Immigrants that come to the United States have to follow certain rules to become citizens. Here are some laws that I would have immigrants follow before coming to the United States:
1. All immigrants are allowed to come if they do not have a criminal record, or have been in jail.
2. Immigrants must respect all laws of the United States, and must know the laws before coming.
3. Immigrants can come if they know how to speak some English.
4. Immigrants can come if they don’t know how to read or write. They can learn in the United States if they would like to.
5.All immigrants who come should respect the people who live in the United States, and people in the United States must respect the immigrants.
Posted in Uncategorized May 24, 2010
A question that probably everyone is wondering about immigrants is should they know how to speak English? I think yes, they should know how to speak English. If immigrants don’t know how to speak English, there could be some problems. People wouldn’t understand each other, and wouldn’t be able to help each other, and they wouldn’t be able to talk to one another. For instance, what if a non- English speaking immigrant asked an English speaking person a question? How would the English speaker understand them? If immigrants could speak English, then they would be able to communicate better, and could live better lives in their new country. If all immigrants knew English, then we could all talk and help each other out!
Posted in Uncategorized May 24, 2010
What does smart really mean? Is smart the same as intelligent? Do you think you have wisdom? Well, here’s my take on these questions. I think smart means to know a lot about a certain thing or certain things. There are people who are smart with computers, people who are smart with music, people who are smart with sports, smart with school, we’re all smart with something! I don’t think smart and intelligent the same thing. Smart is to know a lot on something, and intelligent means to know right from wrong. When someone is intelligent, to me it means that they can tell right from wrong, and know what they can and can’t do. I think everyone can be intelligent, some just choose not to be. That makes me come to my next question. I think everyone has wisdom. To me, wisdom is when someone gathers nolage from past experiences and events. You can even gain wisdom from others, too. For example, I learned to be thankful for what I have when my dad’s friend almost lost their house and job. What events have occured in someone else’s life that have given you wisdom? Here’s a surprise- you can even gain wisdom from someone you never met. This person is called a role model. This person can be anyone, from an actor or a writer, or even a family member you never met before. Do you have any interesting role models? My role model is my grandmother I never met. I heard that she was a wonderful women who died at a young age because she had died from lung cancer. I later found out that she had been a smoker. This gave me wisdom, because I learned that I shouldn’t do drugs, since the outcome can cost me my life! To keep me from starting drugs, I will always think about my grandmother. So, the next time you are talking to someone, think about how that person’s events in life have given you wisdom, and see what wisdom they have gotten from you!
Posted in Uncategorized February 22, 2010
I love so many types of songs and artists, from Kesha to Sean Kingston, to Lady GaGa. Here are my top 10 favorite songs. You can check them out at www.kc101.com. ( It’s a radio station that I listen to.)
1. Lady GaGa feat. Beyonce- Telephone
2.Flo Rida feat. Kesha- Right Round
3.Kesha- Tick Tock
4.Lady GaGa- Poker Face
5.Casscada-Evacuate the Dancefloor
6.Sean Kingston- Fire Burning on the Dancefloor
7.Axel- Beverly Hills cop theme song-(hee Hee!)
8.U2- I Will Follow
9.Lady GaGa- (Eh Eh) Nothing Else I Can Say
10.Lady GaGa- Bad Romance
Enjoy these songs!
Posted in Uncategorized January 29, 2010
Andrew Jackson was a president of the United States in the 1800′s. You would think that he would have a very proffesional background, wouldn’t you? Well, I think different. Andrew Jackson had a very… odd life leading up to his years as president. I think that his childhood led him to become the man he was as president. As a kid, he lost his dad before he was born, leaving his mom with three small children. This might have caused his attitude to change, since he didn’t have a father to help him grow and learn. Also, the Revolutionary War caused his brothers to die, one died in the war, the other from disease, and he was captured by the enemy. His mother died from illness right after he was released, leaving him as an orphan. This event may have caused Jackson to become aggressive and want revenge on the enemy. Once he became president, I believe that he would have declared war on the enemy, and create many others. Jackson soon became a lawyer, and then became a prosecuter, and a very wealthy one at that. He married a divorced women, Rachel Donelson Robards, which led to conflicts about how he “stole a wife”. This might have caused him to make other bad decisions in the future. As Jackson got older, he began to develope and attitude and a BAD temper. His temper led from small arguments to duels with guns. The most famous duel of which was when he got into a conflict with a man named Charles Dickinson over a horse race in 1806. Jackson got shot in the chest, but survived and shot Dickinson dead. This event might have taught him to become a better man, and in the future, he might’ve tried to stay out of wars and fights. He soon fought in the Forgotten War of 1812, and became a hero after protecting New Orleans from the British army. He soon ran for president, and after a couple of years of voting, became president of the U.S. in 1824. As you can see, events in the past ALWAYS influence the future. Who has influenced your life? Here’s something to think about in the future- think about all the events that influenced you to become who you are today. I can guarantee that atleast one of those events was a bad or sad event. People who have everything they need as kids become vicious or greedy as adults. People who have rough childhoods live as very nice adults. I think this is the same for Andrew Jackson. He may have had a rough childhood, but I think because he had a bad life as a kid, he learned to be a better man, and to do good things for his country!
