The Best and Worst of Americas Presidents Throughout U.S history there have been many good presidents and also many bad presidents. I believe that presidents should be graded on how they handle the economy, foreign policy, and equal rights. From our first president to our current president those I believe are the three most important grading points. A good economy is very important because it gives people a better living by giving them job opportunities and a way for people to make money. Foreign policy is important because it has a lot to do with the trade, technology, and communications of the United States.
What many American’s don’t understand is that immigrants contribute to a better America through cultural enrichment, economic advancement, labor and entrepreneurial initiatives, and the enhancement of the political culture. Now think of it this way people often forget that we just didn’t randomly appear in the U.S. people had to immigrate here. I think that it’s terribly wrong for people to say immigration is a bad thing when they would not be living in the United States of America if at one point their ancestors did not immigrate to the U.S. Immigration is a strong representative of what it means to be
Derrick Washington December 2, 2014 W.H.S English III Grade 11th Coming To America Many people see America as the land of opportunity. The move to America may be the best thing they ever did, and these are the people who become successful in their endeavors. For many people, moving here represents a better way of life and more freedom of expression. People come to America in search of better employment opportunities and more money. Many have a dream and want a fertile grown to plant the seed of that dream.
Industrialization had a major impact on American society. It was a time of growth and expansion for the nation as a whole as it brought about new ideas and resistance to reformation. In many ways industry was helpful to America’s economy, but it was also a hindrance for the vast majority of the population. People like Sam Patch, otherwise known as the working poor, did not have much opportunity to advance in society, so as time passes there’s more resistance and protest to letting the rich get richer. The messages sent from the famous jumps of Sam Patch were the beginning of a new of democracy, and a fulfillment to the true meaning of the word equality.
The country attracted immigrants worldwide. They heard stories of who come to America and found freedom, quick riches, and easy lives. The American dream fueled the immigrants strong desire to find a better life for themselves and their family, but these stories were not true. According to the book, the working class was not well off, the poor and immigrants lived in dirty, crowded conditions, worked unskilled jobs, long working hours, dangerous working conditions, smoke filled air child labor, etc. On the other hand, middle class had better food and living condition, which led to fewer diseases and longer live among these group.
This gives them a lot of hope and makes them feel wanted. During this time period many workers were needed. Immigrants would take jobs for less money and more hours than an American would. They would do anything to find a job. They would work hard to succeed because they had less than the American citizens.
The Jungle describes life as an immigrant in America during the early twentieth century, how immigrants of that time dreamt of the American dream, and how they tried to achieve it. The most important theme of the book was that life on the other side is not always better than what one has. The dream of the American immigrant was simple: America, the great land of capitalism, with its plentiful opportunities, would provide them with a good job and a home to raise their family in. The work would be easy, and life would be better than it had ever been in their native land. However, the American dream proved for many immigrants to be nothing more than packed cities, tedious, low-paying jobs, and death.
They are expressed through this network of shared relationships (Schmalleger, 2012, Page 194). Social influences are the key components in this principle. Those who are suffering in poverty in other countries see an opportunity here in the United States and to them the reward far outweighs the risks associated with venturing to the United States. They do not understand the trials and the tribulations of an immigrant in the United States they see that they can make more money and escape the dangers that are in their country. However, once they are in the United States it is a lot more different than what they expected.
In a knowledge-based economy, education is more important than ever. We need to receive educations to get better jobs, to earn money, and to survive; therefore, decent education is a decisive factor on whether a person can succeed or not. Many people believe that everyone is equal in the eyes of law, whether they are rich or poor. They believe people in America have equal chance to succeed, and everyone has the same opportunity to receive decent education regardless of race, gender or wealth. However, the truth seems to be different.
Just because someone has lots of money does not give them more rights then the next person. People do not see themselves as less a person then the next because of money or social status. The equality of this country has given every person the ability to be successful. Finally these principles are the reason in my opinion America is where it is today. Works Cited Page 44 Thomas G. West & Douglas A. Jeffery.