The American Dream History

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“The meaning of the american dream has changed over the course of history, and includes both personal components (such as home ownership and upward mobility and a global vision.” This statement means that the american dream is as much a preferences as it is a definition of a perfect life. “Historically the dream originated in the mystique regarding frontier life. originated a long time ago is how i interpreted this statement. “The first part of the American dream is the dream of abundance. The dream of abundance is the ability of America to have a country filled with material goods. It remains the envy of the world today as a nation of producers and consumers. Few countries can match the sheer range of goods America has to exist.” The american…show more content…
Another amazing african american athlete was the pro football player kenny washington who play in the early 1900’s. Kenny Washington was born on August 31, 1918, in Los Angeles.“One of the first african americans to be a college football star, kenny washington was one two black athletes to reintegrate the nfl in 1946.” “He led lincoln high school to the city title his junior year and the six months later to the football championship his senior year.” He became the biggest star and most popular player in two minor professional leagues on the West Coast. Finally, in 1946, the Los Angeles Rams signed him, ending the 12-year ban on black players in the NFL. “Washington was raised mainly by his grandmother and his uncle Rocky, the first uniformed African-American lieutenant in the Los Angeles Police Department.” From there, Washington had gone on to a superstar career at UCLA, where he actually shared a backfield with Robinson himself. Washington led the nation in total yards in his final year with the Bruins but didn’t make first team All American solely because his skin wasn’t the proper shade.That served as another obvious hint to Washington that making the transition to the NFL would be extremely difficult if not impossible. Framed in black and white and frozen in what’s become something of a lost generation is a legacy. It is a legacy of a man who makes the black in the black and white photos pop because nothing surrounding him is of the same…show more content…
The racials barrier have been broken, so now all americans have the same chance the white americans have for the american dream. If people can 't achieve there dream it is their fault because that means they didn 't put in enough effort to achieve what is the american dream. How much you put into achieve your dream is how much you will get out of it.The american dream has changed drastically since the early 1900s but is still there just a little bit harder to achieve. It is amazing that the idea about the american dream has last for such a long period of time. “We all know, of course, that the American Dream exists because we live in a nation founded on certain extraordinary principles. Much as we take them for granted, deep down inside, every American knows that they are especially fortunate to live in a land where they are accorded an enduring right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. While most of us are very clear about what Life and Liberty mean, however, there is some confusion about the pursuit of Happiness. And it’s that misunderstanding which causes us to misperceive the American Dream.” So now many believe that we all should try to bring back a stronger belief in this concept and then everyone will know that the american dream is
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