Black History speech: I'm Black and I'm Proud
As we come to the close of another black History Month, we have been reflecting upon our heritage. Upon such people as Chrispus Atticks, Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglas, George Washington Culver, Dr. Charles Drew, Thurgood Marshal, Malcolm X, and of course...
I’m from American Samoa
Thesis: Here are my five characteristics that I want to share with you, I’m from American Samoa, one of the territories of the United States of America, I’m a proud Samoan, Family, and Culture and...
Neither Canadian or American: The Status of Native Culture and Identity In Contemporary Society Depicted In Thomas King’s Borders
Wednesday February 12th 2014
Thomas King’s Borders, is a first person narrative designed to represent the continuing...
AMERICAN IDEALS AND VALUES
“The notion that America offers freedom for all í an ideal that unifies Americans and links present to past. Yet this ideal has not always corresponded to reality.”
- Americans commonly regard their society as the freest and best in the world
A Chinaman’s Chance: Reflections on the American Dream
According to Eric Liu, American dream is not dead. It is the opportunity and
perseverance individuals have to move forward. The American dream is what holds the people
together of different race, religions and identities. It allows the...
everywhere I turn, right or left is white. I was reading an article about how America is synonymous with white people. I am sure when Asian American or African American for that matter; think of America, they think of white people because white people are mainstream, white people is general. Therefore,...
I choose the film An American Crime because it shed light to the world, including articles such as in Time Magazine, of a true life family horror drama kept a secret for years about an Indiana household in the 1960’s. Based on a shocking true tale, director Tommy O’Haver centers on Indiana housewife...
AFRICAN AMERICAN PRIDE
Being of African American descent has shaped my personal identity and made me who I am through the adversities that the African American ethnic group was faced with.
Since the times of slavery in the 1400 my ancestors have been paving the way so that I can be the strong woman...
The American Dream
What defines The American Dream? What makes it uniquely “American”? Who can pursue and fulfill this dream? People usually discuss these things when talking about The American Dream since everyone has a different opinion of what it is. Even though people might have varying...
defied principles of international law. The purpose of this investigation is hence to examine the nature of American imperialism – not where it stands now; but where it began.
The Spanish-American War (1898) is viewed by many to have been the first indication of America’s imperial ambitions – however...
My American Dream
Many people in this world have sought out to achieve their American Dream. Some accomplished it, and some didn’t. Masses of people have died trying to fight for their dream, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and my great grandmother Albertha Peters. Before I die I want to make my...
Comparison of the American Ambassadors Louis Sears and Gilbert MacWhite in The Ugly American
“There are two types of men which whom one can bargain with profit: with the wise man who can see one’s problem clearly and is without vanity or pride; or with the stupid man” (30). The native people of Sarkhan...
great country we now call America. To be an American comes with the responsibility to express your rights in order to keep democracy alive. Being an American means having the Freedom of speech, religion, expression, and assembly.
The first Americans were reborn free, having left strict European...
States and in many ways was "the First American". A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of...
The Colonization of Native Americans:
Journal Entry of a Native American Woman
August 17, 2009
The white men are taking over our lands. They are pushing us further and further away from
our hunting grounds. They are taking our heritage and do not seem to...
The Exploitation of the Native Americans
The Native Americans are a prime example of the repression, poverty, and discrimination many minority groups have had to endure throughout the years. The Native Americans had their own land, culture and language. They were people able to adapt well to their...
Section A: The American Dream
1. In text two “Arnold Schwarzenegger Recalls Lesson From 25 Years as a U.S. Citizen – Learn English, Participate in Politics, and Give Back” by Arnold Schwarzenegger we are presented to the writer himself as an immigrant. He informs us about the responsibilities as...
Why am I proud to be an American? I am proud to be an American for many reasons, but the reasons that are most important to me are the right to bear arms and freedom of speech. These things were so important that they are written in the constitution .many people will agree with me, on the fact that if...
They defend us at home and abroad when most Americans would be terrifies to do what they do. They have to leave there own family help other familys including theirs. Some poeple have to leave there new children there sick parents or pregnant wifes. the veteran can also be hurt so that means that newborn...
American Self Perception vs. The Truth
Lee Greenwood, a song writer, describes the emotion involved in
American self-perception in a song by saying, "I'm proud to be an American. For
at least I know I'm free." Freedom is the founding pillar of the American self-
perception. Self-perception is the...
