James Truslow Adams: The Core Challenges Of The American Dream

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Along the history Americans never conceal their pursuit of a free, rich and happy life and always work hard for it, which they call the American Dream. The American Dream is the general belief of Americans and also the symbol of their spirit and culture. For the first time in 1931, the author James Truslow Adams defined this term in Epic of America. "The American Dream is 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." During the period of The Depression, the American Dream reminded people of keeping forward because people get what they deserve. Actually, the American Dream is rooted in the Declaration of Independence, while the Founding Fathers proclaimed that "all men are created equal" with the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The American way of life can even be traced from the early European settlers. The depressed and ambitious Protestants suffered from 66-day navigation only for their pursuits of equality and liberty. Unlimited land, abundant resources and non-hierarchical system rendered more and more immigrants to work hard and explore unknown places bravely for their own fortune.…show more content…
On the other hand, it is worthy to mention the challenges of American dreams. The core conception of American Dreams consists in the hard work, ambition and perseverance to obtain the fair opportunity. Nevertheless, in the modern United States, perhaps where you are born or live weigh over the efforts you make. According to the opportunitynation.com, in the United States 5,527,000 young adults are not in school or working and only 6% of children born in low-income families will make it to the top of the income ladder. The background widens the opportunity gap amongst both the immigrants and the white
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