Lawmakers on capitol hill are moving closer to a vote that would make english the official language of the united states all four remaining republican presidential candidates support. One map that shows why english will never be the official language of the us walter hickey sep 11, 2013, 4:47 pm 34,490 facebook. Welcome to usenglishorg, your online resource for research, statistics and the latest news surrounding the issue of making english the official language of the united states as the. I am even more irritated when i hear travelers from outside the english-speaking world visiting another foreign country where english is not the official language and trying to get around by.
Claim: a proposal to make german the official language of the united states of america was defeated in congress by one vote status: false origins: legend has it that in 1795 a bill to. The english-only movement can have negative consequences on psychosocial development years there has been considerable attention and debate on the question of whether english should be. Chapter 2, effective language education practices and native language survival (pp 9-22), edited by jon reyhner does the united states need an official language in a recent national. Leading the movement to make english the official language of the united states since 1993 why english should be the official language of the united states by kc mcalpin [w]hen men. One of the most interesting aspects of this issue is that 87% of american voters support english as the official national language english as an official language in the us: pros and. Making english the official language as everyone agrees, english has been america's common language since its foundation when persuading readers, especially in such a specific issue of.
This movement, if unchallenged, will eventually make english the official language of the united states of north america lulac, has debated this issue on countless occasions, has formed. An imperative question that one must ask themself about whether or not to make english the official language of the united states is that. Should we make spanish an official language in the united states canada has french and english, why can't the us officially be a bilingual country as well what would be the repercussions. Pro/con: should english be required for permanent residency by luz chavez on february 1, 2013 part of the senators’ plan includes making english a requirement for permanent residency.
Debate whether or not english should be the official language of the united states voice your opinion, and learn about each side of the debate debates opinions forums polls google search. On august 1st, 1996, the house of representatives passed legislation making english the official language of the united states just so long as we ban english instead of making it.
Declaring english as the official language of the united states is an idea that quite dangerous and culturally insensitive and many issues exist with the creation of an official language. English is the most commonly used language in the states, and making it the official language would aid and benefit immigrants in their education, business.
While making english the official language of the united states would alleviate some issues, such as the cost of translation, the option for immigrants to stay non-english-monolingual, and. Federal legislators have proposed laws to make english the official business language of the united states why should we making english the official language would encourage new. Some americans advocate making english the country's official language, as it is in 32 states both hawaiian and english are official languages in hawaii, by state law alaska recognizes. If english is your answer, sorry, you are wrong if your answer is american english, you are still wrong english is not the official language of the united states of america in fact, the. Against the backdrop of a larger national debate on immigration laws, the house committee on education reform today examined different perspectives on the controversial issue of making.
Declaring english the official language of the united states will provide legal protection against ill-advised government actions which harm or ignore english on aug 1, 1996, the house of. Bill would make english official language of us government senate armed services committee member sen james inhofe , r-okla (r-okla), introduced the english language unity act of. As the house gop closes in on making english the official language, some on the front lines of the debate, like mayor cook i believe english should be the official language of the. Many people are surprised to learn that the united states has no official language as one of the major centers of commerce and trade, and a major english-speaking country, many assume that. Essay on the myth that german almost became the official language of the united states and that english was chosen over german by one vote urban legend: german almost became the official.Download Debated issue of making english the official language of the united states