The Portrayal of African American Women Hansberry uses a series of characters, phrases and words in order to bring out African American women’s struggles during her time. For example, in her play, “A Raisin in the Sun”, the playwright uses the phrase “drop the Garbo routine”. Through this phrase, the...
Chasing the “American Dream”
For decades millions of people have come to the United States to live the American Dream. Many believed that coming to United States would open endless opportunities to gain a happy and successful life. When I think of the American Dream it consists of a decent...
What does it mean
to be an American?
Bradley Project Releases Report
“America faces an identity crisis. The next generation of Americans will
know less than their parents know about our history and founding ideals.
And many Americans are more aware of what divides us than of what
altruistic, here are articles for you to assuage them. Free them. Raise them from the state of animals to the level of the people of American slaves, at any rate. The American slaveholders, altogether or exclusively, solicit no goodwill from any person or race who walk on earth. Not in any of the characteristics...
Hispanic Americans have played an integral role in the formation and history of America. Ellen Ochoa (Astronaut), Cesar Chavez (Co-founder of United Farm Workers), Sammy Sosa (Baseball Player), and Severo Ochoa (Nobel Prize in Medicine) are just a few of the many that have contributed. In this paper...
What does it mean to be an American?
By: Savannah Shiveley
For centuries of years the United States has been attracting immigrants from a variety of different countries, races, and religions to come live in a land full of freedom and opportunity. These people were looking for more than just rights...
Are you Puerto Rican or American? Hesitantly, I don't know what to say when people ask me this question because I feel that I have to choose between the two ethnicities. Since I was born in the U.S., I am considered American. But, if I say I am American, I am asked about my origins. Thus, controversy...
English 131. 004
June 21, 2008
Discrimination Today: African-Americans
It seems like yesterday I walked into JC Penney with the intention of purchasing a pair of jeans. I thought it nice for the employee to ask me if I needed help, but I knew a problem existed...
An African American leader that I admire?
An African American leader whom I admire is my aunt, Darice Ray. My aunt had a lot of tragic things happen in her life, but she didn’t give up, she kept going. She has shown the world that even though bad things sometimes happen, something...
My Life as an Irish American
Axia College of University of Phoenix
ETH 125 Cultural Diversity
January 7, 2007
My Life as an Irish American
Being Irish American in today’s society is not entirely too stressful; however there once was a time that it was hard to find work...
Advanced Topics in Composition
American Healthcare: Vision or Mirage?
America has been accurately given the title “The Land of Opportunity,” a land consisting of people of different nationalities and origins here for the purpose of experiencing a more...
Dear American Family,
Words cannot express how excited I am to be studying abroad! The only thing that will be more exciting about this experience will be meeting you. My name is Nurhani Yasmeen binti Mohd Zainan. I’m just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary ambition. That is “GO ABROAD”. My...
Why I am Proud to Serve
Ever since the day someone has started school, he or she has been serving their country. People have been getting an education and allowing another generation of people to start where others have left off. By getting an education, a carpenter will be replaced by a carpenter...
American Legion Essay.
Why I’m Proud to Be An American.
We live in the greatest country ever to exist and I am thankful for that. America has many faults, but I still think it’s the best place in the world to live. I am thankful for America for many reasons, but here are my top 4.
1. We live in...
Assimilation into American society: “Immigrants” written by Pat Mora
In the poem, “Immigrants”, it talks about how immigrants want their children to be welcomed into American society. They will do whatever they need to, to get their children to be as American as possible; even if they lose...
American History Honors Essay
Women were a big influence and had very important roles pertaining to the civil war and how they changed things. Many women of many different races strove to make things better during the times of harsh times and war during this time period. Women were told that they...
Have you ever seen a movie that just simply amazed you and almost disgusted you in a way. “American Beauty” struck me in very different ways some including feelings of disgust, truth and reality.
Lester is at a high school basketball game to watch his daughter Janie who is on the...
American Imperialism: The Nineteenth Century
Tinsa Lyn-Scot Kamp
HIS204: American History Since 1865
Professor Mark Davis
November 22, 2010
The late nineteenth century was the beginning of the “new age of imperialism.” The reason for this is because of the technology of arms and the networks...
Who owns the LAND?
• Native Americans: caretakers not owners
• British colonist: attackers and land aggressors
• What entitles people to claim land as their own?
What makes an EXPLORER?
• Early explorers traveled for many reasons: to gain glory for them or their countries, to find gold or other...
