English Only.Introduction

English Only.Introduction - English Only: Why? Some Recent...

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English Only: Why? Some Recent Findings
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English Only Movement making English the official language will  unite the people of the U.S. "Declaring English the official language is  essential and beneficial for the U.S.  government and its citizens. Official  English unites Americans, who speak  more than 300+ languages (2000, U.S.  Census), by providing a common means  of communication; 
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English Only, Contd. it encourages immigrants to learn English  in order to use government services and  participate in the democratic process;  it defines a much-needed common sense  language policy."  "official English empowers immigrants." 
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In 1780, John Adams wanted to  create an official academy devoted to  promoting and dictating the use of  English.  In the 19th century restrictive  language laws were used to prevent  English-speaking African Americans  from voting
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Background, Contd. The Jim Crow laws (laws that 
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