Essay about Americ The American Dream

756 Words Oct 14th, 2016 4 Pages
The phrase “the American dream” can mean a lot of things, but what does it truly mean? “The American dream is the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” As we all know America is the land where everyone is welcome into our society. By everyone this means Africans, Asians, Hispanics, Haitians and etc. These people come for a better life, better opportunities and most important of all better education. Which brings us to one of our major pros that can also change into a con. America is one of the countries that has a high level in education. But people do not use it why? Because we became so lazy! Yes, we all became lazy and we are making the American dream turn into the American nightmare.

In the beginning, the U.S was very successful. When the British first found America their whole motive was to have their own land, to have their own everything. They did not want to live under someone else rules. They wanted to have their own. They worked hard and they were determined to do whatever it takes to get it, even if it means to have war, slavery, even a couple of deaths. They were all for education, people who had a degree or even went to school at all were basically praised that they had some type of education. When they wanted something they went for it and that is the characteristic the Americans today lack of. We are getting too used to thing being handed to us. For…

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