Immigrating to the United State mean is immigrating to the United States from another country. About 14 million people from around 2000 to 2010 immigrated to the United States from around the world. America is an immigrant country. According to the U.S Census Bureau. About 43 million the Americans were born outside of the United States in 2017. That is a figure equivalent to approximately 13% of the total population of the entire population.The U.S Census Bureau predicts that more than 150 million immigrants will immigrate to the United States. The history of immigration in the United State is divided into four periods.
It is said that the U.S. is the country built by immigrants. Technically the first “immigrants” that arrived in what is now the U.S. and Canada arrived around 12,000 to 30,000 years ago from Asia by crossing the Bering Strait. They then started migrating East and South, eventually populating the continent all the way down to what is now South America. Evidently, there was many more migratory waves from Asia that contributed to the Native American population. It wasn’t until 1492, when Christopher Columbus arrived to the Americas that European colonization began in the Western Hemisphere.
There are people who say that the American Revolution began when the colonists decided they did not want to be part of Britain any longer. While this may have been a reason for some, there were many colonists that wanted to remain part of Britain. The events that led to the transformation from loyal Englishman to Americans stemmed from different things, including that the colonists felt that their rights as British citizens were being trampled on.
In the discussion of American history, one controversial issue has been the importance of laws. On the one hand, some people argue that laws shapes history. On the other hand, other contends that laws reflect American history. The latter argument is correct. Though, American history spans only 300 years, numerous laws in the country have changed the lives of its people. It is obvious that America today is different than 100 years ago. Today, attitudes towards certain subjects such as gay rights, torture, crime, marijuana have changed the direction of laws in the country. In those cases, the laws have been beneficial to those cause, because the country voiced their opinion on those issues. The same could be said about America in its infancy, both as a group of colonies and its beginnings as an early, yet dominant Republic. In Pre-Modern America, it was a transitional period as some laws were reflected religious beliefs. As the country modernized it became more progressive and legal cases were more based on precedent (Hoffer 2016). Women and African-American were disenfranchised groups, and laws did not help them until much later in American history. Looking at the Gilded Age, the government looked to help business and believe in free-market ideology. In retrospect, those decisions are laughable, but it affected a lot of people at the time. Sometimes stubborn beliefs affected law’s passage or rejection in the courts. Attitudes of different eras have dictated the laws in the
The history of the United States from colonization to reconstruction is long and complicated. It is filled with suffering, death, and hope. To best describe the story of the United States we would have to use the phrase “slow and steady growth filled with conflict.” The United States was not formed in one day, nor was it planned. It took hundreds of years of economic, territorial, and political growth and conflict.
Humans hold on. As emotional creatures, we struggle to separate the function of an object from its sentimental value — we see a ragged ribbon from years ago as the sole representation of our sixth grade dance, the poetry project we did in fourth grade as a gateway back to our childhood innocence, and the strip of photos from a trip to the movies just last week already embodies a sense of otherness and warrants preservation. This phenomenon occurs on the societal scale as well, driven from a carnal fear that forgotten history repeats, and communities then strive to create memorials that accurately reflect the lessons learnt, sacrifices made, and complexity of history. As a result, the process of monument-building requires painstaking attention
War is an obliterate machine employed by every nation from Third World countries to Global Empires throughout world’s history. This essay will attempt to review Modern American History from the World War II to present day. Key areas will be exam are 1) patriotism and propaganda used by the government during wartime, 2) the role of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) enforcing domestic laws during the Cold War era of American history, 3) the intervenes of the United States abroad in many aspects from gaining strategic advantages, control of natural resources, depose of oppressive governments, the spread of political and religious system, and commercial self-interest, to 4) how the media shapes our historical world both past and present.
