In our society nowadays, many people take our freedoms for granted. We live our lives as if we had it hard. They complain about all their work, high taxes, bills, corrupt government, and just how terrible people treat one another. Most American citizens believe we should be further ahead and better if you will. “How could we have gotten to this point?” many people ask. What these people don’t realize is how many have sacrificed themselves to help us to get here and make us a better country.
Today the Society is split into three separately minded groups. In no specific ordering, the first is determined to believe that any one person born in the United States is a citizen and which means their parents should become citizens along with them. These are the ones whom obtain “birthright citizenship” (Raul). The second are firm believers in the only ones that should be citizens are the ones who go through the proper process of becoming a citizen and according to the article in “USA today,” it states that illegal immigrants are “having babies as a way to obtain citizenship,” which too many Americans “cheapens the whole idea of being American”. The last group is the “other” the ones whom are completely neutral or believe in the
Historical events distinguish the change in the behavior and identity of a society. The United States is no exemption from this idea, as the events throughout American history has shaped the behavior and values of the American identity. Since the formal independence from Britain in 1783, to the compromise that ended Reconstruction in 1877, American identity has changed drastically through shifts in the American understanding of politics, ideology, economics, culture, and society.
Defining what really is to be an American does not sound as easy as it seem. It will always be complex process. As immigration continues to fuel the growth of the population of our nation, racial and ethnic gap increase and evolve along with it. Racial and ethnic identities become more and more convoluted and difficult to understand. Race and ethnicity continue to intermingle and push a cultural shift in the US– a shift that plays a significant role in redefining America in a day-to-day basis.
Approximately 200,000 to 225,000 undocumented immigrants enroll in American institutions of higher education and represent 2 percent of all students in college (Suarez-Orozco, Katsiaficas, Birchall, Alcantar, & Hernandez, 2015). Undocumented students have low rates of enrollment to programs of higher education in comparison to documented students. When undocumented students begin college, they go through struggles to adapt and assimilate to college life. As a result of feeling disconnected to the campus they attend, undocumented students may look for different options for support, such as clubs and centers offered for students. In recent years, there have been legal changes set in place to support the success of undocumented students enrolled in higher education, which include in state tuition, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. These changes have given undocumented students more choices and access to
On account of the rights conceded by the First Amendment, Americans can live in a nation where they can uninhibitedly convey what needs be, talk their psyche, supplicate without impedance, dissent in peace and where their feelings are thought about, which is something very few different nationalities have the fortune of
The United States is a nation founded on the principal of providing each citizen with a chance to have his or her voice heard, to succeed with his or her dream and to avoid any form of oppression that many countries continue to push on their citizens. As the United States Constitution states, “Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting an Establishment of Religion, or Prohibiting the Free Exercise Thereof; or Abridging the Freedom of Speech, or of the Press; or the Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble, and To Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances” (U.S. Const. amend. I).
Our generation has a variety of different people and it really defines what it means to be an American to this day. One topic that really stands out to me is something as simple as saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Most guys will not know what it would be like to be deployed in a different country to fight for our own. Our generation is very lucky, back when world wars were going on men would actually be drafted to go into war. Us Americans have been rioting through the streets of America over a Republican being elected president. People have been burning the American flag because of it. If this is what our generation is going to do, I can’t say that we are true Americans.
Im proud to have things that I have now,Without my generation there would be no freedom,without freedom our lives would be miserable and torn apart.Im glad our veterans fought for our country, they risked their lives for our country to stay in peace.If we didn't fight we would be controlled And be told what job to have ,how many kids we can have or they will tell us where we live.Veterans did anything they could to defeat our enemies,They never gave up ,they never stopped they kept on going until it was over.Im also glad that we have civil rights without civil rights people would still be held as slaves and they would still be getting beat by their owners.The biggest thing that i'm proud about is equal rights ,there should have never separated
Here in America, we are free to pursue our own happiness. We also have one of the strongest and largest economies in world history. We have liberty or freedom unheard of in the world. We have a justice system that works proficiently, though not flawless, and we even have a justice system that is very high ranking. We also the benefaction of education, most of it at public charge. Americans also have the right to aspire to any dream we may have. One of the most important gifts to our generation is the chance to provide to this society and make it more suitable for yourself, your family, and your fellow citizens. The examples I just gave are some of America’s gifts to our generation. We should really value America’s gifts to our generation. Without
Some argue that being an American is wrong and unfair and the worst place on earth. Americans nowadays are lazy and rely on other people’s tax money to make their way through life, causing Americans to be mad at each other. Despite all the drama, majority of the Americans get along with each other. Willingness to pledge allegiance to the flag, pay taxes, vote, uphold the constitution and readiness to defend our country at a moment’s notice are all very important. America is a very rich and wealthy country in which we as Americans has lacked for nothing. Americans are very blessed when it comes to viewing and studying the different cultures in other
President Truman once said, “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand”. These thoughts still hold true today. Being an American means so much more than reciting the pledge of allegiance every morning at school. It is more than just watching fireworks on the fourth of July. So what does being an American truly mean? Although there are many different definitions, it is defined by many people as believing in the idea that no matter your race, gender, religion, or background, everyone is created equal and given the opportunity to live their life without fear of discrimination or oppression.
Garrett Epps begins to tell a story about about driver speeds along a road over one hundred miles per hour. A police man pulls over the driver and asks him for his license and registration. However, the driver tells the police that he can not produce a license and registration because he is a child of undocumented parents, and according to Trump’s claims, those who have parents who are undocumented are not subjected to American laws. Trump argues that the fourteenth amendment’s citizenship clause does not provide birthright citizenship to the children of undocumented aliens. Section one of the fourteenth amendment tells us that “All persons born or naturalized in the united states and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the state where they reside.” Epps communicates that in one of the policies of birthright of citizenship, to be born in the US gives the birthright of citizenship. However, a small fraction of the legal world, including Trump, are fighting for an improved “original intent” of the fourteenth amendment. These select few argue that undocumented aliens and their children are not subject to american laws. However, as expressed by John Yoo, “almost all aliens in the united states, even citizens of other nations, still fall within our jurisdiction while they are in our territory.” Otherwise they could commit as many crimes as they wanted without the fear of punishment.
Would you want to know why I think America’s Gift to My Generation means to me?I have many reasons to why I think America’s Gift to My Generation. “Men and women fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves”.~Author Unknown. This means that once the soldiers get their freedom, they take their own freedom away from the family to go in war to make America better.So all the people can have what they need to survive and never be on the streets to die.And they also can be free
The concept of what defines a global citizen varies, for people have their own opinions and say about how they see an ideal one as. Kwame Appiah wrote Cosmopoltianism, and in his opinion, a global citizen is seen as one who sees no division within themselves and “others”; that it is necessary to agree with one another to behave morally. The view of an ideal global citizen has been altered for centuries, and in every culture it is uniquely seen and educated differently. Many Americans may agree when asked, “what is an ideal global citizen”, their responses would be, following the laws, paying taxes, helping out around the community, having a job or