Assignment On Melting Pot

306 words - 2 pages

The USA has often been called "a nation of immigrants." First, the country was settled, built and developed by generations of immigrants and their children. The first groups came from England and France. Secondly, even today America continues to take in more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today the latest growing-up group in the USA is Hispanic. There appeared a new term "spanenglish" when speaking about English. So, for centuries, the US has attracted people in search of a share of "the American dream".The USA is traditionally associated with the "melting pot" (a term coined by an immigrant Israel Zangwill) because many different nationalities and ethnic groups undergo the process of assimilation, or "Americanization". It really is a metaphor for the idea of immigration. Other Americans have maintained much of their ethnic identities. In this sense, the US society is linked to a "tossed salad" or "salad bowl". Generally, people who come to this country to some degree stop some of their cultural practices in order to adopt those of their new country.In recent years, better metaphors for American society than either the "melting pot" or the "salad bowl" would be that of "pizza" or "tomato soup". The different ingredients give the whole its particular taste and flavor and all are fused into something larger.If I had a chance to travel to the USA I would like to visit New York because it is one of the largest cities in the world. Its population is over 11 million people. It is an industrial and cultural centre of the country.

RELATED

Assignment On Melting Pot

306 words - 2 pages Free centuries, the US has attracted people in search of a share of "the American dream".The USA is traditionally associated with the "melting pot" (a term coined by an immigrant Israel Zangwill) because many different nationalities and ethnic groups undergo the process of assimilation, or "Americanization". It really is a metaphor for the idea of immigration. Other Americans have maintained much of their ethnic identities. In this sense, the US society is

The Importance Of Young Chicanas In The Traditional Quinceanera Ceremony - Short Essay

388 words - 2 pages will be to create a better understanding of the ritualand its origins. Also, I would like to prove that the ritual promotes religion and heritage in theLatin American youth that is imperative in preserving their culture. If this ceremony, along withseveral others, continues to regress at the same rate that it is now, Latin Americans will soonbecome part of the American melting pot. Hence, no longer being recognized as "LatinAmerica" and only as American citizens.

Social differences in the early americas - Georgia State College English 1101 - Essay

909 words - 4 pages Hansen 1 Henry Hansen Dr. Eastman English 2130 9 September 2018 Question #4 Cultural Differences in Early America The present-day United States is often referred to as a ‘melting pot’. The people in the melting pot are from many different parts of the world, making the present-day US a very diverse nation, with many different cultures. Digging deeper into the pot, each culture has a different race, religion, and ethnicity. In the early colonial

Speech Communities

450 words - 2 pages ....., he don't.....", and so on quickly label the speaker as one using (what we today consider) colloquialisms. Even so, "ain't" appears closer to acceptable mainstream American English"”it's even in the dictionary, ain't it? Roberts says, "We speak of America as the melting pot, but the speech communities of this continent are very far from having melted into one." One must ask if this could ever happen, and more importantly, if it's desired

cultural identities Assignment

1462 words - 6 pages : the American Militia The Lamas of Apocalypse: Japan's Aum, Al-Qaeda The Anti-Globalization Movement; Mixing Cultural�Identities through�Transracial Adoption: the American Melting Pot The Environmental Movement Social Movements, Family and Sexuality in the Information Age: the crisis of the patriarchal family; the feminist movement; lesbian and gay liberation movements Globalization and the State Informational Politics

Paper On Stereotyping - A Social Dilemma

765 words - 4 pages life makes a pleasant turn.I never noticed or felt stereotyping, because I always ignored the problem. I always looked at our society as a melting pot, where everyone has equal rights and equal opportunity. But recently, I have looked at this concept clearly and found out that probably our society is a "melting pot" by numbers, but society that statement is an embarrassment. I've always been a very positive person, until recently an unpleasant

New York Is A Fun Place To Visit

551 words - 3 pages a little over a half a hour just so we could get into the Hard Rock Café for dinner. New York is like a cultural melting pot from the plays that are on Broadway to the guy in the subway that is banging away on his bongos. You see the rich stars getting in and out of their limousines while the poor homeless beggars are struggling in the cold streets and alleyways just so they can stay alive. Advertisements for smash hit movies and plays

The American Dream and It's Effect on Me - Central Piedmont Community College, English 112 - Free Write Essay

557 words - 3 pages striving for success also known as civilization and America as we know it. But what actually is the American Dream? I believe the American Dream can mean anything, but most definitely to me it means what a person expects to achieve from freedom, liberty and diversity. In America we have countless opportunities, rights, and cultures. With a widespread of diversity there are many markets that satisfy the "melting pot" theory. But how does this

Analysis of Joan Didion’s essay “Goodbye to All That - High School - Analysis

529 words - 3 pages for weatherbound flights as if for the last plane out of Lisbon in 1940", showing the bond she has with the melting pot of other New Yorkers around her. She also uses a lot of metaphor involving films and movies, making references to "dissolves",“fade-outs”, and other movie terminology. It makes the reader feel as if they are watching a film and further relates the feeling that her time in New York was more like a movie than reality and was

What It Means To Be An American Today

807 words - 4 pages nothing. We are unique from other countries in almost every single way. While you can tell what a person from India or China looks like you cant tell what an America looks like because we are a melting pot of culture. We embrace change and are not subject to past trends that are irrelevant. America has everything from beautiful mountain ranges to jaw dropping architecture. We have so much to brag about and showcase here in America that it can

Untitled

551 words - 3 pages is clearly proimmigration. He says, "immigrantscontribute positively to the quality of American life and that immigration is consistent with the moral values that Americans hold closest"isbister 4). He says immigratswill continue to add to America's melting pot theory.He starts his book talking abouhistory ofnited States policy. The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 wereenacted as part to deny asylum toEuropean supporters of Democracy. The

A Comparative Analysis of African American Racialization and Asian Racialization - History of Race in America - Essay

543 words - 3 pages of the U.S.. In light of such strict immigration policies against Asian Americans, anti-Asian sentiment grew in the United States. Asian Americans were viewed as different and culturally inferior and savages compared to Caucasians. We also see Angel Island which is the embodiment of Asian racialization in America. Angel Island is a stark contrast to Ellis Island. Whereas Ellis island was a symbol of the melting pot and open borders, Angel Island

The essay that I sent through Coalition - College Essay - Essay

559 words - 3 pages Prompt: Submit an essay topic of your choice. Growing up in the center of New Jersey may not seem different from most life elsewhere, until the not so ordinary contrast -- the demographic. It is no secret that in America, caucasians are the majority. This is where Edison is unique, embracing the “abnormalities”. As a melting pot of cultures and worlds, Edison’s population is predominantly first or second generation Asian-American. As a Russian

The Issues Involved In The End Of The American Frontier

1868 words - 8 pages want to bake a cake"and have a cake a appear; it is a gradual process of mixing dough, baking, and decoratingthat a cake comes into existence. The same goes for civilization; one must overgo aseries of stages before they can say that an area is civilized, and the trader essentiallystarted the process.A fourth point states that the frontier promoted a mix of nationality for theAmerican People, A "melting pot" where cultures and races collided to

Immigration And America

1002 words - 5 pages The statue of liberty has long been a symbol of America's open door to the masses of humanity. Inscribed at the base of the statue are these words: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door" (Lazarus).The fact that we are a melting pot for so many different cultures, races, and