America is one the continents in the world that have got one of the longest history as indicated by the historians. Like other countries in the world, America and its neighboring countries went through times of economic revolution, slavery and many more. Critics prove that slavery that was rampant in African countries started with white people that were constituted by Americans. People who participated in revolutionizing America are today referred to as the founding fathers. That is because they played very critical roles in transforming the state. There are those who were specifically concerned about the industrialization in the America. For that reason, they merged with others who were like-minded and formed alliances that succeeded in making the state one of those with the strongest economy in the world. Activists also emerged and through determination; they made sure that slavery and other inhuman activities that were going on came to a stop.
It’s very interesting to me when studying America history in the United States. When I lived in Viet Nam, I studied American history in the World History Program in high school. However, this program only focused on the history of America in the 20th century such as the Second Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Cold War. We studied very in detail about the Cold War because this event related to Viet Nam war. The Cold War was no large-scale fighting directly between the United States and Soviet Union. They are different in economy and politics which are communist and capitalist.
Imagine your grandmother, alone in her apartment sick and no food to eat. Well, there are programs our government provides to our elderly to help them buy food, find a place to live and most importantly, help insure them. Medicare is a program that was initially created by Harry S. Truman in 1948, but Congress failed to enact it (“Curing the Health Care System”). Later it was refined by LBJ in 1965 as part of “Great Society” to help the “war on poverty”. Medicare benefits millions of senior citizens over 65 by giving them free health care or helping pay part of it. Before Medicare there was private insurance that helped people, but with Medicare a lot more people have access to health insurance. Today, Medicare provides over 52.3 million Americans with affordable health insurance.
Through history neighbor has been fighting neighbor over land. Some of the conflicts have gone down in history as the most violent or largest of them all. The study of war must include all aspects of the struggle, including historical, financial, and political ramifications, as well as the conflict. Insight into the strategy used by military troops, the rational of the military leaders, how the economy was affected, provide an understanding of society during that time. Wars are studied for years after they cease. Whether studying the causes, results, economic situation, the destruction and reconstruction, or a particular battle and how it might have turned the tide one way or another.
It was a warm summer day when my brother that was 18 years older than I was zipped me up in his army pack and pushed me down the stairs. It was all fun and games until I hit the bottom. I was seven when my brother died in Iraq. My brother was one of many that died fighting for our country. Millions of young men and women put their life on the line when they serve their country in the military. I miss my brother but appreciate his sacrifice.Like my brother who gave his life for my future, my hope is that he will not have died in vain. As citizens we need to stand for what is right, appreciate those who have fought before us, and honor our flag.
Unique characters, stimulating story plot and surprising endings are some reasons people in literature believe the two novels To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck have maintained their long standing positions in American literature. Readers and critics alike spend much time searching for what distinguishes these novels from others. As plain and old these books may seem, their messages are not. To some, the messages of these novels are about the inspiring, exhilarating, and uplifting history of this country. But in this case, it is the polar opposite. Throughout these novels, racism, sexism, and many other themes are exhibited as the norm for the characters. Readers often forget that these dark aspects of the past are a part of America’s history. Spanning from the start of early civilization, humans have made many mistakes and to stop this vicious cycle, they have to learn from the past by keeping classics like these part of school curriculums.
If preservation efforts are to serve people, they need to capture the vast diversity of heritage, experience, and communities that makes up the American experience. Ideally, everyone should be able to find their story. However in the past, “[m]inority participation in heritage programs has been limited, and the picture of American history presented by officially designated sites understates the diversity of the nation’s actual history” (Kaufman 1). This occurred for multiple reasons, including intentional exclusion and that history can uncomfortable topics, and injustices.
This chapter examines the recent history of America, specifically the last century and the past seventeen years of the 2000’s. The previous centuries have had key historical events including the discovery of the Americas and the Renaissance but these centuries do not compare to the great advancement that occurred in the twentieth century. Some key highlights are splitting the atom, landing on the moon, and discovering the structure of DNA. With these events comes significant figures of the century including Winston Churchill, Einstein, and Adolf Hitler.