Definition Of American Dream Essay

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The American Dream I have always wondered why it’s called the American dream, but recently I realized it’s because you must be asleep to achieve it. Sadly, the American dream is nothing but a dream for most people, for our culture contains too many roadblocks and hurdles that demand to be jumped. Some of these hurdles include social inequality, economic troubles, and the separation of social classes. These three hurdles make achieving the American dream nearly impossible for most people, and because of this, I have deduced that the American dream cannot be achieved by all people. The first reason why the American dream cannot be achieved by all people is social inequality. Social inequality existed for many people in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s but it was primarily directed at two types of people, women and African Americans. From the dawn of time men have seen women as inferior and believed that they are only useful for reproduction and housekeeping purposes. In 1920 only about 8,346,896 women out of 76,212,168 total held jobs, that means only…show more content…
Since the dawn of time American citizens have run into roadblocks and hurdles in their pursuit for the American dream, unfortunately, many of them had to grapple with the truth that these obstacles simply can’t be overcome. These impossible obstacles include social inequality, economic troubles, and the separation between the social classes. Some people claim that the American dream is out there and that it excludes no one, this is true, unless of course your a female, African American, poor, homeless, or unemployed. I would like to conclude this paper with a quote by Bruce Springsteen “The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, pr its fantasies. For many, the American dream has become a
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