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The Melting Pot - The USA may be a melting pot of cultures, but it seems as if it expects only other cultures to assimilate. Not only are most of my family's multiracial traditions forgotten, but I am also ignorant to cultures outside of the USA. I have never been able to live or visit outside the box of my country. I don’t wish to see such a tiny view of the world. Even though I live in a western culture, I don't know how other western cultures live. As a country, it feels as if the USA is too young to even begin to comprehend world culture....   [tags: multiracial traditions, assimilation] 940 words
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Normalcy: The "Melting Pot" and Individuality - Lately, it would be difficult to find a person who speaks in the elaborate way that nearly all of Shakespeare’s characters do; we do not describe “fortune” as “outrageous” or describe our obstacles as “slings and arrows,” neither in an outward soliloquy or even in our heads. Lately, people do not declare their goals in the grandiose fashion that members of royal family of Thebes proclaim their opposing intentions: Antigone’s to honor her brother and Kreon’s to uphold his decree. Lately, people do not all speak in one unified dialect, especially not one that belongs specifically to the British upper class; Jack and Algernon’s dialogue is virtually identical, excepting content....   [tags: patterns, characters, dialect, speech] 802 words
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Myths of the Melting Pot - Perhaps, the “Melting Pot” myth gained strength during the Industrial Revolution. With millions of immigrants entering the United States, culture was changing within the United States. Americans set a high standard for there society and everyone wanted to be accepted. There was a social requirement to live in a civil society creating together the “American Dream,” which leads to prosperity. Many immigrants moving to the United States brought with them various traditions of their culture and after moving, they repressed such beliefs and forged ahead with a new way of “American Thinking.” The rituals and traditions of such societies should have brought diversity to this nation’s culture howev...   [tags: Culture ]
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The Melting Pot of Opportunity - The United States is sometimes referred to as “melting pot”, “land of opportunity” and “The land of Free”. These are names that acknowledge the fact that the nation is made up of a wide variety of peoples from different parts of the world. These names in many ways symbolize a chance of “new beginnings” to some people who wish to come to America. Immigration is generally recognized as an economic benefit, despite claims that foreign workers take jobs from citizens and resident aliens. Our text tells us that “numerous studies have been conducted and suggest that overall wages for citizens’ increase when migrant workers fill jobs that others are not qualified to perform or those jobs that other...   [tags: the land of free, immigration]
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The Melting Pot Myth - America for centuries has given a sense of hope to many throughout the world, since it allowed the chance for individuality among its citizens. Immigrants have traveled in masses to this country in order to express their religion freely in the hopes of not being judged or chastised. The newly found inhabitants of America all wanted to live the “American Dream” full of opportunities. This dream brought many people with different ethnicities together, causing them to interact and eventually begin to accept one another....   [tags: immigrants, diverse, ethnic] 821 words
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Upsetting the Melting Pot - Fiery colors dance around the citrus-tasting room, leaving a trail of vibrant fabric and food in its wake. In the aromatic swirls of spice and zest, cheers of “Feliz año Nuevo!” fruity as succulent oranges fill the room so carefully decorated with bright greens and yellows. It is the New Year in New Mexico, and this family is celebrating according to their traditions just like the rest of the USA. This is the picture of something very important to our society. It is multiculturalism and diversity, in heritage and traditions, and gives our country equality, peace, and new viewpoints....   [tags: freedom to practice traditions in the US]
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Immigration: Is America Really a Melting Pot? - Zangwill (1908) wrote, “ God is making the American!...the real American had not yet arrived. He will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman…the glory of America, where all races and nations come to labor and look forward.” This is an exert from the play “The Melting Pot.” Israel Zangwill was Jewish born in England, January 21, 1864 in London, England. Besides the “The Melting Pot,” Zangwill used his pen to defend women’s suffrage, Jewish emancipation, assimilation and Zionism....   [tags: mulitculturalism, immigration, immigrants]
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The American Melting Pot is a Really a Stew - The United States is a nation of, largely, assimilated immigrants that spans back over 200 years. Or at least it used to be. Today an American is an American that retains their cultural identity to their homeland. America is a nation of multiple cultures and races thrown together haphazardly but still one whole. The term salad bowl would seem fitting would it not. We used to be considered a melting pot, a blend of multiple cultures and races that were American. America is a melting pot because we are Americans, not matter where we came from, we are here now in the United States, and that is our culture....   [tags: American Immigration]
