American Dream in Let America Be America Again, What is an American, and Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech

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What is the American Dream? We all have dreams of different kinds. To some people, the American Dream is having all that is available in this life to meet your needs, wants, and desires. To others, it means having a great job, a wonderful family, and a secure future. And maybe to others the American Dream simply means having the opportunity to prove yourself. No matter what your definition of the American Dream is, we all try hard to achieve this one common goal. In Crevecouer’s, “What is an American” speech he defines America as a democracy where every man has a say in the government; “We have no princes, for whom we toil, starve, and bleed.” It is clear, through his speech, that Crevecouer feels as if the American Dream has not changed. He stills views America as the land of equality and freedom. He sees America as the land where the rich, the poor, homosexuals, bisexuals, blacks, whites, and Hispanics all live in harmony. But today, it is obvious to see that the “glimmer” of the utopian American society is not what it seems. Although liberty and justice for all is guaranteed by our constitution, I don’t believe it exists equally for all segments of our population. What does it mean to live in a country with “Liberty and Justice for all?” Does it mean that everyone who is and American has the right to be what they want? Well by reading Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” I have come to realize the way that people view things in today’s society. I ...