The government was not seen as a big and menacing monster anymore, but as a fatherly figure that wanted the best for everyone. This view would go on to affect America for years down along the road as the journey of freedom continued and still continues to this
Everyone has the ability to be determined to achieve success, therefore anybody has access to the American Dream. Determination is possibly the most important part of achieving the American Dream, for two main reasons. First of all, without determination, people try half-heartedly, and second of all, the more determined someone is, the more likely they are to get a job and make the right choices, helping to possibly lead them to the American Dream (Boyanova). Rick Newman once voiced, “it's premature, if not silly, to claim that Americans have lost the ability to improve their fortunes, move up in the world, or purchase a comfortable home, [throughout the means of] subsidiary rights such as fairness, opportunity, and self-determination”(Newman). This evidence shows that determination is an important part in having access to the American Dream, because one needs determination to complete a task or a challenge in life to reach comfort.
From the start of the America, to the America we know today, the driving force and the heart of America has always been and is it today the “American dream”. The “American dream” is a goal for many who live in America. They believe that the “American Dream” is controlling their own destiny, becoming successful, and living free. The “American Dream” is success, freedom, and being able to control your own destiny. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to; therefore, no reason to live.
Alfred T. Mahan and John Fisk worked together. Mahan pushed for conquering the new frontiers while Fisk wanted to take the newly conquered places and make them one hundred percent english. Frederick Jackson Turner and Herbert Spencer worked together too. Spencer preached about survival of the fittest and that if America wanted to survive she needed to continue to gain territory and power in order to be on top and Turner wanted to continue conquering new frontiers to stay strong and American. All of these philosophers justified imperialism in their own ways.
In their writing, Frederick Jackson Turner and Jack London provide benchmarks for how facing the frontier affects man and his ability to survive. However, the authors themselves could not have been more different in their approach to the subject. Frederick Jackson Turner credits the American frontier as the one main focus in shaping the American character. In The Significance of the Frontier in American History, Turner expresses “The result is that to the frontier the American intellect owes its striking characteristics.” (Turner 1136).Turner felt that the hardship of the frontier molded all American’s characteristics and made them more adept to overcome adversity. On the contrary, in his story To Build a Fire, Jack London shows how a man’s surroundings can overwhelm him.
It also states that even though the “superior” people bash on the minority’s dreams that they still keep the big dream in perspective. “The steel of freedom does not stain” (71). Seventy-five through eighty-six is saying that America will redeem itself. It has not been what the big dream was, but it will change in the end. The promise and prosperity America held for its people is tarnished by racism.
Their history had been filled with hardships and it was during the Civil Rights Movement that they finally got the results that they have worked hard towards. Fences is an example of how the African Americans were living in during that time period and although the story is not exactly the same for everyone, it gives a sense of what their life was like. If you grew up with two strikes against you, it is harder for you to change your fate. However, to the extent that someone works hard, it is possible to change your fate. Your destiny then becomes the legacy that you leave
Due to all of Ben’s efforts, Christopher Baldwin, author of “Franklin’s Classical American Statesmanship,” argues that “[Ben] Franklin is to be our role model” because he believes “that the key to the successful pursuit of happiness and the good life is virtue” which promotes a righteous lifestyle for those who choose to follow him (Baldwin 69). He knew that he wasn’t a perfect man so Ben made a plan to change his actions and become a more pure citizen to accomplish his
We have proven we can overcome great challenges before, and I know we will again. This is our future, to make the America we all believe in. We will continue the dream of safety and strength, of freedom and prosperity and create a world that each and every one of us can live in. I hope that we can all come to see this one day, that despite its flaws, despite its mistakes, despite some of its people, our country is a beautiful place. Around the world, people are being denied freedoms, they are being denied clean air, they are being denied life.
Perseverance is the determination to push through the trials and tribulations fate has thrown to test strength. Throughout my life I truly believe I was tested through adversities and my triumphs made me perceive the difference I could make not only to my community, but also to the people I have crossed paths with. Hard work also plays a role in my life as a willpower to pursue higher dreams and to not settle for mediocracy. Being born and raised in a third world country, me and my family didn’t always have everything we wanted nor the opportunity to change our circumstances. Nevertheless, we had each other and we were more than content.
All I’m trying to say is that this is our chance to free America from Britain. I wouldn’t care If i were on the verge of dying I will fight till my last breath and keep my heart towards the truth. We are an amazing country and we deserve to be free and that is why I am Reenlisting. Because this is my duty to protect our country from Britain’s unfair rule. The question “Would you Re- Enlist” is significant because it shows who will stand for America or back down.
Yes it may take time to reach that goal but in the end it is worth it. Overall some of the philosophies and key principles in the book make me think a lot about Anh and what he has achieved in life. From Fleeing from a war torn Communist state and almost losing his family in the process. Personally, I have learnt from Anh you can do anything you want in life if you put your mind to it and work hard to be something great and be more optimistic in
Tracking back to Saker’s situation, every step that he has been able to take towards the American Dream can be attested to, according to him, “‘the people here [being] so good to [him which has convinced him] that the dream that anyone can come here and establish a life from nothing is alive’” (Flisiuk). Although the American Dream suggests settling in the US starting withfrom nothing, anyone would need some form of external support during the onset of his or her transition to cope with the hardships associated with such a dramatic shift. In “America and Americans,” Steinbeck emphasizes how dependent we are on one another in our pursuit for success as well as the lack of acknowledgment there is for that reliance. We have become so accustomed to receiving support that we often forget about those who guide us in the face of difficulty. Similarly, achieving a goal as demanding as the American Dream requires the utmost amount of emotional support.
With the evolution of a dream comes the evolution of its methodology. In America, the classic Puritan work ethic was once held as the shining beacon of opportunity; with hard work came the undeniable promise of material riches, a godly social status, and economic security. However, with America’s metamorphosis into an industrial powerhouse and the decline of “old-fashioned” work came the vanishing of this opportunity: the famous dream was no longer accessible or realistic. In John Steinback’s The Grapes of Wrath, the Joad family endures countless trials and tribulations in their search for hard work, only to have the promised “dream” fail them in every way possible throughout their journey. In the 1930s, hard work appears irrelevant to the
He has set standards for all people that wish to be successful and do not want to be “average”. Carnegie has opened my eyes to many different ideas and ways to become the best person that I can. Success is now a goal of mine and I am driven to create a life that I do not need a vacation from. Carnegie said it best when he made this statement, “ People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” When I think about this quote it reminds me of another extremely successful man, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He said, “ The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else.