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Eclecticism: The Melting Pot of Education - Eclecticism: The Melting Pot of Education "Plasticene and self-expression will not solve the problems of education. Nor will technology and vocational guidance; nor the classics and the Hundred Best Books" (Aldous Huxley, English novelist, essayist, critic). If this is true, what will solve the problems of education. Hundreds have tried to answer that question and yet have said the same things over and over. A pure philosophy has never solved the problem of what to do about the education of the masses or the education of the individuahls, and because of that fact, I have not chosen any specific philosophy....   [tags: Eclectic Teaching Philosophy Essays]
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The Melting Pot: Interracial Marriages - Interracial Marriages 2 The Melting Pot: Interracial Marriages To be or not to be. Once again this is the question. In the past, social scientist and society in general, categorized people involved in interracial romances as disturbed, or they labeled these relationships as acts of rebellion, or attempts to move up on the social ladder (Majete 2000, 1). Today this no longer seems to be the case. However, this can still be quite controversial. Part of the reason for this controversy begins with the fact that there were laws barring intermarriage between persons of color and whites in forty of our fifty states until 1967, when the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 1265 words
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The Melting Pot Theory - The Melting Pot Theory In the 1800’s and the early 1900’s, some people gave the America the name, the melting pot. People imagined this because thousands and thousands of immigrants coming from around the world were coming into the United States in hope of a better life. So most people imagined that all these different cultures were being poured into a giant pot called America, heated to a low boil and molded into one kind of person. If one steps back and thinks about this theory, it isn’t entirely true....   [tags: immigration in America] 403 words
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The Cultural Melting Pot - Instructional Setting I am currently teaching in a Middle school setting with just over 800 student’s right around 400 per grade. The student body is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students. I only teach 8th grade students. I currently teach a general education P.E. class designed around the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards. My classroom is a full sized gymnasium. I currently teach with one other P.E. teacher who covers the 7th grade. We are in the gym at the same time, her classes usually consists of about 20 to 25 students....   [tags: cultural issues, learning environment]
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The American Melting Pot - The mantra of the United States advertises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as inalienable rights in the quest for the dream of living free to follow your aspirations. Our founding fathers could not have foreseen the greed of today’s capitalism, the challenges of individual identities not native of her people, nor the discord that would come from the ability to follow those individual dreams while following the entrenched Americanized social systems. The truth may be found in a mantra, which was never meant for all Americans....   [tags: morality, ethic groups, white ideologies]
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The American Melting Pot - The American Melting Pot The North and South American continents have been inhabited from ancient times by migrating humans. The first migrations are believed to have occurred by Asians who crossed the frozen Bering Strait from Siberia. When Columbus first crossed the great Atlantic Ocean he mistakenly labeled these natives ‘Indians’, believing he had arrived in India. Europeans then began migrating in mass to this ‘new world’ dividing up the lands of the aboriginals into nations. The greatest of these nations became the United States, which included peoples who had migrated mostly from Western Europe, slaves that had been brought over from Africa and the original natives....   [tags: Immigration History Immigrants Essays Papers]
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The Mosaic of American Culture, It's No Melting Pot - The Mosaic of American Culture, It's No Melting Pot Culture is a behavior that consists of several critical elements, such as language, religion, race and ethnicity, clothing and politics. Culture is what one does in his/her daily life. In order to understand others, we must first keep in mind that every culture carries its own set of values and assumptions. Culture is an evolving, ever changing civilization, which includes several different groups people. For immigrants, America is a land of opportunity; for others it is just the best country in the world because of its economic success and/or its democratic political system....   [tags: Sociology Culture USA Essays] 603 words
