posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 02:39 PM
Just another reason why English, is the official language spoken in US, but it is not the national language of US and is a reason why.
The reason is that our nation is multibuilingual and multi ethnic.
Early on in American history, English co-existed with German, and then eventually with French and Spanish.
Thus, the Articles of Confederation along with other documents printed by the first Continental Congress were published jointly in German and English.
This eventually lead to the 1837 Pennsylvania law which required schools to provide instruction in both of these languages, establishing the first
ever bilingual education law.
Similarly, California also established laws declaring the state officially bilingual (in existence for only 30 years) and printed its first state
constitutional proceedings in Spanish and English.
By the turn of the century, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian and Polish bilingual education programs had also been implemented throughout the country
(National Education Association).
Most states have adopted Inglish as the official language but it can not be made national language.
Yes it is a few propositions to it in the congress but not body wants to get in the bad side of our rich miltibuilingual nation. This is a link of all
the times in the US history that the English language as a national language has been brought to the light to die when nobody in congress wants to get
their hands on it.