When Immigrants Come To America The Attitude Must Be To Assimilate American Culture.

John A Pappas

I am first generation American, that means my parents came from another county in my case being Greece. They did not leave a hostile environment they left because America as corny as it may sound to some today was the land of opportunity where immigrants had the vision that they can better themselves economically in America whereas in a poor nation like Greece the odds were against them.

One thing they were more than willing to do was adopt our ways, they were to assimilate the American culture. This was not a will that came under pressure, this was the common sense of the day to fit in as fast as possible and they were very eager to do so. They went out of their way to learn English and attend night school if need be. My father served in World War I and was sent to France and when…

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