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The Chaos of the Melting Pot: Multiculturalism in Bharati Mukherjee’s Fiction - Bharati Mukherjee has distinguished herself among the ground-breaking novelists in the genre of diasporic Indian literature. Her account of the experience of the diaspora and its effect upon women provide the readers with an insight into the lives of South-Asians who currently reside in the United States. This paper aims to study how Bharati Mukherjee has captured the chaos of the Melting Pot about the Indian immigrant experiences in America in her short stories and novels. The longing for the security of home and comfort of their own culture creates a conflict known only to those born in the third world, burdened with the choice of living in the West....   [tags: cultural diversity, ethnic societies]
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Immigration Reform The Great American Melting Pot Or Just Tomato Soup - Immigration law and reform tend to be a major issue in American Society and Politics today. Numerous immigrants come across the border today into the United States seeking freedom, jobs and a better way of life which is not much different than what people were doing when this country was first established. The birth of the United States came from immigrants of various races, nationalities and cultures that developed the foundation of where it stands today. With all these various groups of individuals coming together a metaphor was coined from a 1908 play as America being the “Melting Pot” as all these groups broke from the segregation provided from their homeland into Communities where all...   [tags: immigration laws, discrimination, naturalization]
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America the Melting Pot or America the Salad Bowl? - Sociology professor Morrie Schwartz once said, "Rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble…” (Albom 149). Although not stated as clearly or concisely, the vast majority of Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories retell the truths told above. Three stories in particular; "A Temporary Matter," "When Mr....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Cultural Diversity and the Impossibility of a True Melting Pot - Cultural Diversity and the Impossibility of a True Melting Pot The core standards of America are founded, in principle, on the basis of its diversity and equality among citizens. Begin- ning with its Declaration of Independence, the United States distinguished itself from other modern nation-states by establishing a country of men who were different but equal. Yet, despite the unifying images America projects within and beyond its borders, the idea behind E Pluribus Unum does not resound as one might assume it would....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Canada, Melting-Pot of the Twenty First Century - Canada, Melting-Pot of the Twenty First Century Every country in the world has its own cultural uniqueness. What makes Canada even more unique than other countries is the fact that it is a melting-pot of many other cultures. What happened when all these cultures came together and started having contact with each other is that each culture proved itself exclusive but somewhat compatible with the other cultures. That may have caused people of different ethnic groups not to bond in such successful ways; nevertheless there still exists a strong attachment between an individual and their roots....   [tags: Canadian Culture Essays]
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The Canadian Mosaic Vs. The U.S. Melting Pot - Canada is internationally recognized as a culturally diverse nation that emphasizes the concept of “The Mosaic”. No other country in the world encompasses inhabitants from so many different backgrounds who exhibit strong loyalty towards Canada, while still preserving their cultural heritage. This is contrasted to the American ideal of the "Melting Pot", which attempts to shape all of their citizens into a set mold. Canada’s philosophy is believed to be more effective and respectful than that which is possessed by our American neighbours....   [tags: essays research papers] 1702 words
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The Superiority of One Race in the United States - During the up-rise of the United States formulation of the ideology of race superiority and inferiority came into play. As immigrants and other foreign people were making their way into the United states which created an uproar in American society. The reconstruction of Americans to allow the immigrants and foreigners was believed to create a more efficient and effective way for America to become a world power but it also instilled fear of losing basis of American culture. For Americans, it became a crucial turning point for them to dominant against other races by further justifying themselves as the superior race with foreign market affairs, scientific reasoning, whiteness as social categor...   [tags: immigrant, foreigners, melting pot] 1500 words
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How to Give American Students a Billingual Education - ... Despite the lingering criticism from the 1980s, President Clinton reenacts the bilingual education law in 1994; however, President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, which requires all students to meet standards otherwise schools will receive penalties, negates the bilingual education law (Jost 1039). Since 1998, many states have passed loopholes bypassing the teaching of another language similar to California’s Proposition 227 stating the specific teaching method of English immersion, when students only receive instruction in English, for English language learners....   [tags: melting pot, immersion, neuroscientists] 1323 words
