Amercan Dream Article

Why the American Dream is here to stay

The article mainly discusses what the American dream is, how it came to be, and how it changed. This article explains how the American school systems placed an overemphasis on material possession. The roots of the American Dream appeared to have been a thing for a while, however it wasn’t until during 1931 when the phrase American Dream became more commonly known. “the ideal that every citizen of the United States should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative,” is a phrase mentioned in the article that brings about the question if material possessions are required for the American Dream. we seem to believe it is necessary because we are taught that material and money is a requirement to achieve success and prosperity.

Maya Lin on the American Dream

 “To me the American Dream is probably being able to follow your own personal calling. And to be able to do what you want to do is an incredible freedom that we have. It provides for opportunities that you don’t get in that many other countries. I think the American Dream also represents that we have a responsibility to share it, and to not just sort of hoard that freedom, but hopefully share that freedom with other countries and with people within our own country that don’t have that freedom.”


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