The American Dream has been ingrained into our society for hundreds of years and is an immutable part of our national consciousness. Despite being so distinctly American, in many ways it is enigmatic and evades definition. Its meaning changes depending on which American out of 320 million is asked. To some, it evokes an image of a sterile suburbia covered with newly built homes and inhabited by a mother, father, and their 2.5 children, or the entrepreneur with four sports cars and millions in real estate. Others view it less materialistic and more as a lofty ideal, built into the very psyche of America which sets it apart from other countries, centering around equality of opportunity and the ability for anyone to achieve what they want through pure grit and determination in the fabled land of opportunity.
This concept was carried on until the Great Depression and World War 2. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president at that time, he changed the understanding of what the American Dream really is. His New Deal policy was one of the leading causes of the change in the Concept of the American Dream in the 1950s. After the New Deal policy, FDR gave hope to the Americans about being able to grow back to an even stronger nation.
Some centuries later, in the late fifteenth century, Christopher Columbus discovered America, and this was the first visit of lasting importance. When the first settlers moved to America, they had to do everything by themselves. Being able to work hard, and being self-sufficient early became important American values, and still is today. The American Dream is an ideal created by the settlers who wanted more people to move to America. Everyone who moved there would be given a chance to live a great life, and because new settlers would be given 164 acres of land, a mass movement of people started, mostly from Europe.
The American dream is the belief that, in the USA, everyone has the chance to succeed, no matter what their background is. It’s the idea that created the American nation we know today. The dream is different for every person. To some, it means a chance to live in freedom – being able to express themselves, practicing their religions, peace and safety. To most, it means financial success – a comfortable home and a good standard of living.
Obama emphasizes how immigrants impact our lives in positive ways (3-4). He does this to illustrate the humanity of millions of immigrants. He understands how it impacts families and the U.S. as the former president it proves in the numbers itself, “illegal crossings are nearly down eighty percent from their peak in the two thousounds” (Obama 5). He makes this statement to insure he has been acting, and that illegal immigration has gone down. He later proclaims that those who are here in America for the right reasons such as work and education are offered to come out from the shadows so that they can live here and work here legally.
From the early age of 9 years Ms Holmes showed traits of becoming an innovator and social entrepreneur when she wrote a letter to her father stating, "What I really want out of life is to discover something new, something that mankind didn 't know was possible to do." (Kim, 2015). She’s influenced by her parents who had successful careers with state departments in America, her father worked with The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Her father’s work with USAID, which oversees foreign aid for disaster relief, poverty relief, global and environmental issues, probably instilled the humanitarian ethos that she’s applied to her organisation Theranos. Her great-great-grandfather Christian R. Holmes was a renowned surgeon and inventor who also inspired her to take up medicine and be an innovator.
The City College of New York referred to as CCNY was founded in 1847, as the Free Academy of the City of New York. The college was originally opened “to provide the children of immigrants and the poor access to free higher education based on academic merit alone.” (CITATION NEEDED) Over the years it pushed towards the progressions countless other institutions were often indifferent towards. They found ways to accept and nourish great minds that would have been otherwise excluded in their time. It is no great wonder that Former First Lady Michelle Obama devoted her last commencement address to the 2016 graduates of this institution. Mrs. Obama was raised in a working-class family by high school graduate parents that were determined to
Language now is my most troubling hurdle that I need to overcome. There are too many new words, slangs and idioms that I do not know; therefore, I sometime do not understand what my teachers is teaching and what they want me to do for homework. It also takes me more time to read books and do my homework because of lack of vocabulary. I often feel stress when I confuse the lessons and when I don’t know how to do my homework. I usually have headache.
When I started this course I felt very challenged by the assignments. I am not from this country I came here with my wife and children and did not know a lot of English. I felt scared for them and me because there was much uncertainty. This course is very challenging, but worth it because it is helping me learn English. I find challenges motivating because I can learn from them and grow.
They are still have difficulties in learning English language especially in tenses. They lost their understanding about tenses although they had been taught before, probably this happened because of the weakness of the students’ memory. And the problem that students often encounter when learning English is the inability to construct word by word into a sentence. In this case, students are confused and incorrect in using verbs and tenses. Besides that, they feel bored with the same technique to memorize all grammar rules and exceptions in English.