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USA: The Land of the Individualism and Freedom - ... so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.” (Bradbury 156-157). It is a dream shared by many — to be able to leave behind a mark so permanent as to instill yourself in history forever, to be set apart from the nameless mass of ordinary people, to be somebody. People wish to become the next big superstar, the next Bill Gates, the next Albert Einstein, the next Mark Zuckerberg, the next Thomas Edison, or the next President of the United States....   [tags: opportunity, melting pot] 1429 words
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Geography: A Brief Description of Singapore - Brief Description Singapore started off as a multiracial country and its population was made up of a melting pot of different immigrants from different countries. Over the years, our medium of communication between the different races has been modified and peppered with numerous phrases from different languages from different dialects such as Hokkien and Malay. These phrases include “lah”, “waliao”, and “makan”. This Singaporean Slang is known as Singlish. Singlish is widely recognized by both local Singaporeans and foreigners alike, and anyone who can speak a fluent Singlish is considered a true-blue Singaporean....   [tags: multiracial, melting pot, immigrants]
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Cultural Diversity in New York City - “Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character,” affirmed Julie Bishop. From my perception, New York City is one of the most densely inhabited metropolitan collection of cultural diversity in the world in which structures our temperament. New York City applies an imperative influence upon trade, economics, mass communication, skill, style, and education. Frequently it is known that New York City is a crucial core for global politics and has been depicted as the ethnic headquarters of the globe....   [tags: melting pot of cultures] 1070 words
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Personal Experience: Southern Island Princess - America is called the melting pot because of the diverse people and cultures that makes up our beautiful country. My parent were raised in different cultures and surroundings. Raised in Turks and Caicos, my mom grew up on a tiny island in the British Islands. My dad is a southern gentlemen who was raised in a petite town named Bennettsville South Carolina. Somehow my parents met, and had four wonderful children, of course, I am the oldest of them. My parent never gave up their heritage; on the other hand, they found a balance for my siblings and I to get a true understand of each of my parents back ground when it came to family traditions and views about education and discipline....   [tags: melting pot, culture, ] 584 words
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The Power of Language - The American society is a melting pot of different cultures, race, and languages. Living in America does not mean that someone is a natural born American or a perfect English speaker. Many people who migrated to America face discrimination due to their inability to speak proper English. In her essay, “Mother Tongue,” author Amy Tan examines the various struggles she faces with her identity through language and the perspective American society has on Asian-American immigrants. Throughout the essay, Tan studies the development of the different Englishes that she uses in different settings....   [tags: culture, melting pot]
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Stuck in the Middle - America is classified as the largest melting pot in the world. There are different beliefs, religions, and cultures that make up America and every individual in it. These may be great contributors to our nation, but unfortunately there are another major factors that aren't being taken under consideration by the individuals that pertain to the nation. This factor would be the acceptance of hybridity within a family. Individuals believe America is all about freedom, liberty, and equality. Little do they know there is more being contributed in an individuals daily life....   [tags: melting pot, religions, cultures]
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The Different with America - America is different from other places, it always has been. The reason why is America has a vast variety of “…people from different nations, accustomed to different forms and habits of government, speaking different languages, and more different in their modes of worship.” America is an immense melting pot. Together they all help America strive in every field of technology, work, and life because of all of these differences. Thomas Paine’s characterization of America does not hold true today. Society in America is exceedingly different compared to 1791, the government is not impartial, the poor are overburdened, and the rich are extremely privileged....   [tags: melting pot, government, freedom] 663 words
