The American Dream is “the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American.” (Dictionary). When immigrants started coming to America everyone had different ideas about the “American dream”. Everyone believed it was possible to achieve, and had no doubts about being successful, owning a home, or being happy. These days’ people question whether or not the American dream is still around, and if America even provides access to the dream. America provides access to the American dream because people can own a home, go to college, and have freedom of religion.
The American dream includes owning a home, because everybody wants to have a house of their own, and the opportunity to raise their family. Also citizens would want to own a home because in America you can live where ever you want. While in some countries the government tells you where to live. When immigrants came to America they wanted to have the one home where they could start and raise a family. Many people say having a stable home is important part of growing up. In a home parents can teach their children “that you have to work hard to get ahead” (page 85, Obama). When owning a home people not only have the satisfaction of owning a home, but also not having to worry about a government official telling where to live, and how you should live. In America, being able to choose where you live and how to live is an important part of a person’s American dream.
Being able to go to college is a part of the American dream, people can have a higher education then they can in their home countries. Getting the opportunity to go to college is a good thing, because it gives you a chance to be on your own and grow as a person. In other parts of the world only men can have a good education; in American anybody is able to achieve a higher education. Some countries don’t even have colleges so those citizens don’t have the opportunity like they would in
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