The immigrants do not have a simplistic journey reaching America, nevertheless facing the problems and difficulties is better than staying in their home country. Countless immigrants have strived for their place they should be allowed to live in a nation where they have contributed and worked hard on. The American dream and the immigrant experience is connected. The hard work of achieving the American dream is where the immigrant’s experience comes from.
In conclusion , I’m lucky to be living in America and getting free education and not being judged by the way i look or talk or my race or religion . I hope that this stays the way it is forever but i hope things get better for people who don’t have the same
Southern Slaves and Northern Laborers had many different experiences, even though they were both considered workers. Their compensation, working hours, working conditions, and consequences for breaking rules varied. In the end, the life of a Southern Slave was, mainly, harder than the life of a Northern Laborer. First off, Southern Slaves probably had better compensation than Northern Laborers. Although Northern Laborers were given wages by the factory owners for their work, they ultimately had to pay back the factory owners for their provisions.
Some people don’t have freedom. Some do but all they do is work for the government. They work and they don’t get enough money for the things that rich people might wear or what they might need, but sometimes all these people need is to not give up on who they really are. “I Too am America” is a poem written by Chris McMahon.
This refutes the idea that America is “the land of endless opportunities” because most people have the preset notion that by just coming to America you will be gifted with endless opportunities and everything will come easy to you. In a scene they believe in the parable “it's always greener on the other side”, yet they don’t understand that once you come to America you still have to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and work hard in order to make a successful life full of those
This poem draws attention to what humans really care about, whether they realize it or not. The repetition of “another day, another dollar,” is something that every laborer has thought. especially in dead-end, minimum wage careers, the phrase is said. In the line of work for the setting of this story, we know that these people suffer through the pain of work for one reason, cash.
In “Is the American Dream Still Alive” by Bob Miglani, Miglani when he started growing up in America found it overwhelming and hard to keep up with the changing jobs and speed of life; he began to question if the American Dream was still alive. But, even he realized that it was and is still alive: “I believe the American dream is alive in each of us who wish to move forward and make a contribution to the place we work and to lose we love” (Miglani 2). Miglani perfectly shows that no matter how hard it gets at time, it is hard for all, the best thing to do is to keep pushing forward and stay determined in one’s self.
They all have worked hard, some in Ma & Pa stores to obtain the American dream of having a better life in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. I agree with Quindlen that America is like a quilt. We are a diverse group that will come together after a tragedy. However, I believe that Americans should also live in harmony with each other on a daily basis and not only when a catastrophe occurs. Many Americans do not even know their neighbor’s name or anything about them.
Individuals who migrate to America, all share one common goal: a better life. In most cases, many immigrants come to this country in hopes for a better life for themselves or even families, which is exactly what Jurgis aimed to accomplish. Situations like Jurgis’ and other many immigrants who come to this country for a better life or the “American Dream” will do anything possible to work hard enough to get to that point. This is vital to recognize and understand in the social work profession because many of these individuals will find themselves coming to this country with the same mindset, possibly unable to find legal jobs which will lead them to seek illegal jobs with low pay, gruesome conditions, and illegal acts if they are not made aware and pushed into the right path. For a social worker, being able to guide those who need the knowledge and oppurtunnites to achieve the goals they wish to accomplish to the right path is what makes the central issue of Capitalism important so no individual will ever find themselves enslaved to trying to provide for their family or themselves financially or living in a “Jungle” like society where individuals will compete for a chance to work, regardless of the pay in order to achieve the “American
All of these immigrants believe in the American dream. There is more freedom, hope, protection, benefits and many more. Lazarus represents hope to the hopeless. Liberty appeared as the “Mother of Exiles” represents the acceptance of immigrants who no longer welcome in their homeland and a symbol of freedom, opportunity and hope to generations of immigrants. The Statue of Liberty accepts those who have nowhere to turn.
I believe that the Joy Luck Club is called the same thing to remember what happened on the mountain and the losses that these immigrants feel every day. When they invest in stocks, they are hoping to get lucky. They still have the same basic principles of the original club, but the immigrants have modernized this club to better fit in American culture. The name also remains to remind the members that there will always be a little thing that can help to keep you optimistic, a little bit of hope and fun times with your friends can make the bad times worse.
A freedmen is taking part in sharecropping as he gives most of the crops he produced to the land’s owner. He hopes for a better life, but he knows he will be forever indebted to the landowner. While some things changed for the better, the acceptance of African Americans was still scarce. During Reconstruction, the life of freedmen did change politically, but not socially or economically.
Southerners eventually let african americans work for them. However, they were sharecroppers meaning they have to borrow money to get everything going, and by the time they make their money back they are so much in debt they aren’t making any profit off of it. The landowner is getting all the money. In reality, it’s like they are still slaves, because they are doing work and not getting paid for it. Whatever money that they get goes right to the landowner for the money they had to borrow to grow the crops.
In America, oppression has almost completely been suppressed. Our country’s forefathers have put forth much effort to obtain this for their “land of the free.” Some have even lost their lives in an effort to eliminate oppression, yet it still exists. In the article I picked, the “pay gap” is discussed.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” By Emma Lazarus (1883). No undocumented person should be treated as a criminal. Undocumented immigrants arise in the United States due to the lack of opportunities in their homeland, and they know America is a nation where a dream can become real. Those individuals willingly perform jobs that nearly all Americans refuse to do; they are reliable people, pay taxes, and help America’s economy. Yet, should undocumented immigrants be granted a path to citizenship?