My Father : An True Definition Of The American Dream Essay

1052 Words Oct 20th, 2016 5 Pages
My father is a 49-year-old Mexican American that experienced the true definition of the American dream. Being born in Florida in October 18th 1967, my father was named Hector Lopez Noyola. My father also states the struggles of his father named Jose Carmen Noyola Gonzalez. Hector was born into a very difficult world at the time. The United States was having a war with Vietnam. My father stated that the war had in impact in his education as a kid. Hector stated that the school taught him a very pro patriotic and superior view of the United States, essentially hailing it as the greatest country in the world. My father witnessed protests against the war as a kid in Florida. Although my father was relatively young he remembers the events of the Vietnam war and the impact it had on his education during the 1970s. My father was a young Mexican man seeking to find his way in America through the foundation of his father’s history, his mother’s history, as well as his own historical foundation. During the early stages of my father’s life he would be classified as an anchor baby. My grandfather was a Mexican immigrant that traveled to the U.S during the 1940s. under the protection of “Bracero Program” (American Horizons). My grandfather provided the foundation for my father’s future by saving up his 40 cents earned. The living conditions were horrible for him. My father stated that my grandfather hated every moment of that time period, but as young Mexican immigrant there was no…

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