The American Dream Essay: The Illusions Of The American Dream

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The American Dream is to strive to be successful, wealthy, and happy. People want to opportunity to achieve high paying jobs, earn a good salary, and start a family. The American Dream does not exist though because people are judged on race, background, and other diversities. Thomas Jefferson once said, “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” While this information is within the Declaration of Independence (1776), people still judge one another. The quote is that they do not believe that every man was created equal and/or with freedom. Thomas Jefferson, the one who wrote this document, owned a slave himself and a slave is a person who belongs to another being. If you belong to someone else, how are you considered free? One may not believe there is an American Dream that everyone can share. A wealthy man will have a dream that will…show more content…
There are more job opportunities, an increase in minimum wages, and government helps us out. Yes everybody in America has the right to be free, but we all don’t have the same opportunity to be successful. Some families don’t have the money to put their kids in college. Therefore there kids are less likely to be as successful as the people who has the money to go to college. In conclusion, the American Dream is in fact a dream. In the Declaration of Independence it states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident:- That all men are created equal” (Jefferson 99). In other words this means that no matter what condition you live in, no matter your race, no matter your religion, no matter your class, everyone should have the same rights. Unfortunately this is not true, there is tension between wealthy and poor, because the poor go to work everyday just like the wealthy but yet and still the poor are fighting for more than 7.25 an
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