To live comfortably is a wish that many people have growing up in America. We see people on television who have and have not worked harder than others to achieve this way of life. These people are able to pay their bills for the nice house saved up for, are able to provide for a decent sized family, and still have extra money in their pocket for themselves. The American Dream seems so accomplishable when looking at the people who have already achieved this, but looking up to these people, we do not realize that this dream is not a few steps ahead of us sitting on a pedestal; this dream is almost out of touch. But what is the reason that everyone cannot achieve this dream as easily as others?
The American Dream is so essential to our country as it is an honor to reach your goals and make it a reality. The American Dream is the national ethos that people’s lives would be better and more abundant with many opportunities. The American Dream was more accessible to attain back in the days, however, changed over the years. Although the “American Dream” is still possible, many people, minorities are affected by the lack of improvement in social mobility in our society. The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work.
The United States opened up many opportunities for, not only my family, but to many immigrants as well. Growing up my parents were very poor, they had a slight chance to survive if they stayed in Mexico.”. Kristhell is speaking for many immigrants coming into the U.S. They don’t want to cause trouble or steal jobs. They came here for a safer and better life with more opportunities.
This play charts the quests for success and happiness in order to achieve the American Dream. For the Younger, the American Dream was to find happiness and have a stable life. I believe that they were able to achieve this. Even though Walter had bigger plans for the family; they were still able to achieve what they wanted. Walter 's ambitions to have a successful business were decent but he didn 't have enough of the knowledge to make it work.
Although they have has i has time taking care of their family in their out nation because of the lack of jobs and the amount of education given to the is so basic. They need something better that can help their families have a better live for example when the article ‘’The American dream is alive and well’’ it is saying that not just for immigrants the dream is alive be also for some american For example “ 70% of the immigrant protain to the American as away of freedom and bettering their life’’. That id not just the idea of it been live but it always they see it to better their life and their families live
Their perceptions of reality are galaxies apart. While the European immigrant is content with his new life in America, the American is restless and unfazed by the objects that amaze the immigrant. Growing up in different environments has led them to have different expectations for life. What is considered a success for one is a failure for the other. Their experiences throughout life has led them to create their own definitions of success and happiness.
What is the American Dream? It all started back to the time of the Revolutionary War. The Americans were fighting for a chance to be a new, free, and independant nation. The American Dream was to go forth to new land and conquer it for the benefit of one’s own self. “Some say, that the American Dream has become the pursuit of material prosperity - that people work more hours to get bigger cars, fancier homes, the fruits of prosperity for their families - but have less time to enjoy their prosperity,” as recorded in the Library of Congress.
Robert F. Kennedy once said that “Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances.” (Source: Dream Act). In American history, immigration started as when immigrants to depart their homeland for the reason that diseases, lack opportunities, and given freedom so forth. With this purpose in mind considering The United States says this is a “land of opportunity” thus, the US should still continue to give immigrants a chance to make their lives better and have the equal right as any native Americans.
In regards to the American Dream in America, US citizens hold their dreams near and dear to their hearts, but neglect to advocate for the dreams of their fellow Americans. In an excerpt from writer James Truslow Adams, he articulates his thoughts on the American dream, he states: That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper class to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. In relationship to Hansberry’s work, this is most represented through the character of Karl Lindner, the neighborhood council for improvement representative of the Youngers future home and community. His visit to the youngers provided nothing short of a demonstration of bigotry and insult.
Many people wanted to move to America because it was a promise land and they also wanted to have a better life and home. They also wanted to move here was because the people in America are friendly and respectful. Many of the people have a dream to make life better for themselves and their families. Many people move to America to leave poverty behind while others seek better medical treatments. Immigrants search for a specific job or trade that they feel will be more successful
Many of them had just wanted to better the lives of their families and thought they could do so in America. It is sad they were met with hostility instead of acceptance and assistance. Their sacrifices did not go to waste as the various groups have come a long way in being accepted and ensuring a positive future for future
To me though this is not the american dream for me but for my parents. I however hope that I too can live the american dream, live in a nice house have a good car and not have to worry about making ends meet. In conclusion the american dream is something that does exist and is possible to achieve even though most people are not lucky enough or privileged enough to ever accomplish it. The american dream to me is also a mind set because we americans do not know what it’s like to live in an undeveloped country. A lot of americans are poor in our standards but to other people our lower class is their middle class and I think we need to realize that and take advantage of our
There are several reasons for the low voter turnout at elections in the United States compared to the rest of the world, but the main reasons have to do with the culture. The current generation is growing up in a period of liberty, equality, and democracy. They are enjoying the fruits of uprisings done by their ancestors to secure civil rights and liberties such as voting rights. This makes it hard for them to appreciate and value their voting rights. For them it is part of their political system and they can do whatever they want with it.
Many countries don’t have the same opportunity. The U.S has given many of our parents to grow and expand more throughout these years. A majority of us immigrants come here to become successful. Not many become the most successful people but they come here to succeed in life. The American Dream is fought for everyday.