Future is the word that immigrants plaster in their mind. That’s why the Shimerdas and others come to America, to get a better future. However, a better future does not come to you in a nice big present with a bow, you have to earn it. When immigrants do come to America, it is like starting all over. That could be a good thing, but it could also be a bad thing.
Immigration is a huge issue in America. America is seen as the country of opportunity, which is true. In our eyes America broadens the mind of people and for some its a gateway for achievement and from poverty to help people better themselves. In Machiavelli's eyes based on his views on government, immigration coincide with his point made about generosity. Being generous “you must seize every opportunity to make a big display of your giving,” which would only attract immigrants and in most cases illegal immigrants at that.
They think that the United States will be a good place to escape these elements and for a chance to start over. Lazarus uses the Statue to portray encouragement for the poor and neglected immigrants to come to the “New World” which is America. The American promise for the neglected immigrants can be shown in the material wealth that is provided for them. The movement is not only in the people that are immigrating but for different economic reasons as well. They discover an opportunity to succeed as well as opportunities for material well-being .As Lazarus explain that “here at our sea-washed, sunset gate shall stand”(3).They view the New World as place to stay and get what ever they need, because they find hope in United States.
The American Dream: Fact or Fiction? In 1931, historian James T. Adams wrote a book called The Epic of America, which is also referred to as “The American Dream.” Adams describes how America is a land of dreams in which everyone has an opportunity to achieve what he or she desires according to ability and determination. The question is whether today’s meaning of “The American Dream” truly does give one the life of prosperity that immigrants travel here for, and that citizens expect. Today’s interpretation of “living the dream” is that hardworking citizens are able to take care of and improve their lives. This interpretation of “living the dream,” has begun to fade away, making “The American Dream” unattainable for many.
Inaugural Address of Barack Obama as well as John Fitzgerald Kennedy is powerful, highly infectious and is considered a classic speech. There are some similarities in them, either in propose or the usage of rhetorical device. Firstly, the ideas delivered mainly focus on the current situation, and inspiration of American dreams. Being confronted with the Cold War, in his address what Kennedy wants to deliver is to make the whole world know its policy, let all the nations understand its choice, that is, America will take the significant task to bring the freedom back, the freedom of its own nation, the freedom of the world. He believes and he wants all the people to believe that America will finally take the role of leading the world into a bright future, with the help of its incomparable democratic tradition, its progresses in science and technology and military affairs and its people’s hard efforts.
Another reason for migration was the idea of primogeniture, which allowed the eldest son to inherit the wealth; leaving others desperate and in hopes of finding riches overseas. Also, many fled to America to escape peonage or prison. These social concerns in England ended up populating the colonies because people believed they would find a better life in America. The second major way that England shaped the colonies were the English politics. At some points, colonists seemingly were allowed plenty of freedom, while other times they were under strict English rule.
Ted Turner exemplifies the American dream. The American Dream is defined by people immigrating into America to make a better lifestyle for themselves and better lives for their families. America has many more job opportunities to offer than most other countries, and the demand for jobs is high (Washington Post). This was the exact same way with the pilgrims coming to the “New World” to make a new life for themselves. They came for new job opportunities, to make names for themselves in the new world, and to establish themselves and their family’s lifestyles.
Some believe that America benefits from immigration, while others blame immigration for all economic and employment crisis. When America was developing, it encouraged immigrants to migrate to the United States in order to help construct America by
Hamilton’s theories on the American economy were commonly respected and accepted as valid. American leaders recognized that expanding the workforce was the fastest way to get the economy up and running. Especially the incorporation of immigrant workers was a leap towards industrial efficiency. Hamilton foresees they “would probably flock from Europe to the United States to pursue their own trades or professions, if they were once made sensible of the advantages they would enjoy”. Immigrants were optimistic; after all, they had chosen to attempt an American adventure and wanted to live the American dream.
The early twentieth century was an era of business expansion and progressive reform in the United States. The Progressive era was a time of immense change in America and American society. The progressives, as they called themselves, struggled to improve American society by working toward equality. Progressives shared optimism about American citizens’ ability to improve social conditions, by actively intervening, both politically and morally, and ensure social justice. During an age of mass industrialization and urbanization, obtaining social justice was of vital importance because with social justice established, social control would naturally be achieved due to the satisfaction of citizens being treated equally.