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  • People Of The New Immigration
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    The New Immigration In 1886 the statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World", a gift from the people of France, was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland. Set at the entrance to New York, the statue was just in time to greet the biggest migration in global history. Between 1880 and World War I, about 22 million men, women, and children entered the United States. More than a million arrived in each of the years 1905, 1906, 1907, 1910, 1913, and 1914. Not everyone had to travel in steerage. Passen...
  • Home With David And The English
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    It is arguable that the early years of the 20th century were, collectively, a pivotal moment in the history of America. The wave of immigrants from Eastern Europe at that point in time ushered in an era of industrialization and work effort that would eventually form the backbone of the United States as an economically dominant world power. Scores of books and stories have been written to depict the struggles and conflicts endured by these early American people and Call it Sleep, by Henry Roth, i...
  • English The Official American Language
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    Should, English be the only language? That is a question that is argued over frequently, especially in the United States. Hayakawa supports that English being declared our official language can do no harm, stating this, "While it is certainly true that our love of freedom and our devotion to democratic principles help to unite and give us a mutual purpose, it is English, our common language, that enables us to discuss our views and allows us to maintain a well informed electorate... ". (Hayakawa...
  • English Language
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    There seems to be a lot talk these days about English Only Laws. English Only laws vary. Some states simply declare English as the official language of the state. Other state and local edicts limit or prohibit government's use of non-English language assistance and services. Some restrict bilingual education programs, prohibit multilingual ballots, or forbid non-English government services such services as courtroom translation or multilingual emergency police lines. So far sixteen States have a...
  • Neighbor For Help
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    This article, written by Peggy Grant, described to us how hard a foreigner's life can be. A Japanese immigrant named Emiko gathered in enough courage to ask her Canadian neighbor to teach her some English so she can pass the test to receive her Canadian citizenship. Her Canadian neighbor was Peggy and every morning for six months, Emiko and Peggy studied, laughed and spent the quality time together. On the exam day, with Peggy's help, she passed the test after two consecutive tries and received ...
  • English The Official Language In Order
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    In the beginning, this country w pot. Many different people, from many different countries, of many differ as a melting ent ethnic groups, speaking in many different tongues came to America. English arose as the predominant language of the United States. Over time, people realized the importance of staying in touch with their cultural backgrounds, including the language of their native countries. The main problem presented now lies in communication and interaction with each other. It is obvious ...

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