The American Dream: The Reality Of The American Dream

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“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.”
In 1931, the author and historian James Truslow Adams defined the American dream for the first time. He stated the dream as an ideal where each individual is offered the opportunity to achieve his or her greatest potential. At that time, Adams linked the term “American dream” with idealism. However, the idea of the American dream has changed throughout the centuries. Somehow, the American dream has become the pursuit of material prosperity. America, “the land of opportunities” is no longer the same as it was for some years back. Then, we can ask ourselves, is the dream still a reality or an illusion? This essay will discuss the thesis, “The American Dream can still be reality in certain cases, but changes in the structure of society have made it more difficult to attain.”
The dream has derailed today. Whereas it in earlier times was possible to start with two empty hands and become a success, not all immigrants managed to achieve their goals. The reasons could have been that they lacked the determination and ability to work hard enough. Immigrants today, on the other hand, meet some of the same challenges, but the increase in government regulation and demands for education have made it more difficult for unskilled immigrants to find jobs. In addition, inequality with respect to race, gender and
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