Ishmael read does an incredible job of pointing out all possible notions that the people who were here before us are,our cause of success. Reed discusses passionately for the ideas and social behaviors that arrived in the United States of America before and after the first wave of European settlers.
When hurricanes tear through a state and wreak havoc on all of the cities and towns, more people than just the ones residing there are affected. As soon as the warning is sent out about a hurricane, the phones begin to ring. Parents worried about children, brothers checking on sisters, and friends looking out for friends. No matter the relation, everyone seems to be asking the same question: “Are you okay?” Almost everyone can say that they’ve made a call or sent a text down to someone in Florida or Texas in the last month, myself included. When I heard the devastating news about hurricane Irma the first word out of my mouth were, “Is grandma Great okay?” Harriett Keyser, my 105 year old great grandma, lives on Anna Maria Island in
America is a wonderful place to live, because we are free. Freedom is important, and many people in other countries do not have much freedom. I am glad I have a place like this to grow up in; where I know that I can be equal with other races and other genders. Also, I am glad I have a place like this that will respect me and I know it will be a great place to have my children grow up in.
Dinesh D’Souza wrote What’s So Great About America after the attack of September 11, 2001. After the attacks, most people grieved, even if they knew on one that died; however, people also banded together and fought against a group they thought were attacking them. He wrote this book so that pride for America would radiate from the people long after the attacks; that they also would not so easily forget what they did for the country.
What sets America apart from any nation in the world is that it never settle. America, at times, has had the tenancy to spent too long in the darkness of satisfaction and despondency, but never has it settles in shadows. Every single time America has fallen or been knocked down, it has never failed to rise from defeat. It may take months, years and even decades, but America never stops pursuing the perfection of the unparalleled ideals it was founded on.
We as Americans tend to get stuck in our everyday routines. We get up, eat, go to work or school, and come home, all so that we can do the same thing again the next day. Doing the same thing is a dangerous and unhealthy habit, much like not being in your natural habit. We take the same worn down roads, read the same ancient words, and do not get to really fully experience what else is out there for us because in America we are confined. Many people just do not think that there is really anything else out there for them to see so the make the claim and stick with the mantra that America is the greatest country. We go to work to get paid so that we can feed ourselves and families, and we go to college to get a well-paying job to provide for our future families. Americans’ are trapped in the system because these days we do not know any other way, and we have to do these things to keep acting as providers. “Down the ages too men have been impressed by the
Fireworks cracking and lighting up the sky, hot dogs cooking on the grill, and a cold drink in a red, white, and blue paper cup. It is the forth of July, Independence day, the day Americans put all of their worries to the side to celebrate the freedom of the country that they live in, America. Those who live in the USA may experience more freedom and comfort then those who live in other parts of the world. America is highly praised for their education, diverse crowds, and socially accepting everyone despite their race, religion, or special needs.
Many countries have fast food and obesity problems, but America takes it to a whole other level. People don’t cook as much anymore and don’t eat healthily. They also don’t exercise. It’s pictures like this that have everyone wondering WTF and perpetuate stereotypes as to why so many Americans are obese.
Robert Reich explained to us, "Income inequality is inevitable and is the essence of capitalism, but when the gap became too much, then it became a problem to the society. Today, the United States has the most inequality distribution of income of all the developed nations, the richest 400 Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million people put together"2. First of all, income inequality exists everywhere, it is not a problem for itself. Because of the income inequality, poor people know the life different between people, then they will work harder and harder to catch up to get rid of the poor, and to have a better life. The income inequality is a good thing when it is not much for is the source of power that makes people improve themselves. However, the data show that the income gap is too huge now, the income distribution is extremely unfair. 400 people have more money than the half of the nation, so now the great income inequality disturbs social inequality. Gregory Mantsios wrote "Class in America-2009", he provided some examples from the rich, middle class and poor family to discuss the different life condition of the different class in America. Mr. Mantsios state, "Despite what we like to think about ourselves as a nation, the truth is that
Dinesh D’Souza wrote What’s So Great About America after the attack of September 11, 2001. It was a time of grieving for the many people lost in the attacks, but it was also a time that the country banded together and fought against the people that they thought were attacking them. The book was written so that people would be proud of their country long after the attacks; that they also would not so easily forget what they did for the country.
Immigration is what Makes America Great. Immigration is a beneficial policy for America. Since the early ages immigrants have helped America be the country it is today. An immigrant, by definition, is a person who migrates to another country permanently in hope for a better life. The 2016 presidential election has changed many things. Instead of “Making America Great Again” like Trump says, he has caused all the nationalist, racist people to rise up against immigrants just because they feel like they have a leader who is powerful, who “speaks what is on most Americans' minds – they are just too scared to say it." (Campbell,4) As time flies by, it was starting to seem that in this generation we were becoming together as a nation, where the color
There was once a little boy who always dreamed of a place being better than where he was. He dreamed of going to school each and everyday and not getting to work at such a young age. He had high hopes of being someone in life like a doctor or a lawyer. But he could have never fulfilled that dream because of expenses. He had always heard of the Great Americas, so one day he said well i'll go check out how great the Americas truly are. That one young man was my Father. He had came to the United states to work and help maintain his family of (12) in Mexico. My father's story is a true sad story that I can probably talk about forever. But the real question asked here today is what makes america great.
What does America mean to you? I recently returned from my 8th grade field trip to Washington DC. Here I would see and experience memories of a lifetime with my classmates. I would learn what America really meant to me as an American. The three most important words that would come to me throughout the entire trip would be Liberty, Diversity and the American Dream. I would be reminded of the important freedoms our government fought over to be free, and the diversity it allowed people living in our country to have. What is Liberty, it is the freedom you have to do without question or permission. What is Diversity, is to be from any country, culture, skin color, religion or political belief. To accept and respect anyone who is different than you.
Along with its economic classes, American is known for its freedom, its liberty, and the melting pot of ethnicity. This ethnic diversity comes form the immigrant population in the country. However this perfect country is a major falsehood. These untrue ideals of harmony, freedom, success, and equality are deceptive and do not show the struggles that immigrants face when coming to this class dominated country. The immigrants of today do not come from just Europe, but overwhelmingly from Asia and Latin America. “They are driving a demographic shift so rapid that within the lifetimes of today 's teenagers, no one ethnic group – including whites of European descent – will comprise a majority of the nation 's population’ (Colombo, Cullen, Lisle). These immigrants challenge the social myth that everyone has an equal chance in life. They
Many economic concepts and theories about how a country should be run and what systems it should use have been argued and fought over since the beginning of countries themselves. An economic theory could be adopted by a country for a variety of reasons, whether it is religion, ideology, power-shifts, structure, etc. If the economic theory doesn’t collapse under itself, it will continue to be used or replaced by something better or worse depending on why the economic theory is being replaced: revolt, shift of power, invasion from another country, etc. However, there is one economic theory that has failed and collapsed over and over again, yet still continues to be pushed as a great beacon of progressivism and prosperity. This theory is known as Socialism and has recently been revived in the United States by a man named Bernie Sanders who ran in the Democratic Primary election. Although losing the primary, Bernie Sanders amassed a large group of supporters during his candidacy. In fact, a Gallup poll done in June, 2015 asked Americans “if your Party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be Socialist, would you vote for that person” (McCarthy)? The poll showed that 47% of Americans said that they would vote for a qualified presidential candidate who happened to be a Socialist (McCarthy). In this essay, I am going to explain why socialism doesn’t work, some of the many issues it has, and its past failures. Socialism is an unsustainable ideal