Evan Cole March 6, 2012 English 101 Mr. Raines American Opportunities Dinesh D’Souza’s essay “Becoming American” notes three reasons why the American life style is sought after, better standard of living, social freedoms, and an egalitarian society. I agree, America is a land where people create their own destinies, a land where people make their own choices and have near limitless possibilities. D’Souza’s gives his views on how the Americans society is seen by other countries. D’Souza states that most American critics have an easy explanation for why the American idea of living is so captivating. It is simply the ability to make money.
He even questions himself when he says “I wonder sometimes how things might have turned out had those ads actually run. Not so much whether I would have won or lost but rather how the voters would have perceived me…” (133) Obama just stated how he cares more about how the people views him rather than his endorsements and rather than him losing or winning. Obama has been very blunt about his passion of serving the people of the United States of America time and time again, and he believes every politician should hold that component lose to their hearts rather than taking these offers from endorsers and expecting “special interest” out of them. This can be prevented in the future if politicians would focus on the big picture of the people and how to better the country and the people rather than their political race. Not only focus and care about the people, like Obama displays, but also for the politicians to change their attitude and views.
This also means that if you are poor or you could not find out to make some money it is your own problem. It is the opportunity and freedom for all citizens to achieve their goals and become famous and rich if only they work hard enough. Even though the American Dream is different from person to person it has changed through time. The first settlers from Europe hoped for freedom of religion. It was mostly the poor people who used all their money on getting to America because they wanted to start a new life – to start from scratch and to have a life with
On the other hand, you can have a civil rights. You can live and work equally without any races discrimination for all people who lives in in the USA. Third, immigrants in America can reunite or join your family again and help them in money and traditional gifts. Therefore, immigrants can live in a safe environment and have better opportunities to do many activities such as sports, music, and dance etc. In conclusion, immigrants from around the world have their own reasons to come to the USA.
Feeling helpless due to the economy they become addicted to claiming help from other sources other than themselves because it just seems easier. Thomas argues,” Anyone who thinks dysfunctional government is going to help their dreams is putting their faith in the wrong place.” In other words, the government cannot help everyone. Instead we should but putting our faith into ourselves. We are what makes America today, and if we don’t like it, then maybe we should take action and change it. If we were to start by supporting small business, we would be creating more employment, and keeping money in the community.
Taven Parker Sociology 142 ID# 005350798 They stole our jobs! “‘Let’s make sure people are educated so they can fill the jobs of the 21st century’” (President Bush, “That Good Education Might Not Be Enough”, Gosselin, pg 1). To a young, naïve individual that doesn’t understand the ways of the world quite yet, this might sound like a promising statement. Let us forget about the fact that companies and corporations want to make more money, so they outsource their working positions to other countries so they can pay them less for the same job. Let us forget about billions of dollars that American companies save by paying foreign wages rather than our minimum wage.
This is the first thing you get as soon as you become an American. That for me is considered a dream for the persecuted. Now beyond this lies desire, which is what society thrives from because it is what our economy is based off of. It is said that you only need food, shelter, and clothing. Dreaming is what America is all about; the beautiful houses, the wealth, the power to control things at your fingertips.
America offers more opportunity and hope for humanity, should this make us superior to other nations? Are our constitutional ideals that are focused on political values and economic freedom giving us the high chair against these other countries? We would wish to think so. The nation we live in gives us the right to be involved in the government publicly and privately. The constitution we abide by gives everyone a chance to have a growing future to become what you truly want to become.
People struggle determining what the American Dream is. No one can clearly define what the American dream is but can only describe what it means to them. Many say the American Dream is coming to America to have the many opportunities and live their lives in riches. Others demonstrate that the American Dream is being treated fairly and equally, no matter what race, color skin, and family they come from. Those who are blessed enough to be born in a life of wealth and comfortable livelihood may not be able to grasp the meaning of the American Dream, but others who struggle in life and are restrained by the opportunities that did not come their way, tend to understand what the American Dream is.
Americans wanted to save that very exceptional and desired “American Dream,” and the Depression was keeping thousands of Americans from doing that. So, did Americans change their values and dreams to end the Depression, or did they still want that sweet taste of their very own American Dream? Americans saw capitalism as a safe haven for this dream and with the end of the Depression, opportunities would come knocking. Roosevelt’s New Deal had attempted to save capitalism and essentially failed in the big picture, so was capitalism saving the American Dream, or was welfare state? Ultimately, Roosevelt changed the relationship between the capitalist market and the