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  • Culture From Thier Homeland To Thier
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    Ethnic America Today, America is made up of many different kinds of people. There are so many cultures that make America unique. Ethnic America, by Thomas Sowell, gives an excellent example about why these different groups immigrated from there homelands to come to America. Sowell also mention's the economic and cultural contributions made by these different cultures to our nation. The author didn't leave any stone unturned, and traces each culture from thier homeland to thier economic standing ...
  • Henry's Feeling Toward John Kwang
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    The need for America to value the Native Speakers of Languages other than English. The recently arrived immigrants face a language barrier which is only the part of the many difficulties they endure in US. Many of them are offended by the cultural aspects of America which they do not understand. Even the second generation immigrants cannot be accepted into the American mainstream. They are considered to be outsiders as their skin color is darker and their facial features do not reflect a lighter...
  • America
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    In the early 1900's, America was looked upon as being The land of Opportunity. Immigrants looked to the United States as a place where they could begin to rebuild their lives with a fresh new start. America soon began to be called the melting pot of the world. Immigrants were no longer Irish, French, or German. They were American. Immigrants were assimilated into the American way of life. They gave up their individuality. Towards the end of the century, people began to realize the importance of ...
  • Cultural Values Of Immigrants
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    Immigration has recently become a controversial topic in America. Some feel that immigration is necessary to keep up the diversity in America. In addition, it creates a stronger economic base because immigrants will produce more goods than they use as well as filling in the lower paid jobs we aren't willing to take. Others, like the right wing republicans, feel immigration is treading on thin ice. Indeed, they state that immigration is responsible for lower standards in our culture as a result o...
  • People 1890 1924 Immigrants Like The U.S.
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    Kalapodas 8 Dec. 1999 History 101 Dr. Tass inari Immigration: The New American Paul Kalapodas 8 Dec. 1999 Immigration For many, immigration to the United States during the late 19th to early 20th century would be a new beginning to a prosperous life. However there were many acts and laws past to limit the influx of immigrants, do to prejudice, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act. Later on into the 20th century there would be laws repealing the older immigration laws and acts making it possible for...
  • New Immigrants Of The 19th Century
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    Between the late 1870's and the outbreak of World War I in 1914, American's Industrial Revolution fueled the most rigorous period of immigration in American history. Many millions of people, mostly from Southern and Eastern Europe came to America. Most were poor, didn't speak English and almost all were strangers to America to society and culture. These were the "New Immigrants", and they swelled to existing American cities, while also forming new cities in the process. The forces of immigration...
  • Immigrants
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    Immigration During the late 1800's and into the 1900's many people immigrated to the United States from Europe and Asia in hope of finding prosperity, and a better life than the one they were leading in their old homes. Another reason was the sudden industrialization of Europe. (The transformation from small, agriculture-based societies to manufacturing economies was so rapid and sweeping that it became known as the Industrial Revolution.) With all this occurring so quickly many people decided t...
  • Jurgis And The Other Workers
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    American history has always been dominated by those individuals who have challenged themselves with causes. Sinclair used The Jungle as a way to make America aware of the corruption of Chicago's meat packing industry and the general corruption of capitalism. He did this by telling the story of a group of Lithuanian immigrants who came to America seeking fortune, freedom, and opportunity. These hopes for the new world perished in jungle of human suffering. Sinclair's answer to the horrible condit...
  • Jewish Immigrants
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    A Bintel Brief A Bintel Brief, the book of letters from the Jewish daily Forward brought to me the realism of life as a Jewish immigrant. The times were rough on them, they used the 'Bintel Brief'; to reveal there problems and to get answers. When I started to read the book I was looking for specific answers to some questions. What do the letters reveal about how immigration was a large part a culrutal process that lasted well after Jews and other immigrants arrived in the U.S.? What was the dom...
  • Large Population Of Irish Catholic Immigrants
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    Attention statement: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddles masses yearning to be free" these are the words that have greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming to our country on the gates of Ellis Island. INTRO America is an idea, a set of beliefs about people and their relationships and the kind of society which holds the best hope of satisfying the needs each of us brings as an individual. For countless immigrants, the struggle to arrive in America was rivaled only by the strugg...