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American Exceptionalism: Why We Are Different from Other Nations - American Exceptionalism On the first day of class, I wasn’t so sure what the term “American Exceptionalism” meant, but by the end I have figured it out. American Exceptionalism is the notion that America is uniquely different from the other nations. The reason America is “uniquely different” from the other nations is because, the world expects America to lead, have values, pursue freedom, be diverse and open, and also practice democracy. Being a democratic nation makes us the city upon the hill....   [tags: democracy, melting pot, freedom, values]
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The Title of Arthur Miller´s The Crucible - 1. The Crucible refers to a melting pot, a test of endurance, and the carrying of the cross. Explain why this is an appropriate title for this play. Essay on The Crucible When Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible he intended to create a symbolic story. An obvious sign of The Crucible having a deeper meaning is that it was written to satirize the Red Scare of the 1950s. In addition the powerful title of The Crucible has several meanings that relate back to the play. The first meaning of the Crucible is “a container for melting or purifying metals,” and the second meaning is “a severe trial or test.” As a third meaning one could also say that the word “crucible” is related to the word “crucifix”...   [tags: melting pot, endurance, cross, heat] 912 words
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First European Settlements in the New World - ... Similarly to other styles in North America the brick and stone homes of the Netherlands evolved, often replacing the materials with wood and clapboards. As families grew lean-to additions became popular. Features: Gambrel (barn-style) roof, sometimes with flared eaves Matching chimneys, or a wishbone-shaped chimney at the front or side Dutch batten doors with separately opening halves Ground level porches Double-hung sash windows Dutch doors The Dutch door is divided horizontally to allow the top half to be opened, without opening the bottom half....   [tags: colonial style, earlier melting pot] 987 words
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The Issue of Immigration in America - America is a country founded by immigrants and forefathers who first set foot on Plymouth Rock as immigrants to this new world. Today, America is a melting pot of different religions, cultures, and peoples. For centuries, it has been standing as a beacon for people seeking new opportunities, a golden door. However, in recent news with the legislation of immigration laws it is straying away from its prestigious reputation - the land of opportunities and freedom. Ellis Island, a place of immense contentment or great disappointment, has been symbolic of America's immigrant heritage....   [tags: plymouth rock, melting pot, immigrants]
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Nelson Mandela and The Afrikan Languages - “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” This quote was once said by the late, great South African leader, Nelson Mandela. He learned the Afrikaans language while he was in prison in order to communicate with the white Afrikaner guards. Mandela was imprisoned for standing up against the apartheid government that was committing human rights violations against black South Africans. Fellow prisoners were deeply offended when they heard Mandela speaking the language of their oppressors, but in Mandela's mind, Afrikaners are still Africans, he believes that they are still people of his country, and...   [tags: melting pot, diversity, english inmersion ]
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Working With Multiracial Students - America has always been considered the melting pot of the world, but in recent years with the climb in the number of interracial marriages, (Root 1996) American school systems must learn how to cater to the needs of multiracial students. In this paper, multiracial “refers to people who are of two or more racial heritages. It is the most inclusive term to refer to people across all racial mixes. Thus it also includes biracial people” (Root 1996). Multiracial students face problems with developing their racial identity and feeling approval from peers who are not mixed, making their experiences in school more difficult especially in a social context (Gibbs 1990 as sited in moss and davis)....   [tags: melting pot, interracial marriages, schools]
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A Closer Examination of Distinct American Groups from 1877 to1930 - ... For those who did so and remained docile were suddenly considered to be “The Five Civilized Tribes” (Porter, “The five” Title). How truly ironic as just a few years before these people were considered to be savages. One of the best things to occur for the Indians after the frontier was declared closed was that they began to fade from public consciousness. Although at times this caused neglect on the part of the government. This fade from consciousness afforded them the chance to assimilate into society quietly and with less of the burdens bore by immigrants and former slaves....   [tags: immigration, the Melting Pot]
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Bilingual Education in The United States - After being diagnosed with hypertension five years ago, my Dad decided it was about time he led a healthy lifestyle in other to enjoy the fruits of his labor since he was retired now and it was time to enjoy quality time with family especially grandchildren. He was interested in other alternative therapies instead of western medicine. He decided to become a vegetarian after much research. This new lifestyle of eating no meat and certain meat products was very significant to his health. After five years of practicing vegetarianism his blood pressure is back to normal and he testify that he is strong and feels whole again....   [tags: immigrants, melting pot, diversity] 1191 words
