There are many different ethnicities in the U.S, more than any other country in the world. It varies from Latino people, Pacific Islanders, Asian American, or African American. The United States is the only country where one can find all different cultures and languages. In the United States, English is not the only language which Americans use to communicate. Vietnamese, Chinese, or Spanish is very popular in the U.S. Therefore, according to the article “In Plain English: Let’s Make It Official,” the author Krauthammer argues that English should be the official language of the United States. So what are Krauthammer’s arguments and also what are the advantages and disadvantages if English becomes the official language of the United States?Canada is a country which has two of the most common languages, English and French. His first argument is that bilingualism could create many problems such as “social unrest, terrorism, threats of separation”(Krauthammer 112). For two centuries, the U.S has the greatest success because of “the acquisition of English” (Krauthammer 112). Before the great immigration (many different type of races immigrated to the U.S), English had been a dominating language, but since the great immigration, it was no longer the dominating language. The Senate could not declare English as an official language. They only passed an amendment declaring English as the national language. (Krauthammer 112). Even the Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid called that action “racist” (Krauthammer 112). His second argument is it is fine generally if only a small group of people speak their own language but when this group expands, the problem appears. The U.S has been accepting immigrants who speak their mother languages since the great immigration. For example, Brooklyn has different kinds of people speaking varieties of languages; it is still fine when they are only small groups. People can speak their own language in the street and “proudly teach it to
The United States is a country founded by and for immigrants, and The United States Constitution does not declare any official language. In fact, the Constitution was originally published in several languages including English, German and French. Recently, however, there have been efforts to declare English the nation’s official language. Those in support of official English claim it is a justified measure because they believe it will promote unity, empower immigrants and increase efficiency in….
language other than English at home.” Many people assume that English is the official language of the U.S, because the majority of the country speaks the language. The United States has not declared an official language, at least not yet. Having an official language provides a common bond of unity, but it also has a downside. Since America is very diverse, having a national dialect can bring hardships to those of different languages. While it is necessary for immigrants to learn English to function in….
Should English be the Official Language?
There is no doubt that there has been controversay over whether or not English should be the official language of the United States. I personally feel English should not be the official language, mostle because I feel America does not need an official language.
America has always been proud of being a diverse country. People from all over the world have made their way to America be begin a life in a free country. If America is willing to take in other….
Should English Be Our Official Language?
Current Language Use in the United States
In the United States, there are 303 languages other than English that are spoken at home, these categories include; Native American languages, African languages, Chinese, other Asian languages, Pacific Island languages, and Indic languages. According to the US Census, in 2007 the number of people five and older who spoke a language other than English at home doubled in the last three decades.
Should English Be the Second Official Language of Taiwan?
English is the most widely and internationally spoken language in the world; many countries set English as their second official language, such as Singapore, India, and Korea. We may hear plenty of news reporting the rapid development of economy in these countries, and it is no doubt that one of the biggest advantages they hold is the knowledge of language. Therefore, in this business world, we should understand that language makes us….
There have been many discussions about making English the official language of the United States. And not only has there been discussions, but people are starting to act. There have been movements, unity acts, and even laws have been proposed to make this a reality. So why isn’t English our official language yet? To me the United states has always been a cultural diverse nation. And because it is diverse, it is the reason why America is what it is today. Holding a barrier to one language takes the….
Should English be declared the official language of the United States?
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In the 1700’s by recognizing the historical fact, the United States has been an overwhelmingly English speaking nation since it was created and that its constitution and foundational documents are in English. Americans value and respect diversity, they want to preserve English as their common language and therefore immigrants have the responsibility to learn English. Theodore Roosevelt once said “We have one….
and different. “Nearly everyone is the product of immigration. With the exception of those who can claim Native American ancestry, everyone else in America is the Product of foreigners” as said by Natally Kelly, a veteran translator. Possessing an official language in a large diversify country would affect everybody living in it.
America is a country well-known for its multicultural population. Having a variety of culture, nations and people around the world cope up to this country in hope of having….
Should English be made the Official language of the U.S?
People in the last two decades have been divided on the issue of whether the official language of the United States should be English. Although making English an official language would alleviate some problems , its disadvantages clearly outweigh its advantages. The linguistic diversity, tradition and culture immigrants bring to this country enrich the United States. This is why English should not be the official language of….
I feel that English should be the official language of the United States. Though as I read on some of the articles I understand that there are pros and cons to the factor. Though today in the United States most of our country already speaks English. Which is a factor because more people can communicate with one another if they know English as their language. Other pros that I have read and agreed on is the fact if English was the official language that it would save the government a lot of money….