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  • American Dream

    The idea of the American dream—that this country is the land of opportunity and that anyone can achieve success through hard work—has given hope to people born without hope. This is one of the main reasons people come to the United States from other countries‚ but now the American dream is being questioned‚ does it still exist. The collection of stories‚ “Living it” and “From Ragged Dick”‚ are two examples of how the American dream does not exist in our generation. It is also shared in the articles

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  • American Dream

    The American Dream The meaning of the American dream has changed over time. In its inception it was a set of ideals‚ such as freedom‚ opportunity‚ and equality traditionally held to be available to every American. These ideas were brought forth to show people to that all men and women are created equal. This equality was said to be achieved through hard work and dedication. The American dream is something that has been preached in the United States for decades. People from all over the World come

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    The American Dream The idea of the American dream began when immigrants migrated to America in hope to become successful‚ have financial stability‚ and receive rights they could not in their country. The American dream however was not only fancied by immigrants. Americans also had faith and wanted to pursue the American dream. The confidence in the American dream has diminished over time due to several economic developments and government policies that has widened the gap between the rich and the

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  • The American Dream

    The American Dream [Name of the Writer] [Name of the Institution] The American Dream Introduction The American dream can be defined as equality of opportunity and freedom that allows all U.S. residents reach their goals in life only with their effort and determination. Today‚ this idea first expressed in 1931 by James Truslow Adams‚ refers to that prosperity depends on your skills and your work‚ and not in a rigid social hierarchy‚ although the meaning of the phrase has changed throughout

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    the American Dream The American Dream has been all about a greater national vision‚ however as time has progressed‚ the American Dream has shifted from a greater national vision to individual material success. These cultural aspects of the American Dream complement each other and have an underlying relationship. One often “…winces a bit…” at the phrase the American Dream “… because it has become such a cliché.” (Source 7) Everyone does not know the true meaning of the American Dream because

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    The American Dream Outline The three texts all have a different view on the American Dream. Text 2 and 4 have a mainly positive opinion‚ text 3 has a mainly negative opinion to the American Dream. In text 2 and 4 they agree that the American Dream is a good thing that comes to people‚ who are hardworking and determined. In text 2 it furthermore says that those who not only takes but also gives back can achieve the American Dream. Text 3 starts by stating that a lot of Americans are unhappy. In

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  • American Dreams

    American Dreams Essay #2 The definition of the “American Dream” is obtaining a beautiful house with a white picket fence; kids are playing in the freshly cut green lawn with your yellow lab dog‚ you holding your young wife while having a new Chevrolet pickup truck and a Lund boat sitting in the driveway. It’s coming home from a long day of work for your kids to come jumping into your arms full excitement while you smile and kiss your spouse. As for many people vision these scenes from things they

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    American Dream For The Future What was it‚ what is it‚ and what has it become‚ the American economy. Once a power house‚ still a power house‚ but what does the future hold. China is projected to over take the American economy by 2016. The world economy is changing and we need to change with it. The competition is fierce and if we want to stay on top we need to make some changes. American dream a term originally created in the great depression by James Truslow Adams. He wrote the American

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  • The American Dream

    Daring to Dream Introduction "I have learned‚ that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams‚ and endeavors to live the life he has imagined‚ he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." ~ Henry David Thoreau What is the American Dream? The concept of dreams — the dream of practicing religion without persecution‚ the dream of having the freedom to pursue happiness‚ the dream of equality and self-betterment‚ and the dream of wealth and comfort — has molded America

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    The American Dream James Truslow Adams coined the term "American Dream" in his 1931 book The Epic of America. His 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. The term “American dream” is essentially is an idea that suggests that anyone in the US can succeed through hard work and has the potential to lead a happy‚ successful life. Many people have expanded upon to include

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