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Futuristic Second American Civil War - When one thinks of the United States of America, they think of freedom; they think of integrity, and they think of the land of possibilities. That is why when asked if a second civil war is feasible, one might find it difficult to receive an answer of “no that’s impossible.” The United States of America might be the promised land, but along with every great item known to mankind, it needed its share of mistakes to even start becoming as significant as it is today. These can date as far back as when Christopher Columbus came to America and began executing the Native Americans....   [tags: melting pot of immigrants]
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Assimilation in the United States - Assimilation Our country is acclaimed for its endless ability to integrate. Whether it occurred in the early 1900s when desegregation occurred in Topeka middle school, or how we have integrated every nationality to every ethnicity and have been renown as the melting pot. In every aspect of how our country has come to what we know as United States, there is a simple integration that occurred to create what we are today. Assimilation is a positive force when it is necessary, it is needed in our companies, to our marriages, and we alongside the media are the causes of these types of assimilation; Americans tendency for assimilation will remain a beneficiary factor so long as we do not loose our...   [tags: Melting Pot integration immigration] 1514 words
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To Live in Different Corners of the World - There are many different cultures around the world; some of them we think are normal while others are so bizarre that we cannot wrap our heads around them. Some countries have a different set of standards than other countries. For example, some non-offensive gestures in one country might be offensive in another. The OK sign means ‘okay’ in the U.S., but “in countries like Brazil, Germany, and Russia, the OK sign is an offensive gesture that depicts a private bodily orifice” (Cotton). If one is not careful, he or she can unintentionally offend the people that are living around him or her which can make living there really difficult....   [tags: melting pot, education systems, china, japan]
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Tony Hillerman's The Ghostaway - Tony Hillerman's The Ghostaway In a country that is the melting pot for many cultures, it is hard to interact with all of them. Tony Hillerman educates readers about one culture, the Navajos, through his novel, The Ghostway. After a shooting occurs in the quiet Indian reservation, a Navajo police Jim Chee, officer overcomes many obstacles physically, mentally, and spiritually to sort the case out and protect a young girl. He is constantly struggling with his identity, whether or not he should continue living his life as a Navajo or cross over to mainstream “white” life....   [tags: melting pot cultures] 1003 words
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Rome, France, and America - The idea of an international melting pot is a highly commercialized concept the United States makes itself responsible for accomplishing. It uses a variation of people with different culture backgrounds to act as different ingredients in society. The United States is like a song that is being composed. It is not solely one note being played consecutively for three minutes straight, but it is a compilation of different notes that creates a song. These diverse people are like different notes on a music scale, each has their own distinct sound and together they have the capacity of manufacturing beautiful music....   [tags: International Melting Pot, Cultures, United States]
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Immigrants and Assimilation into American Society - Immigrants and Assimilation into American Society Several years ago, America was taught to be a 'melting pot,' a place where immigrants of different cultures or races form an integrated society, but now America is more of a 'salad bowl' where instead of forming an incorporated entity the people who make up the bowl are unwilling to unite as one. America started as an immigrant nation and has continued to be so. People all over the world come to America for several reasons. Most people come to America voluntarily, but very few come unwillingly....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants Melting Pot Essays]
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Official Language - One of the many issues in the United States today is why isn't there an official language. With most every country you research you will find that an official language has been established. With the United States being what many would call a "melting pot" because of the many nationalities that inhabit it, how can a unanimous decision be made about which population's language is the official, most dominantly spoken one. 7As one of the major centers of commerce and trade, and a major English- speaking country, many assume that English is the country's official language....   [tags: English, Melting Pot, United States] 1665 words
