They think of a culture that is founded on constitutional rights and god given freedoms that everyone should have. Some people may even take America a step further and think of it as a culture that may be superior to others because of its past history of opportunity and freedom. Economic, personal, and political freedoms are abundant in this nation, and are encouraged in every aspect of our life. However, the same may also be true in a lot of other countries around the world. American exceptionalism can give America an edge over other nations simply because of our freedom to choose what we want to be and do.
We have cultural diversity. Immigrants have come and settled in different regions of the country to take advantage of our rights and freedoms. Some people look at America as the Land of Oppurtunity. They believe they can find a better job and a better life for their family. I am proud to live in the United States if my parents didn't want me to attend a private school, I could still attend a public school and get a good education.
The American dream is freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and to have a better life. You can have the American dream by getting a good education so you can then get a good job to make good money. When you make good money you can then buy a nice house, car and start a family. It is achievable for all Americans if you put your mind to it. In many ways this is different for everyone because people have different financial situations and also different backgrounds.
Although many others believe the American Dream has ceased to exist, King feels that “The ideals and values of the American Dream are still very much alive… I would redefine the American Dream today as the potential to work for an honest, secure way of life and save for the future”(King 572-3). The rise of the middle-class lifestyle has caused this transition in the Dream. Because of the high-income gap, along with the Great Recession, more Americans strive for this new goal of economic stability. By taking a look at one of
When an immigrant becomes a citizen, it changes the way he or she feels toward the United States. Rodriguez writes, “It is not surprising that studies show that naturalized citizens tend to have a positive outlook on the United States.” Being a citizen provides many privileges and two of them are, being able to run for public office and having the right to vote during an election. In a public office position an immigrant can help not only with immigrant’s issue but also possible with country’s issues. Voting is very important for immigrants because it help the cause of future immigrants, forcing politicians to hear the voice of immigrants. This privilege is an important right that resonates with the pride one can feel as an American.
Krikorian presents a good argument and has done his homework. The author seems to respect patriotism and feels we have a greater obligation to our citizens than foreigners. Krikorian speaks of a country we once were when our grandparents came to America but not that same country now. He argues our immigration laws need to be shaped to improve the United States along with the government enforcing more stringent immigration laws. This would shrink the illegal population and life for American workers would improve.
Protecting the economic growth of our Nations future? Protecting our children and our nation’s leaders, or protecting America’s culture? I may not be an American citizen, but I do have a voice in America’s future. One fact I really like about America is liberty that everyone has here. The liberty that allows people to do what their heart desires, but some people use the liberty they have in America in the wrong way at times.
As citizens of the United States of America, we are all guaranteed certain Constitutional rights. This ultimately gives us the freedom to choose whether or not we want to exercise those rights. One of these rights is the freedom to choose whether or not we want to participate in voting during an election. It may seem simple, but the election process is more complex that one might think and there is a lot more that goes into it aside from the events that occur on Election Day alone. Some use this privilege to their own advantage, informing themselves and doing their part in impacting these decisions that ultimately shape the future of our beloved country.
It is a fact that by going to college a person will get better jobs for higher salaries. People also attend college so he/she can choose a high paying career. A person will lead a better and less stressful life if their financial status is never a problem. That would leave time for many things that could enrich a person’s life as opposed to working for ninety percent of it. Without going to college, people will make minimum wage, if he/she do make good money, it is because he/she are breaking their backs for it.
The article “Paga ser Bilingue” by Domenico Maceri discusses why workers should be reward for being bilingual. Growing immigrant population in the United States that is not fluent in English requires providing more services in different languages. Many government agencies and American companies are looking to hire bilingual employees. Instead of hiring expensive professional interpreters, the companies prefer save money by providing stipends for multilingual workers. However, some people disagree with providing services in different languages because emigrants will never learn English.