The English language is the basic means of communication in America. Regardless of ethnic background, we all learn it. As English and modern American cultures are embraced, native languages and cultures are forgotten. America must take action in the prevention of an shift in its heritage and culture. There are three ways to prevent this: Schools are to require students to study a second language, learn their ethnic culture, and take part in family history. This should be done from the beginning of their academic careers. I will also address some counter arguments such as agency and changing times in the world.