The American Dream In Emma Lazarus's The New Colossus

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On July 4, 1776 America became free to be its own nation without a king to tell us what to do. Soon after we separated with England we started welcoming new people to America and started making it diverse. People came from all over the world for the same reason the original colonists did, in search of the “American Dream.” The American Dream is the idea that everyone can achieve success and prosperity through hard work, motivation, and determination. People were coming here to escape their country and join ours. We were known as the country that everybody could be what they wanted to be. America has dropped to a point of where undocumented immigrants are not as welcomed as they used to be. In the poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus it shows how America used to welcome everyone from all around the world and kept the American Dream alive. Americans want to limit the number of immigrants they are allowed in the United States and if this continues we will be hurting America.
“From her beacon-hand glows worldwide welcome; her mild eyes command” (Lazarus 7). This quote states that America is offering worldwide welcoming and my question is do we really welcome outsiders? There is a famous quote that states, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” and to me this quote relates to the immigration problem we have. We as Americans should not go around judging people by the color of their skin or where they come from, we should welcome them because they are coming here for the American

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