American Dream Income Inequality

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The “American Dream” has been set in stone by the founding fathers since birth of the United States. This concept has always been discussed in every history lecture that we have sat through from elementary school to college. But, why discuss about the American dream in every history class since its debut? The purpose of the lectures is to discuss about how the “American Dream” affects the American people. In result, The “American Dream” has sparked a lot of controversies and debates for decades about the topic of if the “American Dream” is an unrealistic goal or if it is possible that anyone can achieve it. The concept of the “American Dream” is the ability to live in a country where they have the freedom of speech without being persecuted …show more content…

Therefore, the upperclassman gets the benefits of being taxed less and the opportunity to get a solid college education to help seeking up higher positions unlike the lowerclassmen. As of result, the problem of inequality of income between the lower and upper classes has diminished the opportunity of achieving the "American Dream" for some people. Therefore, income inequality is one of the main reasons why it impairs the “American Dream. Not only the “American Dream” is impaired by income inequality, it is also the problem of Americans’ lack of understanding of what the “American Dream” truly stands for. According to the Declaration of Independence, the true meaning of the “American Dream” is defined in this statement “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.” This statement represents that the “American Dream” focuses more on promoting the free-will of choice without being restricted by the government. However, this concept has changed by different policies b After seeing the problems that harmed the chances of having the "American Dream" being a possible goal that anyone can achieve, the debate stills

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