Thesis Statement On The American Dream

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No matter who you are or where you have come from, you have undoubtedly heard of the American Dream. The idea that no matter who you are or where you have come from, you can do whatever it is you desire in America. What was once one the main driving forces for immigrants to flock to the new world, has slowly changed over the years, but still holds its value in the eyes of those who are looking for a promising new place to live. The American dream might not hold the same awe inspiring sound that it once did, but for many generations before ours it was a beacon of hope that helped build the foundation that the United States was built on. And, still, today the American dream might not be as achievable as it once was, but it is still an important …show more content…

In a little known story about the history of Mark Cuban we get a great example of perseverance and dedication. In an article that was published telling the story of his life we learn that Mark, who was born in America also had a dream and that dream was to better his life and make money. His story didn’t start out all that well in terms of success. In the early stages of his career Cuban tried to make a name for himself in many different fields, but failed miserably in almost all of them. He failed as a carpenter, a cook, and as a waiter. But from all of his mistakes he learned a very valuable lesson, “I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how many times you failed. You only have to be right once” (Mark Cuban). And it 's with this idea in mind that Cuban finally made a name for himself in business, reality tv, and the NBA. I really enjoyed the story of Mark Cuban because his story is a great example of what it means to never give up, no matter how bad things look. And I feel that this is a great message when it come to the American dream, because it just proves that no matter who you are as long as you are determined and willing to give it your all anything is

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