Posted in Uncategorized January 27, 2010
We all wonder this question almost every single day, even with the slightest incident- should we judge a person by their actions or their intentions? I believe that we should consider both. If a person did something bad, they should be punished for it, but you should also hear what they intended to do. If someone intended to do something bad, then they should be given a strict punishment. If the person intended to do something good, and it turned out bad, give them a small punishment to let them know that they did something wrong, but their intention was right. You should consider a person’s intentions and remember their actions. An example would be if someone accidentally brought a knife to school to eat with, and was suspended for bringing a knife to school. He should be given a small punishment, just to let him know that he shouldn’t bring a knife to school, but he should also be able to tell what he intended to do with the knife, so that people know he meant no harm. If he had brought it to hurt someone, then he should be given a strict punishment, and he should still be able to tell his intentions so that in the future, he can be taught not to do it again. So what do you think… Would you judge someone by their action or their intention?
Posted in Uncategorized January 25, 2010
I interviewed fifteen people to see what they believed the American flag symbolized to them. As you can see in the picture above most people said freedom. As a matter a fact, everyone said freedom, along with other things, such as the soldiers who died in the war, or that freedom is not always free. What do you think the American flag symbolizes to you?
Posted in Uncategorized January 14, 2010
The Star Spangled banner is a very famous song that is known to be about the American flag. It was created by a man named Francis Scott Key, during the war of 1812. These are the lyrics:
Oh, say, can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
Here is a small translation of what these lines might mean:
Oh, say, can you see by the dawn’s early light- you can see the the flag this morning.
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming- what we proudly see as morning comes.
Whose broad stripes and brights stars, thru the perilous fight- the American flag lasted through the war.
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming- the militia was bravely fighting.
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air- bombs and rockets exploding.
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there- that the American flag was still raised.
O say, does that star -spangled banner yet wave- The American flag still waves.
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave- We’re a country of freedom and bravery once again!
Posted in Uncategorized January 12, 2010
A famous ship that earned its name in 1812 was the U.S.S. Constitution, or “Old Ironsides”. This famous battleship took part in The Forgotten War of 1812. It was sailing the ocean far off from Massachusetts, when, fifty yards away, an enemy British ship, the Guerriere, appeared. The crewmen aboard the U.S.S. Constitution were prepared for battle. They shot cannons at the British fleet, and created much damage to the famous British ship. The British shot back with guns and cannons, but it did little damage to the Constitution’s oak sides. The crewman gave the U.S.S. Constitution its nickname because the sides were as strong as iron, letting the crewmen defeat the British fleet. It then eanred its nickame. “Old Ironsides”. The U.S.S. Constitution Has also fought in other ocean battles, such as in 1803, when Barbary Pirates were interfering with American trading ships. The U.S.S. Constitution was built in 1797 as a part of six navy ships for America. It played a big part in the Forgotten War of 1812, and destroyed many British Navy ships. “Old Ironsides” helped save American independence from Britain, and will always be remembered for it!
Posted in Uncategorized January 8, 2010
When do you think we create symbols? Why do we create them? I think we create symbols when we need to be reminded of something. Say, you want to remember someone who’s past away. You could create a symbol to remind yourself of them, such as maybe a stuffed animal they owned, or a gift they bought you. It reminds you of them, and it represents them. Symbols are made to represent people or things, such as a president or a country. A famous symbol in the world is the American Flag. The American Flag is considered a symbol because it represents the United States in battles, wars, and even everyday life. It also represents all of the United States’s history and past, from wars, to explorers, to Minute Men. What symbols do you see in your life? Do you have any symbols that mean a great deal to you? Look around, they’re everywhere!
Posted in Uncategorized January 6, 2010