Melting Pot

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  • The 'Melting Pot'

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    combination of multi-cultural people, are who formed together and later gained their independence through war and became a strong and powerful nation. The history of America’s ‘mixed inhabitants’ is complex yet fascinating. America has been called ‘The Melting Pot’ of the world, which is due to the large amount of diversity represented in the races, cultures, nationalities, and lifestyles of its immigrants, although in search for away better life, many of them were still successful at maintaining their native

  • The Melting Pot Theory

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    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

  • The Melting Pot

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    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

  • Myths of the Melting Pot

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    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

  • The Melting Pot Myth

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    a “melting pot”, the mixing of different traditions to become one culture that shows no dominance, is a goal that America has constantly tried to achieve. An ideal which seems achievable is far out of reach for the American population. America will never be able to become a “melting pot” but instead remain a “salad bowl”, a nation that interacts with each other but continues to contain distinguishable parts, because of its diversity. America has made several strides to become a “melting pot” in

  • The Myth Of The Melting Pot

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    States. Some myths include those of white supremacy. In Gary Colombo’s essay “Created Equal: The Myth of the Melting Pot” he describes how white supremacy is a cultural myth that takes place in immigrants lives. The myth of melting pot includes a lot of cultures and races into one, which is to be a diverse American culture, and to all be considered in the white supremacy. The myth of the melting pot is a myth which many immigrants who come to the United states have lived in because they heard that when

  • The Cultural Melting Pot

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    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

  • The Myth Of The Melting Pot

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    One Identity “We may have all come on different ships, but we 're in the same boat now “ (Luther King, Jr. 1). Americans think only positive thoughts when they ponder the myth of the melting pot. The myth perpetuates the notion that once someone becomes an American, they are one with the nation; equal to everyone else. This notion is that to be truly American everyone needs to assimilate to everyone else to appreciate this country’s full experience. The myth, however, has a tendency to negate

  • The American Melting Pot

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    in a position of dissent with little power to change the functions of the system. Attempts to disrupt the expected discord, will disrupt the function of the system as it is set in place from previous expectations and performance. The American melting pot, the “face” of those who are viewed as American has blended and changed the ideologies of individuals in society. As we blend as a society, the social reforms which have allowed for some measure of integration, in turn has also allowed for the

  • The American Melting Pot

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    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