Sunday, October 30, 2011

In Crevecoeur's book he talks about how anyone could make something of themselves and make twice as much money doing it in America compared to anywhere else. No matter what your background or your past, you could go to America and experience a 'new' beginning, in the sense that you would be met with a warm welcome, be hired, earn a high amount of money and develop yourself into anything you want to be, for example Crevecoeur mentions in his book (page 56) - "there is room for everyone in America" "he need not go many miles, nor recieve many information before he will be hired, well fed at the table of his employers, and paid four or five times more"

This is shown in the success of Hugh Laurie who is hugely talented as he is an English actor, voice artist, comedian, writer, musician, recording artist and director and so is hugely successful in both England and America. Since 2010 Hugh has been the highest paid actor in a drama series on US television and has also been listed in 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor in a TV Drama where he earns around $700,000 per episode he does in the US drama House. Providing evidence to Crevecoeur's view that anyone can go to America, can start afresh and earn four or five times more money.

Another example of this is Mark Zuckerberg (co-creater of the social networking site Facebook) who although is from America, is only 27 and yet at such a young age his estimated personal worth is $17.5 billion. Giving the impression that America provides all the neccessary oportunites for anyone to do what ever they want from this reep the benefits very quickly, earning much more then they would be able to anywhere else.

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