Essay on The American Dream : The United States

1848 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 null Page
In a short timespan of 239 years in which America has been independent we have become one of the most leading superpowers. Though there are many other characteristics that define America aside from being influential, perhaps one of the most seductive of them all would have to be opportunity. “The American Dream”, a chance to reinvent oneself, a chance at “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. This quote was taken from the very foundation of The United States, The Declaration of Independence. We are a country born from oppression and the only thing that fueled us was and still is opportunity. This American dream was never something knew. Ever since the discovery of the Americas, people from across the globe came to either escape the tough times or to become wealthy, and sometimes even both. However what kept this dream alive was more than just happy thoughts, it was the ability to establish peace and order. For that to happen the United states need a power that the majority can unite behind. That is how our government was born. Though the government of the United States wasn’t a simple task to establish, there was once a rough draft. Nevertheless like all drafts there are rough spots to sand out and smooth spots to polish. Heck even the final copy could use some work. I guess what I’m trying to say through all these metaphors is that the pros and cons or our old and new government that shapes this dream of opportunity is extensive, but luckily I’m here to help shed…

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