This notion has been backed by this country’s core values since its conception. Dreams turn into realities through the hard work and time spent in making them come true, American’s have always been known to have this mentality and mindset, which leads us to become successful as individuals, communities, and as a nation. “A national dream need not, indeed may not be clear-cut and exact. For Americans to the wide and general dream has a name. It is called “the American Way of Life.” No one can define it or point to any one person or group who lives it, but it is very real nevertheless, perhaps more real than that equally remote dream the Russians call Communism”.
First thing I 'm going to talk about it what are some obstacles of reaching the American Dream, which groups of people have had trouble obtaining the dream, and why. The real question is, is the American Dream a reality, or is it just a dream? To me the American dream is making money, a supporting loving family, and having a career you love. I think that many people come to the U.S. looking for their own idea of The American Dream, but in my opinion I’m not sure how much of the american dream still exist. There is many obstacles for the dream; endless you 're born into your wildest dream.
One man who worked vigorously to acquire his dream was Martin Luther King Jr. His dream was for equality to every citizen and with all of his hard work, it paid off (Meacham). The beliefs of the American Dream vary from group to group; person to person (Rodriguez). For instance, whites are less likely to believe in the American Dream than non-whites. New people coming into the country see their life here as the American Dream. However for the people who have been here longer, think of the dream more related to wealth than the traditional values (Rosenfeild).
The American Dream is so essential to our country as it is an honor to reach your goals and make it a reality. The American Dream is the national ethos that people’s lives would be better and more abundant with many opportunities. The American Dream was more accessible to attain back in the days, however, changed over the years. Although the “American Dream” is still possible, many people, minorities are affected by the lack of improvement in social mobility in our society. The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work.
The American dream has been an idea that has circles the minds of many since the establishment of the colonies. Like within its name, the American dream still remains a dream in the minds of many families who work hard, hoping for the better. The American dream will allow for them to better themselves, but not to a point of ultimate
Both of these stories are rags to riches, where they get wealthy through minimal dedication. This is a major theme in both works, which reinforces the notion that the dream in the 1920s was more focused around the idea of becoming exorbitantly wealthy rather than working hard to be better off financially than your parents. The vast wealth desired in this generation was something that made people work harder, because everybody thought they could become wealthy. This motivation kept the American Dream alive, along with any people achieving this dream, and helped people to believe that they were meant for success. These people knew that hard work may allow them to be the best they could be, and even amass great wealth during the process, and if they didn’t become very successful that it was very possible that their children could.
To me, the American Dream is defined as having a successful career and family as well as the obtainment of the First Amendment. I believe my path to achieving the American Dream is going well because I do not have to worry about paying bills, gas, insurance, jobs, food, laundry, or anything money related thanks to my parents. All I have to worry about is my education and relationships (Barely though because nobody hates me, hopefully). I know what you are thinking Dr. Wood, I am a spoiled child, but I do try my best to not spend anything I do not need and my parents are strict about what I can and cannot have. Moving on, I do believe after my 2nd year of college that there will be obstacles to overcome and the American Dream will be farther and farther away as I age.
I. The American Dream in the past A. “have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” B. happiness and material things II. The American Dream today A. It is hard to make money compare to the past B.
The American Dream has been talked about for many years. It 's what made so many foreigners come to this country to find a better life and have the American Dream. The Dream has been changed and defined in different ways, but the root of it all was to have a house, a car, being able to support your family without a struggle, and to have a career that makes you happy. In this day and age the American Dream has become an unreachable fantasy. There has been people to achieve the dream but many have struggled to grasp it because of so many roadblocks put against them.
However, this is not true. The American Dream is accessible to everyone. Many reasons support this conclusion, some of which include the facts that one can always make the right choices, there are always jobs available, and anything is possible if one is determined. Choices give all people the ability to access their American Dream. The ability to make decisions is a crucial fragment in obtaining that aspiration, because