America Should Welcome Immigration (1845) To third-world countries and other nations ran by dictatorship form of government, America is known to be a country built on liberty and justice. Many immigrants have come to America in search for new opportunities and a life of more quality. Over the years, the U.S. government placed several restrictions and bans on immigration. Will the American government and citizens continue to be prejudice towards immigrants or will they learn to accept foreigners and the benefits that come along with the being in America? The author of this essay, Dr. Thomas L. Nichols, effectively asserts that “The right of a man to emigrate from one country to another, is one which belongs to him by his own constitution and by every principle of justice” (18).
Salman Rushdie is an Indian-born British essayist who migrated from his native homeland of India for Britain at a young age. In one of his more popular essays, Rushdie expresses the importance of migration as something that should be done by all; however, American essayist, Russell Sanders, has a different opinion. In the passage, “Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World, Sanders uses several strategies and techniques to refute Rushdie’s claims as well as develop his own. The historical evidence found in the response serves a dual purpose. The first is to provide examples for his audience in order to further his credibility.
But in our history it is important to realize that it may not be one of these causes, but a combination of all of them that created the conditions that began our civil war. In examining history, it is important to look at more than any single cause of an event, and in looking at the development of the English colonies in the new world, it is equally important to try to understand all of the reasons why the colonies developed into entirely different societies. When we examine the English colonies in New England and Chesapeake, we see that although they were settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had separated into two distinct societies because of their geographies, the reasons why the colonies were settled, and the differences in beliefs and values held by the colonists. The Chesapeake and New England region both developed differently due to their geography. Chesapeake’s geography forced a large social stratification to build, fostered a need for slaves, and a sense of disconnection.
Week 4 Application Angelo Conformity: in 1854 this idea started with the efforts of English colonists to institute American values, norms, and standards perpetuated ever since. It is an extension of English culture and rejects diversity in favor of homogeneity and trends that everyone should conform to values, norms, and standards determined by the Anglo founders of the country and continuing by the white. This perspective towards diversity requires that immigrants stop speaking native languages and only use English as well as abandon their ethnic heritage. It is also referred to as Americanization. The people to benefit from this attitude towards diversity were the Northern European ethnic immigrants.
Colonial America, settled by Western Europeans, initially displayed social and cultural characteristics similar to the group by which it was founded. As America grew, population density increased, government was established, and a notion of â€˜civilizationâ€™ was embedded into the American mindset. The previous influences, in combination with other factors, such as Americaâ€™s distance from Europe, helped the United States wage and win the Revolutionary war. The US, gaining itâ€™s Independence, inevitably was to evolve itâ€™s own unique cultural traits. Early America portrayed the wild frontier as part of their national identity, while common colonial American ideology stigmatized the associated Native American culture as less civilized, as savage, and as subordinate to â€˜modernâ€™ eighteenth and nineteenth century societies.
The Foundation of a Successful Nation There are many distinct characteristics that a group of individuals or country must meet before it can be considered a unified nation. Characteristics of a unified nation do not involve such arbitrary things such as race or linguistics. While its truly hard to distinguish exactly what it takes to become a unified nation there are many articles that describe the things that stop a group of individuals from becoming one. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence to address and resolve all of the grievances that the American Colonies had under the rule of the British Empire. In this document, Jefferson exemplified the colonies need to declare independence by first stating what a true government’s purpose was, then by giving specific examples of how British rule was unsatisfactory.
Our lives melting into one another.” What a beautiful way to put it. In an article, I found on Cultural Survival where an interview took place with a Historian (Schlesinger). He states that the reason the Unites States vast multicultural society has worked for over centuries is due to overriding the conception of an American nationality. American citizenship has not only been enriched by strangers from different countries, but it has been transformed. America once a racist country that was initially run by white settlers who felt subgroups should be enslaved to do peon labor.
I think that if your going to be imperialistic you have to justify your self in overseas expansion and economic boosts. In conclusion, America is justified because they just want to follow in other countries footsteps like Spain. They also want to have world dominance so you have to go overseas to expand. We also were like Great Britain when we went out and annexed Hawaii. Then we took all the sugar from their sugar plantations and made an economic boost.
Patriotism, Dignity, and Economy are all words that are tossed around when America comes to mind. An idea that is probably the most common is the idea of and “American Dream.” Sometimes this dream can be fictitious, because it applies to people in so many different ways. Once again it isn’t a set standard because nobody is the same and we all have different dreams. This idea is that of a modern and stylish community where dreams are influenced by appearances and our possessions. This is something that we all have come to accept to be a very American idea.
Immigration is a fundamental part of American culture that is aptly addressed by Warren Leher and Judith Sloan’s book, Crossing the Blvd. By describing why people immigrate to the US, defining the various forms of incorporation into American culture, and dissecting three amazing stories of people who have immigrated here, we can discover a relationship between an immigrant’s reasons for immigrating and the challenges they face when trying to incorporate themselves into our culture. There are numerous economic, social, and political reasons behind immigration to the United States. The most prominent reason for immigration is the desire for economic opportunity, the lure of better jobs and better land. Another possible reason for immigration is religious persecution; the freedom to practice whichever religion one chooses is a