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Issue: The
American dream: MYTH OR REALITY

Where immigrants came from? What were the reasons why they went to
America? I will respond to these questions in my first part. “Their travelling conditions” is the title of
my second part.
Then,
we shall study their arrival in America:
their integration, I will analyze their success or their failure: the passage of the dream into the reality..




I) The reasons of the immigration


There was Russians, Chinese, and Spanish. Between 1840 and 1860 more than 4 million
Europeans arrived in the United States.
75% of them came from Ireland and Germany


The
immigrants wish to leave from their home because of lots of problems that they meet
in their country ; they flee the war, the starvation, the unemployment…
And they choose the United States for certain reasons. Among them: they see in
this country the success. They came to begin a new chapter of their life, to
build up a new identity; want to make
their fortune in the United States. in the New
World. The statue of Liberty becomes the symbol of the social success of the
Americans, that of the American economic power.



ii) The travelling conditions


Since 1820, the United
States welcomed 70 million immigrants. The sort of the foreigners is symbolized
by Ellis Island, where, after a long
journey, passengers had to pass immigration
formalities (
a questionnaire and a medical
inspection).




There is
however a reject of some because laws are set up; the entry of
immigrants was free until 1875. The U.S.
wants to control the entry of foreigners
on their territory; People are
considered unstable:

- Prostitutes, The
people suffering from
mental illness or retardation, the infirm, Children under 16 not accompanied by their parents (the fight against juvenile
works)


In 1853 the journey from Europe to America was still very hard:, 14
Norwegians describe a horrible trip aboard a British ship where sailors treat
passengers worse than dogs, where women and girls are constantly threatened
with rape scenes and brawl during food distributions are daily, etc...

From
1892 to 1924, there have been 3,000
suicides on Ellis
Island.








III) Integration

New York is the port where arriving more than 60% of migrants; the second most important port is New Orleans. In 1860,
immigrants represent the majority of the
population in the cities of New
York, San Francisco,
New Orleans and Chicago.
Integration in these cities is difficult. The Irish are a sub-proletariat. Employed
in the most arduous tasks and paid less: jobs in mining, construction of
canals, railway lines or jobs as deliverymen…




But there are people who success in America:

Today, for example, Oprah
Winfrey is a pure incarnation of the American dream because, started with
nothing, she became one of the most influential woman of the world



Bill Gates is also a
myth of the American dream. He started not with nothing but he stopped school
and nobody known that he became one of the richest in the world.



we need the green card
for enter in America, and it's not so simple to get the green card. There is
also a lot of concurrence since everyone want to go to USA to realize this
dream. So most of people don't succeed very well. Actually all American are not
rich.




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2014-05-25T13:35:17+02:00
Where did the immigrants come from? What were the reasons why they went to
America? I will answer this issue in the first part.  “Their travelling conditions” is the title of
my second part. Then,
we shall study their arrival in America: 
their integration, I will analyze their success or their failure:  the passage from the dream to the reality.. 



 I)   The reasons of  the immigration


There was Russians, Chinese, and Spanish immigrants. Between 1840 and 1860 more than 4 million Europeans arrived in the United States.
75% of them came from Ireland and Germany

The immigrants wished to leave their country because they met loads of problems in their countries ; they fled the war, starvation, unemployment…
And they choose the United States for certain reasons. Among them: they considered this country as a land where they could succeed. They came here to begin a new chapter of their life, to
build up a new identity; they wanted to make
their fortune in the United States. in the New
World. The statue of Liberty became the symbol of the social success of the
Americans, that of the American economic power.


ii)  The travelling conditions


Since 1820, the United
States welcomed 70 million immigrants. The sort of the foreigners is embodied
by Ellis Island, where, after a long
journey, passengers had to pass immigration
formalities (a questionnaire and a medical
inspection).

 

However some of them were rejected because laws were set up; the entry of
immigrants was free until 1875. The U.S.
controled the entry of foreigners
on their territory; People were
considered unstable:

- Prostitutes, The
people suffering from
mental illness or retardation, the infirm, Children under 16 not accompanied by their parents (the fight against juvenile
works)

In 1853 the journey from Europe to America was still very hard:, 14
Norwegians describe a horrible trip aboard a British ship where sailors treated
passengers worse than dogs, where women and girls were constantly threatened
with rape scenes and brawl during food distributions are daily, etc...

From
1892 to 1924, there have been 3,000
suicides on Ellis
Island.

 



 

III) Integration

New York is the port where arrived more than 60% of migrants; the second most important port is New Orleans. In 1860,
immigrants represented the majority of the
population in the cities of New
York, San Francisco,
New Orleans and Chicago. Integration in these cities is difficult. The Irish are a sub-proletariat. Employed
in the most arduous tasks and paid less: jobs in mining, construction of
canals, railway lines or jobs as deliverymen…

 

But there were people who succeeded in America:

Today, for example, Oprah
Winfrey is a pure incarnation of the American dream because, even if she started with
nothing, she became one of the most influential woman of the world

 

Bill Gates is also a
myth of the American dream. He didn't start with nothing but he stopped school
and nobody would have known that he would have become one of the richest men in the world.

 

we need the green card
to enter in America, and it's not so simple to get it. There is
also a lot of concurrence since everyone want to go to the USA to achieve this
dream. So most of the people don't succeed very well. Actually all Americans are not
rich.


voilà voilà :)