory, workers in the Lager were expected to work long hours for very little pay with a small break for awful, small portioned food. However, there was a difference in how the factory and Lager paid their workers. Factory workers were usually paid with money while Lager workers were given camp store credit in the form of scrips. Callous conditions were also prevalent in the factory and Lager.
Many people wanted to move to America because it was a promise land and they also wanted to have a better life and home. They also wanted to move here was because the people in America are friendly and respectful. Many of the people have a dream to make life better for themselves and their families. Many people move to America to leave poverty behind while others seek better medical treatments. Immigrants search for a specific job or trade that they feel will be more successful
The cold winter night in New York weren’t the best to live in. Living in New York by yourself was tough but with the job and little money I had earned with my job I got a “tenement” which was like a little room just shared by a few people I didn’t really know them but we meet working in the factories the “tenement”wasn’t that big but it was something and we needed a place to live.
Migrating to America was not easy back then as it is now. With America being a country with abundant of possibility and opportunity , people began to pursue the “American Dream” but entering a country of freedom had its setbacks, to be able to enter back then you had to come prepared to pass a medical examination that started the moment you arrived, and you were asked hundreds of questions for your tensions of being here in the United States of America. From back then and the time being now the process of immigration has changed dramatically. the whole idea of migrating to America was to escape from something constricting their right weather it was from religion or an unfair government, but getting here took some guts. the author writes