  • Immigrants In The Novel
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    Immigrants in the novel faced the same problems as immigrants do today. Immigrants come to America happy and thinking that they are going to live a better life from where they came. The immigrants come to America unemployed and homeless. That is the same thing that happened to the Shimerdas when they came to America looking for a better life. When the Shimerdas came they had been robbed for their money when they bought a dugout. The same thing happens to immigrants today because some would sell ...
  • Immorality Of America's Immigration Policy
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    The sun seems unrelenting as it beats down on the two families huddled together in a rickety makeshift boat. The rafters have been floating in the open sea for what seems to them like years. Their food and water supplies have run out and the littlest ones cry out of hunger. But the keep going. Because they know that once their feet touch the land of opportunity their prayers will be answered. Finally, their raft makes it to the ankle-deep waters and they are only a few short steps away from dry ...
  • 0 Everywhere Immigrants
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    If you look around, you can see a racial mix of people. Asians, Hispanics, Caucasian and Black. After the Civil War, many countries were chaotic financially. Oscar Handlin stated, ! ^0 Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were italicize for American history! +/- (Kennedy, 64). Like Oscar Handlin said, many people from various countries moved to the United States and it encouraged American Industry!'s development. In the constitutio...
  • African Americans And The Many Other Immigrants
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    What is the political relationship between Irish, Native White and African American? In the decades superseding the Civil War, the United States transpired as an industrialized giant. Old industries expanded and countless new ones, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, and electrical power, emerged. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the region into a national market economy. America was the optimal place. In the late 1800's, mankind in many parts of the...
  • Legal And Illegal Immigrant Children
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    More than a million immigrants come to the United States in the past few years. All immigrants are forced by the economic situation in their own country to leave. Forced to leave behind their love ones and help provide for them. In the following argument I will argue and try to explain that illegal immigrants are not harming America. How myths that immigrants come and take American jobs are not true. Also that they are not an economic burden. Preserving America is where many have drawn the line ...
  • Dreams Of Many Immigrants
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    America turns dreams into reality and makes anything possible. It is where freedom rings. We clothe the homeless, care for the sick, and give food to the hungry. Immigrants come to America for better opportunities, civil rights, and freedoms they could never dream about having in their native home. Our nation has experienced many changes throughout history in dealing with immigration. We have been fair for taking in a certain number of immigrants and refugees. Through the restriction on immigrat...
  • America
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    From the time the U.S. first became a country, people from other countries were moving America. Many immigrants believed America was something great and special, but they soon learned what America was really about. Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan illustrates the American Experience through immigration and social acceptance. Majority of the people that live in the United States are not native to North America, which means we all came from somewhere out side of the U.S., although many native born citizen...
  • Irma's Expectations For America
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    Far Away Family "A world of opportunity", this phrase is often used by immigrants to describe the unknown plateau called the United States of America. In the instance of Irma Del ape~na's trek towards America, this phrase was quite accurate. Irma was born in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Her homeland foods were adobe, sinigang, panc it, and lump ia. At the age of 29 in 1979, she set foot on American soil for the first time. Though life in America was different than in the Philippines, ...
  • America's Immigration Policies
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    For hundreds of years people from all over the world have fled to America from their native lands in hopes of finding a better life here. After all America is a country that takes great pride in our freedom and accomplishments. Who wouldn't want to live in such a great nation that seeks life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for everyone? And that is just what happens. America is viewed as a "melting pot" and a nation of immigrants, but is this truly the American identity? Columnist Ben Wit...
  • Melting Pot To A Vast Culture
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    The United States, The Melting Pot The United States has Changed from a Melting Pot to a Vast Culture with Varying Racial Backgrounds. The United States, created by blending or melting? many cultures together into one common man, known as an American.? Modern communication and transportation accelerate mass migrations from one continent... to the United States (Schlesinger 21). Ethnic and racial diversity was bound to happen in the American society. As immigration began to explode, ... a cult of...

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