American Foundation

This is in response to several questions posed by my composition teacher in a classroom discussion board.

Contrary to the treacherous beginning with the natives once living on land currently known as the United States of America, this country was built upon a noble foundation. It started as a melting pot for people seeking to escape oppression by their home country, but has since grown weary of continuing to welcome outsiders. It is unsettling to know that as families were looking to escape the harm of World War II, only 30% of respondents to a Gallup poll were in favor of allowing Jewish children to be taken into care in American homes (May par 8). After seventy-seven years of our societal fears being proven wrong, Americans are still overwhelmingly resistant to the idea of opening our doors for people seeking safety.

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