Discrimination and Ethnic Groups: Polish-Americans
Understanding Polish Immigration
Poland’s unique past is littered with oppression, servitude, and foreign rule over and over again. The land was fought over by many countries during the 1800’s and subsequently was annexed and divided. The primary...
loves, supports, and defends one’s country”. However, in my opinion, a patriot is also someone who also practices the rights and freedoms given to all American citizens in the Bill of Rights.
The Bills Of Rights are the first ten amendments made to the U.S. constitution. For me it means that I have the...
Service and Sacrifice made by our American Veterans
This essay is about service and sacrifice by American Veterans, and
how it benefits our youth. My first paragraph will include my first
opinion on why I believe today’s youth benefits from our American
Veteran’s sacrifices, in all the...
The Road to the American Revolution
The road to the American Revolution was set by the English trying to hard to regulate and control what we do. As you know we finally had enough and declared independence from England. This essay will show you how the road was set and what happened along the way...
Argument on radical or conservative movement The 13 American colonies revolted against their British rulers in 1775. The war began on April 19, when British soldiers fired on the Minutemen of Lexington, Mass. The fighting ended with the surrender of the British at Yorktown on Oct. 19, 1781. In...
What does it mean to be an American?
I think to be an American it means that you were born in the United States( or if your parents are American) and if you were born in a different country but your parents are Americans and you come back to live here then you're an American too. If you're an immigrant...
American Culture in My Eyes
What is really American culture? Because of short American history, some people in my country still have a question: What makes the United States develop rapidly? The answer is unique American culture. On the small aspects, it can be attributed to the living standard...
James – international theme – novel explores differences and similarities between American and European theme – ex – Daisy Miller (filthy rich woman from England lives in America, clash between in way of behave – American and expectation of European society. Daisy validates almost every rule – talk to...
modern trends and create new cultures, certainly not less different than they were in the past. In my paper I will discuss the contrast between the American and Russian cultures, historically and through a modern perspective.
Modern day Russia is a mixture of many ethnicities that comprise its culture...
the largest minority groups in this country through war and annexation, the Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans. They, in effect, became aliens in what was their country. This status did not help the Mexican Americans, as they were considered second-class citizens in this country, but with Mexico just...
How Can I Show My Pride In Being An American
I can show my pride in being an American by standing for the principle which has made our country is what it is today. I can show my pride in being an american in many ways, for example I can practice patriotism, wear my nations colors and represent...
IS THE USE OF TORTURE JUSTIFED?
Americans are abusing and denying prisoners of war their basic human rights. The prisoners of war are being treated worse than the Hezbollah Terrorist group treats their prisoners. The Geneva...
citizen. I’m allowed to stand on AMERICAN GROUNDS and ask any questions I want to ask.” – Unknown. We are all American citizens and there are many things that we stand for and that need to change. We want social mobility, liberty, freedom of speech, religion, and the American Dream. We are all equal and...
fact, I have been somewhat proud to say that I have Cherokee roots.
The Native Americans were first discovered by Christopher Columbus. It was estimated that between 10 to 90 million Native Americans lived in America when the European were arriving here. The Native Americans were here many years before...
considered a time of exceptional growth and development in the United States, but above all, it may be considered a time of evolution and ripening of American nationalism, unification, and economic prowess. The war of 1812 was a very problematic war. States did not fulfill their duties, while commanders...
Being an American means a lot more then living in the United States. Some people don't realize how lucky they is to actually be a true American. To be in American you have to have faith in your country, respect your country, and most of all believe in your country. Along with a...
Assignment # 3 Civil Right Movement
After studying the Civil Right Movement of Native Americans, African American and Mexican American, I believe that these civil rights movements effected the dominant group’s social perceptions of minority groups in America. For example...
The “American Dream” has grossly transformed in recent years from what was once considered a freedom that allowed citizens to pursue goals in life through hard work and free choice to a new modern day form of imprisonment. The majority of Americans still hold to the aspirations of being financially independent...
undertake in order to achieve it. This concept is explored in Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman and Sam Mendes’ movie American Beauty where the concept of the American dream predominantly weaves into the lives of the characters, affecting their relationships and consequently allows the audience...
Are you proud of your Country?
The answer to the question above would be absolutely yes! I love that everyone in this country has freedom of speech and everyone is treated equally. I think the most inspiring person that once lived in America would be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He showed that if...
was made, and satirise American stereotypes, views, and society?
“Redneck”, “woolhat”, “hillbilly”, “clodhopper”, and “white trash” are some of the terms that used to derogate the southerners. The movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby shows us the typical American stereotypes on southerners...