The American dream is exemplified by Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a similar vein, it is doubtful that megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger would be where he is now if he hadn’t chosen to pursue bodybuilding and leave his native Austria for the United States.
The athlete received the long-desired American citizenship in 1983 after years of perseverance, hard work, and accomplishment. He remembered it as one of his proudest moments and honoured it in an iconic fashion to show his love for the country.
An old photo from that special day was uploaded on Twitter after 40 years of becoming an American by heart and by law. In the image, Schwarzenegger was wearing an all-American outfit. This gave a glimpse inside some of his well-known celebrations.
The 75-year-old professional was raised in a family with modest means. The family’s financial situation grew worse throughout the World War. He was therefore aware that he would soon need to provide for himself and forge his own route to success.
Arnold considered emigrating to America, the country of opportunities, because of the scant opportunities in Austria. He contemplated his farm life as he gazed in wonder at the vast expansion in the countryside that was depicted in publications.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he received US citizenship, 1983. pic.twitter.com/RW4kMQJoAh
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Schwarzenegger started powerlifting at the age of 13, knowing it was the surest path to his dream country. Additionally, he served in the Austrian military before later immigrating to the United States in 1968 as a result of his Mr. Universe victory.
Arnold Schwarzenegger received his citizenship at Los Angeles
After nine years of schooling and 15 years of living as an immigrant, he eventually received his citizenship at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
His wildest fantasy had become a reality. He displayed his happiness by donning an American flag tank top and hat, holding a little flag in his hand and a large one in the background. However, that was just the beginning of his significant influence in the nation.
Arnold quickly advanced to become California’s 38th governor in 2003, which was a remarkable accomplishment for a prior immigrant. His prior citizenship, however, barred him from doing just one thing.
The intention of Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for President
His election victory came quickly once he turned toward politics in 2003, according to reports.
The 6’2″ athlete, a man with lofty aspirations, was now aiming for the 2016 presidential elections against Donald Trump. Sadly, he was unable to flee because he was not a citizen of the United States at birth. “If I’d been born in America, I would’ve run. Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race,” he said.