The Definition Of The American Dream

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The American Dream has always been a beacon of hope of being successful within living in the United States. Officially identified in the 1930’s, the American Dream has been viewed as the ideal life for every American. Even in tough times, many Americans still hold on to the Dream. Not only is the American Dream a desire to obtain, but is also a constitutional right. As the Founding Fathers have written in the Declaration of Independence (US 1776), “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men”.
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The American Dream was considered that to reach the goal, one has to work hard enough to reach their pursuit of happiness. Nowadays, it 's either work hard to reach out of debt, barely living on minimum wage, and to hear the terrible events that happens daily throughout the news network. One used to desire to have a family, living in a house with a picket fence and have the car of the year, but now it 's one desiring to at least have an apartment to comfortably live in. Although it is not the individuals fault, for it is the governments fault and big corporations for stealing the big bucks from the middle and lower class. Daily, many young people desire to have a higher education, but the high-price tag prevents them from having it. Some go through student loans, which leads them in debt, which will eventually make it harder for them to seek their American Dream through getting a college education and living a successful career. Not only is it affecting people economically, the meaning of the American Dream also changes for those who face discrimination. For a guy to love his boyfriend is considered an abomination, it 's his civil liberty to marry who he wants. While doing that, he is pursuing his happiness through love and not hate. For an African American who just wants to be viewed as any other human being, is considered as dangerous and a ‘thug’ while walking down a ‘white’ neighborhood. Anyone other minority who wants to do what they do best is considered there American Dream, or just trying to fit in peacefully. The American Dream is for all and those who accept or reject the concept. It may not be the same from 1950’s, but the dream lives

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