Pros And Cons Of The American Dream

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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
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“The key elements of the American dream; a living wage, retirement security, the opportunity for one 's children to get ahead in life.” (Eskow) Today most people can’t get ahead financially. They are a lot of reasons on why people can’t get ahead financially. The biggest problem today is that they aren’t not enough jobs for families to put food on the table, pay their bills and even send their kids off to college. In America it is important to most people to have a wife, a husband, and children. It is also important to make sure their kids go off to college, graduate, and pursue a career. so parents can retire and enjoy the rest of their lives. Sorry to burst your bubble but, they can’t do that. Some people can’t even retire at the certain age they were supposed to because of bills and such. Being wealthy is a part of the American

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