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New Orleans - New Orleans      In a country containing so much diversity and history, it is practically impossible to locate one city which embodies American diversity. A colony started by the French was the first area to fully integrate culture and religion. The city of New Orleans, now prosperous from its diversity, epitomizes the "American Melting Pot". It is complicated to relate such different backgrounds, but with an overview of history, culture, religion, and integration on a small scale, a reader is capable of applying the values to the American culture as a whole....   [tags: American Melting Pot] 2973 words
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Business - In the past, the world was parts of continents and continents parts of countries which represent their culture separately. In addition, the communication between different cultures and communities slightly difficult or need so much time. Nowadays, we could imagine something different from the past which we hear terms of new world features like melting pot, globalization, culture, and global perspective. Al-Balabki (1995:570) concludes that, melting pot is a place where immigrants of different ethnicities, cultures or countries come to live together with variety of ideas and races....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Melting Pot] 1679 words
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Armenian Americans - Armenian Americans Introduction The United States is made up of a multitude of different ethnic backgrounds and cultures. We have always been called “the Land of the Free”, which has aided in making the United States more appealing to those who have had to seek refuge from their homelands during war and other hostile situations. Unfortunately, those who have had to seek refuge here have not always been welcome with open arms. We as a nation and I hate to admit it, are just racist. In the 1600’s, we used African Americans as slaves to basically do our dirty work....   [tags: United States, Melting Pot, Culture, Armenia]
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How Pot Became Legal for Medical Uses - This article explains how legalized pot started and how it has progressed. It shows the uses that pot has for people as well and the economic stimulus it has provided for California and other such states. Officially, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, NIDA, and the FDA all take the position that marijuana has “no currently accepted medical use.” As of today, 13 states have legalized medical marijuana and are used to “typically to alleviate chronic pain (particularly nerve pain caused by diabetes, AIDS and hepatitis); manage movement disorders and muscle spasticity (especially for MS patients); as an anti-nausea and anti-vomiting agent (for those, say, undergoing chemotherapy); and as...   [tags: pot, marijuana, medical uses of marijuana, Federal] 785 words
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Melting in the Arctic and Global Warming - The acceleration of the heat in the Polar Regions has their powerful influence on global warming and the overall heat balance on a global basis. Furthermore, the warming of the climate is directly connected to the overall heat characters of seasons and the periodical difference between them. Such circumstance of course is and going to have its consequences on the globe and the environment on a crucial level. This brief essay primarily aims to explore and discuss the warming procedure that the Arctic is going through, regarding its implication on the global balance of the climate....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect ]
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Communism and Pol Pot in Cambodia - Pol Pot was a communist leader in Cambodia from 1975-1979, who brought great destruction and terror to his country and to his people. After Pol Pot gained political control he turned Cambodia into a communist nation. Pol Pot brought devastation to Cambodia through the use of a group named the Khmer Rouge which he used to take control and to install fear into the people of Cambodia. As the leader of Cambodia, Pol Pot destroyed all of Cambodia’s political, economical, and social aspects. Pol Pot’s goal of a classless society in Cambodia was achieved through the use of the Khmer Rouge to install distress of the people in Cambodia....   [tags: political control, power, fear] 658 words
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The Monster that Was Pol Pot - ... Cambodia started to experience rough things happening to the country, such as “the U.S. invaded Cambodia to expel the North Vietnamese from their border encampments” (The History Place). As a result of this, it caused the United States to become major allies with Khmer Rouge. Between 1969 and 1973, the United Sates turned out bombing eastern Cambodia. Pol Pot is rationalizing that he could lead the country to victory. The United States killed 150,000 Cambodian peasants; can Pol Pot change the country for the better....   [tags: Cambodian dictator, genocide] 1335 words
