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  • Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan
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    Thursday night the Phillips Center for Performing Arts hosted a very special guest appearance by the Reforms Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. In the year of presidential elections the two popular candidates George Bush and Al Gore really dont lash out on each other, which makes this years debates boring and long. Pat Buchanan is refreshing to the sense he doesnt care what he says about the other candidates. Pat Buchanans history includes serving as an assistant to Richard Nixon, and al...
  • Doctorow's Disgust With American Society
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    Up until the late 1900's, the American populace on the whole had assumed a very optimistic view of American history. Glossing over disgraceful events, emphasizing the brighter points in our history, our culture has attempted to ignore the obvious fact that we have had, and still have, our fair share of problems. In Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow unabashedly exposes some of the worst aspects of American life in our more recent history. Doctorow doesn't hold back anything, providing detailed examples of h...
  • 1920's Anti Immigration Organisations
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    The motto of the United States of America is E Pluribus Unum meaning Out of one, many. It neatly recognises that although America may be a single nation, it is also one originally made up of immigrants who arrived not only from Europe and Asia, but forcibly as slaves from Africa and of Native Americans. Its population is the most racially and culturally diverse in the world and for that reason is often referred to as a Melting Pot. During the 1920's, racial tensions in American society reached b...
  • German Immigration To America In 1901
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    Journey to the Midwest: The German Immigration Many German immigrants in 1901 risked everything for a dream of better things in America and the promise of freedom and wealth. Although, when they arrived many realized that the streets were not paved with gold as they had believed, but rather filth. This is the detailed description of why one family left Germany, what happened after they arrived in America, and how they adapted to life in the Midwest. Momma- I have arrived in America finally. The ...
  • First Generation Immigrants From Russia
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    Genesis of Contemporary Russian-American Anton Gur ovEn 102-6: WasilkoMay 12, 2004 Final Paper In the 1990's the United States of America was marked with an incredible surge of immigration from the territories of former Soviet Union. "Liberated" 'emir " es decided to take a chance, leaving everything they had behind in pursuit of a better life. They brought with them education, numerous skills and talents. Their difficulties, however, including a foreign language, their age and inability to quic...
  • Jurgis's And His Family's Struggle
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    At the beginning of the twentieth century, a massive wave of immigrants from the southern and eastern parts of Europe came to America in search of economic opportunities. They carried to America all the dreams and hopes of wealth. When finally reaching America, these naive immigrants faced a new struggle and learned the harsh reality of America. In Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle, he describes the life of an immigrant family from Lithuania that venture off to America in search of a better lif...
  • Traditional Chinese Immigrant
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    American Dream -- -- Compare "Hester Street" and "Eat a Bowel of Tea " Many years ago, people have immigrated to a new world where they can hope for a more beautiful existence, for the wealth, for the freedoms, for the better opportunities and most importantly, for the American Dreams. As each new era of foreigners migrate to America, they face the obstacle of conforming to mainstream America. As "Hester Street" and "Eat a Bowl of Tea" portrayed, immigrants come to this land of opportunities wit...
  • Female In America
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    What it Means to Be a Female Immigrate In the novel, Bread Givers, author An zia Yezierska tells the story of life as an immigrate in the Untied States. For many immigrates, the U.S. was the key to a better life; a life free of economic depression and religious oppression. America was a fantasy to many. Sara's father lectures to his wife about not needing a feather bed; "Don't you know it is always summer in America And in the new golden country, where milk and honey flows free in the streets, y...
  • German Immigration To America Between 1870 1930
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    German Immigration: A story told by the ghosts of the past "The day I left home, my mother came with me to the railroad station. When we said goodbye, she said it was just like seeing me go into my casket, I never saw her again". So is the story of Julia B. from Germany and many others who left their life and love for a chance of happiness in a new country. This is the story of the German immigrants in 1880-1930 who risked everything on a dream of better things. What caused the German immigratio...
  • Families Of Chinese Immigrants
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    There have been people from many different countries, nations, and religions who have decided to migrate from other places to the United States throughout history. But perhaps none have come in more mass than the Chinese. With declining economic and political conditions at home, many literally saw coming to the United States as a "golden" opportunity. Once arriving here though, many found out it wasn't as opportune as they thought. The immigration of Asians to America was a big part of American ...
  • One Jewish Interest In Liberal Immigration Policies
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    Jewish Involvement In Shaping American Immigration Policy, 1881-1965: A Historical Review This paper discusses Jewish involvement in shaping United States immigration policy. In addition to a periodic interest in fostering the immigration of co- religionists as a result of anti- Semitic movements, Jews have an interest in opposing the establishment of ethnically and culturally homogeneous societies in which they reside as minorities. Jews have been at the forefront in supporting movements aimed ...
  • Dominican Population In America
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    Andre Washington Wilbert Nelson Sociology 140 December 13, 1999 Dominicans, America's Growing People for the New Millennium The Dominican Republic or also known as La Republica Dominicana is a small island that is 18,816 square miles, located off the coast of Florida. The Dominicans of this land share their island with the Haitians. The island has a subtropical climate, mountains, rolling hills, and fertile river valleys. The economy is mainly dominated by sugar, which still earns much of the co...
  • 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...
  • Italians Like Many Other Immigrants
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    There are so many different ethnic backgrounds in the United States today, but they didn't all originate here. People of all nationalities started immigrating here in the 17th Century. Just in the short time from 1900-1955, over fifteen million people immigrated to America. These fifteen million people consisted of Italians, Irish, Polish, Germans and many more. They had to form huge communities due to the influx of people, but after migration was cut off in the 1920's the communities quickly la...
  • Slaves In America
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    Why would someone leave his or her home and culture behind to start a new life in an unknown backdrop? Some people come to work and start a better life while others leave their home due to persecution. Some have even come to America against their own will. Either way any one who comes to this country faces problems but eventually finds a home in America. Nicholas Gage in "The Teacher Who Changed My Life" came to America due to political persecution. Charles Ball in "Slave Ship" was brought over ...

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