Many people go through dark periods in life that are very awful. From the 1960s to 1970s, Chinese economic development was not going so well after the Cultural Revolution. In 1950s to 1960s, China had a Cultural Revolution that affected the Chinese economy. A lot people who lived in China had a very hard time due to the new economy charges. At that time almost everyone had the same dream, which was the American dream. During that time the American economy was developing better than China. Our family had the same feeling as everyone. In fact, my aunt was the person who immigrated to the United State from our family in 1988 and as the time passed from our family have more people immigrated to the U.S, including me. The poor economy forced our family to immigrate to the U.S in order to gain better living conditions.
Over the years, many of my family members immigrated to United States in order to pursue the American dream. In the past, the people who were living in China did not have many work opportunities to find. The old generation in China thought that America was a gold mountain where anyone could make a lot of money because in the United State there have more jobs. In addition, during that time, the value of the U.S dollar was very valuable so, my family could send money home to our family who still living in China. Over these years, my family's living condition has improved a lot.
Another why our family moved to the U.S, was because we were looking for a better education. In the past the education system in China was not as strong as the U.S. Moreover, my family thought that the Chinese education system was not suitable to us because under the education system, people were not able to discover every student's advantage correctly. Furthermore, if our family keep studying in China it would be very hard because we have to pay a lot money to study and the learning process in China is more difficult than the U.S. For example, the students were working very hard in order to improve the grade and spending a lot of time to do the assignments and taking cram class everyday in additionally. As a result, my family decided to move to the U.S in order to have better condition to study also it is very important for our future.
Finally, in China there is no real freedom of speech. The fact is the Chinese government has too much control, and sometimes citizens cannot express themselves freely. For example, the criticize the leader or what he does. In addition, in order to beautify the government, the Chinese government often hides the dark side of country and the government only show the good side of the country. Moreover, the Chinese citizens do not have the right to vote for the leader. In fact, all the people think that is unreasonable. In addition, China also locks some internet websites such as Facebook, YouTube and Google. In other words, the people who still living in China cannot able to have the freedom of speech in the internet. Thus, in order to pursue the freedom our family had to make a decision to move to the U.S.
In conclusion, I feel very lucky that I was not born in the old generation and that I did not have to experience poverty or the poor economy. Luckily, I grew up with a lot of happiness. I am thankful for everything that my aunt had done for me in the past. Therefore, if they had not immigrated to the U.S I probably would not be here right now and my American dream would not come true. In addition, I would not have the better education and very good living conditions. My life began a new chapter when moved here in 2006. I will always have a thankful heart for my aunt that she changed our family's lives.