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The Problems of Glaciers Melting - ... Satellite altimetry measures ice sheet volume changes from laser and or radar altimeters. This can be converted to changes in mass by accounting for spatially and temporally varying surface density distribution coupled with spatial exploration of unsampled regions. Limitations of this method, similar to other scientific methods lie in the models used. A second method used is referred to as input-minus-output. Through this method scientists calculate the difference between the snow mass accumulation and meltwater discharge resulting in a mass imbalance....   [tags: ice, water, level, sea] 632 words
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A Melting Planet - A Melting Planet Although most glaciers and ice sheets reside in areas that man does not inhabit, they are nevertheless important for society and the global environment. Due to anthropogenic activities over the past two centuries, the temperature of the earth is rising at an alarming rate. This rise in temperatures has resulted in an overall loss of ice mass worldwide, including a rapid depletion in mountain glaciers. The effects of glacial melt will have a significant impact on the future of the human race, so it is therefore important to have a firm understanding of glaciers....   [tags: Glaciers Ecology Essays]
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Permafrost Melting and its Potential Impact in the North - One of the main challenges facing the Northern Canada is the melting of the Permafrost and the destructions that it is causing to both living and non-living organisms. The word permafrost refers to a ground that remains “at or below the freezing point for at least two consecutive years” (Bone Page 52). In Canada, almost 76% of the land is occupied by the Arctic and Subarctic regions, which has a combination of continuous, discontinuous and sporadic permafrost. Continuous permafrost is mostly seen in the Arctic and almost 80% of the ground remains frozen....   [tags: canada, vegetation, animals] 1609 words
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Global Warming and Climate Change: Melting the Marine Life - ... Dr. Morgan Pratchett, another scientist participating in the study, stated, “[This] may directly influence where we will find these species in the future and how many we are able to fish sustainably.” Nevertheless, Dr. Johansen says that there is still hope. He has noticed that the coral trout may be able to adapt to these increasing temperatures. His proof was in the trout residing towards the north, in the Great Barrier Reef; they were more conformable to the new temperatures than those of the southern region....   [tags: gases, waters, environment]
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The History of Hemp or Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot - ... It was not know for use as a recreational drug until the early 1900s. The first law in America regarding cannabis was at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. This law required all farmers to grow Indian hempseed. Shortage of hemp led to the requirement to grow hemp during the years of 1763-1767 to the extent where you could be sent to jail for not growing cannabis. The government pushed people to grow cannabis later on because it was such an essential crop during the war. At the time, hemp was accepted as legal tender in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland and could even be used to pay taxes....   [tags: physician, crop, legal] 1725 words
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What Makes an American an American? - The Melting Pot What makes an American an American. Is it the reputation of Americans being Christians, or is it the white European cultures. When an Indian man walks through your neighborhood, do you suddenly assume he is American, or do you assume is he from India like most people. This ignorance, or in more polite terms naivety, is what makes America the melting pot that it is. The melting pot is "an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated ." (Webster's Dictionary) When immigrants come to America they are forced to assimilate....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1331 words
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Why I Think They Should Legalize Pot - Why I Think They Should Legalize Pot By Hagbard Celine There has recently been lots of contreversy over whether they should legalize marijuana, or not. I think they should, and there is lots of important evidence and reasons to support this. If drugs were legalized, this country would be a much nicer place to inhabit and for this reason and others, the government should stop cracking down on harmless pot users. Here are the reasons why weed should be legalized in the United States: First, our prisons are so full of drug users like harmless pot smokers and such that we do not have any place to stick real criminals....   [tags: essays research papers] 410 words
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How Is the Climate Influencing the Polar Ice Caps and How Has the Change with Polar Ice Caps Influenced the Global Climate? - The planet we live in, the earth is a tiny composition in this huge universe. It has diversities ranging from highly variant temperature and pressure belts as well as various ecosystem types. One such remarkable feature of the earth is the polar ice caps. There are three major prominent features, the Antarctic ice on the South Pole, the Arctic ice on the North Pole and Greenland on the north between North America and Europe. Antarctica consist about 90 percent of the world's ice (and 70 percent of its fresh water)....   [tags: cmilate, melting, radiation, caps] 934 words
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