American Dream Meaning

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1.IS THE IDEA OF THE AMERICAN DREAM UNIQUE TO AMERICANS, OR IS IT A “HUMAN” DREAM? EXPLAIN

The idea of the American Dream is not unique to Americans. I think that every human dreams of having a better life for themselves, just like what the American Dream is. -Eddie

The American Dream is not unique to Americans because nearly every person on Earth wants a better life for themselves and their families. -Austin

The American Dream is not unique to only Americans, as many different societies value the idea of achieving a much more grand life of riches. - D.J.

The American Dream is a human dream, rather than one unique to Americans because everyone wants to achieve a better, prosperous life without living in poverty. -Neil

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-Gabe

I define the American Dream as an ideal that one is from nothing and work their way up to glory and achievement. - D.J.
6. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN DREAM IS BASED ON MATERIAL PROSPERITY? EXPLAIN WHY OR WHY NOT

The American Dream is based on material prosperity. The American Dream glorifies expensive clothing, fast cars, and luxurious mansions and properties. People are told they can only achieve these things through money. - D.J. I believe that the American Dream is based on material prosperity because money from a well-paying job helps improve people’s lives. Money is a conductor of happiness, which is the reason why people crave for more money to buy physical things. -Neil

I think that it depends on the person or group whether the American Dream is based off of material prosperity. Personally, I think that it is because that is how success is to many people. -Eddie

I believe that the American Dream is partially about material gains however it mostly about providing a better life for one’s family rather than personal greed. -Austin The American dream is based of material prosperity because of the sad truth that all most people seek is money for
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He escaped into Austria and moved to America in 1957. He had little money or English-speaking skills. However, he went on to co-found Intel. He is now worth $400 million. - D.J. My dad is a Japanese immigrant that has achieved the American Dream. He moved to the US. after pursuing higher education in Japan because there were more opportunities here. Now, he holds a high position in IBM and has his dream job. -Neil Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Austria, immigrated to America in 1968, became a world class weight lifter, world famous actor, and governor of California in 2003. Additionally he married into the Kennedy family. -Austin

Jose Fernandez was born in Cuba in 1992 and defected to the U.S. in 2008 after multiple attempts. He became a 2 time all-star for the Miami Marlins before he tragically passed away in a boating accident recently on September 25, 2016. He achieved the American dream because he escaped oppression and was able to do the job that he loved and get his American citizenship. -Eddie

Elon Musk moved from Africa to America in the 1980’s. He sold many companies, and now is a multi-millionaire that owns Tesla Motors and SpaceX. -Gabe

11.DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE ACHIEVED THE AMERICAN DREAM? EXPLAIN WHY OR WHY

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