Salad bowl og melting pot
Having read the previous texts I guess you could say that both terms are correct, depending on the point of view from the reader.
This ethnic multiplicity is a result of the history of immigration. Until the Immigration Law of 1924 the country was a "melting pot" of nations. The original settlers of the Atlantic colonies were mainly from the British Isles.
In addition numerous black African slaves were imported to work the plantations in the South. By the mid-19th century, as settlement of the West was accelerating, Irish and German immigrants came in great numbers soon to be followed by Scandinavians.
After the Civil war the new arrivals were mainly from east and south Europe. Since World War II there has been an influx of Spanish speaking people especially Mexicans. In recent years there have been large numbers from Africa, Asia and Latin America. If you compare to a bowl of salad all the ingredients form the country as it is today. No one can stand alone.
No matter the race, color or creed of an individual he or she brings a distinct flavor to the American salad bowl that makes up the american society. Each culture is different and tends to complement the ideals of life, liberty, and pursuit of the American dream through careful consideration of individual and civil rights that affects all Americans.
If you look at the definition of a melting pot is says melting pot is a concept referring to a heterogeneous society becoming more homogenous with the different elements “melting together” into a harmonious whole with a common culture. It is most commonly used to describe the assimilation of immigrants to the United States. This term is often challenged, however, by those who assert that cultural differences within a society are valuable and should be preserved.
No matter the race, color or creed of an individual he or she brings a distinct flavor to the American salad bowl that makes up the american society. Each...