The United States And The Civil Rights Act Essay

1381 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
Coming from somewhere that you cannot be safe or be free to then moving to America where you are free and safe changes your life. Shqipe Selman was 18 when she moved to the United States. She said that it felt so different. Before she moved to America she was not secure in her own home. Shqipe Selman came to America during a very important time in American history. She arrived with her family on June 2, 1961. At the time John F. Kennedy was president, the Vietnam War was proceeding, and the Civil Rights Act was forming as well. Despite the fact the United States protects a citizen 's freedom and rights, Shqipe Selman emigrated from communist Yugoslavia because she new that coming to America was going to guarantee a secure life, freedom, and many opportunities to live the rest of her life free from danger. There are many reasons why people immigrated to the United State, as such higher economic jobs, better life, and liberty and safety. They wanted to be in a free country where they would feel safe and not worry about being in their home. A lot of Americans feared the immigrants coming to America because they did not want people taking their jobs. President John F. Kennedy said that. “Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances.”( President John…

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