immigrations threat on american identity

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Immigration’s Threat on American Identity Threatened? This is the word Samuel Huntington uses to express his views concerning immigration and American identity. The current wave of immigration in the United States does not threaten American Identity. There are three key elements that help prove Samuel Jackson’s opinion to be invalid. The three elements that will be addressed are; the formation of the United States, the factors that determine immigrant’s success, and work ethics of immigrant and native-born Americans. Seventeenth- and eighteenth century settlers from the British territories founded the formation of the United States. These men were consumed with ideas of religious freedom and independence. That driving force behind those settlers is the same aspirations of current immigrants today. Samuel P Huntington draws a fine line between settlers and immigrants. He states that “Settlers leave an existing society, usually in a group, in order to create a new community, a city on a hill, in a new and often distant territory.” Samuel Huntington’s view is invalid. The British settlers of the seventeenth and eighteenth century did not settle the Americas. The Native Americans had settled the Americas long before the British ever arrived. The definition of settlement can defined differently by each individual, but factual evidence supports the existence of Native American life in the Americas long before British exploration.
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  • Spring '08
  • wang
  • Native Americans in the United States, Samuel P Huntington

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